TIME: President Richard Nixon promised Americans that the Paris Peace Accords ending the Vietnam War would bring “peace with honor.” They brought neither, and it now appears that the Afghan War is headed for a similar denouement. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: There is deep conflict between the US intelligence community’s views on the prospects for Afghan peace and Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad’s optimism, a senior US senator has said on Wednesday. Khalilzad has held six rounds of peace talks with the Taliban and on Wednesday he briefed US lawmakers over the issue. Click here to read more
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 23, 2019 ISLAMABAD — The United Nations warned Thursday the civilian casualty toll from airstrikes by pro-government forces in Afghanistan continues to rise. The latest such raids occurred this week in southern Helmand and eastern Kunar provinces, killing at least 14 Afghan civilians, said the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
Sirwan Kajjo VOA News May 23, 2019 WASHINGTON — An American man, convicted of providing support to the Taliban, has been released from prison. John Walker Lindh, known as the “American Taliban,” was released from a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., Thursday after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence. Lindh was captured during the
The National Interest: Pakistan’s objectives for Afghanistan have always been different than those of the United States. Not only has Pakistan not helped the United States in Afghanistan, but from the very beginning through its support of the Taliban, Pakistan has actively worked against our interests and is responsible for prolongation of the war and the
Tolo News: US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is appearing before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday for a closed hearing on the Afghan reconciliation process, said US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It is expected that Khalilzad will brief the committee on his talks with Abdul Ghani Baradar Taliban’s political deputy and his team as
Mohammed Harun Arsalai via TRT World: Trump’s effort to pardon Mathew Golsteyn, the Army Green Beret who killed an unarmed Afghan in 2010, as well as the pardon of Matthew Behenna, a soldier convicted in 2009 of murdering a released detainee in Iraq, is part of a broader campaign to obscure the reality of the US-led
Press TV May 19, 2019 US President Donald Trump has asked for immediate preparation of paperwork required to pardon several American troops convicted or accused of war crimes – including premeditated murder, attempted murder and desecration of a corpse, a report reveals. The requests are for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher of the Navy SEALs,
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 19, 2019 ISLAMABAD — Taliban and American military officials have taken to social media to accuse each other of acting against peace building efforts in conflict-torn Afghanistan. The spar between the two adversaries via Twitter comes as American and representatives of the insurgent group are engaged in a months-long dialogue to
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 17, 2019 ISLAMABAD — A foreign military airstrike in Afghanistan’s embattled southern Helmand province has mistakenly killed at least 17 government forces and wounded 14 others. A local security official requesting anonymity Friday confirmed to VOA the casualties, saying the deadly strike occurred just outside the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah