Ten Years On, Afghan Government, Security Forces Mistreat, Ignore Public

By: Monday October 10, 2011 10:54 am

You may have missed it among all the protests and occupations, but last week marked the 10th anniversary of one of the longest wars in American history, the war in Afghanistan. Many of the soldiers now fighting that war were in grade school when it started. And both the US and NATO acknowledge that the [...]

Recording Shows Depth of Afghan Election Theft

By: Thursday November 11, 2010 12:53 pm

We’ve seen for a little while now the Administration de-emphasizing the July 2011 transition date in Afghanistan in favor of a new timeline, using the end of 2014 as a point where the US can transition security operations to the Afghans. For the record, Admiral Mike Mullen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff did not [...]

Afghan Parliament Turns Down Bulk Of Karzai’s Cabinet

By: Sunday January 3, 2010 9:46 am

The left hand doesn’t know what the right hand’s doing: The Afghan parliament has turned down 17 out of President Hamid Karzai’s 24 nominees for his new Cabinet. Energy minister nominee Ismail Khan, a former warlord, was among the rejected. Nominees for justice, health, commerce, economy and women’s affairs were among others rejected, but Defence [...]

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