Afghanistan

Pete Buttigieg Is The Anti-trump

NBC News: “While Trump obtained deferments to avoid Vietnam, Buttigieg signed up for military service when his generation went to war in Afghanistan. He comes from a small Midwestern city rather than the Big Apple. And perhaps most important...
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Military Identifies 2 Us Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

The Pentagon has identified two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan while involved in combat operations Friday in Kunduz Province. The men were identified Saturday as Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio, and Sgt. 1st Class Will D....
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A Retired Brigadier General's Lessons From The War In Afghanistan

Don Harvel Security, Middle East America's top brass can no longer operate under the assumption that every problem is the responsibility of the U.S. military. For the last several months, U.S. special representative Zalmay Khalilzad has been...
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4 Dead, 30 Hurt In Southern Afghanistan Attack

Officials in southern Afghanistan say at least four people have died and more than 30 were wounded in twin blasts Saturday at an agricultural show, held as part of traditional New Year's celebrations.   The explosionshappened in Lashkar Gah, the...

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Veteran Puts Beto O'rourke Under Pressure Over Troop Withdrawal Policy: 'not As Easy As Just Time...

A veteran of the war in Afghanistan confronted Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke over O'Rourke's claim that he would withdraw troops from Afghanistan if he was elected president, according to the Washington Examiner.As with most...

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Daniel Ellsberg: Chelsea Manning Is An American Hero

Two years after being released from prison where she had served seven years for exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, Chelsea Manning was jailed once again for refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks...
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Zalmay Khalilzad’s Behavior Is Worse Than Simply Acting As Afghanistan’s Viceroy

Over the past week, I have covered the controversy which erupted in the wake of comments by Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan’s national security adviser, criticizing Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. envoy to Afghan peace talks, whom Mohib said Afghans...

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2 American Service Members Killed In Afghanistan

About 14,000 U.S. troops are in Afghanistan. U.S. representatives have been negotiating a peace deal with the Taliban and President Trump has said he wants to cut down the U.S. presence there.(Image credit: Omar Sobhani/Reuters)
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Two Us Military Personnel Killed In Afghanistan - Nato

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two US service members were killed in Afghanistan on Friday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said.
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Un: Afghan Peace Talks Offer Glimmer Of Hope

A report to the U.N. Human Rights Council says nascent peace talks in Afghanistan offer a glimmer of hope to a country that has been at war for decades. The United Nations said 2018 was a particularly deadly year in the war between the government...
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Explosions Rock Persian New Year Celebrations In Kabul Killing 6

Three explosions by landmines planted in the western part of Kabul killed at least six people and wounded more than 20 Thursday morning, as people were celebrating Nowruz, the first day of Persian new year. Kabul police spokesman Baser Mujahid...
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Battle On The Range: 5 Most Dangerous Rifles On The Planet

Kyle Mizokami Security, What would you go to war with?  The weapon, equipped with a thirty-round magazine, saw extensive use in the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and was issued to frontline Soviet Units, particularly airborne, naval infantry...

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Why The Taliban Isn't Winning In Afghanistan

We must face facts,” remarked Senator John McCain in August 2017, “we are losing in Afghanistan and time is of the essence if we intend to turn the tide.” He is not the only one who has argued that the Taliban are on the march. “The Taliban...
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Afghanistan Again Postpones Presidential Election

Officials in Afghanistan have delayed the country's presidential election for a second time, setting Sept. 28 as the new date. They also announced Wednesday that provincial council elections in all 34 Afghan provinces would be held on the same...

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The State Department Is Putting Ego Above Security In Afghanistan

U.S. Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and the State Department continue to seek to silence any criticism of their framework deal with the Taliban. Prior to Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib’s visit to Washington last week, the U.S. Embassy in...
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Afghan Official Refuses To Apologise Over Verbal Attack On Us Envoy - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Afghan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib has refused to apologize over scathing remarks aimed at US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, NBC reported on Wednesday.
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The Taliban Is Ascendant As Afghanistan Hangs In The Balance

The tables have turned. The Taliban, the militants who sheltered the 9/11 attackers and earned the wrath of America, are now meeting their arch-nemesis in Doha, Qatar. Conducting the talks is Zalmay Khalilzad, a senior diplomat of Afghan descent who...
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One Of 7 Indians Abducted In Afghanistan's Baghlan Province In 2018 Returns

Some gunmen purported to be from the Taliban had seized them from a vehicle on the outskirts of Baghian's provincial capital on 6 May 2018. They were in the country to work at a power project site. The abductors also took their Afghani driver along...
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Former Wounded Warrior Is Spending His Retirement Volunteering At Walter Reed

As more and more wounded service members came home from Iraq and Afghanistan in 2006, Steve Peth knew he had to do something to help. A Vietnam veteran, the newly retired Peth had the time to give back. Able to drive in from his home near Quantico,...
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Two Veterans Groups, Left And Right, Join Forces Against The Forever Wars

The groups intend to share a legislative agenda that presses for changes to war authorization measures and an end to the United States’ presence in Afghanistan.

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