Afghanistan war continuing


This video from the USA is called Rethink Afghanistan War (Part 5): Women of Afghanistan.

Amid signs of increasing desperation in the nine-year US war in Afghanistan, Washington has simultaneously launched a major offensive in Kandahar and escalated its attacks across the border in Pakistan: here.

Pre-trial hearings began Monday into atrocities committed by US Army soldiers over the past year near Kandahar: here. And here.

A soldier’s exposure of the circumstances of a colleague’s death is being exploited to push for the deployment of more Australian troops to the Afghan war: here.

Spreading democracy in Afghanistan, arrest of one journalist at a time: here.

A Nato raid in Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni province has killed four children and wounded three adults, an Afghan official has said: here.

Obama’s Wars, the new book by journalist Bob Woodward, reveals that the CIA has been running a private army of 3,000 Afghan mercenaries since 2002, operating in both Afghanistan and Pakistan: here.

Ann Jones has spent much of the past nine years in Afghanistan working as a journalist, photographer and humanitarian aid worker. She has focused largely on the impact the war has had on the women of Afghanistan. Her new book is War Is Not Over When It’s Over: Women and the Unseen Consequences of Conflict. [includes rush transcript]: here.

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