Afghanistan war

Robert Gaines & Scott Horton: It’s Time to Stop Fighting Osama bin Laden’s War

Osama bin Laden is long dead, but his plans live on through American foreign policy. In 2001, al Qaeda consisted of only 400 ideologues in the far corners of the world. After the recent regime change wars in Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Syria, typical estimates place their membership at around 20,000. To top it all off, the American economy is out $5.6 trillion dollars for the whole failed project. This is not the legacy of a war to spread, or even protect, liberty and prosperity. Instead it is the legacy of an evil but gifted tactician, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Supporters of hardline pro-Taliban party Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Nazaryati (JUI-N) shout anti-US slogans during a protest in Quetta on May 2, 2011 after the killing of Osama Bin Laden by US Special Forces in a ground operation in Pakistan's hill station of Abbottabad. Pakistan said that the killing of Osama bin Laden …

Pakistan Welcomes Trump’s Approach to Ending Afghan War

Pakistan this week welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to make political reconciliation between the Afghan Taliban and Kabul the primary goal of America’s strategy to end the more than 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.

WASHINGTON, USA - SEPTEMBER 9: Candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination Donald Trump waits to speak at a rally held by the Tea Party at the United States Capitol to speak out against President Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran in Washington, USA on September 9, 2015. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu …

Trump Urges Pakistan PM to Assist U.S. on Taliban Peace Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump, in a letter sent to the Pakistani prime minister on Monday, urged the country to assist the United States “in achieving a negotiated settlement of the Afghan war,” Pakistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

U.S., Taliban to Join Russia-Hosted Afghan Peace Talks

The United States and the Taliban, in a move described as unprecedented, reportedly agreed to participate in the second round of negotiations to end the more than 17-year-old war in Afghanistan on Friday.

Afghan Taliban militants stand with residents as they took to the street to celebrate ceasefire on the second day of Eid in the outskirts of Jalalabad on June 16,2018. - Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces hugged and took selfies with each other in restive eastern Afghanistan on June 16, …

Taliban Renews Calls for Direct Talks with U.S.

The Afghan Taliban chief, Hibatullah Akhundzada, renewed calls this week for direct discussions with the United States to end the nearly 17-year-old war — this time in a statement personally signed by the leader stressing that the withdrawal of “occupying forces” is the “only path” towards peace.

Afghan Taliban Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada and Donald Trump