Monthly Archives: June 2010

What’s the Afgan War Really All About?

The New York Times hasĀ  recently reported that Afghanistan possesses enormous mineral wealth, including deposits of titanium which is increasingly important in making high performance batteries. –t.h.g.

U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan

The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials.