Regions / Afghanistan
By occupying Afghanistan, the United States hurts itself in almost as many ways as it does Afghanistan.
Grandiosity plus ineptitude equals a senseless death.
The hearts and minds of Pakistan have spoken. But they can't be heard above the white noise of war.
6,500 halted vehicles an indication of the power of veto Pakistan has over the war in Afghanistan.
Sometimes it's the little things in the big stories that catch your eye.
Once again, a Democratic president's fear of appearing weak has, in fact, weakened the United States.
A successful U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan depends on keeping India in the loop.
At the same time as it's exploring talks with the Taliban, the U.S. has launched a major military operation in Kandahar.
Afghanistan is a crossroads of civilizations and an almost bewilderingly complicated place.
Yes, it would be funny if it weren't so grim. After all, when it comes to squandering money and resources in strange and distant places (or even here at home), you can count on the practitioners of American-style war to be wildly over the top.