Taliban says not tired of war as US-led invasion enters its 17th year - Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

The Taliban militants are saying that the group is not tired of war as the US-led invasion that toppled the regime of the group has entered to its seventeenth year. The group in a statement claimed that they represent the Afghan nation and call on the ...

Afghans on US troop increase: 'Will it make us safer?' - Aljazeera.com

Afghans say Trump's new strategy does not address issues such as unemployment, corruption and safety of civilians. 01 Oct 2017 12:28 GMT |. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. Afghans say after 16 years of troops in their homeland the situation has ...

16 Years Later, The War in Afghanistan is a Quagmire - WhoWhatWhy / RealNewsProject (blog)

A non-commissioned officer with Troop C, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, prepares to lower the American flag during a transfer of authority ceremony at Observation Post Mace, as U.S. and Afghan National Army Soldiers look on. Photo credit: US Air ...

The war in Afghanistan messed with my head. Here's how I found peace — and hope. - Washington Post

The longest war in American history turns 16 years old Saturday — the anniversary of the first deployment of elite special operators to Afghanistan just weeks after the worst terrorist attack in our nation's history. Back then our mission was clear ...

The US war in Afghanistan started on this day 16 years ago - Washington Examiner

It has been 16 years since former President George W. Bush announced the U.S. military would launch strikes against the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan, and American troops are still in the country with no end to the war in sight. "On my orders ...

Plane Carrying American Troopers Shot Down in Afghanistan: Taliban - IFP News

The Afghan insurgent group Taliban claims it has targeted and shot down a military transport airplane carrying tens of American troopers north of Kabul. Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for Taliban, declared in a statement that the group has shot down ...

Washington and London: exit plan for Afghanistan? Never! - Voltaire Network

On 3 October at the Senate's Armed Forces Committee Hearing, Generals James Mattis (Defense Secretary) and Joseph Dunford (Chief of Staff of the Joint Armed Forces) have declared that the US armies would stay indefinitely in Afghanistan so that the ...

No Good Reasons to Continue America's Longest War - Common Dreams

"Unless something changes, another 10 years will pass with Americans remaining blind to the reasons for the war and Afghans continuing to pay the price of our ignorance." by. Sonali Kolhatkar. Tweet. Share. Share. Share. Pin. Mail. Share. 0 Comments.

17 insurgents killed in airstrike in southern Afghanistan - Xinhua

KABUL, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- About 17 insurgents have been killed and 10 others wounded after Afghan air force conducted an airstrike in southern province of Uruzgan, the Interior Ministry said Saturday. "The Afghan air force targeted militants' hideouts ...

America's inevitable war is now an invisible one - CNN

Michael Kugelman is deputy director and senior associate for South Asia with the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The views expressed here are his own. (CNN) Sixteen years ago this Saturday, US troops entered Afghanistan. The decision to ...

US war: no end in sight - The Nation

The failure of the US' longest and most frustrating war, now in its 16th year, has forced Kabul to mull training and arming 20,000 civilians to fight the Taliban, with the prospects of victory more tenuous today than at any point since the US military ...

Mattis Discloses Part of Afghanistan Battle Plan, but It Hasn't Yet Been Carried Out - New York Times

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis testified Tuesday before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Credit Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters. WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, normally reluctant to speak publicly about American troops deployed ...

Prevailing situation in Afghanistan termed 'managed chaos' - Business Recorder (press release) (blog)

The speakers at a seminar on Thursday said that the prevailing situation in Afghanistan is "managed chaos" and this is the reason the beneficiary - the Afghan government - is bent upon lingering on it because it brings in so much money to the ...