The Pentagon’s much-touted plan for staging 'out-of-horizon' operations in Afghanistan appears to be a pipe dream.
It seems terrorists are having a free rein in Afghanistan to kill people at will, especially those engaged in worship at mosques, without being arrested or brought to justice for their crimes against humanity.
The United States has engaged in repeated violations of the UN Charter and the Geneva Conventions. And the unlawful U.S. killing with drones violates the right to life enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, another treaty the U.S. has ratified.
In recent years, the U.S. and its European allies have decreased the number of ground troops deployed overseas in the so-called war on terror, turning instead to airstrikes, while their local partners carry out ground operations.
The recent Kabul bombing reveals a cadre of US generals who lack the courage to admit the dishonor of killing civilians.
Top US generals who misled Congress and the American public about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have not only avoided repercussions after conducting a disinformation campaign for 20 years, but were instead rewarded for their deceivingly positive assessments.
In a new report authored by the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, it has been found that the federal government has spent $21 trillion on war and militarization both inside the U.S. and around the world over the past 20 years.
International aid agencies working in Afghanistan are sounding the alarm over a health system at "risk of collapse" as the financial support to the war-torn nation was slashed following the Taliban's return to power last month.