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Will the Afghan ‘Graveyard of Empires’ be Donald Trump’s Last Stand?

Is NATO in a tailspin or is Trump going to rejuvenate it in Afghanistan? US generals believe a summer war with the Taliban is just what he needs. But who will call the shots? The impeachment of Donald Trump is a subject now permeating American news outlets as the number of those who believe the …

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Last to Die in Afghanistan: US Marines Back to Helmand

Some 300 US Marines are once again being deployed to Helmand province, Afghanistan after upward to 20,000 US Marines had spent between 2009-2014 attempting, but clearly failing to secure the province for the US-installed client regime in the nation’s capital of Kabul. The latest deployment of US forces in Afghanistan after allegedly “ending” combat operations …

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NATO to Boost Military Presence in Afghanistan Again: Mission Impossible

According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the alliance is again considering boosting its troop strength in Afghanistan. A decision on the possible troop increase is expected to be made by June. The timeframe of the deployments can also be lengthened. At present, the bloc deploys a 13,000 strong force in the country, which is losing …

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Trump Pulls NATO into a New War in Afghanistan

NATO begins to gather forces. The leadership of the North Atlantic Alliance appealed to the military department of the member countries of the alliance with a request to send an additional military contingent for Operation "Strong Support" in Afghanistan. The initiator of these movements, of course, is the main "conductor" of the alliance - Washington. …

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Afghanistan – Washington’s Drug Heaven?

Ever since 2001, when Washington decided to invade Afghanistan in the aftermath of 9/11 attacks, the US has been conducting military operations in the territory of this country. This war has already become the longest American conflict, beating even the Vietnam War which lasted from 1964 to 1975. It’s curious that this war has already …

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Trump, Afghanistan, and Shades of the Tuesday Lunch

Impending choices by President Trump regarding the war in Afghanistan raise issues of national security decision-making in his presidency that in turn evoke pathologies of the past, with Trump’s personal habits threatening to make matters at least as bad as in the past.  Struggles for influence within the White House are part of the story—as …

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Trump Advisers Call for More Troops to Break Afghan Deadlock

Senior Trump administration and military officials are recommending sending several thousand additional American troops to Afghanistan to try to break a military deadlock in the 15-year war there, in part by pressuring the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government. The added troops would allow American advisers to work with a greater number of Afghan …

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