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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: In a pointed assessment, an Army colonel advising the National Security Council says one of the Taliban prisoners released in the Obama administration’s deal to free Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdal is a “psychopath” who poses a “danger to fellow Afghans.” Army Col. Mark Mitchell, director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from the New York Times: A United States Army major general was killed on Tuesday by an Afghan soldier, shot at close range at a military training academy on the outskirts of Kabul, officials of the American-led coalition said Tuesday. The officer was the highest-ranking member of the American military to die in ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Aug 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON – The Army says it will soon notify 550 majors that they must leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service. Some of those soldiers will get the bad news while they are on the front lines in Afghanistan. Gen. John Campbell says notifying troops on the warfront ...

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Jul 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

(Reuters) - Freed U.S. prisoner-of-war Bowe Bergdahl is expected to submit to questioning next week by the U.S. Army general probing the circumstances that led to the his 2009 capture by the Taliban, Bergdahl's attorney said on Tuesday. Bergdahl, an Army sergeant, was introduced to the investigating officer, Major General Kenneth R. Dahl, and is expected ...

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Jul 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The Pentagon has been unable to locate more than 40 percent of the firearms it has provided to Afghan security forces at a cost of $626 million, according to a report by a government oversight agency due to be made public Monday. The report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction ...

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Jul 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Jul 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Navy corpsman Farid Pezeshkian at the memorial in Hawaii to three Marines killed in a 2012 "insider" attack in Afghanistan. (Lance Cpl. Nathan Knape / Marine Corps) Excerpted from The Chicago Tribune: An Afghan convicted of gunning down three Marines, two from California, at a joint U.S.-Afghan base has been sentenced to prison for seven ...

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Jul 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Jul 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NY TIMES: It was bad enough that the alleged rape took place in the sanctity of a mosque and that the accused man was a mullah who invoked the familiar defence that it had been consensual sex. But the victim was only 10 years old. And there was more: The authorities said her family ...

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Jul 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WFB: President Obama awarded former Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts the Medal of Honor Monday, making Pitts the ninth living solider to receive the nation’s highest military award for valor in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pitts is the lone survivor of one of the most deadly fights in the Afghan war, the 2008 Battle of ...

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Jul 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

A sergeant with a U.S. elite special forces unit is pictured with "Rommel," one of the two dogs he rescued in Afghanistan. The sergeant, whose name is being withheld for security reasons, will be reunited with the dogs in North Carolina on July 23.Guardians of Rescue Excerpted from FOX NEWS: When a group of Afghan men ...

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Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

July 15, 2014: Afghan doctors assist civilians who were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed vehicle near a crowded market and a mosque, in the main hospital in Sharan, capital of Paktika province, Afghanistan.AP Excerpted from FOX NEWS: An Afghan government official says that at least 89 people were killed and more than 40 ...

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Jul 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

KABUL, Afghanistan — Secretary of State John Kerry was hailed as a hero in Afghanistan on Monday after he helped end a paralyzing presidential election impasse that had raised fears the country would once again tip into civil war. "John Kerry is the greatest American and the best friend of Afghanistan. He helped prevent this country ...

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Jul 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NY POST: In a stunning display of callousness, the Defense Department has announced that thousands of soldiers — many serving as commanding officers in Afghanistan — will be notified in the coming weeks that their service to the country is no longer needed. Last week, more than 1,100 Army captains — the men and ...

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Jul 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BARE NAKED ISLAM: The tankers were reportedly transporting fuel for Nato forces and were parked at the time of the attack. Taliban insurgents fighting a 13-year-war against US-led forces in Afghanistan often attack western supply convoys and claimed responsibility for the late Friday night attack.

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Jul 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The Middle East Research Institute (MEMRI) has identified a photo tweeted out by the Taliban that shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl posing with a senior member of the Haqqani network in Afghanistan. MEMRI, a think tank, said the Twitter account @khorasan3, which is associated with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, showed an undated ...

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Jul 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah speaks during a news conference in Kabul, July 6, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/OMAR SOBHANI (Reuters) - Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah's camp rejected preliminary results of last month's run-off election on Monday as a "coup" against the people, putting him on a dangerous collision course with his rival, Ashraf Ghani. The Independent Election ...

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Jul 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Via Funker350 A M240B gunner quickly locates the Taliban firing position and lays down a few bursts to suppress the enemy. The fighters broke contact and abandon their ambush position immediately after. Generally a 240 gunner will only have a "teaser belt" of about 50 rounds loaded during a patrol and his #2 is responsible ...

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Jul 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

(CNN) -- Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier held captive for five years by militants before his release a month ago, has ventured several times off an Army base in Texas as part of the effort to get him used to everyday life in America, a military spokeswoman said. His release on May 31 in exchange for ...

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Jun 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

BOSTON (CBS) – A Marine from New Hampshire has been killed in Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, 19, was one of three U.S. service members killed by a roadside bomb Friday morning. “The entire State of New Hampshire is devastated by the tragic loss of Lance Corporal Brandon Garabrant, who was bravely serving his nation in Afghanistan,” ...

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Jun 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: Three U.S. soldiers have been killed in an IED attack in Afghanistan, it was reported today. The deaths come amid a week of increased violence by the Taliban after Afghans voted in the presidential elections. It is believed that the service members were killed in the south of the country along with ...

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Jun 19, 2014 No Comments ›› iResist

Here are the Free Sgt. Tahmooressi events we have planned through July 4th. More may be added. Special thanks to Rick Sarmiento, the Florida State Coordinator for 2 Million Bikers to DC, for reaching out to us & the Tahmooressi family to put on the Miami Freedom Ride. Please join us, and help spread the ...

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Jun 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Alison Spann was just a kid when her father became the first American killed in the war in Afghanistan. The recent college graduate was shocked to learn the man behind her father's death was freed from Guantanamo Bay. Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Alison Spann was just 9 when she learned her father, a U.S. Marine-turned CIA ...

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