Fifteen years after the post-9/11 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, the country stands at a critical crossroads. While fragile gains have been made since the fall of the Taliban regime, the nation faces a daunting array of security, political, and economic risks, despite the fact that over a £100 billion has been spent by Washington alone in the country.
The biggest challenge, exacerbating all other problems, is the country’s internal security situation with insurgency from Taliban militants having spread to 31 of 34 provinces.
The ineptitude of Afghanistan’s US-trained military leaders are to blame for recently losing ground to the Taliban in the country’s southern province of Helmand, Afghan security personnel said on Wednesday.
Soccer player Nadia Nadim spent part of her childhood in Afghanistan during the years of the oppressive Taliban regime. Now a citizen of Denmark, she is living a life she could have never led in her home country.
The killing of six American military personnel in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber Monday underscores a Pentagon report this month that calls the security situation "fragile" and writes of the Taliban's "resilience."
Fourteen years after the 9/11 attacks that led to US President George W. Bush demanding that the Taliban hand over Osama bin Laden and the invasion of Afghanistan, the US and UK are deploying forces after the militant group made fur...