War in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/topics/feature/afghwar/ Obama threatens total US withdrawal from Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/afgh-f27.html In the face of Karzai’s failure to sign a deal granting blanket immunity to US troops, Obama is threatening to withdraw them all. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d02b67c6-e255-4f72-90b5-bfae9d78175J/afgh-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z Pentagon unveils plan to keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/24/afgh-j24.html The US military has proposed 10,000 troops as a minimum force to keep in Afghanistan after the formal withdrawal of American “combat forces” at the end of this year. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbef3a6c-cbb3-4c12-aca0-0f42de7cbb4E/afgh-j24.html 2014-01-24T05:00:00Z US airstrike kills woman, seven children in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/17/afgh-j17.html The latest slaughter of civilians in a US bombardment has deepened tensions between Washington and Kabul over a proposed bilateral security agreement. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62dfadcb-4053-49e4-85e1-bbb02899575B/afgh-j17.html 2014-01-17T05:00:00Z US troops kill Afghan four-year-old http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/11/afgh-j11.html Amid rising tensions over a deal to keep US troops in Afghanistan after 2014, Afghan officials reported that American forces shot and killed a four-year-old in Helmand province. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14f7ba67-15ef-49de-ac1f-d2b6e8d4a60H/afgh-j11.html 2014-01-11T05:00:00Z Acute child malnutrition has doubled in Afghanistan since 2012 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/07/afgh-j07.html Thirteen years after the US-led invasion, the Afghan population confronts worsening poverty and social deprivation. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c4264b6-988e-43b9-852a-549557bb002B/afgh-j07.html 2014-01-07T05:00:00Z US ultimatum on permanent occupation of Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/27/pers-n27.html Underlying the public spat between Washington and its puppet Karzai are deep-going tensions over the US bid to establish permanent bases in Afghanistan. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3c4d50d-247e-452b-a860-3241a339fbdK/pers-n27.html 2013-11-27T06:00:00Z Pact provides for permanent US occupation of Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/22/afgh-n22.html The draft agreement between Washington and its puppet regime in Kabul calls for as many as 15,000 US and NATO troops as well as nine permanent bases. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c46102b-9be5-412f-8b96-1a725f6d06cJ/afgh-n22.html 2013-11-22T05:00:00Z Australian PM visits Afghanistan to mark troop withdrawal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/30/abbo-o30.html Australian troops have been part of a military occupation that has sought to subjugate the Afghan people. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77884316-1a28-40b0-9635-c90e4224f51K/abbo-o30.html 2013-10-30T05:00:00Z British soldier suicides overtake battlefield deaths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/03/suic-a03 
Last year more British soldiers and veterans committed suicide than lost their lives in combat in Afghanistan. Sat, 03 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2301cf86-b340-47dc-839f-c6e6620e459A/suic-a03 2013-08-03T05:00:00Z Washington seeks Taliban deal as Afghanistan casualties mount http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/20/afgh-j20.html US negotiators are expected to meet with representatives of the Taliban in Qatar, even as fighting continues in Afghanistan, claiming the lives of another four US troops. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/904a5fcd-2a7b-4cd2-a3c5-719d532dd25B/afgh-j20.html 2013-06-20T05:00:00Z US Sgt. Robert Bales pleads guilty in Kandahar massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/08/kand-j08.html Staff Sergeant Robert Bales pled guilty to nearly all charges in the 2011 massacre, which left 16 Afghan civilians dead and six injured. Sat, 08 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb0d05ba-edaf-4147-8063-925b5bd19eeH/kand-j08.html 2013-06-08T05:00:00Z Britain illegally detained Afghans at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/31/afgh-m31.html The British army has held up to 90 Afghan nationals in a holding facility at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, some for up to 14 months and many without charge. Fri, 31 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cbb87e6-a39a-4346-b02f-a8a729bcbffO/afgh-m31.html 2013-05-31T05:00:00Z Taliban mounts “spring offensive” in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/27/kabu-m27.html Islamist insurgent groups have escalated their attacks on occupation troops, international organisations and the Karzai government. Mon, 27 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb9bbab9-be61-4025-a153-8ea536d9953D/kabu-m27.html 2013-05-27T05:00:00Z Incoming Pakistani prime minister pledges loyalty to Washington http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/16/paki-m16.html Pakistan’s incoming prime minister has moved quickly to signal his readiness to work with Washington in prosecuting the AfPak War and with the International Monetary Fund in imposing punishing austerity measures. Thu, 16 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/846291b8-5445-4874-90ee-fb17564c9b4H/paki-m16.html 2013-05-16T05:00:00Z <em>The Kill Team</em>: The murderous reality of the US war in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/16/sff1-m16.html The 56th San Francisco International Film Festival recently concluded. The event this year screened 158 films from 51 countries, including 67 fiction features, 28 documentary features and 63 short films. Thu, 16 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6361e0bc-d2dc-4a0e-a17e-c86f9ac4550A/sff1-m16.html 2013-05-16T05:00:00Z New revelations of torture and murder of Afghan civilians by US Special Forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/15/afgh-m15.html Further revelations of torture and murder by elite US soldiers in Afghanistan highlight the neo-colonial character of the occupation. Wed, 15 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1071b63-663b-4a1d-a519-2ea6cec34a6H/afgh-m15.html 2013-05-15T05:00:00Z Karzai reveals US plan for permanent Afghanistan bases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/11/afgh-m11.html The Afghanistan president’s statement underscores the intention of the Obama administration and the Pentagon to maintain a permanent military presence. Sat, 11 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84cb9dda-d630-4dec-bbf2-c8295d0fc10O/afgh-m11.html 2013-05-11T05:00:00Z Crisis deepens for US occupation in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/06/afgh-m06.html Both the US-NATO occupation and the stooge regime of President Hamid Karzai are widely hated by the Afghan population. Mon, 06 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bef8566b-ae70-4d87-9795-c78c72a3e67I/afgh-m06.html 2013-05-06T05:00:00Z What the CIA’s cash has bought for Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/01/pers-m01.html The report that the CIA regularly hands over sacks of cash to Afghanistan’s President Karzai is only the latest episode in Afghanistan’s long and tragic encounter with US imperialism. Wed, 01 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/073a46bb-06e1-430e-8baa-68931e3f6f3P/pers-m01.html 2013-05-01T05:00:00Z UK base carrying out Afghan drone strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/30/dron-a30.html A specially created mission base in Lincolnshire, England is directing drone strikes on Afghanistan. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/648939c4-9634-44d2-8d18-d2d5f9d6b06I/dron-a30.html 2013-04-30T05:00:00Z The brutal face of neocolonialism in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/10/pers-a10.html The attempt to exploit the death of a young State Department official to cast the Afghanistan war as an exercise in US altruism is belied by the continuing murder and oppression inflicted upon the civilian population. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f80c1630-7e1e-4e13-a9e6-b50548ec55dC/pers-a10.html 2013-04-10T05:00:00Z In Qatar, US-backed Afghan President Karzai makes overtures to Taliban http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/02/karz-a02.html US-backed Afghan President Hamid Karzai travelled to Doha to make political overtures to the Taliban, as Taliban officials open an office in the Qatari capital. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f97cdae-e970-41f3-98cb-32d31ff77a4I/karz-a02.html 2013-04-02T05:00:00Z Kerry’s Middle East tour prepares endless war in Afghanistan, Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/27/kerr-m27.html US Secretary of State John Kerry left Kabul for Paris yesterday, after a Middle Eastern tour to Jordan and Afghanistan to plan broader wars across the region. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29b82570-01c2-42e6-be39-88c5e673687N/kerr-m27.html 2013-03-27T05:00:00Z US defense secretary’s Afghanistan trip a debacle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/12/afgh-m12.html Obama’s newly confirmed defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, confronted suicide bombings, an “insider” attack and vitriolic criticism from the US-backed puppet, Hamid Karzai. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a1c52a7-7ac2-4cce-a7ee-3f23d4cc966J/afgh-m12.html 2013-03-12T05:00:00Z Afghan regime accuses US forces of torturing, murdering civilians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/25/afgh-f25.html The Afghan government asked US Special Forces to leave Wardak and Logar provinces after reviewing reports that they tortured and murdered Afghan civilians. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f15350a-2842-4849-ae3d-16cb11ec773F/afgh-f25.html 2013-02-25T05:00:00Z US/NATO occupation of Afghanistan unravelling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/18/afgh-f18.html The US-puppet Afghan government of President Hamid Karzai is facing an increase in attacks by insurgents as the US/NATO occupation continues to unravel. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4246814-baf3-4bf6-b1d3-4748b6f680bH/afgh-f18.html 2013-02-18T05:00:00Z As Obama touts end of Afghan war, US strike kills 10 civilians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/14/afgh-f14.html A US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday killed 10 civilians, including five children. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a39a92c-7a7f-4705-b22a-0b21bb2a443L/afgh-f14.html 2013-02-14T05:00:00Z “Green-on-blue” attacks continue in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/22/afgh-j22.html All eight deaths among British soldiers on the current tour have been the result of attacks by uniformed Afghan security forces. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2ab2267-a4aa-4352-a64f-e70d8328cf5N/afgh-j22.html 2013-01-22T05:00:00Z Obama-Karzai talks set stage for post-2014 US troop presence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/12/afgh-j12.html White House talks between Obama and Karzai were aimed at laying the foundations for a continuing US military presence in Afghanistan after the 2014 withdrawal deadline. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a99527f-fa92-45b5-848a-e342a79e892H/afgh-j12.html 2013-01-12T05:00:00Z Afghanistan: A model for 21st Century neo-colonialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/05/pers-j05.html Claims that the US occupation will end in 2014 are belied by plans for an indefinite American military presence in Afghanistan. Sat, 05 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b430d02-d623-4017-83ae-0f5a1a2201fE/pers-j05.html 2013-01-05T05:00:00Z Afghanistan: Sharp rise in civilian deaths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/04/afgh-j04.html Civilian deaths rose by 28 percent in the three months to October 31 compared to the corresponding period in 2011. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c67f8eb-d0b5-46a1-9269-d446fd1a4d8O/afgh-j04.html 2013-01-04T05:00:00Z Ten girls die in Afghanistan explosion as US pushes for permanent presence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/12/18/afgh-d18.html Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told a press conference in Kabul last week that “we are not departing Afghanistan.” Tue, 18 Dec 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3db92168-c1ba-43c0-8636-2f13f6acb31F/afgh-d18.html 2012-12-18T05:00:00Z Labor steps up Australian commitment to Afghan war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/11/auaf-n02.html Prime Minister Gillard said additional Australian forces were likely to be deployed over the next year. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fcbe8146-0afc-4549-8bbe-e14d1beb9b5P/auaf-n02.html 2012-11-02T05:00:00Z Four Afghan children killed in US raid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/10/afgh-o24.html 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. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eae4b0fc-ab87-4e8c-9332-2d4dd5d4c4aM/afgh-o24.html 2012-10-24T05:00:00Z Afghan schools and clinics built by British military to be closed down http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/10/afgh-o23.html 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. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03bc3140-9d09-44e4-8d4e-13c21c7397fM/afgh-o23.html 2012-10-23T05:00:00Z Obama prepares protracted Afghanistan occupation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/10/pers-o20.html 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. Sat, 20 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e726c702-38a8-4d37-a6d1-a3767b8be44B/pers-o20.html 2012-10-20T05:00:00Z US troop deaths in Afghanistan top 2,000 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/10/pers-o02.html 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. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24200177-cc06-4cbb-8929-8432dda67bcG/pers-o02.html 2012-10-02T05:00:00Z Anti-US protests spread throughout Muslim world http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/09/prot-s18.html 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. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94924220-9889-444b-8c44-4b67827cae3J/prot-s18.html 2012-09-18T05:00:00Z The US debacle in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/08/pers-a20.html The proliferation of attacks on US soldiers by uniformed Afghan soldiers and policemen is an expression of popular hatred for the occupation regime. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9d918d8-be8e-4f8f-b24e-2127589806dG/pers-a20.html 2012-08-20T05:00:00Z US Army suicides nearly double from June to July http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/08/arsu-a20.html 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. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6b15e9c-3887-40ff-8202-ee61cf5dd9fA/arsu-a20.html 2012-08-20T05:00:00Z Afghan launches legal challenge over UK role in Washington kill list http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/08/afgh-a14.html 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. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11bd8c78-c432-4ab6-b67a-fb2b3091a65E/afgh-a14.html 2012-08-14T05:00:00Z Afghan police chief kills three US special forces troops http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/08/afgh-a11.html 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. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/050b3779-51bb-4ca6-9006-1bf00f1d2dbG/afgh-a11.html 2012-08-11T05:00:00Z US and Pakistan end standoff over Afghan supply routes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/07/paks-j06.html 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. Fri, 06 Jul 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66d0f504-51f2-4e5a-986a-aa03a731bfaB/paks-j06.html 2012-07-06T05:00:00Z US airstrike kills 18 Afghan civilians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/06/airs-j07.html At least 18 Afghan civilians, including seven children, were killed early Wednesday morning after US special operations troops called in an air strike on their homes. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6e840f1-09c6-4164-a52d-90f36cc2e06A/airs-j07.html 2012-06-07T05:00:00Z NATO backs US plan on Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/05/nato-m22.html The NATO summit concluded Monday with a formal ratification of US plans for a phased drawdown of forces from Afghanistan over the next two and a half years, while laying the groundwork for an open-ended military presence in the country. Tue, 22 May 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0503453e-dcfc-4e12-b96c-4ac2d42217bB/nato-m22.html 2012-05-22T05:00:00Z US bombings kills dozens of Afghan civilians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/05/afgh-m08.html US bombardments claimed the lives of dozens of Afghan civilians, including women and children, prompting a formal protest from Karzai that such actions would render the recent pact he signed with Obama “meaningless”. Tue, 08 May 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b972bd96-fc7a-464b-9af2-8000ff19954B/afgh-m08.html 2012-05-08T05:00:00Z US makes a pact with its Afghan puppet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/04/afgh-a24.html The purpose of the deal is the clear the way for a NATO summit at which the Obama administration will pressure its European allies to cough up more money and manpower for the Afghanistan war. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41521d2d-d198-4250-b10c-35a123accb5D/afgh-a24.html 2012-04-24T05:00:00Z Photos of US troops defiling corpses expose Afghan war’s savagery http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/04/afgh-a19.html On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times published horrific photographs of American troops in Afghanistan posing with dead and dismembered insurgents. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e4a3966-5898-41ad-a28a-17b979d0d94F/afgh-a19.html 2012-04-19T05:00:00Z More US troops killed amid talks on permanent bases in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/04/afgh-a05.html At least three US soldiers were killed and several others wounded in a suicide bombing in northern Afghanistan as US and Afghan officials continued talks on a permanent American military presence after 2014. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a10d7bc0-eb0e-4f72-bc35-9c672de8130C/afgh-a05.html 2012-04-05T05:00:00Z Afghanistan massacre: The product of a criminal war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/03/pers-m20.html Robert Bales, massacre, Afghanistan, PTSD, war, occupation Tue, 20 Mar 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3d0e9eb-368e-4651-9a43-9e4b7c638f6E/pers-m20.html 2012-03-20T05:00:00Z Questions mount over US account of Afghanistan massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/03/afgh-m19.html The official claim of a “rogue” soldier driven over the brink by marital difficulties and stress has been called into question by local villagers, Afghan President Karzai and those acquainted with the alleged attacker. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7f97bf1-c3f7-4a72-afbe-ec30691e71aL/afgh-m19.html 2012-03-19T05:00:00Z In wake of Afghan massacre, tensions mount between US and its puppet Karzai http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/03/afgh-m17.html President Karzai denounced the US military in connection with last Sunday’s massacre of 16 civilians, but Washington dismissed his demand that it speed up the transfer of security to Afghan forces. Sat, 17 Mar 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81c7f686-b9c4-429b-ad46-11c648e689eD/afgh-m17.html 2012-03-17T05:00:00Z Afghan troops kill two more US soldiers in Kandahar http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/03/afgh-m02.html The incident was the third such killing of American soldiers by their Afghan “partners” in little more than a week. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/593da703-3103-478a-b7e0-4dd67c9105fP/afgh-m02.html 2012-03-02T05:00:00Z Afghans besiege US bases in Koran protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/02/afgh-f24.html Two American soldiers and at least 15 Afghans have been killed as crowds besieged US and NATO bases for a third day Thursday, in an escalating protest over US troops burning copies of the Koran. Fri, 24 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18284562-fd13-4f0f-9421-48b8bdeabc4J/afgh-f24.html 2012-02-24T05:00:00Z NATO bombing kills eight Afghan children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/02/afgh-f11.html At least eight Afghan civilians, all children according to some reports, were killed Thursday when a NATO warplane bombed a village in Afghanistan's northeast Kapisa province. Sat, 11 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a164791-e80d-484a-b3ec-14044f5c86fK/afgh-f11.html 2012-02-11T05:00:00Z France rules out rapid Afghanistan withdrawal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/01/fran-j28.html Sarkozy will keep French troops in Afghanistan despite rising popular opposition to the NATO occupation following the January 20 deaths of four French soldiers. Sat, 28 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5c32239-6caa-470c-8a1e-a1dc0e084d5P/fran-j28.html 2012-01-28T05:00:00Z Pakistani elite preparing to restore full cooperation with US in Afghan War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/01/uspa-j27.html Despite the tough-sounding rhetoric from Islamabad and Rawalpindi over the NATO air strikes that killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers, Pakistan’s civilian and military elite is moving to restore full and open cooperation with Washington. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3719886f-ab65-44bc-9a7a-544ad57f4ebL/uspa-j27.html 2012-01-27T05:00:00Z Ten NATO troops killed in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/01/afgh-j21.html At least ten NATO soldiers were killed in Afghanistan when a US helicopter crashed and an Afghan soldier shot four French troops after a training session. Sat, 21 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72d89a88-eb36-425d-b557-9b409fc04c3C/afgh-j21.html 2012-01-21T05:00:00Z US resumes drone missile attacks in Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/01/dron-j12.html The US carried out a drone missile strike in Pakistan Tuesday, killing four people. It was the first drone attack since US forces killed 26 Pakistani soldiers in late November. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6b5b421-8779-4de9-8834-fc535810164B/dron-j12.html 2012-01-12T05:00:00Z Afghan government accuses US of torture and false imprisonment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/01/afgh-j10.html The puppet government of President Hamid Karzai has accused the American military of torture and arbitrary detention at the largest US-run prison in the country. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46001470-d723-4a61-bc63-9ad9287838eI/afgh-j10.html 2012-01-10T05:00:00Z US backs Taliban office in Qatar in bid for Afghanistan deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/01/afgh-j04.html US and Taliban sources have confirmed a deal to set up an office of the Islamist group in Qatar as part of Washington’s attempt to negotiate a settlement of its decade-old war in Afghanistan. Wed, 04 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0c6215f-85e9-49fe-9c35-64acc2ec11cE/afgh-j04.html 2012-01-04T05:00:00Z Pakistan continues to halt the supply of US forces occupying Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/12/uspa-d21.html Pakistan is continuing to blockade shipments of fuel, food and other supplies to the US-NATO forces occupying Afghanistan in protest of a Nov. 26 US attack that killed more than two dozen Pakistani troops. Wed, 21 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b48d84e1-93dc-48aa-b526-f508b8cfae3N/uspa-d21.html 2011-12-21T05:00:00Z US generals balk at Obama’s Afghanistan withdrawal plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/12/afgh-d08.html In the latest round of conflict between Obama and his top military commanders, the senior US general in Afghanistan is opposing the administration’s plans for the withdrawal of troops from the US-occupied country. Thu, 08 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53f69ef6-e109-4d76-9283-17362c26907K/afgh-d08.html 2011-12-08T05:00:00Z Bonn conference on Afghanistan dominated by crisis and pessimism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/12/afgh-d06.html A decade after the first international conference on Afghanistan in Bonn, delegates returned to the former West German capital under conditions of growing regional crisis and increasing pessimism over the 10-year-old war. Tue, 06 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9d5dbc5-c8a3-4ea4-acd3-b6964bb2042O/afgh-d06.html 2011-12-06T05:00:00Z Pakistani elite plunged into crisis over reputed secret offer to US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/12/paki-d03.html Pakistan’s government has been shaken by allegations that its former ambassador to the US composed a memo pledging compliance with Washington’s demands, in return for help preventing a military coup. Sat, 03 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64e088b8-86ea-4874-b136-55cb103e6a4L/paki-d03.html 2011-12-03T05:00:00Z Outrage spreads in Pakistan over NATO bombings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/11/paki-n29.html US and Pakistani officials held intensive talks as outrage grew in the Pakistani population and army over the NATO bombing of two Pakistani border posts on Saturday. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a27acb1c-ea73-4a12-a7b5-5e6131d90f3M/paki-n29.html 2011-11-29T05:00:00Z Afghan army trainee kills three Australian soldiers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/11/afgh-n04.html Far from “stabilising” Afghanistan, the continued presence of foreign troops is generating deep-seated enmity that will inevitably lead to further attacks. Fri, 04 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/165731c6-6359-469c-a5ff-841cefa29d6M/afgh-n04.html 2011-11-04T05:00:00Z UN report documents systematic torture of Afghan detainees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/10/afgh-o12.html A report released Monday by the United Nations documents what it calls "systematic" torture at Afghan government prisons of suspected insurgents captured by US, NATO and Afghan authorities. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/149ace77-4457-44dc-9fe9-d0e9bd445a0F/afgh-o12.html 2011-10-12T05:00:00Z A decade of neo-colonial war in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/10/afgh-o08.html The war has been a disaster for the Afghan people and a tragic waste of the lives of American and allied soldiers. It has profoundly destabilised regional and world politics. Sat, 08 Oct 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed861b04-df6e-4457-839f-fd1841dfe11B/afgh-o08.html 2011-10-08T05:00:00Z US-Pakistani relations worsen following accusations and threats from Washington http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/10/tens-o01.html The crisis in US-Pakistan relations continues to escalate more than a week after chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, accused Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Agency of supporting the Haqqani network. Sat, 01 Oct 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a72367aa-a86f-4368-b470-7a301e8b0deN/tens-o01.html 2011-10-01T05:00:00Z NATO admits killing BBC journalist in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/09/nato-s16.html NATO admitted last week that a US soldier shot dead BBC journalist Ahmed Omaid Khpalwak in Afghanistan in July. Fri, 16 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19764403-0651-47df-a29e-4a71af5fb35B/nato-s16.html 2011-09-16T05:00:00Z Multiple deaths in attack on British Council compound in Kabul http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/08/afgh-a23.html The compound of the British Council headquarters in the Afghan capital, Kabul, came under a sustained guerrilla attack on Friday, resulting in nine deaths and 22 casualties. Tue, 23 Aug 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4e043ef-bfd9-4755-a571-31233e3e9bfE/afgh-a23.html 2011-08-23T05:00:00Z US retaliation in Afghanistan in wake of helicopter downing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/08/afgh-a11.html The Pentagon claimed Wednesday to have killed the Afghan fighters responsible for last week’s downing of a helicopter that resulted in the worst US losses to date in the decade-old war. Thu, 11 Aug 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5af3005e-f759-4338-9907-f550c81f72bN/afgh-a11.html 2011-08-11T05:00:00Z High profile assassinations continue in southern Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/08/afgh-a03.html The Taliban government-in-exile has claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks last month in which assassins were able to circumvent the security surrounding their intended victims. Wed, 03 Aug 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19ba321b-b10a-4654-8e41-b1fc007f44fG/afgh-a03.html 2011-08-03T05:00:00Z France announces partial troop withdrawal from Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/08/fraf-a03.html During his visit to Kabul, President Nicolas Sarkozy announced the withdrawal of a quarter of the French troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2012. Wed, 03 Aug 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02730303-f578-4013-9fc2-ccb8f1f8c17H/fraf-a03.html 2011-08-03T05:00:00Z Second Karzai ally assassinated in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/07/afgh-j20.html The deaths of Karzai’s half-brother, and now Jan Mohammad Khan, are significant blows to the US puppet regime in Kabul. Wed, 20 Jul 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3ec0927-3b31-4b87-b418-ac33b7a1700G/afgh-j20.html 2011-07-20T05:00:00Z Remote control murder: Afghan drones operated from Nevada and Virginia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/07/dron-j15.html Last week’s admission that Britain’s Royal Air Force killed four civilians and injured two others in Afghanistan has highlighted the growing resort to remote-controlled “drones” as weapons of choice by the major powers. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c1c6260-f90b-4adf-9a07-9e36a806903B/dron-j15.html 2011-07-15T05:00:00Z US suspends aid to Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/07/paki-j15.html Washington suspended aid to Pakistan, trying to force it to do Washington’s bidding in the US “AfPak” war waged in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/651f8ad9-dd65-4c4b-9aa4-16b2b172d3eI/paki-j15.html 2011-07-15T05:00:00Z Killing of Karzai’s brother deepens US crisis in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/07/afgh-j13.html The killing of Ahmed Wali Karzai, the Afghan president’s half brother, represents a serious blow to US strategy in the key southern province of Kandahar. Wed, 13 Jul 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90de86fb-7658-456d-9a0c-65ccee56696M/afgh-j13.html 2011-07-13T05:00:00Z Pakistani military launches offensive into Kurram agency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/07/paki-j09.html The operation has been ordered to restore relations with the Obama administration following tensions that developed in the wake of the assassination of Osama bin Laden. Sat, 09 Jul 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71b3184f-aeda-43e7-8b6c-3bd7120fa4aN/paki-j09.html 2011-07-09T05:00:00Z Kabul hotel attack shakes US occupation regime in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/07/kabu-j01.html The June 28-29 attack by Afghan insurgents on the luxury Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul has again exposed the political isolation of the US occupation regime in Afghanistan. Fri, 01 Jul 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1b801d4-f294-4baf-a5ad-cc5fa055e3fM/kabu-j01.html 2011-07-01T05:00:00Z Richard Nixon as Obama’s role model http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/06/rose-j29.html The proposal that the Obama administration model its policy in Afghanistan on Nixon’s strategy in Vietnam is a prescription for unspeakable new war crimes. Wed, 29 Jun 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6bc0dc32-c398-4ce2-a06b-cf8af9ea932F/rose-j29.html 2011-06-29T05:00:00Z The Nation’s Tom Hayden falsifies Obama’s Afghanistan plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/06/hayd-j27.html On the Nation web site, Tom Hayden, longtime Democratic Party operative, has posted a dishonest and contemptible article about Barack Obama’s June 22 speech on the war in Afghanistan. Mon, 27 Jun 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/764f9fef-0c35-4de9-9c38-1a1bd1b8776N/hayd-j27.html 2011-06-27T05:00:00Z Obama’s Afghanistan speech: An exercise in political duplicity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/06/obam-j23.html The American president’s proposal represented a tacit admission of the failure of the US intervention in Afghanistan and of the immense crisis of American capitalism. Thu, 23 Jun 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed5d11a9-2289-419c-8fb0-6f40ea831d4C/obam-j23.html 2011-06-23T05:00:00Z Behind Obama’s Afghan withdrawal decision http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/06/pers-j21.html While the media focuses on Obama’s anticipated announcement of a limited withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the US administration is carrying out behind-the-scenes negotiations for permanent bases in the country. Tue, 21 Jun 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cda76b73-55ef-4b3c-bc92-df398c3cbe1O/pers-j21.html 2011-06-21T05:00:00Z US and Britain seek accommodation with Taliban http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/06/tali-j08.html The Guardian has reported that Britain and the US are pressing for the lifting of UN sanctions against 18 former senior Taliban figures. Wed, 08 Jun 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33bba738-93cc-4f98-ab9a-8ff514d5f26I/tali-j08.html 2011-06-08T05:00:00Z After latest massacre, NATO to continue attacks on Afghan civilians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/06/afgh-j01.html The US-led NATO command in Afghanistan brushed aside President Hamid Karzai’s demand for a halt to air strikes and night raids on Afghan homes after an attack that killed 14 civilians. Wed, 01 Jun 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b277853e-f81a-4b75-8dd1-e121492e84eD/afgh-j01.html 2011-06-01T05:00:00Z UK Afghan troop draw-down points to future deployments http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/05/afgh-m21.html Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that 450 British troops are to be withdrawn from Afghanistan over the next nine months. Sat, 21 May 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4c64537-cfed-42f1-b9dc-708a627b9f9E/afgh-m21.html 2011-05-21T05:00:00Z Guantanamo: My Journey—David Hicks exposes torture and government criminality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/05/hick-m19.html Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner David Hicks has written a valuable exposure of the barbarities perpetrated against him by the US military and Canberra’s role in his illegal detention. Thu, 19 May 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e52c23e-1f9d-468b-8720-ea1929c5e9aJ/hick-m19.html 2011-05-19T05:00:00Z Afghans killed in protest over NATO night raids http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/05/afgh-m19.html At least a dozen Afghan civilians were shot to death and another 85 wounded in mass protests over a US-led night raid that killed four members of a family in the country’s northern Takhar province. Thu, 19 May 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c858b3ea-b12d-4261-8774-3b3ac29b31aB/afgh-m19.html 2011-05-19T05:00:00Z New Zealand SAS troops implicated in Afghan war crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/05/nsas-m16.html An investigation provided damning evidence that the elite force is complicit in human rights abuses, with successive governments, including Labour, covering them up. Mon, 16 May 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/641b91cc-3e7a-4372-9a6c-57d8a2dcb9eG/nsas-m16.html 2011-05-16T05:00:00Z The Kabul airport killings: What are US troops dying for? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/04/pers-a29.html The execution-style slaying of eight US troops and a civilian contractor at a supposedly secure military facility at Kabul airport underscores the crisis of the nearly decade-old US war in Afghanistan. Fri, 29 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9216c4a-37e2-4e00-b1be-175eb1ca098G/pers-a29.html 2011-04-29T05:00:00Z 500 Afghan insurgents escape from high-security Kandahar prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/04/sarp-a27.html In an audacious operation, some 500 Taliban insurgents, including 100 commanders, escaped to freedom from an Afghan prison early Monday morning. Wed, 27 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb054f68-c2b1-476b-b901-9435b3c4d6bE/sarp-a27.html 2011-04-27T05:00:00Z Pentagon rehabilitates Gen. McChrystal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/04/mcch-a20.html The Pentagon’s exoneration of McChrystal in connection with remarks attributed to him and his staff in a magazine article points to continuing civililan-military tensions and raises the question of why he was really fired. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2e2e97f-d1c1-4099-85d8-97a29d36248D/mcch-a20.html 2011-04-20T05:00:00Z US occupation in Afghanistan hit by string of bombings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/04/afgh-a19.html A series of bombings have signaled the beginning of a spring offensive by the Afghan resistance forces, while inflicting the greatest single-day casualties on US forces in nearly a year. Tue, 19 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7cf49732-86f8-45f0-8aff-96d97f12042I/afgh-a19.html 2011-04-19T05:00:00Z Mary Tillman condemns Obama’s appointment of McChrystal to head military families commission http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/04/mcch-a15.html Mary Tillman has condemned Obama’s decision to appoint General Stanley McChrystal, who led the cover-up of the killing of her son Pat Tillman by friendly fire, as head of a military families commission. Fri, 15 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/252d7e5d-2ca6-47cd-86b2-9796a564e24I/mcch-a15.html 2011-04-15T05:00:00Z US Army clears “kill team” brigade commander of responsibility http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/04/army-a08.html An Army investigation into officers in charge of the brigade involved in killing Afghan civilians for sport concluded that its commander had no responsibility for the atrocities. Fri, 08 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7431a83e-90da-41c0-9f17-24989bed6b1O/army-a08.html 2011-04-08T05:00:00Z Afghanistan: More children killed in US-NATO air attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/03/afgh-m29.html The atrocity is the latest in a series of recent US-led bombing operations that have inflicted mass civilian casualties. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a76594ba-a4a7-419e-bf94-3de7ad39fc0B/afgh-m29.html 2011-03-29T05:00:00Z Rolling Stone publishes photos of US war crimes in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/03/kill-m29.html The gruesome “kill team” photos released by Rolling Stone reveal that the murder of innocent civilians as part of the US occupation of Afghanistan was commonplace, widely known about, and celebrated. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63c7d477-16c0-457b-805b-802acaeb03fC/kill-m29.html 2011-03-29T05:00:00Z Afghan “kill team” soldier sentenced to 24 years in prison for murder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/03/army-m25.html Army soldier Jeremy Morlock was sentenced Wednesday to 24 years in prison for the murder of unarmed civilians in Afghanistan. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/415aa1d6-16f3-41d4-910d-417c87cadb8C/army-m25.html 2011-03-25T05:00:00Z