Afghanistan

How Russia Built A Channel To The Taliban

New York Times: “In interviews, Afghan and American officials and foreign diplomats with years of experience in Kabul say that what began as a diplomatic channel between Russia and the Taliban just under a decade ago has more recently...
Related topics: Russia, Taliban, Kabul

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‘captain America’ Green Beret Who Served 12 Combat Tours Dies By Suicide, Becoming The 30th...

A decorated Green Beret who served in a dozen overseas combat tours, including six in Afghanistan, took his own life last week, becoming the 30th of his elite battalion to do so.Master Sgt. Andrew Christian Marckesano, 34, known as "Captain America"...

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Why There's Not Much The Us Can Do In Response To Reports Of Russian Bounties On Us Troops In...

Because of the lack of certainty and the polarization of US politics, a substantive reaction to the alleged bounties likely isn't forthcoming.

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Iran? N. Korea? If Trump Needs A War To Win In November, Which Enemy Will He Choose To Wag The Dog?

He’s failed on COVID-19 and the economy is tanking. Could a military adventure in Afghanistan, Iran or North Korea be coming soon? By Paul Rogers | – ( OpenDemocracy.net) – With the US presidential election less than four months away,...
Related topics: Iran, North Korea, Donald Trump, Military

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"i Could Live With That": How The Cia Made Afghanistan Safe For The Opium Trade

"I Could Live With That": How The CIA Made Afghanistan Safe For The Opium Trade Tyler Durden Fri, 07/10/2020 - 23:45 Authored by Jeffrey St.Clair via Counterpunch.org, “I decided I could live with that.” – Stansfield...
Related topics: CIA

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Veteran Dismayed After Witnessing The ‘pageantry Patriotism’ Of Trump Supporters Firsthand

In an article first published at TomDispatch.com, US Army strategist and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Danny Sjursen, wrote about President Trump’s recent rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma — a rally he attended along with a...
Related topics: Iraq

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28 Georgian Soldiers In Afghanistan Infected With Coronavirus

The novel coronavirus has reportedly infected 28 Georgian soldiers in the NATO Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan.     The infected soldiers have been transported back to their country and are undergoing treatment in a military hospital,...
Related topics: Nato, Military

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Elissa Slotkin Is Sounding The Alarm. Will Democrats Listen?

When one of Elissa Slotkin’s staffers passed along a New York Times report alleging that Russia had put bounties on the heads of American troops in Afghanistan—and that President Donald Trump either did not consume the relevant intelligence or...
Related topics: Russia, Donald Trump

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Retired General Colin Powell Accuses Media Of ‘almost Hysterical’ Coverage Of Russia-taliban...

Colin Powell accused the media of overhyping the blockbuster report that Russia paid Taliban soldiers to kill United States troops in Afghanistan. On Thursday afternoon, during an appearance in MSNBC, Collins downplayed the intelligence reports...
Related topics: Colin Powell, Russia, Taliban, MSNBC

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Congress Presses Military Leaders On Suspected Russian Bounties

Two House hearings grappled with a C.I.A. assessment that Russia offered payments to kill American troops in Afghanistan — and White House inaction on the months-old judgment.
Related topics: Military, White House, Russia

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Australia: Muslim Migrant Sexually Assaults 10-year-old Girl, Blames Life In Afghanistan

Lots of people have traumatic early lives and don’t grow up to sexually abuse 10-year-olds. This is why this sort of thing keeps happening: a survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the UK has previously said that her rapists would quote Quran to...
Related topics: Australia, United Kingdom, Religion

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Taliban Attempts To Cover Up Images Posted By An Uzbek Jihadist Group In Afghanistan

The Taliban denies that an Uzbek jihadist group, Katibat Imam al-Bukhari (KIB), operates in Afghanistan. The Taliban falsely asserts that photos recently posted by the KIB were "falsified by anti-peace circles."
Related topics: Taliban, World Photos

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Centcom Chief Is Latest To Deny Ny Times Russian Bounties "bombshell"

CENTCOM Chief Is Latest To Deny NY Times Russian Bounties "Bombshell" Tyler Durden Wed, 07/08/2020 - 18:05 The Russian bounties to kill American troops in Afghanistan story which originated in The New York Times has already...

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Congress Cares More About #bountygate Than The War In Afghanistan Itself

On June 26, the New York Times reported that Russian intelligence operatives in the GRU were providing Taliban militants with money as an incentive to kill U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan. The fact that the Taliban were fighting U.S. troops...
Related topics: Taliban

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Trump’s Russia Bounty Scandal Exposes His Fundamental Inability To Digest New Information

A couple of weeks have passed, with plenty of public smoke but no fire over reports that Russians were bribing the Taliban to target American troops in Afghanistan, with at least some of the 20 deaths over the last year attributed to the Islamic...
Related topics: Russia, Taliban

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Us General Skeptical That Bounties Led To Troops' Deaths

The top U.S. general for the Middle East said Tuesday that the intelligence suggesting that Russia may have paid Taliban militants to kill American troops in Afghanistan was worrisome, but he is not convinced that any bounties resulted in U.S....
Related topics: Russia, Taliban, Military

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Top General Has Doubts Russian Bounty Program Killed Us Troops In Afghanistan

Top U.S. general in Middle East has doubts that the Russian bounty program actually led to U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan.
Related topics: Military

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Taliban Again Denies Al Qaeda Is In Afghanistan

This time, the Taliban denied a Department of Defense report that Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent cooperates with the Taliban by claiming AQIS isn't inside the country.
Related topics: Taliban, Al-qaeda

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Prisoner Release Delays May Jeopardize Start Of Intra-afghan Negotiations   

Afghanistan’s government announced Monday it will not release 600 prisoners out of a list of 5,000 the Taliban wants freed as a prerequisite to starting negotiations with other Afghan groups on reaching a political settlement to end decades of...
Related topics: Taliban

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Review: ‘the Outpost’ Thrusts You Into The War In Afghanistan, And Then Tells You Exactly The...

There were a viral Twitter prompt going around this past weekend, one that posited Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton as the defining work of the Obama presidency and asked which piece of pop culture captured our current and most-recent years under...
Related topics: Social Media, Barack Obama

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