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Concha: ISIS Weaponizes Social Media To Command World Stage, Recruit Americans

2 minutes agoNews : Mediaite

It's that pit in your stomach only reserved when exposed to the darkest side of human existence. It's seeing innocents forced to jump from the Twin Towers or a woman being stoned to death in Afghanistan...

Inspector General: Afghanistan Can’t Account for $3.3 Billion in U.S. Aid

The Inspector General has determined that the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan needs to provide better accountability and transparency over the aid it receives from the U.S. In 2013, Afghanistan received $15 billion in U.S. assistance, and congress has just approved another $18 billion more, according to the Washington Examiner. Show More Summary

Parents of slain Seal Team Six member call for Obama's resignation

Billy and Karen Vaughn lost their only son, Seal Team Six member Aaron Carson Vaughn, in 2011 in Afghanistan when he and 32 others were killed after their helicopter was shot down. Reacting to the brutal beheading of fellow AmericanShow More Summary

Old And New Crises Fight For Attention As NATO Prepares To Meet

Between trying to leave an Afghanistan in the midst of a political crisis and the war next door between Ukraine and Russia, NATO has a lot to handle. The post Old And New Crises Fight For Attention As NATO Prepares To Meet appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Help vets at home rather than fight more wars

This week they pounced on President Obama for saying he had “no plan yet” on dealing with Islamic State militants. These same warmongers hammered Obama for announcing his plan for withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan.

What Makes One a Warmonger and a ‘Fear Monger’?

After our disastrous invasion and occupation of a sovereign nation, Iraq, and after the now-longest war in American history — the Afghanistan War — there is naturally a great reluctance on the part of Americans to get involved in any more military entanglements, especially in the Middle East. Then along comes a band of thugs [...]

Pittsburgh Steelers News: Afghanistan Veteran Alejandro Villanueva Added To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed a veteran player to their practice squad — a war veteran. Alejandro “Ali” Villanueva, a West Point graduate who spent three tours of duty with the Army in Afghanistan, has been added to the team’s practice squad. Show More Summary

Afghanistan's Ice Bucket Challengers Ask Presidential Rivals to ‘Be Cool!’

With tensions between supporters of presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah threatening to boil over, a group of young Afghans are dumping ice on troubled water.

In Memoriam

This Week with George Stephanopoulos marks the death of one service member in Afghanistan. SGT Christopher W. Mulalley, 26, Eureka, CA According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3468 In addition, the following notable names lost their lives this week: read more

Taliban suicide bombers hit Afghan intelligence agency

By Rafiq Shirzad JALALABAD Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban suicide bombs hit an office of the Afghan intelligence agency in an eastern city on Saturday, killing six people, and insurgents shot dead another 11 in the west, in an upsurge of violence as foreign combat troops prepare to withdraw from the country. Show More Summary

Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said.

The Consequences Of America’s Invasion Of Afghanistan: NYC Heroin Deaths Highest In A Decade

While back in May Obama promised America's mission in Afghanistan was over, and all US troops would leave the country by the end of 2016, the "unintended" consequences of the US presence in this favored by al-Qaeda country will haunt America for a long time. Show More Summary

Feds Release Two Detainees -- A Move to Circumvent Cert.?

After years of fighting for their freedom in U.S. courts, Fadi al-Maqaleh and Amin al-Bakri, who had been detained at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan for at least a decade, were repatriated to Yemen earlier this week. The timing of the release was curious: not only is al-Bakri is......

5 Business Lessons I Learned in a Foxhole (Literally)

The above photo was taken near Sangin in Afghanistan's Helmand Valley in 2008. The author is on the far left. Six years ago in Afghanistan my sniper team ran a three day mission to observe a tier-1 IED site (military-speak for a place with a high likelihood of having a roadside bomb emplaced at it). Show More Summary

Amazing Breast Cancer Survivor Gets Inspiring and Beautiful Tattoo (PHOTO)

Post by Liz Alterman.   Talk about bravery! When Barbie Ritzco was 21, not only she was on the verge of being deployed to Afghanistan where she'd be stationed as a sergeant for the U.S. Marines Corps, she was diagnosed with Stage IIIB...Show More Summary

Deny the Islamic State a safe haven (Guest Voice)

In 2002, my aircraft carrier battle group was conducting retaliatory strikes against Afghanistan when I was directed to move into the Persian Gulf and begin precursor combat operations against Iraq. While meeting with the fleet commander, I told him we were ready to go. But when asked my opinion of the impeding war, I replied [...]

With a splat, paintball fires into Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The hidden gunman, dressed in long green coveralls and a SWAT-team-style vest and helmet, looks ominous as he takes aim and fires off a short burst.

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