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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 Afghani...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

www.wired.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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).

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...