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A Million Afghan Children Could Die in ‘Most Perilous Hour,’ U.N. Warns

Millions of Afghans could run out of food before the arrival of winter and one million children are at risk of starvation and death if their immediate needs are not met, top United Nations officials warned on Monday, putting the country’s…
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Letters to the Editor: The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were about U.S. imperialism, not terrorism

by : The Angeles Times , Jim Lafferty , Lloyd Handler , George Callas To the editor: The real reason why the United States entered into its 20-year war in Afghanistan is actually quite clear. (“The U.S. war in Afghanistan is over — but…
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US Drone Strike Targeted Afghan Aid Worker, Investigation Finds

The US targeted and killed an innocent aid worker for an American company in a drone strike in Afghanistan, the New York Times suggested in an investigation into the country’s final military action of the recently concluded 20-year war. The…
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Video : 20 Years of US Presence: The Costs for Americans and Afghans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POkcHLS577c Invasion of Afghanistan, America’s longest war, the two-decade-long conflict that started in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Killed tens of thousands of people, dogged four U.S.…

The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War

By : Craig Whitlock @CraigMWhitlock , Amazon LinkCraig Michael Whitlock (born 26 March 1968) is a journalist working for The Washington Post, where he is responsible for covering the Pentagon and national security. He has worked as a staff…
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Panjshir Valley, Last Resistance Holdout in Afghanistan, Falls to the Taliban

The Taliban on Monday seized Panjshir province, a restive mountain region that was the final holdout of resistance forces in the country, cementing the group’s total control over Afghanistan a week after U.S. forces departed the country.…
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‘Around’ 100 Americans Left in Afghanistan, Klain Says

White House chief of staff Ron Klain said Sunday that there are around 100 American citizens left in Afghanistan, days after the administration’s Aug. 31 deadline for getting them all out. “We're in touch with all of them who we've identified…
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CIA Head Meets Taliban Leader as Fears for Afghanistan Grow

The director of the CIA met with the Taliban’s top political leader in Kabul, an official said Tuesday, as more reports emerged of abuses in areas held by the fighters, fueling concerns about Afghanistan's future and the fate of those racing…
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Swedish Academic Ashok Swain Asks Why Afghanistan Is Worse Off Today despite US Intervention

Swedish scholar Ashok Swain on Saturday cast aspersions on the United States' involvement in Afghanistan, demonstrating how the war-torn country is worse off today despite foreign intervention. The withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan…