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2001 war in Afghanistan

Afghanistan in 'worst humanitarian crisis' since 2001 following Nato drawdown - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
The drawdown of Nato troops including the British and Americans has seen an upsurge in fighting, with the Taliban now able to bring the war to major cities for the first time, Jean-Nicolas Marti told The Telegraph. Last year saw the number of war ...

Mental illness does not spell end of military career: Veterans Affairs Minister

The Globe and Mail - ‎32 minutes ago‎
He is one of at least 62 soldiers and veterans who have taken their lives after returning from the gruelling Afghanistan mission, a continuing Globe investigation has found.
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Pakistan: No Military Action Against Afghan Taliban on Its Soil

Voice of America - ‎10 hours ago‎
Aziz added that Islamabad is telling Kabul the military option has been applied since 2001 but has not ended the Afghan conflict, referring to the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan. He said, “The reconciliation option cannot materialize in just two to ...
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Turkey doesn't deserve this huge visa reward - ‎7 hours ago‎
As Eurocrats prepare to grant 75 million Turks visa-free entry to Europe on Wednesday, they should spare a thought for the Afghan war hero who took his own life after the EU thwarted his attempt to seek asylum in Britain. Nangyalai Dawoodzai was one of ...

ANALYSIS: Iran's great game antagonises natural Afghan allies

Middle East Eye - ‎11 hours ago‎
Iran has previously denied any contacts with the militant group that ruled Afghanistan from the mid-1990s until the US-led invasion in 2001 and has once again tried to expand its influence following the drawdown of international troops. “There is no ...

Iran's tension with its Arab neighbours won't be ending any time soon

Middle East Eye - ‎10 hours ago‎
First of all, Iran has, for a number of years, and particularly since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, been leading an expansionist project in the region.

In a world of instability, NATO is a linchpin for peace

Stars and Stripes - ‎10 hours ago‎
As I wrap up my time as SACEUR, a tenure marked by the invasion of a neighboring state by Russian Federation forces, it seems utterly implausible that there are still those out there, some of them influential figures, who doubt the utility of NATO.
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Navy SEAL Killed in Iraq War Fight Against ISIS

Reason (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎
A 2014 effort to repeal the 2002 AUMF on Iraq failed, with both it and the 2001 AUMF remaining in force and Congress doing little about it and the U.S.

The readiness vortex

American Enterprise Institute - ‎5 hours ago‎
The problems of preparedness are not apparent in small, short engagements: the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq in 2001 and 2003 were lopsided affairs. But these shortfalls of capacity crippled both post-invasion efforts. And, as the service chiefs ...
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Five Years After Osama Bin Laden's Death, We Trace Down The Men Behind The Now-Famous Raid! - ‎13 hours ago‎
Having originally come to office in the aftermath of global financial meltdown, Obama had put America back on track, extricated its forces from the "dumb war" in Iraq and had seemingly won the smarter war against al-Qaida by ordering the mission to ...

Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Resumé: What the Record Shows

CounterPunch - ‎16 hours ago‎
The “surge” in Afghanistan; the winding down of the Iraq occupation; the huge increase in drone strikes in Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing hundreds of civilians and terrorizing whole regions; the total failure of the Obama administration to end U.S ...
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Fresh offence

The Economist - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
... than at any point since 2001. Last year Afghan security forces suffered record casualties: on average more than 1,000 soldiers and police were wounded or killed each month.

May Day 2016: The political tasks facing the workers and toilers of the Indian sub-continent

World Socialist Web Site - ‎19 hours ago‎
The workers and toilers of the Indian subcontinent must assume, alongside their class brethren around the world, a frontline role in the struggle against imperialist war. Since the US seized on the never-explained events of September 11, 2001 to invade ...

Noble Partner: US Army tanks enroute to Georgia - ‎13 hours ago‎
Weighing over 60 tonnes, the MBT's three different versions served in the 1990-1991 Gulf War as well as the 2001-2014 war in Afghanistan and the 2003-2011 Iraq conflict. Another US Army unit, the 173rd Airborne Brigade, will also feature at this year's ...

All That Was Left of Them

New Republic - ‎May 2, 2016‎
This is the fifteenth year of the War on Terror, which began with the ill-advised American invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001—an improbable response to the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon by a group of overwhelmingly Saudi jihadists ...

Bombing ISIS: US Official Shares Lessons From 6 Months of Airstrikes - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The B-1 is particularly well-suited for these close-air support missions in the northern regions of Iraq and Afghanistan because of the number and variety of weapons the plane can carry, including 2,000-pound guided Joint Direct Attack Munitions, or ...
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The Intolerable Cruelty of Australia's Refugee Deterrence …

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎May 2, 2016‎
People have sought refuge in Australia via boat since the Vietnam War. But only since 1992 has ... Then, in 2001, 361 asylum seekers - mainly Afghans and Iraqis - drowned or went missing at sea attempting the voyage to Australia. In response, Howard ...
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Taliban threats force Afghan boy, fan of Messi, into exile

12NewsNow.Com - ‎12 hours ago‎
The Taliban banned some sports - though not men's soccer - as "un-Islamic" during their brutal five-year reign between 1996 and 2001 and converted the main Kabul soccer stadium into a stage for public executions. After the Taliban were toppled, ...

CrisisWatch N°153 | Tracking Conflict Worldwide

International Crisis Group - ‎May 2, 2016‎
On a positive note, new governments were formed in the Central African Republic and South Sudan to consolidate peace gains, and talks to end Yemen's one-year-old civil war got underway, albeit later than planned. In Syria, the fragile “cessation of ...