Afghanistan: What We're Leaving Behind As foreign forces withdraw from Afghanistan, violence is increasing. Fighting between the Afghan security forces and the Taliban is chaotic and often indiscriminate, and civilian casualties are rising, as Afghans pay the price for the West's failures. VICE News correspondent Ben Anderson visited an NGO-operated hospital in Lashkar Gah - one of only two in the Helmand province - to speak with the medical staff as they attempt to manage the ever-growing influx of patients.

This Is What Winning Looks Like

"This Is What Winning Looks Like" is a disturbing new documentary about the ineptitude, drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and corruption of the Afghan security forces as well as the reduced role of US Marines due to the troop withdrawal.

Afghanistan: The Lion's Last Roar? Episode 1

Eight years ago the British Army arrived in Helmand in Afghanistan confident they could keep the peace, defeat the Taliban and rebuild the impoverished province. Now Britain's troops are leaving - 453 havegiven their lives. This two-part series tells the story of the conflict in Afghanistan and asks what has been achieved and whether, after such a bruising experience, the British have the will to fight in distant lands again.
Part one examines the buildup to the conflict and reveals a story of misplaced hope and confused aims that quickly led to the very real threat of a catastrophic defeat.


Afghanistan: The Lion's Last Roar? Episode 2

In 2006, five years in to the war against the Taliban, the British army found that it was facing military disaster in Afghanistan. In Helmand province, its troops were fighting an implacable and well-armed enemy that seemed impossible to defeat. As the death toll mounted, the British public began to lose faith in the campaign and question whether the sacrifice was necessary. The episode tells the story of the British attempts to extricate itself from the conflict, and asks whether the country will ever have the desire to put its troops into such battles again.


Tell Spring Not To Come This Year

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year follows a unit of the Afghan National Army (ANA) over the course of their first year of fighting in the Helmand province without NATO support. This intimate and humanist film explores a largely unheard and misrepresented perspective, revealing the deep personal motivations, desires and struggles of a band of fighting men on the front line. Without a NATO soldier in sight, and no narrative but their own, this is the war in Afghanistan, through the eyes of the Afghans who live it.

Taliban representative in an interview with Charlie Rose - Part 1/3

Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi who visited the United States months before the inhuman incident of 9/11 as a spokesman of the Taliban foreign ministry and a special envoy to talk with States about Osama bin Laden, gives his government's reasons for not handing over OBL as well as talks about the Buddhas of Bamiyan which was destroyed

(please take the time to watch all 3-segments of this incredible interview, where the Taliban are trying to hand over Bin Laden for trial BEFORE 9/11)

How I stopped the Taliban from closing down my school

When the Taliban closed all the girls' schools in Afghanistan, Sakena Yacoobi set up new schools, in secret, educating thousands of women and men. In this fierce, funny talk, she tells the jaw-dropping story of two times when she was threatened to stop teaching -- and shares her vision for rebuilding her beloved country.


Truly, for some of us nothing is written, unless we write it 
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