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Stage and Screen Stars Unite to Salute Rita Cosby for Wounded Warriors

Jim Luce | Posted 01.24.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

This week over a thousand New Yorkers had the opportunity to "Celebrate America's Heroes" on the occasion of Emmy-winning TV and radio host Rita Cosby's 50th birthday to benefit the acclaimed organization, the Wounded Warrior Project.

REPORT: White House Mistakenly Identifies CIA Chief

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) - The White House inadvertently included the name of the top CIA official in Afghanistan on a list of participants in a...

Book of Odds Looks at the 2014 Boston Marathon

Amram Shapiro | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime
Amram Shapiro

Boston is the home of Book of Odds, and in memory of those killed and wounded, and in honor of the bravery and solidarity displayed by so many, we use our tools to look at the odds of this horrific attack.

Afghanistan Plane Crash Victims ID'ed

AP | COREY WILLIAMS, JEFF KAROUB and JOAN LOWY | Posted 06.30.2013 | World

DETROIT — Building model planes and working on real ones comprised Gary Stockdale's passion, filling the family's basement with models in his yo...

Insurgents Attack Key U.S. Base In Afghanistan

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan insurgents bombarded a U.S. base and destroyed a NATO helicopter, killing three Afghan intelligence employees, officials ...

Reports: Drone Strike Kills Al Qaeda Deputy

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

By Mark Hosenball and Jibran Ahmad WASHINGTON/PESHAWAR, June 5 (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike in Pakistan killed one of al Qaeda's mo...

Angry Afghans Protest Quran Disposal At U.S. Air Base

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 04.21.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. apologized Tuesday for the burning of Muslim holy books that had been pulled from the shelves of a detention cente...

Max J. Rosenthal

'It Gets Better,' Even While You're At War | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that gays and lesbians can serve openly in the military, some service members are attempting to help others through struggles simila...

Karzai Demands U.S. To Hand Over Bagram Prison

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 03.06.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai demanded Thursday that the U.S. detention center at Bagram Air Base be handed over to Afghan control...

Michele Bachmann: Obama Was Wrong To Ban Waterboarding

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is accusing the Obama administration of committing "strategic blunders" that have hampered U.S. eff...

Illinois Guardsman Took Bribes From Afghan Contractor

Posted 07.13.2011 | Chicago

In 2004, Afghan contractor Noor Alam was looking to secure some lucrative United States contracts for his firm, the Northern Reconstruction Organizati...

That Others May Live

David R. Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David R. Kuhn

2011-03-24-tatsmall.jpgThe members of the 212th Rescue Squadron carry the marks of battles for the rest of their lives, along with ink from tattoo artist Scott Campbell under their skin. It all stays with them.

A Hollow Bomber Jacket

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

For the Obama presidency, moral collapse has taken on the appearance of craven clockwork, establishing a concentric pattern of immense damage to economic security at home while ratcheting up warfare overseas.

Bagram's Evil Twin

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

When the U.S. military opened a new detention facility in Bagram, I gave credit where credit was due. But a report released today focuses on allegations of inhumane treatment at a smaller facility, co-located on Bagram Air Base.

Can Pakistan Be Held Accountable for American Crimes?

Crofton Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crofton Black

This week in Lahore, Pakistan, the legal charity Reprieve has launched a lawsuit against the Pakistani government for helping the US military to abduct and imprison seven Pakistani nationals without trial or charge.

Five Absurd Things That Simply Can't Happen in Wartime Washington

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

What if Washington declared a ceasefire in Afghanistan, expressed a desire to withdraw all its troops from the country in good order and at a reasonable pace, and then just left?

Jason Linkins

U.S. Expands Its Footprint At Bagram Air Force Base | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sometime around the spring of 2011, lawmakers will begin to ramp up a debate on whether or not the United States should begin withdrawing forces from ...

IEDs Kill 75% More Afghan Civilians Than In 2009

The Huffington Post | Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Today's Af-Pak round-up: IEDs kill 75% more Afghan civilians than in 2009. Improvised explosive devices deployed by the Taliban have killed 1,859 A...

Federal Appeals Court Bars Bagram Detainees From Civilian Trials

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Detainees at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan cannot use U.S. courts to challenge their imprisonment the way detainees in Guantanamo...

NFL Coaches Visit Afghanistan Troops

AP | RICHARD ROSENBLATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As Andy Reid visited with injured soldiers in a hospital at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles couldn't get over ho...

A Bomber Jacket Doesn't Cover the Blood

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

During his first presidential trip to Afghanistan, Obama stood before thousands of American troops to proclaim the sanctity of the war effort. He played the role deftly, while wearing a bomber jacket.

Obama's Bagram Fly-In: What He Didn't Visit

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harry Shearer

The most jarring part of the Obama fly-in to Bagram was the part of the base he apparently didn't visit: the secret prison we've been running there for years. It's Gitmo on steroids.

What Effect Did the Taliban Attacks Have? None. Really, None.

Lt. Col. Ed Ledford | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lt. Col. Ed Ledford

The more the Taliban blow themselves up and hurt others the more they antagonize the Afghan people, the more they marginalize themselves and their cause. The counterinsurgency strategy is turning the momentum of the fight.

Bagram Prison In Afghanistan Could Expand With Same Purpose As Guantanamo Bay

Los Angeles Times | David S. Cloud and Julian E. Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The White House is considering whether to detain international terrorism suspects at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, senior U.S. officials said, ...

Taliban Attacks Key U.S. Base In Afghanistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents launched a brazen pre-dawn assault Wednesday against the giant U.S.-run Bagram Air Field, killing an American co...