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America's War in Afghanistan Is Not Over—It's Expanding

The National Interest Online (blog) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Analysts in Afghanistan support this dire assessment. So not only is the Taliban controlling more territory today than it ever did since being ousted in 2001 and Al Qaeda is far from defeated in Afghanistan, but militants aligned with the Islamic State ...
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6 Afghan security personnel killed in Taliban attacks

Press TV - ‎15 hours ago‎
Afghanistan is gripped by insecurity over 14 years after the United States and its allies invaded the country as part of Washington's so-called war on terror. The 2001 invasion removed the Taliban from power, but many areas across the country still ...

Dicing with death

Daily Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
According to data compiled by Nai, about 629 incidents of violence against journalists have occurred since the Afghan war of 2001, with the highest number of attacks being reported in 2014: 86. While June was the most violent month with 70 attacks ...

Sunday, February 21

Daily Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
It is the longest and bloodiest battle of World War I, with more than 1 million killed. 1919 - Bavarian ... 2001 - More than 1,000 people watch as two women convicted of prostitution are hanged in Kandahar , the headquarters of the Taliban in ...
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A kiss in Havana: Pope rolls out his 'Mission Impossible' on world stage: Sisci

Asia Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
Since 2001, there have been two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, complicated further by a wave of jasmine revolutions in the Middle East.
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Henry Kissinger's War Crimes Are Central to the Divide Between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

The Intercept - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Some may only dimly recall that Kissinger won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the Vietnam War (comedian Tom Lehrer famously said the award made political satire obsolete), and that he played a central role in President Nixon's opening of ...
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Afghan Forces Face a 'Crisis': Watchdog

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Sopko's pessimistic findings echoed a warning last month from the next general nominated to lead the war effort in Afghanistan, Lt. Gen. ... That compares to more than 2,300 U.S. troops killed and more than 20,000 wounded in Afghanistan since 2001.
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Saudi Arabia official: If all else fails, remove Syria's Assad by force

CNN - ‎19 hours ago‎
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif expressed similar genial sentiments in an interview with Amanpour last month, but did not miss an opportunity to mention that 15 of the 19 hijackers on September 11, 2001, were Saudi citizens. "We believe that Iran ...
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Bernie Sanders Is More Serious on Foreign Policy Than You Think

POLITICO Magazine - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
In the mold of realists like Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush, Sanders voted against the invasion of Iraq in 2002, while wisely supporting the war against in Afghanistan in 2001 and the ...

Fact checking the ninth GOP debate

Washington Post - ‎17 minutes ago‎
A 2014 study released by the Watson Institute at Brown University said the amount spent on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq through fiscal year 2014 was nearly $1.6 trillion.
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Top US commander says war in Afghanistan is not a lost cause

U.S. News & World Report - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Campbell's testimony comes as lawmakers are growing skeptical amid concerns that worsening security conditions demand a greater number of U.S.
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Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls

Savannah Morning News - ‎22 minutes ago‎
The real estate mogul also accused Bush of lying about Trump's business record and said Bush's brother - former President George W. Bush - lied to the public about the Iraq war. Bush, who has been among the most aggressive Republican ... appears ...

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

Whitehouse.gov (press release) - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
... Afghanistan from 2006 to 2007. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Director of the Office of Asia, Africa, and Europe in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement from 2005 to 2006, Deputy to the U.S.
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America Cannot Afford an Endless War in Afghanistan

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
To prevent this from becoming another endless war, Congress must work with President Obama to create a plan that supports regional stability and includes the clear exit strategy we have been waiting for.
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Abdul Hakim Mujahid Speaks on Afghanistan's Peace and Reconciliation Process

The Diplomat - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Several attempts have been made in the past to bring about peace and reconciliation in the war-torn country, but without success.

America is 0 for the 21st century: “The finest fighting force in the history of the world” can't win for losing

Salon - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
If you want to get a sense of just how crushing those forces and their Afghan proxies were, read journalist Anand Gopal's No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes, the best book yet written on how (and how ...
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27 Questions Before the US Extends the War in Afghanistan

Defense One - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
More than fourteen years after routing the Taliban, and seven years after President Barack Obama, pledging to wind up the war, entered the White House, the United States faces another turning point in the seemingly endless conflict in Afghanistan.

Top U.S. commander says war in Afghanistan not lost cause

Las Vegas Sun - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Campbell's testimony comes as lawmakers are growing skeptical amid concerns that worsening security conditions demand a greater number of U.S.

Are Americans Too Insouciant To Survive?

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Although Hillary is a substantial threat to America, the threat of nuclear war is much greater, and the Democratic Obama regime in the hands of neoconservatives has just greatly amplified the threat of nuclear war. ... Where were Ignatieff and ...

Munich Hosts a Beleaguered West

Carnegie Europe - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Europeans failed to grasp how the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, changed Americans' view of the world and of themselves.
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