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The High Price of 16 Years of Failure in Afghanistan Afghanistan

The High Price of 16 Years of Failure in Afghanistan Afghanistan


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Credit: Author and former DEA Agent Jeffrey James Higgins (shown in front) during Afghanistan drug interdiction operation.

U.S. Army soldiers overseeing the training of Afghan National Army soldiers in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2016. Credit Adam Ferguson for The New York ...

Ghost schools and goats: 16 years of U.S. taxpayer waste in Afghanistan - Chicago Tribune

Afghan troops pull out of Helmand districts

The war in Afghanistan may have been forgotten, but it's not over, and US President Donald Trump must decide what happens now.

A U.S. Marine shakes hand with Afghan National Army soldiers.

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Lawmakers: 'War Machine' satire reflects truth of Afghanistan failure - Stripes

U.S. Army soldiers fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province southern Afghanistan, in 2011.

An increase in bombings spreads fear in Afghanistan. It could also be a message to President Trump

Pentagon says war in Afghanistan costs taxpayers $45 billion per year

Members of the Afghan security force patrol during an ongoing an operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in Kot district of Nangarhar province on ...

Afghan Taliban militants gather around parts of a US F-16 aircraft that was struck

Civil-military relationsWho will fight the next war? Failures in Iraq and Afghanistan ...

Afghan militiamen pose during a disarmament cermony in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province,

An Australian special forces soldier in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan.

US soldier in Afghanistan, questions captive with the help of an Afghan translator

After 16 Years, Afghanistan War Is 'At Best A Grinding Stalemate,' Journalist Says

Newspapers hang for sale at a stand carrying headlines with photo of the U.S. President Donald

Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges

... from the Second Battalion, 87th Infantry oversaw training of the 215th Corps of the Afghan National Army at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province last year.

U.S. soldiers cover their faces from the dust blown around by the rotors of a helicopter

US soldiers disembark from a Chinook helicopter in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, May 2007.

The current situation in Afghanistan and the need to project its real image

U.S. soldiers stand guard near the site of a U.S. bombing in the Achin district of

Consolidation: the taking of Kandahar[edit]

Photo Gallery: The Challenges of Training Police in Afghanistan

US Marine Corps soldiers pay their respects during a memorial service in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 2009. (AP Photo / Julie Jacobson)

Helal, 10, works as a brick maker at a brick kiln outside Kabul.

U.S. soldiers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment greet their Afghan police counterparts during an advising mission

President Donald Trump suggested further and stronger military action in Afghanistan during a primetime speech Monday, though he did not specify the number ...

Men smoking heroin in Quetta, Pakistan, near the border with Afghanistan.

... looks out over Kabul as he arrives via helicopter at Resolute Support headquarters on April 24, 2017 in in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo credit Getty Images

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Two American soldiers and a member of the Afghan military looked for caves with weapons caches near Kandahar in February. Credit Scott Olson/Getty Images

America's Cascading Disaster in Afghanistan. the Oval Offrice .

A US soldier mans a gun at the back gate aboard the helicopter carrying US Defense

Timeline: US intervention in Afghanistan 2001 to 2017

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PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan ñ U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Chris Buchness (right)

If you want to hear the truth about a war, ask a serving soldier. In the case of Afghanistan, as the UK combat role ends after 448 fatalities and the ...

Mineral Resource Map of Afghanistan

... a variety of sources (Figure 10).


Afghan President Ashraf Ghani stands at his desk in the presidential palace in Kabul on May

Reinforcing Failure in Afghanistan

Donald Trump May Escalate the Afghanistan War He Spent Years Calling a “Terrible Mistake”

Narco-terrorism describes the nexus between drug traffickers and terrorists. It manifests itself in four basic forms: 1) drug traffickers who engage in ...

A presidential guard stands watch inside the palace compound in Kabul on May 11.

How a young Afghan military contractor became spectacularly rich.

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary

The Nation-Building Experiment That Failed: Time For U.S. To Leave Afghanistan

'We Are Not Nation-Building Again,' Trump Says While Unveiling Afghanistan Strategy

On Monday night, at Fort Myer, in Arlington, Virginia, President Trump delivered a vague but hawkish speech about the Afghanistan war.

An Afghan police officer at his unit's outpost overlooking the districts north of Farah, the capital of the province that goes by the same name.

Pakistani demonstrators gather during a protest against US aid cuts at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border

... force documents leaked to the ABC give an unprecedented insight into the clandestine operations of Australia's elite special forces in Afghanistan.

Ghani takes stock in an ornate dining room in the presidential palace in Afghanistan's capital of

U.S. Policy in Afghanistan: Changing Strategies, Preserving Gains - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Afghan farmers harvest raw opium in a poppy field. (AP Photo / Allauddin Khan)

Afghanistan War | History, Combatants, Facts, & Timeline | Britannica.com

Soviet armored vehicles being loaded onto trains in Termez, Uzbekistan, after being withdrawn from Afghanistan in 1988. Credit V. Kiselev/Sputnik, ...

A crew member climbs into a U.S. Blackhawk helicopter before it takes off following a mission

Revenue Growth in Afghanistan Continues Strong but Future Uncertain | United States Institute of Peace

3, the reduction in rainfed production and productivity has been more drastic than in irrigated wheat. This reduction has come mainly from reduced acreage ...

US Spent $78 Million On Afghan Anti-Corruption Scheme That Failed Epically

Selected Articles: Remembering the Inception of the “War on Terrorism” – 16 Years of Afghan Crisis

Top US commander in Afghanistan tells troops 'we are with you' with Trump set to address nation | The Independent

Escalating the war in Afghanistan would be the wrong decision

Afghan women wait outside a Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) Clinic to seek

Afghanistan Taliban

Donald Trump considers privatising the war in Afghanistan

Privatization of Security Can Derail US-Led Stabilization of Afghanistan

Afghanistan to cost more than Marshall Plan, watchdog says

The report, by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), notes that the loss of territory is probably because of a strategic ...

A woman recently admitted to the National Center for the Treatment of Addiction for Women and Children in Kabul is calmed by nurses and doctors after ...

A U.S. Army Special Forces medic in Kandahar Province in September 2008.

For one Afghan teenage girl, the refugee trail is as dangerous as the war left behind


Afghanistan Anschlag auf Nato-Konvoi in Kabul (picture-alliance/AP/dpa

While rehab center staffers search for women in the dry bed of the Kabul River near a notorious addict colony under the Pule Sukhta bridge, ...

A 16 year old Afghan girl married at the age of 13 cooks for her family

President Trump waves from Air Force Once

Here's Exactly How Much The US Has Spent On The War In Afghanistan — So Far

Veterans' Day Special: An Afghan War Casualty Looks Back and Wonders Why – Foreign Policy

Paying a high price for his courage: Colonel Oliver Lee is pictured above during his

A U.S. Marine on patrol in Iraq Jacob Silberberg / AP

Victory or Failure in Afghanistan: 2018 Will Be the Deciding Year | Politics | US News

Picturing Afghanistan