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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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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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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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Surging Corruption in Afghanistan

Associated Press reported that on April 24 «a senior US military official speaking on condition of anonymity said in Kabul that Russia was giving machineguns and other medium weight weapons to the [Taliban]». No evidence was offered, and there was no confirmation from anywhere else concerning the allegation. And nobody pointed out that neither the Taliban nor …

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US Marines at Kandahar air base upon the end of combat operations in Helmand October 27, 2014. © Omar Sobhani / Reuters

US Marines Return to Afghanistan’s Helmand Province for First Time Since 2014

US Marines have returned to Afghanistan’s southernmost Helmand province, which is mostly controlled by the Taliban. The Marines withdrew from the area in October of 2014, and the security situation there has deteriorating over the years. The province saw some of the worst fighting in the earlier years of the US-led occupation. NATO says its …

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Afghanistan Mazar-e Sharif Attack: US-Backed Regime Suffers Another Setback

It was just recently that the United States deployed its GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) weapon against alleged tunnels belonging to the Islamic State terrorist organization in Afghanistan. The strike was meant to project US strength amid an increasingly challenged and contracting “international order.” However, striking a terrorist organization’s tunnel complex in a country the organization …

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Afghan security personnel arrive at the site of an attack on an army compound in Dihdadi District of Balkh province © Farshad Usyan / AFP

Afghan Military Top Brass Resign after Devastating Taliban Attack

Afghanistan's defense minister and army chief of staff have resigned following a deadly Taliban attack on a military base in the north of the country. The resignations come just ahead of a visit by US Defense Secretary James Mattis. https://twitter.com/ARG_AFG/status/856394797753520128 "Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim stepped down with …

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