U.S. officials constantly said they were making progress. They were not, and they knew it, an exclusive Post investigation found.
Since President Trump announced a new Afghan strategy last August and committed more troops to the country, the number of bombs dropped by the US coalition has surged dramatically.
The U.S.’ willingness to treat Al Nusra as an ally in Syria seems set to continue, given the Trump administration’s ultimate goal of targeting Iran’s influence in Syria as well as its newly “redefined” goal of regime change in Damascus.
Over a million claims submitted to the International Criminal Court by Afghani individuals and organizations allege crimes against humanity and war crimes were committed by various factions since 2003, including Afghan forces, the Taliban, the CIA, and the U.S. military.
In 2016, President Obama’s last year in office, the United States dropped 26,171 bombs in seven countries, the vast majority (24,287) targeting Syria and Iraq. That amounts to 72 bombs per day – three bombs per hour – every day for the entire year.