Afghanistan & Pakistan

For More Than Ten Years the Richest Country in the World Has Been "At War" With the Poorest Country in the World

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Journalist Anand Gopal on MSF Hospital Attack and Next Phase of Afghanistan War

Rania Khalek | October 14, 2015

There was talk maybe a year or two ago about how the American war in Afghanistan was over, but actually it never ended.

Editor's Note: World Can't Wait is one organization who has been consistent in its condemnation of the US war on Afghanistan. We urge you to read this exchange with Anand Gopal, a journalist who spent years of the war in Afghanistan, and who joins in our condemnation.


No One “Deserves” to Suffer the Crimes of this Government. U.S. Out of Afghanistan. NOW.

Revolution Newspaper | October 5, 2015 asks in response to the U.S. Air Force bombing a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz, Afghanistan: "You want to talk about terrorism? Yes, terrorism is a method of reactionary jihadists. But they can only dream of carrying out massacres that bring destruction and death on the scale of massacres brought by the United States."


Bombing Hospitals is a War Crime

Curt Wechsler | October 5, 2015

The death toll from U.S. "sustained bombing" of a trauma center in Kunduz, Afghanistan has risen to 22. The attack constitutes a grave violation of International Humanitarian Law, charge officials of Doctors Without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). “The [U.S. government] description of the attack keeps changing – from collateral damage, to a tragic incident, to now attempting to pass responsibility to the Afghanistan government.” Twelve MSF staff members and at least 10 patients, including three children, were killed. Another 37 people were injured.


US Occupation of Afghanistan to Continue for At Least Another Year

Debra Sweet | March 30, 2015

Farkhunda's funeral in KabulRemember back in 2011, when the Obama administration said all US troops would be out of Afghanistan by 2014? Didn't happen. Then they said 2024, but that "most" would be gone by 2015. Earlier this week the public announcement was made that almost all of the 10,000 troops still there will stay... until at least 2016.


Sgt. Bergdahl May Get Life in Military Prison. What About the Real War Criminals?

The Real War CriminalsDebra Sweet | March 30, 2015

Last week, the Army charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, which could mean life in military prison.


Obama Expands U.S. Military Plans in Afghanistan

Debra Sweet | November 24, 2014

Today Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was sacked. News analysts on MSNBC explained that the Obama administration feels they need a more “war-prepared” secretary to lead the mission, which has changed from a draw-down in Iraq & Afghanistan to a new expansion of bombing and increased troop deployments.


Civilian Drone Deaths Triple in Afghanistan, UN Agency Finds

Alice Ross | February 8, 2014

Civilian drone deaths in Afghanistan tripled last year, according to a report by a UN agency. Forty-five civilians died in drone strikes in 2013.

The report, by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (Unama), found that drone strikes accounted for at least a third of all civilian deaths in air strikes last year. Unama notes that it is sometimes difficult to establish which type of aircraft carried out a strike, so the true total could be higher.


Attacks on Wedding Parties by the United States, a Partial List

Felton Davis | December 16, 2013

“Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding party of the lamb.”
- Revelation 19:9


Afghanistan: The Bilateral Security Agreement and Karzai's So-called Objections

A World to Win News Service | November 11, 2013

The U.S. and Afghan President Hamid Karzai are currently negotiating what they call a bilateral security agreement to sketch out the framework for U.S. operations in the country after the end of 2014, when Washington said it would withdraw some or all of its troops. The tensions surrounding these talks reflect the complexity of the situation for the occupiers and their lack of good options.


Life Under the Drones in Pakistan

Paul Gottinger & Madiha Tahir | October 2, 2013

Paul Gottinger: Most of the drone strikes are happening in North Waziristan (Northwest Pakistan) along the border of Afghanistan. Could you give us some background on the culture and the way of life there?

Madiha Tahir: These days you can’t get into North Waziristan, which is where 90% of the drone strikes have been happening. So I go to Bannu, which is a border town where people from North Waziristan come during the day to do business, shopping, ect.


Not a "Good War" — A Disaster in Afghanistan

Debra Sweet | October 1, 2013

Gardez massacre victimsThe U.S. War on Afghanistan — I refuse to call it the "Afghanistan war" because Afghans didn't start it — is now 12 years old.  Longer than the official American war on Vietnam; it's gone on half a generation, or more.


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