Tag: taliban

NEWS

Taliban To U.S. — Stop it!

According to The Washington Post, the Taliban has voiced their objection to the U.S. drone patrols in Afghan airspace, arguing they violate an agreement made last year between the group and the Trump administration. The deal between the Trump White House and the Taliban, also known as the Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan, was signed on February 29, 2020, […]

NEWS

Taliban — Cut Your Beard At Your Own Risk

The Taliban have up the ante in its new rules in Afghanistan. The newly formed government has banned men from cutting or shaving their beards. The leaders reportedly view this as a breach of Islamic law. Anyone violating the rule will be punished, Taliban religious police reportedly said. The new rule has forced a slowdown in business for salon operators. […]

POLITICS

Former President Trump Blows Trumpet On Afghanistan

According to a press report, Former President Trump has argued that the U.S. should not play nice with the Taliban. He said the U.S. should respond with “unequivocal Military force” if the Taliban refuses to return the billions of dollars worth of military equipment that was left behind in Afghanistan or “at least bomb the hell out of” the hardware. […]

NEWS

The U.S. Spent $2 Trillion In Afghanistan – And For What?

There is no shortage of benchmarks to count the cost of the United States’ longest war. Blood is by far the most precious metric. Treasure feels insignificant by comparison. But as images of Afghans swarming Kabul airport, desperately trying to flee Taliban rule, flood screens around the world, the vast sums the US spent trying to build Afghanistan into a […]

NEWS

The U.S. Spent $2 Trillion In Afghanistan – And For What?

There is no shortage of benchmarks to count the cost of the United States’ longest war. Blood is by far the most precious metric. Treasure feels insignificant by comparison. But as images of Afghans swarming Kabul airport, desperately trying to flee Taliban rule, flood screens around the world, the vast sums the US spent trying to build Afghanistan into a […]