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US-led Countries’ Conflicting Interests Deteriorate Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations?

US-led Countries’ Conflicting Interests Deteriorate Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations?

Paying full attention to the Syrian crisis, Western media and their viewers have, perhaps, forgotten the South Asia where the conflicting interests of the US-led countries and entities like the secret agencies are deteriorating Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations which are equally essential for the regional and global interests of their countries like Syria.

Afghanistan: Signs of Displeasure with US Complicity in Corruption, Drug Running and War Crimes

Afghanistan:  Signs of Displeasure with US Complicity in Corruption, Drug Running and War Crimes

  To the Honorable Members of the U.S. Congress: On May 10, 2016 in a press release, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, stated that “In the counter terrorism operation targeting Al Qaeda operatives…” the U.S. special operations forces and Afghans teamed together to free a Pakistani, Gilani, who is the son of a […]

Islamic State expanding its activities into Libya, Afghanistan, Europe – Russian UN envoy

Islamic State expanding its activities into Libya, Afghanistan, Europe – Russian UN envoy

UNITED NATIONS, May 7. /TASS/. Islamic State, a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia, is uncontrollably expanding its zone of activity into Libya, Afghanistan and Europe, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitally Churkin said on Friday at a United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in Iraq. According to the Russian diplomat, increased […]

America’s War Profiteering Friends in Afghanistan

America’s War Profiteering Friends in Afghanistan

U.S. Congress Washington D.C.RE: Stop Funding War Profiteers and the Corrupt Afghan Government Dear Honorable Congresspersons: The U.S. Government’s has a failed foreign policy in Afghanistan. The perpetuation of this ugly war by the Pentagon and CIA has resulted in systemic and rampant corruption and tremendous suffering and loss of life, which has only benefited […]

Clinton, Sanders debate plans for ISIS, Afghanistan and veterans care

Clinton, Sanders debate plans for ISIS, Afghanistan and veterans care

By Leo Shane III, Military Times The final two Democratic presidential candidates both vowed Thursday not to send combat troops into Iraq and Syria if they become commander-in-chief, but they also hinted that the U.S. deployments in Afghanistan could continue well into the future. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and independent Vermont Sen. Bernie […]

Afghanistan: peace talks and conflict escalation

Afghanistan: peace talks and conflict escalation

  By Masud Wadan, for Veterans Today The root cause of today’s endless conflict in Afghanistan dates back to the day when soviet forces set foot on Afghan soil, the war that sustained to drag into another century and passed to other war wagers. Following the soviet exit, the power was taken over by the […]

Caught: CIA Helicopters Ferrying ISIS Fighters into Afghanistan?

Caught: CIA Helicopters Ferrying ISIS Fighters into Afghanistan?

Afghan authorities are investigating reports that two unidentified helicopters have dropped off Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) terrorists in the Afghan province of Nangarhar, Afghan Senator Haji Lutfullah Baba told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Wednesday.”A number of people in Tor Ghar, Nangarhar Province have contacted me to say that unidentified helicopters have airlifted Daesh militants there,”Iran Front Page reported Baba as having said. […]

Will Afghanistan again become graveyard for its inhabitants?

Will Afghanistan again become graveyard for its inhabitants?

Remarks of foreign and national authorities on continuity of war beyond 2015 denote a lengthy and fatal year ahead. If Russia was able to wipe out hundreds of Islamic State rebels in the Middle East within handful days, why NATO and the west don’t move forward to uproot a relatively feeble rebel force in Afghanistan? Is that really intractable to cope with?

Defining ISIS in Afghanistan, the CIA’s Role

Defining ISIS in Afghanistan, the CIA’s Role

December 18, 2015 To the Honorable Bob Corker U.S. Senator Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C. Dear Chairman Corker: On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of State’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Richard Olson, Mr. Sampler and others, testified at a hearing before your committee. I […]

Guardian: Pentagon Builds Palaces for Staff in Afghanistan

Guardian:  Pentagon Builds Palaces for Staff in Afghanistan

David Smith, Washington correspondent UK Guardian Head of oversight body Sigar asks why US government staff accommodated in special private ‘villas’ instead of staying on defence or diplomatic bases.  John Sopko, head of Sigar, has questioned $150m spent on US staff accommodation in Afghanistan. The Pentagon lavished nearly $150m of taxpayer money on villas with […]

Taliban vs. ISIS: Supremacy in Afghanistan

Taliban vs. ISIS: Supremacy in Afghanistan

By Masud Wadan, For Veterans Today The Islamic State speedily expanded over vast territories in Iraq and Syria and inspired some other terrorist networks and factions in the Middle East and Africa like Boko Haram to join this group. But the only group that defied ISIS and refused allegiance to its leadership is the Taliban. […]

Russia keeps watchful eye over Afghanistan

Russia keeps watchful eye over Afghanistan

By Masud Wadan, for Veterans Today No state in the world is willing to risk its security by engaging militarily in a foreign state’s territory, unless it holds interest in that country. When Iraq and then Libya were invaded, no world power stepped in, but when it came to Syria, where Russia, no doubt, has […]

Afghan media’s untold truth of Afghanistan

Afghan media’s untold truth of Afghanistan

By Masud Wadan, for Veterans Today The signs of democracy and non-democracy can be obviously seen in a state’s behavior, by a prominent example of “freedom of expression”. In democratic countries – not a dictator or autocrat regimes – the media undeniably plays progressive role. It can steer the whole nation’s thought to positive issues […]

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