Afghanistan

'american Taliban' John Walker Lindh Scheduled To Be Released On Parole

John Walker Lindh, the "American Taliban" captured in Afghanistan shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, is scheduled to be released on parole Thursday after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence.
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Dempsey, Dunford, And The Right Response To Trump's Military Pardons

Media speculation is growing that President Trump will pardon a number of military personnel convicted of breaching the U.S. Code of Military Justice in Afghanistan and Iraq. But there's a right way and a wrong way for active and retired senior...
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India-pakistan Talks At Sco Summit Unlikely After Balakot, Pulwama - Ex-official

A meeting is currently underway to discuss multilateral engagement issues like counter-terrorism, drug trafficking, the Afghanistan peace process, US sanctions on Iran, etc. India’s former deputy national security adviser claims that SCO leaders...
Related topics: India, Pakistan, Terrorism, Iran

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Pakistani Duplicity Caused The United States To Lose In Afghanistan

Lawrence Sellin Security, Middle East Islamabad’s objectives for Afghanistan have always been different than those of the United States. “The war in Vietnam was not lost in the field, nor was it lost on the front pages of the New York Times or...
Related topics: Pakistan, Islamabad, Vietnam

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A Small Court Victory Over King Corn

While it doesn’t get as much press as trade wars, the war on women or the actual war in Afghanistan, there’s been a different war going on for several years now between oil refineries and the ethanol industry. Under the weight of the...

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Us Commander Confirms: Al Qaeda Operating ‘across’ Afghanistan

Al Qaeda is operating "across the country" and not confined to one region, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan said.
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Even Without A Taliban Peace Deal, Progress For Afghan Women And Democracy Seems Vulnerable

The murder of a young woman and a brawl in parliament expose the permanent specter of violence in Afghanistan.
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Trump Officials To Brief Members Of Congress On Iran Threat

Noel King talks to ex-CIA Director David Petraeus, a retired Army general who commanded U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, about whether he is concerned over the possibility of a conflict with Iran.
Related topics: Iran, CIA, Iraq

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Afghanistan's Mina Mangal: ‘a Strong, Self-made Woman’ Gunned Down In Broad Daylight

The murder dealt another blow to women and media workers.Mina Mangal. Screengrab from a video published on the Suhrab Samadi YouTube channel on May 11. As conflict and insecurity layers doubt over Afghanistan's recent achievements, the figure...
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Civilian Deaths At The Hands Of Forces In Afghanistan 'not Surprising' - Expert

On 24 April the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan's (UNAMA) report revealed that more Afghan civilians are now killed by US and pro-government forces in the country than by the Taliban and other rebel groups. The report comes as Washington has...
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Trump Expected To Pardon Us War Criminals Who Killed Unarmed Civilians In Iraq, Afghanistan

President Donald Trump is expected to pardon U.S. military service members who have been accused or convicted of war crimes, including a Blackwater security contractor who killed dozens of unarmed Iraqis, the New York Times reported...
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Now Or Never: America Is On The Clock To Remove Troops From Afghanistan

Jarrett Blanc Security, Middle East Using U.S. leverage to craft an Afghan settlement demands incredible deftness in both Washington and Kabul. Afghanistan has entered a period of intense political uncertainty. In December, President Donald Trump...
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Quote Of The Day

“Look, it’s not like I killed Bin Laden, right? I don’t want to overstate what my role was, but it certainly is something that was dangerous.” — Pete Buttigieg, quoted by CNN, describing his military experience in...
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Officials: Coalition Airstrike Kills 17 Afghan Policemen In Helmand

A foreign military airstrike in Afghanistan’s embattled southern Helmand province has mistakenly killed at least 17 government forces and wounded 14 others. A local security official requesting anonymity Friday confirmed to VOA the casualties,...
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Taliban Overrun District Center In South Afghanistan

The Taliban captured a district center Wednesday in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 13 government soldiers. The fighting comes as Russia asserted the Taliban is getting stronger and called for increased efforts to reach a negotiated...
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Stop The Iran War Before It Starts

Washington loves a good war. Scratch that: Washington loves war, period. And "good" has nothing to do with it. How do we know this? Because Washington has been fighting an interminable, slow-burn war in Afghanistan for more than 17 years, it opted...
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A Soldier-turned-senator Honors America’s Heroes In ‘sacred Duty’

Before becoming a U.S. senator, Tom Cotton served his country in Iraq and Afghanistan. He earned a Bronze Star and was elected to Congress from Arkansas in 2012. Two years later, he defeated a two-term Democrat incumbent to become a 37-year-old...
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You Don't Want To Know How Pakistan Would Fight A Nuclear War

Kyle Mizokami Security, That's because millions of people who die.  Pakistan is clearly developing a robust nuclear capability that can not only deter but fight a nuclear war. Sandwiched between Iran, China, India and Afghanistan, Pakistan...
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Afghan Candidates Demand Ghani Step Down Or Withdraw From Election

A majority of presidential candidates in Afghanistan have demanded that President Ashraf Ghani either step down at the end of his tenure or withdraw his candidacy for the next election. In a joint declaration issued Monday, 12 out of 18 candidates...

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Obama’s Defense Secretary: If U.s. Withdraws From Afghanistan, There’s A ‘real Risk’ The...

[SCREENSHOT FROM URL]   On CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, Obama-era Defense Secretary Robert Gates insisted that, if the U.S. pulls troops out of Afghanistan, there’s a “real risk” the Taliban will take back the...
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