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Oct 12, 2009

War as Peace: Reaction to Obama's Nobel Prize

Derrick O'Keefe
In an era marked by pre-emptive arrest and pre-emptive war, it’s perhaps fitting that Barack Obama has been awarded a pre-emptive Nobel Peace Prize.
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Oct 11, 2009

Troops disillusioned in Wardak

Dave Markland
After nine months occupying Wardak, U.S. troops are demorallized. Locals didn't want them there in the first place.
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Oct 5, 2009

Eight years on...

rabble staff
This week marks eight years since the launching of the war in Afghanistan. Over the weekend, it was reported that Canadian troops killed two teenagers in the Panjwai district.
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Oct 4, 2009

General Vance strikes again

Dave Markland
Canada's General Vance again finds himself lashing out at Afghan children who don't show sufficient respect for Canadian forces.
Blog
Sep 30, 2009

No more elections, thanks

Dave Markland
Reports indicate that many Afghans fear violence and foreign interference in the push for a run-off election.
Columnists
Sep 23, 2009

The next Vietnam

In Afghanistan the U.S. and allies are again faced with a people that have an endless capacity for casualties and a history of resisting foreign invasions. They are very unlikely to give up, ever.
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Sep 23, 2009

NATO's illegal Afghan militias

Dave Markland
A new report looks at the use of tribal and private militias by occupying forces in Afghanistan. This of course strikes one as important news, yet only the Guardian of Britain chose to report it.
Columnists
Sep 21, 2009

Opposition to war in Afghanistan grows

On Oct. 7, the U.S. enters its ninth year of occupation of Afghanistan -- equal to the time the United States was involved in World War I, World War II and the Korean War combined.

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