Pakistan’s leader says world losing Afghan war

Pakistan’s leader says world losing Afghan war because of its failure to win over the Afghan people By PAISLEY DODDS (AP) – Aug 3, 2010 LONDON — The U.S.-led coalition’s battle against the Taliban has already been lost because of its failure to win over the...
The Left’s Silence On Afghanistan

The Left’s Silence On Afghanistan

by MICHAEL A. COHEN, June 11, 2010 Earlier this month, the Pentagon released a 152-page report outlining the increasingly grim situation in Afghanistan. The paper highlighted the Afghan government (and its security services) lack of capability; the enduring challenge...

Corruption in the Pentagon is no match for the Afghan government

Tomgram: Christopher Hellman, May 20, 2010 When it comes to the Pentagon and the U.S. military, wherever you look, there’s money being handed out.  Wildly and in staggering amounts.  Early this month, for instance, the U.S. Army announced that it had awarded KBR, the...

Bill for Afghan War Could Run Into the Trillions

Bill for Afghan War Could Run Into the Trillions … and doesn’t include effective social and economic development Monday 17 May 2010 by: Eli Clifton  Inter Press Service Washington – The U.S. Senate is moving forward with a 59-billion-dollar spending...

One Third of US Drone Victims are Civilians

One Third of US Drone Victims are Civilians The report, by the Washington-based New America Foundation, will fuel growing criticism of the use of unmanned drones in the fight against al-Qaeda and Taliban militants, who use Pakistan as a base for attacks on Nato forces...