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VA Can’t Cover IVF for Injured Soldiers

19 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

When Army Staff Sergeant Alex Dillmann was paralyzed from the stomach down after a bomb blast in Afghanistan, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) stepped in to provide heath care and benefits. After 25 surgeries on his spinal cord, the VA retrofitted his truck and provided exercise equipment. But the... More »

Peanut soup shots and Va. craft beer: McAuliffe’s big diplomatic lunch date

RICHMOND — Suppose you’ve got 70 foreign diplomats and their spouses popping over for lunch at your house, as Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has on Thursday. What to serve?Hailing from nations ranging from Afghanistan, Albania and Algeria...Show More Summary

Daniel Lee Marshall Jr. sentenced

Daniel Lee Marshall Jr., the fake Ranger who had insinuated himself into the Marcus Luttrell family circle while the SEAL was missing in Afghanistan, was sentenced last week to sixteen months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm according to the Houston Chronicle; In 2005, when Luttrell was the sole […]

CAMP OF THE SAINTS IS JUST A NOVEL, RIGHT? How many more can Kos take? Holidaymaker misery as thous…

CAMP OF THE SAINTS IS JUST A NOVEL, RIGHT? How many more can Kos take? Holidaymaker misery as thousands of boat people from Syria and Afghanistan set up migrant camp to turn popular Greek island into ‘disgusting’ hellhole.

Afghan Drug Production Grew 50-Fold Since US Invasion

Illegal drug production in Afghanistan has increased by a factor of 50 and continues to rise since a US-led operation was launched in the country in 2001, the Russian Federal Drug Control Service (FDCS) chief said Thursday.

The Perfect Storm: ISIS, the Taliban, Uzbek Terrorists, al-Qaeda, Haqqani in Afghanistan

Afghan officials sound the alarm about their new unwelcome guests, but U.S. officials aren't showing same sense of urgency.

Marine Corps Veteran Says Zumba Is the Post-Combat Therapy That Saved Her

yesterdayHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

For many people, exercise is therapy. For Angelica Jimenez, Zumba is a lifesaver. The Marine Corps veteran nearly died in Afghanistan in 2005 from an attack by a suicide bomber, and she's still in the recovery process today. But she's...Show More Summary

The Narco-Republic of Afghanistan

Every country on the globe would like to distinguish itself by some description of its societal achievements, natural beauty, education or other attributes. While Afghanistan can stand out with its beautiful landscapes and certain historical...Show More Summary

What It’s Like to Be a Woman in an Afghani Prison

Women in Afghanistan can be incarcerated for some shocking reasons: Running away from a forced marriage, being the victims of rape, or being sold into prostitution, for example. In the four years she spent visiting women’s prisons across the country, Gabriela Maj heard stories of women who’d suffered more than anyone she’d ever met. Show More Summary

The Roundup for May 26th, 2015

Still waiting on those grades… International Politics Overall – Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff for Colin Powell, joins The Real News to discuss the dangers of Syria ending up like Afghanistan, essentially no stable government – Juan Cole: “What’s Wrong With Robert Kaplan’s Nostalgia for Empire” – The U.S. admits it blocked a treaty restricting proliferation...

Afghan Security Forces Repel Taliban Guesthouse Attack

yesterdayNews : Vice News

A series of insurgent attacks in Afghanistan's restive southern provinces has killed dozens, including many members of the security forces, since Monday, officials said.

Four Taliban Militants Killed After Attacking Kabul Hotel

Four militants have been killed by security forces after trying to storm a hotel in a diplomatic quarter of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, in the early hours of Wednesday, the country's authorities said.

4 Taliban militants killed in attack on diplomatic neighborhood in Afghanistan

An hours-long Taliban attack in Kabul's diplomatic quarter ended Wednesday morning with Afghan security forces gunning down three attackers.

Yemeni Al-Qaeda Member Admits to Attempting to Kill US Soldiers

Saddiq al-Abbadi, 40, a Yemeni national, pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill US citizens overseas - he tried to entice US soldiers into a compound in Afghanistan filled with explosives as well as help recruit a US citizen to join al-Qaeda.

Jon Stewart Fights to Break Military Veterans Into the TV Industry

image via (cc) flickr user thejointstaff Despite being a longstanding, and particularly vocal critic of the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Daily Show host Jon Stewart has long been an equally vocal supporter of those who serve in our country’s armed forces. Show More Summary

Government Aircraft Fly Secret Surveillance Missions Over Several US Cities

The US government has already faced heated criticism over its use of drones in the Middle East. But the airspace above Afghanistan and Yemen isn’t the only place inhabited by US surveillance aircraft. A new report suggests that the Department of Justice has dozens of airplanes and helicopters covertly patrolling the skies of American cities.

Good News: Yesterday, Obama Announced The End of War In AfghanistanNot So Good News: The Taliban Is Still Killing American Soldiers in Afghanistan

No more war, Obama told us. Actually, this is an example of a politician endlessly re-declaring the same thing to get more free media out of it. Obama declared the end of War in Afghanistan last December. The enemy, Jim...

Multiple explosions rock central Kabul

Heavy gunfire and blasts heard in Afghanistan's capital, with guesthouse hosting foreigners believed to be the target.

Explosions Heard in Wealthy Kabul Neighborhood After Bloody Spate of Taliban Attacks

2 days agoNews : Vice News

A series of insurgent attacks in Afghanistan's restive southern provinces has killed dozens, including many members of the security forces, since Monday, officials said.

Reports of deal with Pakistani spy agency rile some in Afghanistan

An intelligence-sharing pact with Pakistan has sparked anger and confusion in neighboring Afghanistan and fresh criticism of President Ashraf Ghani’s approach to ending the conflict with Taliban insurgents.

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