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Afghanistan

British war veterans deprived of long-term support – MPs
British veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are deprived of long-term help, particularly with mental health problems, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), and war pensions and compensation payments, a cross-party group of MPs warn.

30.10.2014 10:28

‘Afghanistan was never an international terrorist hub’
The new NATO chief says the alliance’s goal to prevent Afghanistan from being a safe haven for terrorists has been accomplished. But Afghanistan has never been a terrorist hub argues defense consultant Moeen Raoff in his comments to RT.

29.10.2014 08:17

​68 percent of Brits say Afghan war was futile – poll
As Britain’s last remaining troops depart from Afghanistan, a poll indicates 68 percent of Britons think the UK’s military campaign there was not “worthwhile.” A further 42 percent of those surveyed believe Britain is “less safe” as a result of the war.

27.10.2014 12:41

The tragedy of Afghanistan: UK troops withdraw, what’s left behind?
As British military forces finally leave Afghanistan after 13 years of conflict, which left 453 British troops dead and 3,000 wounded, the curtain comes down on one of the most futile, incompetent, and inglorious conflicts fought in recent history.

27.10.2014 11:16

Britain’s 13yr stay in Afghanistan ends as US, UK hand over military bases
The US’ and Britain’s military involvement in Afghanistan came to a symbolic end on Sunday. Operations in the country were officially ended, as they prepare to depart and handed over military bases to Afghan forces.

26.10.2014 12:56

Afghan reset? President Obama invites unity leaders to White House
As President Barack Obama looks to improve relations with Afghanistan, he has extended White House invitations to the leaders of the country’s new government, both of whom will visit early next year.

24.10.2014 01:28

Afghanistan failures could have led to UK troop ‘massacre’ - army chiefs
British military chiefs admitted the ill-planned military campaign in Afghanistan created the “perfect storm” for stretched British troops while they were fighting two wars simultaneously, putting them at risk of being “massacred.”

23.10.2014 08:30

Obama admin withholding 2,100 US military torture photos
The Obama administration has blocked the public release of disturbing torture photos out of concern they would endanger US troops. Now, a federal judge is giving the government until December to justify its actions.

22.10.2014 06:05

‘US seeks to reassert domination in Iraq, not to lose it in Afghanistan’
The US authorities see the ISIS threat as an opportunity to regain its position in Iraq where it spent trillions of dollars waging war, but at the same time wants to maintain domination in Afghanistan, Richard Becker from the Answer Coalition told RT.

21.10.2014 09:11

America’s $7.6 billion war on Afghan drugs fails, opium production peaks
Despite Washington spending $7.6 billion on counter-narcotic initiatives in Afghanistan, 2013 witnessed a record surge in the amount of opium poppy cultivation, according to the US inspector general for Afghan reconstruction.

21.10.2014 06:16

CIA classified review: Covertly arming insurgents doesn’t work
Arming insurgencies around the world has rarely worked for the CIA without direct support from Americans on the ground, according to a still-classified agency review of the practice conducted during debate over arming rebels in Syria.

15.10.2014 16:23

7 civilians or 8 militants dead? NATO, Afghans dispute airstrike
NATO and Afghan officials are disputing an airstrike in E. Afghanistan that killed at least seven people. An Afghan official said all the dead were civilians, including a 12-year-old child, but NATO said the “precision” strike only killed militants.

13.10.2014 11:42

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