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End America's Longest War: Bring the Troops Home from Afghanistan

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.31.2017 | Politics
Doug Bandow

America’s longest war continues. The U.S. military has been fighting in Central Asia for more than 15 years. To what end? Perpetuate a corrupt, inco...

Twin Blasts In Kabul Leave At Least 15 Dead

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 03.01.2017 | World

Afghan Taliban militants said they attacked police, military and intelligence targets in Kabul on Wednesday, as security officials confirmed attacks i...

Afghanistan: Obama's War

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

Last week, President Obama he claimed that "America's war in Afghanistan will come to a responsible end." With his assertion, Obama, in effect, declared himself the hero of the Afghan war. But what Obama failed to mention was that it was his war, and that nothing but unattractive scenarios lie ahead for that war-torn state.

Staggering Number of Afghan Police Die Every Week In Fighting Season

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Nearly 80 Afghan police have died every week during the current fighting season, officials said Tuesday, as the national security forces take on the b...

What Has Gone Right in Afghanistan

Sami Sadat | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Sami Sadat

We will prove our enemies wrong and turn this country into a great power and a reliable partner to the United States and many other friends who helped us in the times of need.

How to Win in Afghanistan: Part 2 -- Adequately Train the Afghan Security Forces

Matt Zeller | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Matt Zeller

Without strong and effective Afghan security forces, the Karzai government will not stand a chance against a resurgent Taliban.

The End of the Afghan War?

Matt Zeller | Posted 11.18.2012 | World
Matt Zeller

If the ANSF were an American football team, ISAF just announced that they will cease training the players (most of whom have never played football) and focus entirely on training the coaching staff, with the expectation that the team will win the Superbowl this year.

Greg Rosalsky

As Afghan Security Forces Training Flounders, Pentagon Alters Progress Levels, Hearing Testimony Shows | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After more than a decade and nearly $50 billion spent on building the Afghan National Security Forces, the Pentagon is still struggling ...

Driving Afghanistan: The Winding Road to an Afghan Takeover

Sarah Holewinski | Posted 07.16.2011 | World
Sarah Holewinski

Afghan National Security Forces will assume responsibility for the security of their own country by 2014. As a moving vehicle ramping up to a high speed, it's missing some of the controls it needs to protect its own population.

Afghanistan: Child Soldiers and Dancing Boys

Radhika Coomaraswamy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Radhika Coomaraswamy

It was the religious elders of the Reis Shura Ulema in Afghanistan who initially apprised me of the practice of Bacha Bazi, where young boys are made to dance and then exploited sexually by the police.

Who's the Huckster for This High-Interest War?

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

On Afghanistan, either the general or the president (or both) is a huckster for this high-interest war. We'll know from the White House's response to this military media blitz just who the huckster really is.