Afghanistan: US Prepares Final Military Withdrawal as Taliban Continues Advance

Army Gen. Scott Miller (left) hands flag off to Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie after he relinquished command in Kabul on Monday. (Photo: Paula Bronstein, WSJ) By Jakob Stein As Joe Biden announced that the remaining US troops would pull out of Afghanistan by August 31, the Taliban has continued their offensive against Afghan security forces, seizing control of important border crossings and targeting provincial capitals. … Continue reading Afghanistan: US Prepares Final Military Withdrawal as Taliban Continues Advance

Biden’s Withdrawal from Afghanistan Still Motivated by Imperialist Aims

By Jakob Stein On April 14, Joe Biden formally announced his plans to end the US military’s war in Afghanistan and withdraw troops after 20 years, an estimated $2 trillion spent, countless casualties, and untold misery for the people of Afghanistan. The plan for withdrawal, which was initiated during diplomatic talks between the Trump administration and the Taliban starting in 2019, has drawn both praise … Continue reading Biden’s Withdrawal from Afghanistan Still Motivated by Imperialist Aims

Trump to Order Expedited US Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Cover photo of Taliban fighters by Wali Sabawoon By Mike Talavera According to a draft order making the rounds at the Pentagon this week, US President Donald Trump has set in motion plans to accelerate the reduction of US ground forces in Afghanistan. The move has provoked outrage from Trump’s critics, but his opponents are downplaying the fact that Trump’s hand is being forced by … Continue reading Trump to Order Expedited US Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan