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Inside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s Brutal Antidrug Campaign

New York Times photojournalist Daniel Berehulak, who photographed 57 homicides in 35 days in the Philippines: I have worked in 60 countries, covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and spent much of 2014 living inside West Africa’s Ebola zone, a place gripped by fear and death. Show More Summary

Does Putin Have Plans for Afghanistan?

Afghan and American officials are increasingly worried that any deepening of ties between Russia and Taliban militants fighting to topple the government in Kabul could complicate an already precarious security situation. Russian officials...Show More Summary

3rd 1st Cav Soldier Dies from Afghanistan Suicide Bombing

U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Allen E. Brown succumbed to his wounds from a deadly suicide bombing in Afghanistan last month.

Maryland soldier injured in Afghanistan suicide attack dies

Sgt. First Class Allan E. Brown, 46, of Takoma Park, died weeks after the explosion.

Why We Need Philosophers in the Pentagon

Since I started covering the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan in 2010, I have been fed the same three boilerplates by the U.S. military about the war and the purported gradual destruction of the Taliban insurgency: Progress is slow but...Show More Summary

The U.S. needs a new approach to counterinsurgency. This is what it can learn from El Salvador.

“After nearly fifteen years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the United States is seeking to reorient its approach to counterinsurgency,” the political scientist Walter C. Ladwig III writes in a new paper in International Security. Rather than intervening directly, Washington wants to provide aid and advice to local governments. But the aims of local […]

Judge overturns Brezler decision

Marine Major Jason Brezler warned folks in Afghanistan about an Afghan police chief using his personal email account to transmit classified information to folks that he thought were in danger. A board of inquiry recommended that the Major be discharged for that. He took the decision to a judge and according to the Marine Corps […]

Westley and Foakes revive England Lions

14 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Tom Westley and Ben Foakes relished an absorbing contest with Afghanistan's spinners on a hard-fought first day of England Lions' first-class match in Abu Dhabi

Trump Picks Kelly for Homeland Security

President-elect Donald Trump “has settled on Gen. John F. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general whose son was killed in combat in Afghanistan, as his choice for secretary of homeland security, placing defense of American territory from terrorism in the [...]

John Kelly, Retired Marine General, Is Trump’s Choice to Lead Homeland Security

General Kelly had a 40-year career in the Marine Corps, and in 2010, his son was killed while leading a platoon in Afghanistan.

Family Champion Heads to Washington | Family Policy Briefing

He served in Afghanistan – Now, he’ll serve in Washington. Today, you’ll hear from freshman U.S. Rep. Jim Banks about his goals and what he hopes to see from a conservative majority in both chambers of Congress. The post Family Champion Heads to Washington | Family Policy Briefing appeared first on Family Policy Alliance.

Meet Afghanistan's First Female Rapper

"Life has not been easy for Paradise Sorouri. In the past seven years, the 27-year-old has been forced to flee her country twice, received more death threats than she can count, and was brutally beaten by 10 men on the street and left to die. Her crime? She covers her head with a baseball cap […]

Obama, in Major National Security Speech, to Defend Counterterrorism Legacy

President Obama will speak at MacDill Air Force Base, home to forces that have been crucial to his fight against extremists and to efforts to wind down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ally, Enemy or Both? Saudi Arabia’s Many Roles in Afghanistan

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

Saudi Arabia has voiced support for American efforts to nourish Afghanistan’s democracy, but it has also lavishly funded Sunni extremism under various guises.

Retired SOF Officer Alleges General James Mattis Left His Men To Die In Afghanistan

The season for cheap shots is now officially open The post Retired SOF Officer Alleges General James Mattis Left His Men To Die In Afghanistan appeared first on RedState.

Bowe Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The former prisoner of war is accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan.

More Americans support torture than Afghans, Iraqis and South Sudanese. Why?

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

The United States has a higher tolerance for torture than any other country on the United Nations Security Council, and Americans are more comfortable with torture than citizens of war-torn countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Ukraine. Those are two key findings reported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday, in a […]

Deserter Bowe Bergdahl Begs Obama For Last-Minute Pardon

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl penned a letter to President Barack Obama requesting an executive pardon for the treason and misbehavior charges he faces for deserting his Afghanistan post in 2009. Bergdahl was captured by Taliban fighters shortly after his desertion … More » The post Deserter Bowe Bergdahl Begs Obama For Last-Minute Pardon appeared first on EveryJoe.

Bowe Bergdahl Asks Obama For Pardon Before Trump Takes Office

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who is charged with desertion for walking away from his combat post in Afghanistan in 2009, has asked President Barack Obama for a pardon, the White House said on Saturday. Obama will relinquish office on Jan. Show More Summary

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office. If the pardon...Show More Summary

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