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The Death of a General and the Racket of a War

Matthew Hoh | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

After thirteen years of war, after all the violence, all the theft, all the lies, are we so naïve and so closeted to be surprised at this death?

Afghanistan: 'It's done. No more.'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

There comes a time when one must say, "Enough is Enough!" ¡Basta! The mother of Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley, the 1,990th casualty of the Af...

U.S. Commander on Karzai's 'Collusion' Accusation: 'We Have Shed Too Much Blood Over the Past 12 Years'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Dorian de Wind

It never seems to end in Afghanistan -- now the longest war in our nation's history. It never ceases to amaze us -- the twists and turns, the corruption, the backstabbing, the incompetence in, by and of that country and its leaders.

Afghan Soldier Reportedly Kills NATO Member

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

KABUL, Nov 11 (Reuters) - An attacker wearing an Afghan army uniform killed a member of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in...

How to Win in Afghanistan: Part 2 -- Adequately Train the Afghan Security Forces

Matt Zeller | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Matt Zeller

Without strong and effective Afghan security forces, the Karzai government will not stand a chance against a resurgent Taliban.

Vice Presidential Debate Highlights Why Paul Ryan Is Clueless On The Afghan War and Foreign Policy

Matt Zeller | Posted 12.12.2012 | DC
Matt Zeller

After last night's debate, it's clear that Paul Ryan has a lot to learn when it comes to foreign policy. As an Afghan War Veteran, I can unequivocally say that he hasn't a clue as to what is going on in Afghanistan.

The 2,000th Death in a War That 'Should Be Over'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.01.2012 | World
Dorian de Wind

On June 14, in its now all-too-familiar, all-too-businesslike format, the Department of Defense announced the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Joshua Hersh

Top Commander Says U.S. Troops In Afghanistan 'Not Willing To Be Murdered' In Insider Attacks | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

The top American commander of troops in Afghanistan showed signs of impatience about the growing spate of insider attacks that have taken a toll on U....

FAIL: Military's Own Report Card Gives Afghan Surge An F | Posted 09.27.2012 | World

The U.S. troop surge in Afghanistan ended last week. Conditions in Afghanistan are mostly worse than before it began. ...

Joshua Hersh

Obama Adviser: Afghan Insider Attacks Are Sign Of 'Taliban Desperation' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Michele Flournoy, a former top Pentagon official and current foreign policy adviser to President Barack Obama's campaign, said Tuesday t...

NATO Scales Back Operations With Afghan Troops

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2012 | World

UPDATE: Fresh on the heels of NATO's decision to scale back operations with Afghan soldiers, the Pentagon has "suspended most joint field operations w...

1 Wounded In Latest Afghan Insider Attack

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 11.17.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan soldier turned his weapon on a vehicle he believed was driven by NATO soldiers on a shared base in the south, slightly...

2 NATO Soldiers Killed In Another Insider Attack

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 11.15.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A gunman in an Afghan police uniform killed two British soldiers in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, a day after insurgent...

NATO: We'll Do 'Everything It Takes' To Prevent Afghanistan Insider Attacks

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 11.04.2012 | World

BRUSSELS — The surge of assaults by Afghan soldiers and police on their foreign allies will not derail plans to draw down international troops f...

Escalating Attacks on US and International Troops in Afghanistan: A Deeper Cost

Shad Meshad | Posted 10.29.2012 | Impact
Shad Meshad

Is it any wonder that we have returning troops struggling with reintegration into civilian life, or troops who choose suicide? We need to acknowledge both the danger we are asking our troops to accept and the long-term effects of it.

The Best Laid Plans: How Quickly Will the U.S. Leave Afghanistan?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The American "withdrawal" regularly mentioned in the media doesn't really mean "withdrawal." On paper at least, for years to come the U.S. will partially occupy a country that has a history of loathing foreigners who won't leave (and making them pay for it).

Afghanistan Passes The Buck

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 10.22.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan government blamed foreign spy agencies for a rising number of killings where government soldiers and policemen h...

Top U.S. General In Afghanistan To Discuss Attacks

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 10.20.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. military's top general met with American, coalition and local officials in Afghanistan on Monday to try to stop a ...

Afghan Police Turn On NATO Forces, No Deaths

AP | HEIDI VOGT and KAY JOHNSON | Posted 10.13.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The new U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan called a sudden rash of attacks on international forces by their Afghan partners "tr...

Gunmen In Afghan Uniform Kill U.S. Troop

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 10.07.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two gunmen wearing Afghan army uniforms killed a U.S. soldier and wounded two others Tuesday, hours after Afghanistan's defense ...

CNN: Afghan Police Officer Kills 3 American Civilians

Posted 07.22.2012 | World

An Afghan police officer shot and killed three American civilians on Sunday at the West Zone Police Training Center in Herat province, CNN reports. ...

Joshua Hersh

Ryan Crocker: Cases Of Afghans Killing NATO Military Counterparts Can Be 'Personal' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.25.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Earlier this week, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker confirmed that he would be stepping down from his post at some po...