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Mar 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Telegraph: The Islamic State (Isil) is already sending "advance guards" to Afghanistan and could expand into the war-torn country if the US withdraws too quickly, the new Afghan president warned today. A day after successfully lobbying Barack Obama to slow the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani used a speech to ...

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Mar 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Bloomberg: Former Taliban prisoner and U.S. Army soldier Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl told military investigators that he left his base in June 2009 to report on misconduct in his unit and always intended to come right back. That will also be his defense if and when he faces a court martial for desertion, according ...

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Mar 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Donald Trump says that Bergdahl should get the death penalty. I normally dismiss him as a crackpot. But I worry that many people agree.— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) March 26, 2015 Even if Bergdahl is guilty, and he deserves a fair trial before we determine that, I don't think life in prison (or death) is appropriate.— ...

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Mar 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

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Mar 24, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. will keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through the end of the year, hitting pause on the scheduled drawdown after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani voiced security concerns. The president, saying Afghanistan remains a "dangerous place," announced the move in a joint press conference with Ghani. The two ...

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Mar 20, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) – Days before Afghan leaders are due to hold talks with senior administration officials on military and economic assistance issues, the country’s defense ministry on Thursday confirmed that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh) has established a presence in Afghanistan, although it played down the seriousness of the threat. “We do not deny ...

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Mar 19, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from The BBC: A mob in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul has lynched a woman after she allegedly burned a copy of the Koran near a mosque, police say. Local police commander Saleh Mohammad told the BBC she was killed when “hundreds of locals and passersby attacked her with stones ...

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Mar 16, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense says a military operation in the country's south has killed a militant commander who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. A ministry statement says Hafiz Wahidi and nine of his men were killed in the operation in Sangin district on Monday. Sangin is in the southern Helmand ...

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Feb 11, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Feb 6, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: By February 20th, 2010, the Battle of Marjah had been underway for a week. In order to seize the Afghan district—an IED-infested, Taliban-dominated collection of villages and crisscrossing canals and tree lines that were a defending fighter’s dream—the U.S. military had divided its force into thirds. A task force of ...

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Feb 1, 2015 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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Jan 31, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from SI Live: A newborn baby in Poland carries the name of a hero soldier from Staten Island who died two years ago saving the life of the infant's father. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Michael Ollis, 24, a lifelong resident of New Dorp, sacrificed his life on Aug. 28, 2013, while shielding Lt. Karol ...

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Jan 17, 2015 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from ABC Net: Five men accused of involvement in a massacre at a school in Pakistan last month have been arrested in Afghanistan. The arrests came amid a thawing of relations between the two governments, with both countries promising stronger cross-border cooperation. Afghan president Ashraf Ghani made a successful trip to Pakistan soon after coming into ...

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Dec 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Excerpted from Fox News: The family of murdered Marine Greg Buckley just wants answers. Three days before he was scheduled to come home, in 2012, Lance Cpl. Buckley was killed in Afghanistan, in the one place he was supposed to be safe. He wasn't killed in a firefight on a ...

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Dec 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(Reuters) - Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan on Monday declared the "defeat" of the U.S. and its allies in the 13-year-old war, a day after the coalition officially marked the end of its combat mission. The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force is shifting to a support mission for Afghan army and police more than a decade after ...

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Dec 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Obama makes facts up to support his ambitions. He wants to pull out of Afghanistan so he says the time is perfect and its safe to do so even though its neither, because he has to tell those lie to do what he wants to do. Excerpted from NRO: President Obama promised that Afghanistan is “not ...

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Dec 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (R) greet U.S. military personnel at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Christmas Day in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii December 25, 2014. The President and his family are currently on their annual Christmas holiday season vacation. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY MILITARY) You don't "end" wars, you win them ...

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Dec 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

(CNSNews.com) – With just two weeks to go until the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission ends, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani vowed Sunday that the country would “never surrender” to terrorists, after a surge of Taliban violence killed more than 20 people. In a televised speech, Ghani urged religious and tribal leaders to speak out ...

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Dec 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Washington Times: The photo of an Afghan woman walking the streets of Kabul in a mid-length dress with her bare legs showing has gone viral. “I was shocked,” said local journalist Hayat Ensafi, who snapped the photo. “I knew I had to catch this special moment because I never saw a woman here ...

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Nov 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON — President Obama decided in recent weeks to authorize a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year. Mr. Obama’s order allows American forces to carry out missions ...

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Nov 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

November 16, 2014: Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul. A suicide bomber tried to assassinate a prominent female member of Afghanistan's parliament on Sunday, killing three people and wounding the lawmaker, a senior official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) KABUL, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber tried to assassinate a prominent ...

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Nov 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FREE BEACON: Nearly $420 million in weapons and other “sensitive items” have gone missing from U.S. Army bases in Afghanistan and are not likely to be recovered due to mismanagement and improper accounting, according to an internal report by the Pentagon’s inspector general obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Some 15,600 pieces of equipment—including “weapons, weapons ...

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Nov 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Nov 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via ARMY TIMES: About 200 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan in November, officials announced Tuesday. Once deployed, the soldiers from Fort Stewart, Georgia, will assume their role as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Element. The deployment will include a supporting element in Qatar and a liaison in Kuwait, according to ...

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