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General Mckiernan

Americans Don't Flinch -- They Duck!

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

President Obama and the U.S. people haven't faced up to the ugly truth that, in Afghanistan, the U.S. has routinely committed atrocities against innocent civilians. By ducking that truth, the U.S. reinforces a sense of exceptionalism.

International Media Mis-Adventures: The Pentagon's Private and Secret Spy Ring

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Two months ago, author and adventurer Robert Young Pelton says, things started to get really scary in one of the world's truly most dangerous places -- the environs of Washington, D.C.

Going for Broke

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Afghan commander General McChystal's mentality is undoubtedly a global-war-on-terror one, which translates into no respect for boundaries, restraints, or the sovereignty of others.

McChrystal Choice Suggests Special Ops Strikes Will Continue

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gareth Porter | Inter Press Service WASHINGTON, May 12 (IPS) - The choice of Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal to become the new U.S. commander in Afghanis...

McKiernan Gets Control of Disputed U.S. Raids In Afghanistan

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Mar 20 (IPS) - U.S. Special Operations forces in Afghanistan, whose commando raids and airstrikes against suspected Taliban targets have c...

McClellan, McKiernan, You Know, One of Those Army Guys...

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

In most cases, this type of oversight on the part of a politician could be dismissed -- maybe even attributed to nerves. But when Afghanistan is exploding and on the verge of failure, details matter.