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Medieval Nightmare Finds a Home in the American Way of Making War

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 12:16 PM

Ten years ago this fall we sat in the walled garden of a bullet-pocked Kabul villa on a brilliant sunlit afternoon, interviewing American reporters about what they thought the prospects were for a U.S. success in Afghanistan now that the "war" was over.

At that particular moment Afghans were open...

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The Biggest Jaw-Dropping Journalism Scandal of All?

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2011 | 1:13 PM

As the first journalists to enter Kabul in 1981 for CBS News with Dan Rather following the expulsion of the Western media the previous year, we continue to be amazed at how the American disinformation campaign between Hollywood, Washington and Wall Street built around the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan lives...

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Crossing Bones at Zero Line

(2) Comments | Posted May 23, 2011 | 10:26 AM

The stakes are perhaps as high as they have ever been for the post-Cold War United States as Senator John Kerry wades through the Central Asian quagmire in Islamabad. Ironies abound. A war begun ten years ago by Skull and Bonesman George W. Bush requires another Skull and...

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Mission Accomplished?

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2011 | 5:00 PM

So Osama bin Laden is dead. The man who spawned the "war on terror," launched a thousand drones and a new industry called Homeland Security has been shot in the head and killed by U.S. forces at his home in Abbottabad, north west Pakistan. Despite the loss of a U.S....

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