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War Correspondent Mike Boettcher on James Foley and Afghanistan

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, Kimberly Guilfoyle of Fox News' The Five picked the 2014 war documentary The Hornet's Nest as her "One More Thing" at the end of the show, describing how it told the story of American troops on a dangerous mission in Afghanistan. Show More Summary

In Brutal Year for News Media in Afghanistan, a 7th Journalist Is Killed

The stabbing of Palwasha Tokhi adds to a toll that was already the deadliest for the news media in the country since the fall of the Taliban.

SEE IT: Georgia soldier greets children after returning from Afghanistan

A Georgia teenager didn't mind at all when her father showed up at her school as he made a surprise return home from Afghanistan..

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for September 17, 2014

US Army soldiers prepare to board a CH-47F Chinook with the Flying Dragons task force, which searches for illegal weapons in compounds in Afghanistan. (US Army photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston)

Book Review: The Underground Girls of Kabul

The Underground Girls of Kabul By Jenny Nordberg CROWN PUBLISHING It sucks to be female in Afghanistan. No surprise there. Journalist Jenny Nordberg's revelation—to Western eyes, anyway—is that more than a few Afghan families raise their girls as boys. Show More Summary

Will fighting another Mideast war do any good?

20 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: In 2001, we went into Afghanistan to thump down the mole of Al Qaeda, which had raised its ugly head there. Then President George W. Bush wanted to beat down the Saddam Hussein mole and sent our boys to Iraq in 2003. ("Americans express ambivalence over a new Mideast military...

Afghan Government Asks U.S. for $537 Million Bailout

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

"Too Big To Fail" has never been applied to a besieged nation torn apart by sectarian factions, but let's try it here: the Afghanistan government recently asked the US for a $537 million bailout to pay its bills, and they'd like it within the next "five to six" days.

DoD stingy with Medal of Honor?

CNN‘s Jake Tapper asks why so few Medals of Honor have been awarded during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars as compared to our much shorter involvement in previous wars. Leading the charge in Congress is Iraq veteran Duncan Hunter; That reasoning drew ire from veterans like Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California. “These are men rushing the […]

Gender-Bending Kids In Afghanistan

El fenómeno “Bacha Posh”, niñas afganas obligadas por sus padres a vivir como niños> — (@telecincoes) May 21, 2014 In an essay adapted from her forthcoming book, Jenny Nordberg...Show More Summary

When casualties increased, war coverage became more negative

As the number of U.S. casualties rose in Afghanistan, reporters filed more stories about the conflict and those articles grew increasingly negative about both the war effort and the military, according to a researcher.

'Huge explosion' rocks Afghanistan's capital

No details on casualties yet but initial reports say explosion happened close to US embassy compound in Kabul.

I’m a Woman Who Lived as a Boy: My Years as a Bacha Posh

For 9 years of her youth in Afghanistan, Faheema lived as Faheem—a boy, one free from the societal barriers and stigmas women face

Interactive: Drawdown in Afghanistan

Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.

Intel Detects Al-Qaeda Intentions to Smuggle Explosives Onto U.S.-Bound Airliner Using Western Recruits

A cell of seasoned al-Qaeda fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan has joined forces with al-Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate to pilot innovative methods aimed at smuggling explosives onto U.S.-bound airliners, according to U.S. officials. Citing unnamed U.S. Show More Summary

Karl Rove: Obama "Squandered The Peace" That Bush Left Behind

From the September 14 edition of Fox News' Fox News Sunday: Previously: O'Reilly Confronts Rove: Bush's Iraq & Afghanistan Policy "Looks Awful" To Regular People Karl Rove Attacks Obama For Pursuing "Unprecedented" Iraq Deal That Bush Did First

Afghanistan: Where $1 Trillion in Riches Are Held Captive by War

Afghanistan is sitting on $1 trillion in mineral riches, some of which are critical to clean energy.

The deadly jihad attack on Camp Bastion: Two years later

Today is the 2nd anniversary of the deadly attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. Regular readers of this website have been fully informed about the horrible jihad siege on the base, which occurred three days after the Benghazi attack. But for most Americans, Camp Bastion holds no significance. Two years later, there has been little […]

Move Over ISIS, The Khorasan Are Waiting in the Wings

The Associated Press today reports that ISIS is not a danger to America, but another Islamic extremist group, Khorasan (aka Khurasan), which is affiliated with al Qaida in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the Taliban, is working with Yemeni bomb-makers... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Report: Suicide Deaths in Afghanistan Higher Than Murders, War Deaths Combined

The Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported that 4,466 self-poisoning and 4,136 self-immolation cases have been registered this year alone across Afghanistan, where suicides exceed deaths by homicide and the war combined annually. Show More Summary

Syrian extremists may pose more direct threat to US than Islamic State

WASHINGTON — While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria – a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe – poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. Show More Summary

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