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Ten girls die in Afghanistan explosion as US pushes for permanent presence

By Bill Van Auken, December 18, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told a press conference in Kabul last week that “we are not departing Afghanistan.”

As American commanders target Afghan children

Karzai offers immunity for continued US occupation

By Bill Van Auken, December 10, 2012

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said he is willing to offer US troops immunity from prosecution after 2014, amid fresh reports of war crimes.

Survivors describe bloodbath in Afghan atrocity

By Naomi Spencer, November 15, 2012

In testimony from Afghanistan, witnesses to the March 11 massacre described scenes of terror and grief.

Army pre-trial hearing into March 2012 Afghan massacre concludes

By Naomi Spencer, November 15, 2012

Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers, could face the death penalty if the Army recommends a court-martial.

US Army hearing begins into March 2012 Afghan atrocity

By Naomi Spencer, November 10, 2012

Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, accused of carrying out a massacre of Afghan civilians, faces 16 counts of murder.

Four Afghan children killed in US raid

By Bill Van Auken, October 24, 2012

The killing of Afghan children in a US raid and the disappearance and murder of civilians at the hands of occupation troops have provoked growing anger and protests.

Afghan schools and clinics built by British military to be closed down

By Harvey Thompson, October 23, 2012

A recently leaked report reveals that schools and health clinics built by the British military across Helmand province are to be closed down by 2014.

US in talks on extending Afghanistan occupation past 2014 deadline

By Bill Van Auken, October 18, 2012

The talks are aimed at cementing an open-ended US military presence in Afghanistan.

Five British Royal Marines charged with murdering Afghan insurgent

By Harvey Thompson, October 16, 2012

Five British Royal Marines have been charged with the murder of an insurgent in Afghanistan.

US troop deaths in Afghanistan top 2,000

By Bill Van Auken, October 2, 2012

The 2,000th American soldier died in Afghanistan last weekend as the result of a so-called “insider” attack, underscoring the crisis of the 11-year-old US war.

A balance sheet of the Afghanistan war

By Patrick Martin, September 24, 2012

The Obama administration has withdrawn 33,000 troops, but more than twice as many still remain in Afghanistan.

The unholy nexus between Britain’s royal family, the military and the media in Afghanistan

By Harvey Thompson, September 19, 2012

Saturday’s attack on NATO’s Camp Bastion in Afghanistan has thrown into sharp relief the cabal around Prince Harry, including the British royal family, the military and the media.