The Long Lost War: The U.S. Military in Afghanistan

The Long Lost War: The U.S. Military in Afghanistan

The last four decades have seen Afghanistan exist as a nation ravaged by perpetual war following successive invasions by the Soviet Union and the United States. Today, left mainly on its own, Afghanistan remains in a state of civil unrest as its government continues its battle for hegemony against Taliban insurgents.

With western forces no longer at conflict with the Taliban, Afghan state forces and negotiators now trying to agree on a peace of their own amidst escalations and clashes with the terrorist group; oftentimes leaving civilians in the crossfire.

‘A Long Lost War: The U.S. Military in Afghanistan’ takes viewers to the embattled Wardak province on the outskirts of Kabul to examine how far along the country is in its peace process and to show viewers the realities of living in a decades long war-zone while taking a look at the progress that was made, and lost, since the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan.

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The Long Lost War: The U.S. Military in Afghanistan
  • A Long Lost War: The U.S. Military in Afghanistan

    The last four decades have seen Afghanistan exist as a nation ravaged by perpetual war following successive invasions by the Soviet Union and the United States. Today, left mainly on its own, Afghanistan remains in a state of civil unrest as its government continues its battle for hegemony agains...

Extras

  • The lives of Afghan’s under insurgent rule

    After nearly two decades of fighting, insurgents- the Taliban and ISIL- control large areas of Afghanistan. Civilian deaths were at record numbers last year.
    We examine the effect attacks are having on Afghans and how a suicide attack can destroy families.

  • Full Frame: Countering Extremism

    Early data suggests that during the pandemic, terrorism increased in some parts of the world. Host Mike Walter speaks to Kyle Dietrich, Director of Peacebuilding for Equal Access International, and Orzala Nemat, director of the Kabul-based think tank, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit.

  • Afghan war takes a more destructive turn

    Taliban forces are increasing their control over large parts of the country as U.S. soldiers prepare to leave Afghanistan.

    Iolo ap Dafydd reports: https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2021-08-08/Afghan-war-takes-a-more-destructive-and-deadlier-turn--12xIKrmIVpK/index.html

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