Afghanistan

The Afghan Dust is Settling

  0 comments   |     by Eric Walberg on 23, February 2012

Yes, it really is another Vietnam, and just as in 1972, presidential elections in 2012 will make no difference, Scarcely a word is heard about foreign affairs amid US election talk, despite the many fires around the world that the US military is either stoking or trying to douse -- depending on your point of view. Other than Republican contender Ron Paul -- not a probable candidate for t

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Antagonizing Pakistan And Russia, US-NATO Supply Routes into Afghanistan in Jeopardy?

  0 comments   |     by Usman on 31, January 2012

Transitory friendships: US vulnerable over Afghan supply -“There are processes which are critically important for Russia – which are about Russia’s national security. One of them is NATO expansion to Russian borders and the fact that Was

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New CIA Drone Bases in Afghanistan and Central Asia

  0 comments   |     by Sikandar Shaheen on 31, January 2012

-Including the covert base in Khost, the US has seven operational military bases located in Kandahar, Herat, Parwan, Helmand and Nimroz provinces. With the exception of the Khost ba

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America's Dirty Secret: AfPak War Not Winnable

  0 comments   |     by Stephen Lendman on 31, January 2012

16 December, 2010 Before dying, Richard Holbrooke admitted it, saying "You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan." The Washington Post reinterpreted it, saying: "Holbrooke's death is the latest complication in an effort plagued by unreliable partners, reluctant allies and an increasingly skeptical American public." They're not alone. Include noted analysts, administration

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Next Stop is Pakistan

  0 comments   |     by Wayne Madsen on 31, January 2012

Paraphrasing the old anti-Vietnam War song, "And it's one, two, three, What are we fighting for ? Don't ask me, I don't give a damn, Next stop is Pakistan" It does appear that for some Pentagon brass, including Defense Secretary Leon Panetta; the CIA under former U.S. Central Command and Afghanistan commander General David Petraeus; and

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WHAT OUR MILITARY LEADERS ONLY SAY BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

  0 comments   |     by Gordon Duff on 31, January 2012

Open today’s newspaper and get a map of the battle zones in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  You say they aren’t there?  Open today’s newspaper and find out how many troops our enemies have, who their leaders are.  Can’t find that either?  Look in the paper to find out why we are fighting at all.  Not there too?  This isn’t half of it, we ar

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Afghanistan may tip the balance against the US like it did for the USSR

  0 comments   |     by Usman Khalid on 22, June 2011

 US strategy in Afghanistan is under review. India and Pakistan have interests in the region and both are offering advice. If the US took India’s advice, Afghanistan would remain a pariah state and a menace to peace. Not just that, Obama may become a one term President resulting in proliferation of wars and collapse of the world socio-economic order. Soviet wi

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Time to End Military Occupation of Middle East

  0 comments   |     by Gordon Duff Senior Editor Veteran on 22, June 2011

For the last decade, America has been shuffling its entire military, including hundreds of thousands of private contractors, in and out of the Middle East on little more than a “snipe hunt.” Time for a reality check. Iraq never attacked the US. Reports say Al Qaeda

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