Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Afghanistan

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Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama has blocked accountability, everywhere he can. (1) Obama did it for the top officials who had caused illegal tortures to...

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Eric Zuesse A report posted October 15th at Russia Insider (a Russian website), headlined "Russian Industry Expands Rapidly In September, Hammers Expectations: Fastest growth since 2012....

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Why are these questions being asked on Russian TV, but not on U.S. TV? Eric Zuesse The lying is intentional, and it is systematic; but it...

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America’s post-9/11 conflicts have been wars of corruption, a point surprisingly seldom made in the mainstream media. Keep in mind that George W. Bush’s administration was a monster of privatization.

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Washington has vociferously denounced Afghan corruption as a major obstacle to the United States' mission in Afghanistan. This has been widely reported. Only one crucial element is missing from this routine censure.

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SchNews | Remote control murder is set to increase over the skies of Afghanistan when the Ministry of Defence unveils it's new five armed Reaper...

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Press Association | Seven Royal Marines have been arrested on suspicion of murder following an incident in Afghanistan during a tour of duty they served last...

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Regional police claim Nato, Afghan and allied special forces killed over three dozen insurgent fighters in separate overnight operations in northern and eastern Afghanistan. Two...

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Bush administration officials discouraged an investigation into a mass killing in Afghanistan, government officials and human rights workers say. Hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of...

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The first days of the offensive by US marines into the southern province of Helmand make clear it will result in a massive escalation...

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THE New York Times worked with Wikipedia to keep news of the kidnapping of one of its reporters in Afghanistan off the online user-edited...

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Phil Aliff, a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, analyzes new U.S. rules of engagement governing air power in Afghanistan. DESPITE THE Obama administration's...

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As the Obama administration ramps up the Drug Enforcement Administration's presence in Afghanistan, some special-agent pilots contend that they're being illegally forced to go...

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Agosto, a soldier based at Fort Hood in Texas, is publicly refusing orders to deploy to Afghanistan. He recently wrote on military forms: "There...

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On July 22 2006, Human Rights Watch issued a report titled “No blood, no foul” about American torture practices at three facilities in Iraq....

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KABUL AND GENEVA – 17 FEBRUARY 2009 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today publishes its report on the situation of...

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By Barry Grey President Barack Obama is set to formally authorize the dispatch of 10,000 to 12,000 additional US combat troops to Afghanistan, the beginning...

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The State Department's inspector general will review services provided by Blackwater Worldwide in Afghanistan, only weeks after the Baghdad government canceled the embattled security...

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McClatchy Newspapers | DASHT-E LEILI, Afghanistan - Seven years ago, a convoy of container trucks rumbled across northern Afghanistan loaded with a human cargo...

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By Jason Ditz | For the rich and well-connected, the Afghan criminal justice system is remarkably convenient, with a simple phone call to an influential...

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By Robert Fisk | The collapse of Afghanistan is closer than the world believes. Kandahar is in Taliban hands—all but a square mile at the...

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London - Amnesty International has called on the government of Afghanistan to repeal the death sentences against 111 people who are on death row....

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AFP | More than two-thirds of Britons believe British troops should be pulled out of Afghanistan next year, according to an opinion poll released...

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A commander of Britain's elite special forces in Afghanistan has resigned, a defence source said on Saturday, declining to give further details. Major Sebastian Morley,...

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The official version of the US-led campaign in Afghanistan received a blow today with a leaked report that the British Ambassador in Kabul believes...

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By John Stauber | Two years ago public revulsion against the Bush Administration's unnecessary and disastrous attack and occupation of Iraq resulted in the...

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AUSTRALIAN journalists in Afghanistan have been targeted by terrorists and were warned yesterday by the Federal Government to consider leaving the country. "Credible reports suggest...

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WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has ordered roughly 1,250 Marines serving as trainers for the Afghan security forces to stay on the warfront about a...

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By Conn Hallinan | Every war has a story line. World War I was “the war to end all wars.” World War II was...

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By David Wood | WASHINGTON - Daily airstrikes by U.S. and allied fighter-bombers in Afghanistan have almost doubled since last summer, according to U.S....

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AP | WASHINGTON - Top Pentagon leaders are expected to recommend soon that Defense Secretary Robert Gates order hundreds of additional U.S. troops to...

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By Rick Westhead | Canadian soldiers serving in Afghanistan have been ordered by commanding officers "to ignore" incidents of sexual assault among the civilian...

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BERLIN (Reuters) | Up to 6,000 additional troops are urgently needed in Afghanistan and a failure to deploy them will only prolong the presence of...

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By Joe Kay | A United Nations investigator released a preliminary report last week citing widespread civilian deaths in Afghanistan, often at the hands...

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Press TV | The US-led coalition is not winning the war in Afghanistan and now is the time to make a fundamental correction, says a...

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Suzanne Goldenberg | guardian.co.uk, George Bush today promised to send more troops to Afghanistan after his departure from the White House next year, whatever the...

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Says he received electric shocks in Afghanistan after being seized over alleged links to 9/11. WASHINGTON – A resident of Germany who was imprisoned for...

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Arab online newspaper published in London, is the only newspaper to report this a week ago but I waited few days to see if...

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By Nicholas Christian PRINCE Harry's tour of duty in Afghanistan was a "PR stunt" that has not fooled the British public, publicist Max Clifford has...

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U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are planning to descend on Washington from Mar. 13-16 to testify about war crimes they...

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By Tony Paterson in Berlin A bitter diplomatic row between Germany and the United States deepened yesterday after Berlin flatly rejected demands from Washington that...

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By David Morgan U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has recommended sending additional troops to Afghanistan to reinforce NATO forces but there is no final decision...

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South Korean troops have returned home from Afghanistan, ending the country's five-year contribution to US-led forces there.   The pullout of 195 troops – mostly...

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Chimes of Freedom The Battle of Musa Kala is supposedly over and the city is once more in the hands of NATO forces. There...

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The Taliban now control most of Afghanistan - and may soon share power, says robert fox President Karzai of Afghanistan has announced that six years...

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TOKYO (AFP) — Japan's opposition stood firm Thursday against resuming a naval mission supporting the US-led "war on terror" in Afghanistan as a ship...

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Internal report into explosion above Afghanistan supports claims that safety fears were ignored Mark Townsend The Observer A dozen major deficiencies in the repair and maintenance of...

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by Edward C. Corrigan     U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his government's recent Throne Speech announced that he wants to extend Canada's...

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By Jacob G. Hornberger While most Americans have turned against the Iraq War, many of them still think that the war on Afghanistan was morally...

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Granma International flamesong Interrogation techniques used by the CIA on alleged terrorists can cause serious mental damage and are illegal in the United States, according to...

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