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Afghanistan War Anniversary


The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

The war in Afghanistan officially began 12 years today. To put it in perspective, the last time we didn't have boots on the ground in Afghanistan, Oba...

Afghanistan War Enters 12th Year

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and AMIR SHAH | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Nobody wants a repeat of the bloody ethnic fighting that followed the Soviet exit from Afghanistan in the 1990s – least of...

Max J. Rosenthal

Protesters Mark 10th Anniversary Of War In Afghanistan | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Fueled by days of protests in the nation's capital, including marches on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Martin Luther King Jr. Mem...

On Afghan War Anniversary, U.S. Outposts Target Of Suicide Attacks

Posted 12.07.2011 | World

By DEB RIECHMANN -- The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber and rocket fire struck U.S.-run outposts near the Pakistani b...

An Empty Anniversary for Afghanistan's Displaced

Michel Gabaudan | Posted 12.07.2011 | World
Michel Gabaudan

For the vast majority of the Afghan population -- the displaced, the deprived, and the fearful -- today is just one more day. For them, Afghanistan's problems did not begin with the American invasion, or the arrival of Osama bin Laden or the Taliban.

After 10 Years in Afghanistan, It's Time to Bring Our Troops and Our War Dollars Home

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

Today, we mark the 10-year anniversary of the War in Afghanistan. After 10 years, it is clear money is being wasted on military spending and wars that aren't making us safer.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Where Are Troops Stationed In Afghanistan?

Posted 12.06.2011 | World

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan. On October 7, 2001, in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks on the twin tower...

Ten Years After Start Of War, Interviews Show Reality On The Ground In Afghanistan

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 12.04.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Asif Khan sits on a dirty, once-white blanket in an abandoned cinema and fights back tears of desperation. He can't fin...

The Long War: Year Ten Lost in the Desert with the GPS on the Fritz

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew Bacevich

To measure progress during wartime, Americans once employed pins and maps. Plotting the conflict triggered by 9/11 will no doubt improve your knowledge of world geography, but it won't tell you anything about where this war is headed.

Afghan War: 8th Anniversary Photo Retrospective

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Wednesday marks the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. The notable date comes as the United States fiercely debates the future of...