Helmand

Taliban militants have been fighting for control over Helmand province.
-- As a result of the U.S. military draw down in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense has lost much of its ability to collect
The anti-Soviet mujahideen of the 1980s morphing into Taliban and Al Qaeda in the 1990s and now mutating into the virulent ISIS becomes possible when there is a continued demand for their lethal product. Pakistan's consistent use of jihadism as a tool of statecraft and foreign policy over the past four decades has created a jihadist ecosystem which would require much more than tactical measures like the military operations it has undertaken so far.
WASHINGTON (AP) — One U.S. troop was killed and two wounded in fighting Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military
"I take strong exception to allegations that I interfered in the process and demonstrated a lack of integrity or compliance
As we move from security transition towards the transformational decade (2015-2024), we are faced with even less military and civilian support to assist current counter-narcotics efforts in Afghanistan in a meaningful way.
Joseph Chamblin, the Marine who got in trouble for urinating on Taliban corpses said recently that he would do it again if
Bees play a critical role in our ecosystem. About one-third of the world's food supply relies on insects such as bees for
In Garmsir district, south of Lashkar Gah, a tractor also hit a roadside bomb, killing one civilian and wounding four others
The Taliban said it had no information about the kidnappings, which officials said took place on July 11. Lashkar Gah is
Would we want unmanned aerial vehicles to fly over the U.S. dropping 500 pound bombs over suspected "high value targets" without any consideration of innocent civilians?
Read the full National Business Agenda in English at the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry website. Appropriately
We see the cost of war, but it doesn't affect -- or prevent -- our decisions. We actually, finally, have to stop making people like the nine children who died, pay it.
We cannot afford an endless war in Afghanistan. We need a responsible end to the war so we can focus on getting our economy back on track. Let's bring our troops home -- because it's time.
Today is the one-year anniversary of the launch of the escalated military strategy in Afghanistan. It's clear from the last 12 months that the escalation strategy is a failure. It's time to come home.
When the Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, deployed to the Sangin district of Afghanistan's Helmand province
Indeed, an article from the Canadian National Post described his role at the restaurant: Sunday's reporting by the New York
A study by an international think tank found recently that nine out of ten Afghan men in two key southern provinces have never heard of the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
It is true that Americans are desperate to flush out the Taliban and their patience is running thin, however it is not a good idea to wipe out an entire village and further escalate the public backlash.