Tag Archives: Afghanistan

US Veteran Who Served Two Tours In Afghanistan Facing Deportation By
An injured U.S. veteran who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan faces deportation to Mexico after a Chicago judge ordered his deportation on Sunday. “I feel terrible, because my son, right now, is a soldier with no nation...
Trump’s “Historic” DoD Budget Increase Implies Preparations for More War By
MINNEAPOLIS – Despite his statement that the U.S. “will have to do more with less” thanks to budget cuts across a slew of federal agencies and programs, the U.S. Department of Defense not only avoided a budget decrease, but netted a significant increase to its...
Perpetual War For Perpetual Peace In Afghanistan By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. Given America is constantly expanding its military footprint around the world—most recently into Syria and the Central African Republic – one can be forgiven for forgetting about the longest war in the history of the...
The ‘Rehabilitation’ Of George W Bush By
The garage attendant looked at me with a wan smile. “Coming from White House?” he asked. The question startled me for an instant, and then I laughed. “Oh, no,” I said. “Those days are over.” Again, the appraising glance. “George W Bush?” His speech had the...
Recent US Airstrikes Kill 22 Afghan Civilians, Mostly Women And Children By
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (REPORT) — Afghan officials and local residents said Sunday that 22 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed during a joint operation carried out by U.S. and Afghan forces last week in the southern Helmand province. The presidential envoy...
Record Number Of Civilians Killed And Injured In 2016 Afghan Airstrikes By
(REPORT) — Airstrikes killed and injured more civilians in Afghanistan last year than at any time since the United Nations (UN) began systematically recording casualties there in 2009. The “sharp increase” in civilian casualties from air attacks came during a...
The Sordid Tale Of SEAL Team 6 In Afghanistan: Killing An MI6 Agent Was Just The Beginning By
WASHINGTON — A recent investigation has revealed that someone thought to be an aid worker killed by Navy SEALs in Afghanistan was actually a spy working for MI6, the British intelligence agency. Linda Norgrove was employed at Development Alternatives Incorporated,...
Obama’s Failed Legacy In Afghanistan: 300 Marines Headed Back To The Endless Afghan War By
WASHINGTON — Despite campaign promises to bring an end to U.S. wars in the Middle East, there’s still no end in sight to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan as Barack Obama enters the final days of his presidency. As one Army unit rotates out of Afghanistan, The...
US: War Crimes Investigation Over Afghan Torture ‘Inappropriate’ By
The US State Department has issued a statement criticizing the International Criminal Court (ICC) for yesterday‘s report indicating that an ongoing preliminary probe had found considerable evidence of US war crimes in Afghanistan, centering on torture of detainees by...
ICC Prosecutors: US Likely Committed War Crimes In Afghanistan By
Prosecutors from the International Criminal Court (ICC) today revealed that the results of a preliminary probe have suggested the US likely committed war crimes during the occupation of Afghanistan, saying that the probe suggested troops and the CIA tortured at least 61...