These videos may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
democracynow on Nov 7, 2013
www.democracynow.org A video just posted online by Rolling Stone shows a hogtied prisoner being whipped by Afghan security forces, as what appears to be two unidentified American military officers look on. According to investigative reporter Matthieu Aikins, the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command confirmed an ongoing investigation into the incident. Aikins says the video fits with a general pattern of recurring abuse of detainees in U.S. and Afghan custody.
War Crimes in Afghanistan? 10 Bodies of Abducted Villagers Found Outside US Special Forces Base 1/2
democracynow on Nov 7, 2013
www.democracynow.org – Shortly after the U.S. military was forced to vacate a base in Afghanistan’s Wardak Province this spring, the bodies of 10 Afghan villagers were found nearby. All of the people had disappeared after being detained by U.S. special forces. The base was used by a unit known as “The A-Team,” which has also been linked to eight other murders in Wardak. The mystery behind the deaths is the center of a shocking new exposé which reports the disappearances and killings could amount to some of the gravest war crimes perpetrated by U.S. forces since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. We are joined by Matthieu Aikins, an award-winning investigative journalist based in Kabul who spent five months investigating the killings for his Rolling Stone article, “The A-Team Killings.”
Afghanistan: A Distant War
NewAmericaFoundation on Nov 7, 2013
Renowned photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg has been publishing photographs from Afghanistan since 1988, when he accompanied a group of mujahideen fighters across the border from Pakistan. The remarkable images he has captured bring into focus the day-to-day consequences of war, poverty, oppression, and political turmoil in Afghanistan — a country few people once thought about, but one that now evokes the deepest of emotions.
In his new book, Afghanistan: A Distant War, Nickelsberg’s stunning photographs are accompanied by insightful texts from experts on Afghanistan and the Taliban, as well as his own extensive commentary. Timely and important, the book serves as a reminder that Afghanistan and the rest of the world remain inextricably linked, no matter how much we long to separate ourselves from distant realities.
Photographer, Afghanistan: A Distant War
Director, National Security Program
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