Noam Chomsky’s 1973 book, The Backroom Boys, exposed the lies used by the US establishment to justify the war on Vietnam and pointed out that these were not aberrations. The latest documents on the Afghan war prove this point
The 70-year-old North Atlantic Treaty Organization that met in London on December 4 is a stale military holdover from the Cold War days that should have gracefully retired many years ago.
As many as 16 candidates are fighting to win the support of more than 9.6 million voters in Afghanistan’s fourth presidential election since 2001. The elections on September 28 are taking place amid rising violence by the Taliban and more attacks by US and government forces
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha discusses the firing of US National Security Advisor John Bolton and the future of US policy with respect to West Asia and other parts of the world.
Nearly 15 years after the first presidential election, there are very few national political parties in Afghanistan, a structural weakness that prevents democracy from taking root in the country
Manning was released after the 62-day term of the grand jury expired. She has been summoned again to testify against Assange.
The attack took place in the western Bakwa district and the most of the civilians were daily wage laborers. Pro-government forces killed more civilians than the Taliban in the first three months of the year
A UN report documented that pro-government and international forces were responsible for 305 of the 581 deaths recorded so far this year. This is a 39% increase from the same period last year
The attack on the city of Kunduz was condemned by the UN assistance mission, which said it deliberately targeted civilian officials.
A report by the UNAMA and UN Human Rights Office states that 3,804 civilians were killed in Afghanistan in 2018, the highest ever, and a majority of the killings were by the anti-government forces, including the Taliban and the Islamic State
Soldiers also engaged in cover-ups by disguising civilians as militants to make operations appear legitimate. The Middle East Eye report revealed how junior officers in the British army were taught to specifically shoot such civilians during their training