Afghanistan

‘1mn died’ from Afghan heroin, drug production ’40 times higher’ since NATO op

‘1mn died’ from Afghan heroin, drug production ’40 times higher’ since NATO op

Heroin production in Afghanistan increased 40 times since NATO began its ‘War on Terror’ in 2001, the head of Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service stated, adding that more than 1million people have died from Afghan heroin since then. “Afghan heroin has killed more than 1 million people worldwide since the ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’ began and […]

Iranian Oops: US may have broken own sanctions by buying Tehran’s oil

Iranian Oops: US may have broken own sanctions by buying Tehran’s oil

There is a high probability that US sanctions against Iran have been violated by its own army. Part of the $1.55 billion in fuel the US bought from Turkmenistan for the Afghan army in the last five years may have originated in Iran. A report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) suggested […]

Michael Hastings: Pentagon Press Corps is an extension of Pentagon

Michael Hastings: Pentagon Press Corps is an extension of Pentagon

A year after a scathing article in Rolling Stone forced US Army general Stanley McChrystal out of his post in Afghanistan, journalist Michael Hastings reflects on the experience that ended up not at all like he would have imagined. “I was somewhat surprised by the response,” Hastings told RT. His article, The Runaway General, made […]