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Jan 21, 2010

A Taliban charm offensive?

Dave Markland
The New York Times reports that the Taliban are capitalizing on the population's disdain for NATO troops.
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Jan 16, 2010

Are rosy Afghan opinion polls bogus?

Dave Markland
A variety of experts are extremely skeptical of a recent poll claiming that Afghans support the foreign occupation of the country.
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Jan 13, 2010

Locals say U.S. troops shot protesters

Dave Markland
Thousands of Afghans protesting U.S. troops were fired on by security forces, killing eight. Many say U.S. troops did the shooting.
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Jan 10, 2010

Losing a disastrous war

Dave Markland
Despite the ongoing troop surge officials say the Taliban have the momentum while the Afghan army makes success impossible.
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Jan 2, 2010

The Afghan peace movement

Dave Markland
Recent Afghan protests over U.S./NATO attacks offer a glimpse of the burgeoning peace movement there.
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Dec 21, 2009

It's no secret: Torture and the Afghan War

Derrick O'Keefe
The scandal of torture goes back all the way to 2011, and too often this torture scandal is discussed in isolation from the scandal of the occupation itself.
Blog
Dec 11, 2009

A tale of two Nobel Prize speeches

Derrick O'Keefe
A fitting rebuttal to this year's 'war is peace' address was in fact delivered four years ago by the late British playwright Harold Pinter, when he was accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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Dec 9, 2009

More deaths, more denials

Dave Markland
Residents of Laghman province say that a NATO airstrike killed up to 15 civilians.
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Dec 8, 2009

Repeating the Russian disaster

Dave Markland
Robert Fisk writes on some uncanny parallels between the current war and the disastrous Russian war of the 80s.
Blog
Dec 2, 2009

Obama's Goldilocks plan for Afghanistan

James Laxer
Following two months of lengthy consultations with his national security advisers in the Situation Room, Barack Obama has come up with his plan to handle the so-called "forgotten" war.
Columnists
Dec 1, 2009

A hero stands up to cowboys

The disregarding of Richard Colvin's warnings is part of a larger problem -- the adoption of a Bush-like War on Terror mentality in the top ranks of our military and government.

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