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The Surrender Of US Positions In Afghanistan, Or Part Of A New Strategy?

Kabul (OR) – The Pentagon is trying to convince the Afghan government to withdraw troops from sparsely populated districts, which is tantamount to abandoning vast swaths of land to the Taliban. What’s more, the White House is for the first time prepared to take a seat at the negotiating table across from the Taliban. The New […]

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Afghan Civilians Keep Paying the Price for the “War on Terror”

Kabul (AHT) – One of the stated objectives of coalition forces led by the U.S. to invade Afghanistan in 2001 was to overthrow the Taliban from power and help Afghans form a democratic and relatively stable government. The main objective of getting rid of the extremist group – the Taliban, was to defeat terrorism spearheaded […]

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Is Trump’s Afghan Policy Aimed at Taliban or at China?

Kabul (NEO) – In recent months the US President has reversed yet another campaign pledge to pull out of Afghanistan, America’s longest war, and instead has begun to deploy an added 3,000 troops there. At the same time he has lashed out at the government of Pakistan accusing it of aiding the Afghan Taliban and […]

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US Classifies Data on Afghan Security Forces’ Casualties

Kabul (TNA) – Washington has agreed to classify data on the number of Afghan security forces killed and wounded in the conflict, a US watchdog said, after months of soaring casualties and targeted attacks have eroded morale. The decision was slammed on Monday by the US government’s Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John […]

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Blackwater 2.0: Afghanistan Needs a Political Settlement, Not Mercenaries

Kabul (AHT) – Recently The Atlantic published an article promoting the idea of sending mercenaries to Afghanistan to “fix” the country. That idea even made its way to the White House. According to the article, the idea was proposed by the private-military industry at the request of Steve Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist and Jared Kushner, senior adviser and Trump’s […]

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Strategic Area in Afghanistan’s Faryab Falls to Insurgents

Kabul (Tasnim) – A strategic area in Afghanistan’s Faryab Province has fallen to the hands of armed insurgents, local officials said on Wednesday. According to Tasnim dispatches, the officials said the Aq Balaq District in Bilchiragh in the southern part of Faryab Province has fallen to armed insurgents. Abdolkarim Uresh, a press official with Faryab […]

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Afghanistan is What Happens When NATO-Backed ‘Rebels’ Win

This article will be meant to address a failed state propped up by the US as a case study in what happens when western and gulf backed insurgents are actually allowed to win a war against a popular revolutionary and then democratically legitimized coalition government. There are major differences between the conflict in Syria and […]

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2,300 US Soldiers Headed to Afghanistan This Winter

(GPA) Kabul – In one of his final moves in office, president Obama has committed another 2,300 US troops to Afghanistan to help the government curb the resurgence of the Taliban. After a year of territorial gains by the Taliban in their fight against the weakened Afghani government, the US is sending around 2,300 troops […]

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Important Global News Stories Outshined by the Orlando Shooting This Week

Clashes at the Pakistan/Afghanistan Border Afghan and Pakistani military have been fighting along the border for the past few days. Four have died so far. Each side blames the other for initiating the conflict which began on Sunday and appears to be over Pakistan’s construction of a new guard post and border crossing. Afghanistan has […]

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Taliban Plans for Violent Summer; United States Considers Airstrikes in Afghanistan

(TFC) –Despite efforts from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States, the Taliban continues to reject peace talk offers. As a result, the United States has been throwing around a plan involving offensive airstrikes. But with Afghanistan’s second largest resistance group, Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), agreeing to come to the table, things may not be so cut-and-dry. […]

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