Civilians are bearing the brunt of the US-led counterinsurgency campaign in Afghanistan, the UN has confirmed: here.
The US media has launched a full-scale effort to suppress growing popular opposition to the war in Afghanistan, using one-sided propaganda about Taliban atrocities to conceal the murderous character of the American intervention: here.
US Army colonel says soldier Bradley Manning should be praised for telling the truth about Afghanistan: here.
The latest entry into the trumped-up debate over the fate of women in Afghanistan comes from Judy Bachrach, an editor at Vanity Fair. It’s all part and parcel of a campaign, some well meaning and so not so well meaning, to justify America’s failing counterinsurgency policy in that devastated nation by raising the banner of women’s rights, a debate kicked off by the now ubiquitous Time magazine cover photograph of an Afghan woman whose face was mutilated, allegedly by a Taliban-allied, reactionary tribal potentate: here.
CIA memo leaked by Wikileaks reveals strategy to “Use Plight of Afghan Women to Win Public Support for War”: here.
The military commissions trial for Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen seized by US Special Forces in Afghanistan in 2002 when he was 15 years old, is set to start today at Guantánamo Bay: here.
Obama’s First Military Tribunal Tries Child Soldier Tortured at Bagram and Gitmo: here.
With Canada’s Conservative government acting as their accomplice and in violation of international law, the Obama administration and US military have coerced child soldier Omar Khadr into a plea bargain: here.