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Taliban welcome Trump tweet on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan by Christmas

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Oregon’s Best Firefighting Helicopters Are In Afghanistan, Can’t Help With Wildfires

By John Vibes As unprecedented fires sweep across the West Coast of the United States, Oregon’s best firefighting helicopters are unavailable because they have been deployed to the war in Afghanistan. The Oregon National Guard is currently using four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to search for survivors and to drop water on some of the […]

Afghanistan: Heroin Industry Increasingly Runs on Solar Power

Afghanistan: Heroin Industry Increasingly Runs on Solar Power July 27th, 2020 Via: BBC: There are no subsidies here. Nobody is thinking about climate change – or any other ethical consideration, for that matter. This is about small-scale entrepreneurs trying to make a profit. It is the story of how Afghan opium growers have switched to […]

Afghanistan sends 1st transit consignment to China via Iran

MNA – The first shipment of Afghanistan’s transit goods has been shipped to China through Shahid Beheshti port in Chabahar, southern Iran. Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Organization, Behrouz Aghaei said while the world is affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Shahid Beheshti port in Chabahar has taken a big step to […]

Aussie special ops ‘disregarded humanity’, committed ‘horrendous’ acts in Afghanistan – reports

The leaked report, seen by Fairfax Media, includes details of a confidential defense inquiry which was commissioned in 2016 by then-Special Operations Commander Major General Jeff Sengelman and conducted by a defense department consultant. Australian Army chief talks up threats to ‘ethical’ warfare – but track record suggests hypocrisy It cites special forces insiders who […]

US Commander in Afghanistan: Some Taliban interested in peace talks

     The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan says some elements of the Taliban are showing interest in peace talks. U.S. Army General John Nicholson made the remarks on May 30, citing “offstage” contacts involving what he described as mid- and high-level Taliban leaders. “A number of channels of dialogue have opened up between the […]

Iran to export 8,000 tons of gasoil to Afghanistan in June

SHANA — Iran is planning to export 8,000 tons of gasoil from the northern city of Sari to neighboring Afghanistan by late June. The National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company has said the shipments will be made in the period between June 15 to 27 2018. The exports will be made from Sari’s oil inventory […]

Amid Afghanistan Quagmire, U.S. Spending Billions on “Dysfunctional” Reconstruction Efforts

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — The ongoing Afghan quagmire appears to be a vast funnel sucking away billions of dollars of reconstruction funds and U.S. taxpayer money with nearly no oversight or accountability, a new report by a U.S. government watchdog has warned. The audit, by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), casts a grim […]

6 Reasons to Get Out of Afghanistan

By Chris Kanthan The U.S. has been in Afghanistan for 16 years now, making it the longest war in our history, and still many Americans support the presence. Why? Because they fear that if we leave, Islamic terrorists will come back and threaten us again — basically, the fear of another 9/11. Here’s why that thinking […]

US military spent $60 million on useless Afghanistan power lines to nowhere

     The US military spent $60 million on a new section of power grid in Afghanistan’s northeast. It doesn’t work and may even put residents at risk, according to a report from the US government’s reconstruction watchdog. While the power lines have been built, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) found that mismanagement […]

The Pentagon Spent $60 Million on a Power Station in Afghanistan that Doesn’t Work

The United States has spent more than $800 billion on the never ending war in Afghanistan, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The bulk of that money was spent fighting the Taliban, but billions have also gone toward rebuilding the country and investing in its infrastructure. A lot of those projects […]

How Many People Has the U.S. Killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan Post-9/11?

In the first part of this series, I estimated that about 2.4 million Iraqis have been killed as a result of the illegal invasion of their country by the United States and the United Kingdom in 2003. I turn now to Afghan and Pakistani deaths in the ongoing 2001 U.S. intervention in Afghanistan. In part two, I will examine U.S.-caused war deaths in […]

Pentagon Admits Billions In US Funds Disappeared in Afghanistan To “Fraud, Waste And Abuse”

A new report from the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD IG) exposes even more fraud, waste and/or corruption in America’s ongoing war in Afghanistan. This latest report reveals that more than $3.1 billion of U.S. taxpayer funds provided to the Afghan Armed Forces from 2014 through 2017 was grossly mismanaged.   […]

After renewed shelling in Kunar, Afghanistan summons Pakistan’s Charge d’Affaires

nsnbc : Pakistan’s Charge d’Affaires in the Afghan capital Kabul was summoned in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs amid what Kabul describes as persistent artillery […]

Before US Troops Protected Poppies In Afghanistan, There was No Opioid Epidemic in America

By Rachel Blevins The Afghanistan War is the longest in United States history, and despite initial claims that the goal of the invasion was to keep Americans safe by destroying the Taliban and al-Qaeda, the result has been a massive increase in opium production that has fueled an on-going opioid crisis in the United States and […]

Uzbekistan set to host international conference on Afghanistan

nsnbc : Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has taken the initiative of organising a global conference on Afghanistan on March 26 and 27 in the […]

Germany to increase troop level in Afghanistan to 1,300

nsnbc : Germany will deploy hundreds more soldiers to Afghanistan after the German government, on Wednesday, approved to increase the number of German troops […]

Book Exposes New Zealand’s Cover-up of Possible War Crime in Afghanistan

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (Analysis) — According to the BBC, there are some 40 countries involved in the current NATO mission in Afghanistan, currently known as “Resolute Support.” In other words, approximately one-fifth of the world’s countries have deployed troops to this war-torn nation. Yet, after a decade and a half of war, success in Afghanistan […]

String of deadly attacks in Afghanistan kills at least 24 people, incl. 20 soldiers (VIDEO)

‘Talks with Taliban better than continuing slaughter in Afghanistan’ “A large number of Taliban attacked an army outpost and we lost 18 soldiers and two were wounded,” defense ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said on Saturday, as quoted by Reuters. The attack took place in the western province of Farah. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the […]

Pakistan’s PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to visit Afghanistan and Turkmenistan for TAPI gas pipeline inauguration

nsnbc : Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is due to visit Afghanistan for the inauguration of the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India (TAPI) gas pipeline […]

India, Iran to work for stability in Afghanistan

AP — India and Iran said Saturday that they would step up cooperation in combatting extremism, terrorism and drug trafficking, and restoring peace and stability in war-wracked Afghanistan. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the two countries would also make efforts to improve energy security and regional connectivity to reach landlocked Afghanistan and Central Asia […]

Afghanistan to use Chabahar Port for exporting products: Afghan official

IRNA – Director General of transit and trade facilitation, Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Afghanistan says that Kabul has decided to export its products through Chabahar Port of Iran to other countries especially India. Sayed Yahya Akhlaqi said this during an interview with IRNA on the sidelines of the 9th meeting of the Road […]

NATO aiming to deploy 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

nsnbc : The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is aiming to increase the number of the international forces in the framework of the train, […]

Afghanistan War Spending, In 2018 Alone, Could End US Homelessness—TWICE

By Rachel Blevins Defense Department officials are claiming that the cost of the United States’ longest war in history will be $45 billion in 2018, which is actually double to estimate of what it would cost to end homelessness in the U.S. annually. Randall Schriver, the assistant secretary of Defense for Asian and […]

EXCLUSIVE: US Evacuates ISIS militants from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan

On Sunday, February 4, 2018, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami stated that the U.S. is transferring ISIS to Afghanistan to justify its presence in the Central Asian region. Brigadier General Amir Hatami emphasized that U.S. had created ISIS to dominate Syria and Iraq, but after the ISIS defeat in those […]

Heroin Addiction in America Spearheaded by the US-led War on Afghanistan

. Trump State of Union Address:  …”In 2016, we lost 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses:  174 deaths per day.  Seven per hour.  We must get much tougher on drug dealers and pushers if we are going to succeed in stopping this scourge. My Administration is committed to fighting the drug epidemic and helping get treatment […]

Going Underground – Is the war in Afghanistan really about the Taliban? Lucy Morgan Edwards

Going Underground – Is the war in Afghanistan really about the Taliban? Lucy Morgan Edwards Going Underground with Afshin We speak to former EU Political Advisor in Afghanistan, Lucy Morgan Edwards, about the catastrophic legacy of decades of Anglo-U.S. war in Afghanistan. LIKE Going Underground Going Underground Afshin Rattansi on Instagram […]

Trump calls Egypt, Afghanistan, Turkey and Jordan ‘enemies of America’ for Jerusalem vote

Donald Trump said last night in his State of the Union speech that “dozens” of countries that receive aid from the U.S. but voted in the U.N. against his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital are “enemies of America” and should lose American aid. Last month, I also took an action endorsed unanimously by the […]

Iran: US Relocating ISIS To Afghanistan To Justify It’s Military Presence There

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says that the US has been relocating ISIS from the Middle East to it’s neighboring country to rationalize its military presence in the region. By transferring the terror group from Iraq and Syria to Afghanistan, the US is seeking “to justify the continuation of its presence in the region […]

US relocating Daesh to Afghanistan to justify military presence in region

‘US took Daesh to Afghanistan to justify regional presence’ Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has expressed regret over the deaths of Afghan civilians in Daesh terror attacks, saying the United States has been relocating the terror group from the Middle East to the South Asian country to rationalize its military presence in the region. By […]

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