War in Afghanistan
By Bill Van Auken, December 18, 2012
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told a press conference in Kabul last week that “we are not departing Afghanistan.”
By James Cogan, November 2, 2012
Prime Minister Gillard said additional Australian forces were likely to be deployed over the next year.
By Bill Van Auken, October 24, 2012
The killing of Afghan children in a US raid and the disappearance and murder of civilians at the hands of occupation troops have provoked growing anger and protests.
By Harvey Thompson, October 23, 2012
A recently leaked report reveals that schools and health clinics built by the British military across Helmand province are to be closed down by 2014.
By Bill Van Auken, October 20, 2012
With the US presidential election little more than two weeks away, the Obama administration is quietly preparing to keep tens of thousands of troops in Afghanistan.
By Bill Van Auken, October 2, 2012
The 2,000th American soldier died in Afghanistan last weekend as the result of a so-called “insider” attack, underscoring the crisis of the 11-year-old US war.
By Alex Lantier, September 18, 2012
Protests that began one week ago at US embassies in Egypt and Libya against an anti-Islamic YouTube video are rapidly spreading throughout the Muslim world.
By Patrick Martin, August 20, 2012
The proliferation of attacks on US soldiers by uniformed Afghan soldiers and policemen is an expression of popular hatred for the occupation regime.
By Nick Barrickman, August 20, 2012
Reports received this month show that 26 active-duty members of the US Army died last month due to suicide. Though not all confirmed, the figure would be the highest amount in a single month on record since the military started tracking figures in 2009.
By Harvey Thompson, August 14, 2012
An Afghan man has started legal proceedings against the Ministry of Defence and the Serious Organised Crime Agency to reveal whether the UK had a role in supplying information to a US military joint integrated prioritised target list in Afghanistan.
By Bill Van Auken, August 11, 2012
The slaying Thursday night of three members of a US Marines special operations unit by a uniformed commander in the US-backed security forces brought to eight the number of Americans killed this week in Afghanistan.
By Peter Symonds, July 6, 2012
The decision to lift the seven-month ban followed a limited apology by the Obama administration over the killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers in US air strikes last November.