Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘Afghanistan’

Former CIA Captive’s Top Secret Diaries Sheds New Light on 9/11, Afghanistan Invasion

Former CIA Captive’s Top Secret Diaries Sheds New Light on 9/11, Afghanistan Invasion

A new exclusive investigative story by Jason Leopold, who obtained the long sought after personal diaries of Abu Zubaydah, the first high-value detainee captured after 9/11 subjected to a brutal torture regimen by US government interrogators. The six volumes of diaries shed light on Zubaydah’s evolution from computer engineering student to student of jihad in […]

Sold Into “a Piece of Hell:” A Death Of Innocence At Gitmo

Sold Into “a Piece of Hell:” A Death Of Innocence At Gitmo

This investigative report was written by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. Sold for a $5,000 bounty, Adnan Latif was among the first prisoners detained at Guantanamo. A federal judge and two presidential administrations said he didn’t belong there. A decade later he left in a box – and no one will say why. […]

Jason Leopold Exclusive: Reference Guide Instructs US Military Personnel to Respect Afghan Culture In Order To Prevent “Green On Blue” Attacks

Jason Leopold Exclusive: Reference Guide Instructs US Military Personnel to Respect Afghan Culture In Order To Prevent “Green On Blue” Attacks

Jason Leopold at Truthout got his hands on an unclassified, For Official Use Only, Army “pocket reference guide” that instructs troops how to respond to and avoid “green on blue” attacks. Leopold reports: US military personnel in Afghanistan have been told to “respect Islam, Koran or a mosque” and “Afghan women, elders and children” in […]

FOIA Exposes Forceful Drugging Of Detainees: Investigative Journalist Jason Leopold Discusses Latest Exclusive He Co-Wrote

FOIA Exposes Forceful Drugging Of Detainees: Investigative Journalist Jason Leopold Discusses Latest Exclusive He Co-Wrote

For years, current and former detainees from Guantanamo and other US military sites, as well as their attorneys, have argued that they were forcibly given pills and injected with unknown medications. Often, they alleged that this happened during or immediately prior to interrogation sessions. And now, thanks to a Freedom of Information Act Request filed by […]

Military Officer Exposes Afghanistan “Success” As A Lie

Military Officer Exposes Afghanistan “Success” As A Lie

“Rosy official statements” from top US military brass are misleading the American people into believing our occupation of Afghanistan is yielding solid results toward building a sustainable democracy. Instead, says Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis – who traveled more than 9,000 miles and “talked, traveled and patrolled with troops in Kandahar, Kunar, Ghazni, Khost, Paktika, […]

Jason Leopold: Torture’s Other Victims: US Soldiers Who Served In Iraq, Afghanistan

Jason Leopold: Torture’s Other Victims: US Soldiers Who Served In Iraq, Afghanistan

Interview conducted by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. The Iraq war isn’t over. For tens of thousands of soldiers returning from the battlefield, it never will be. Some of these men and women will turn to alcohol and drugs to ease their mental injuries; some will end up homeless, unemployed and divorced. Some […]

Negotiating With Pakistan

Negotiating With Pakistan

When the Taliban dishonored their word and exploited the trust of the Afghan government by assassinating Afghanistan’s High Peace Council Chair and its former President Burhanuddin Rabbani, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai was left with no choice but to approach the peace process with a pragmatic view. Mr. Karzai stated that Afghanistan will no longer enter […]

CIA Kidnapped, Tortured “the Wrong Guy,” Says Former Agency Operative Glenn Carle

CIA Kidnapped, Tortured “the Wrong Guy,” Says Former Agency Operative Glenn Carle

Reporting by Jason Leopold. Originally published on Truthout. Rob Richer, the No. 2 ranking official in the CIA’s clandestine service, paid a visit to Glenn Carle‘s office in December 2002 and presented the veteran CIA operative with an urgent proposal. “I want you to go on a temporary assignment,” Carle recalls Richer telling him. “It’s […]

“Confess Or Be Ready To Die”: UN Report Pummels US Ally Afghanistan On Torture

“Confess Or Be Ready To Die”: UN Report Pummels US Ally Afghanistan On Torture

The UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) has released its October 2011 report on “Treatment of Conflict-Related Detainees in Afghanistan” (PDF). Ten years after the US invaded Afghanistan to oust the Taliban regime, and ostensibly dismantle the Al Qaeda forces linked to the 9/11 attacks, the regime in place is not only hopelessly corrupt and […]

Word Games: Most US Media Hide An American Atrocity In Afghanistan Behind ‘NATO’ And Fudge The Victims’ Ages

Word Games: Most US Media Hide An American Atrocity In Afghanistan Behind ‘NATO’ And Fudge The Victims’ Ages

The people of Afghanistan know who was flying the two helicopter gunships that brutally hunted down and slaughtered, one by one, nine boys apparently as young as seven years old, as they gathered firewood on a hillside March 1. In angry demonstrations after the incident, they were shouting “Death to America.” Americans are still blissfully […]

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