President Trump’s War On Terror, A ‘Condition-Based Approach’ To Afghanistan

The open-ended conflict which started with the Bush administration’s ‘War on Terror,’ an ideological and effectively unwinnable war, is now in its sixteenth year and is the longest U.S. conflict ever. On August 21st, President Trump outlined the future of U.S. engagement in Afghanistan as a “shift from a time-based […]

U.S. Reports Higher Number Of Troops In Afghanistan Than Expected

The Pentagon announced Wednesday, August 30, 2017, that there are an estimated 11,000 American troops in Afghanistan, 4,000 more than the approximate number of 8,400 under the Obama administration. The reporting comes a week after President Donald Trump announced his plan for an increase in U.S. troops in Afghanistan. According […]

Trump To Send 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

After months of speculation, the world finally got its answer on how President Trump would deal with America’s longest ongoing war. This past Monday the president announced that he would be sending in 4,000 new troops to help shore up an ever weaker looking Afghan government which has been reeling […]

The Slow Burn Of The Taliban: Recent Rash Of Attacks Leave Scores Dead In Afghanistan

An estimated 40 Taliban fighters have been killed by Afghan security forces in the southern Helmand in a gun fight that lasted for 12 hours, according to Aljazeera. Insurgents attacked a market in the central Gereshk district on the morning of Friday the August 4th, Afghan news outlet TOLOnews reported. […]

Herat Hit By Suicide Bombing Leaving 29 Dead

Two attackers stormed a Muslim Shi’ite mosque in Western Afghanistan’s Herat Province earlier this week, killing at least 29 and seriously injuring 60 in an attack that has been claimed by the ‘Islamic State’ group. The attackers were a suicide bomber and terrorist armed with an automatic rifle; both are […]

Taking Back Mosul: When Is Collateral Damage Justified?

The degree to which collateral damage may be justified by its potential to shorten a conflict and reduce long-term suffering has been questioned throughout history. Last week, Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared victory in Mosul. It had been under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria […]