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Democracy Now! has regularly covered the Afghanistan War since it was launched Oct. 7, 2001. Over the years, we have interviewed dozens of independent journalists, civilians living in the conflict zones, scholars, veterans, and antiwar activists.

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  • The U.S. media may be blindly following where the State Department leads them, but the American public is less willing to follow Clinton’s hawkish line. You wouldn’t know it watching TV or reading the corporate papers, which rarely report on peace groups. A look at what peace groups are doing around the country in response to the Sudan and Afghanistan bombings.
    Aug 25, 1998 | Story
  • Noam Chomsky calls the U.S. bombings of the Sudan and Afghanistan an act of international terrorism. By not going to the UN Security Council for authorization to take action against the alleged targets, the U.S. violated international law.
    Aug 25, 1998 | Story
  • An unexploded U.S. missile reportedly has been found in western Pakistan, but Pakistani officials would not comment today after a similar report last week was later denied. Local officials said the missile was found in a remote area Sunday and handed over to the military the same day, four days after U.S. missiles struck an alleged training camp in neighboring Afghanistan. They said the missile fell in Kharan, 380 miles south of the U.S. target...
    Aug 24, 1998 | Story
  • President Clinton ordered cruise missile attacks on targets in Afghanistan and the Sudan. Anywhere from 75 from 100 missiles were launched, at least one of which errantly landed in Pakistan, killing 5 people. The administration was targeting areas linked to Osama Bin Laden, a wealthy Saudi businessman whom the U.S. maintains was behind the embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania on August 7th. While information on what was actually hit inside Afghanistan...
    Aug 21, 1998 | Story
  • Last year’s revelations in the San Jose Mercury News about the role
    of the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contra rebels in California’s crack-
    cocaine trade in the 1980s highlighted the CIA’s relations with
    illegal narcotic traffickers. But CIA alliances with international
    narcotics traffickers is nothing new. Professor Alfred McCoy of the
    University of Wisconsin-Madison argues in his acclaimed book, The
    Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in...
    Feb 05, 1997 | Story