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Reflections on Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

By David Petraeus | PRISM Volume 7, No 1 | September 14, 2017 This interview was conducted by Dr. Joseph Collins and Mr. Nathan White for Lessons Encountered: Learning from the Long War, which was published by NDU Press in November 2015. Can...Show More Summary

Afghanistan arms civilians to protect mosques during holy month

Afghanistan is arming hundreds of civilians nationwide to help protect mosques during one of the holiest months on the Islamic calendar after several deadly attacks on Shiite religious sites. The government's move comes as it considers...Show More Summary

Afghanistan Again?

The American Military's Repetition-Compulsion Complex

US Sending 3,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. is sending another 3,000 troops to Afghanistan, an increase of over 25 percent in the number of American forces there. Mattis told reporters Monday at the Pentagon that the boost in U.S. troop strength would be “over 3,000,” but he declined to name a specific number. “Frankly, I

Airman Who Staved Off Ambush in Afghanistan to Receive Air Force Cross

A combat controller who acted heroically by helping stave off an ambush in Afghanistan will receive the Air Force Cross

The Missile That Terrorized Russia Is Getting a Super Update

Kris Osborn Security, The stinger is back.  The Stinger has not been used much in recent years in Iraq and Afghanistan, largely because it is less necessary in combat environments where the US already has air supremacy. However, should...Show More Summary

Air Force Adds F-16s, Returns Tankers to Afghanistan, Generals Say

The Air Force has begun shifting assets back into the Afghan theater, two generals said Tuesday at the AFA's, Space and Cyber Conference.

US Military surgeons in Afghanistan treat civilian injuries

(Reuters Health) - At U.S. military facilities in Afghanistan, roughly half of the surgeries done for local civilians during more than a decade of war have been for non-combat injuries and health problems, a recent study suggests.

‘Emotional support dogs’ on planes is more scam than therapy

There’s not much that scares former Army Delta Force operator Josh Collins: not seven combat tours in in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, not getting seriously wounded. But when it comes to the increasing numbers of so-called “emotional support” dogs on planes, Collins — along with more and more airline passengers and workers — gets worried. […]

Senate panel backs Trump's pick for US envoy to Afghanistan

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of a veteran diplomat to serve as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Afghanistan. The panel recommended by voice vote on Tuesday … Click to Continue »

U.S. Bombs Falling in Record Numbers In Three Countries

Trump’s looser authorities for airstrikes have unleashed huge increases in ordnance in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.

Senate OKs bill to inject $700 billion into military defense

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The deal puts the U.S. armed forces on track for a budget greater than at any time during the decade-plus wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.        

'Contested,' 'Congested' Syrian Airspace Poses Challenges: General

Unlike Iraq and Afghanistan, the air war in Syria involves "multiple players," Lt. Gen. Jeff Harrigian said.

U.S. to send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan: Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday the United States would send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan and that most were either on their way or had been notified of their deployment.

Mattis says over 3,000 additional U.S. troops will deploy to Afghanistan

The Defense secretary signed the order to send the troops in August, though at the time he did not reveal a number

"When They Promise To Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs, They're Promising Stagnation"

Authored by John Tamny via Forbes.com, The British fought three wars in Afghanistan over an 80-year period. They finally left this “graveyard for empires” in 1919, only to eventually be replaced by the Soviet Union in the late 70s, and the U.S. Show More Summary

Pakistan: Attack at Afghan border kills 1, wounds 11

A Pakistan government official says a suicide attack has killed one civilian and wounded 12 others attempting to target a paramilitary vehicle near the Chaman border crossing with Afghanistan. Local … Click to Continue »

After tough Trump speech, Pakistan scrambles to answer U.S. demands in Afghanistan

Pakistan, facing growing pressure internally and from the United States about the relationship between the two countries, is weighing how to respond to U.S. demands that it do more to help stop the fighting in Afghanistan. U.S. envoys have renewed calls on Pakistan to crack down on the Haqqani...

Six civilians killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A roadside bomb in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar killed at least six civilians traveling in a car that hit the device, officials said on Monday.

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