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Afghan Officials Probe Attacks As Death Toll Rises To At Least 50

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.11.2017 | World

Afghan security officials began investigating Tuesday’s attacks in the capital Kabul and the southern city of Kandahar as the death toll climbed to ...

An Audience of Seventeen Soldiers

Nathan Timmel | Posted 04.20.2016 | Comedy
Nathan Timmel

While initially I was wary of performing that morning, that show will remain the pinnacle of my career. Of all the hours I've spent cajoling strangers into smiling, that one held more meaning than any other.

Dozens Killed In Taliban Attack On Afghan Airport

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A brazen Taliban assault on an air base outside the southern Afghan city of Kandahar triggered a 24-hour gunbattle that...

Torture and the Destruction of a Human Being by the United States

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Now, we can read a psychiatrist's report which includes, in detail, the torture enacted on just one prisoner of the United States, Shaker Aamer.

The Real Costs of CIA Cash

John Sifton | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
John Sifton

The twist of the latest CIA cash scandal is not the CIA is handing over wads of U.S. bills to a corrupt president. It is that the CIA has continued to hand over cash for so long, which is not merely unethical but now antithetical to the U.S. government's stated policy goals.

Horror: Two Children Beheaded In Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2012 | World

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL, Aug 31 (Reuters) - An adolescent boy and a young girl have been beheaded in two separate incidents in Afghan...

The Great Taliban Escape

GQ | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

It took years to lock them up. Hundreds of enemy fighters captured during some of the fiercest combat of the war. But then, one night last spring, as ...

The Spirit Of Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Didn't Return

Andrew Lubin | Posted 07.27.2012 | Impact
Andrew Lubin

That's the spirit of Memorial Day; it's the remembrance of those who didn't come back alive, and a celebration of the esprit-de-corps and how they lived their lives.God bless the United States and those who stand watch over us tonight.

Afghanistan Suicide Bomb Kills 2 Children

Posted 05.22.2012 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Afghan police say a suicide car bomber has blown himself up at a security checkpoint outside a police station, killing two ch...

Massacre Story Sparks Both Outrage and Reflection

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.16.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Amid the worldwide horror and revulsion over nine Afghan children and seven adults evidently murdered by a US soldier, it was remarkable how, in the wake of the shootings, the Afghan media were so restrained in their coverage.

Think Locally, Occupy Globally: Our Fight Is the World's - and Vice Versa

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The struggle goes on -- in Capetown and Durban and Pretoria, in Oakland and Manhattan and Los Angeles, in the hearts and minds of souls of people who fight despair and corruption in the cities, towns, and villages of the world.

Suspected Insurgents Open Fire On Investigators Of Afghanistan Shooting Massacre, Officials Say

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

By Rob Taylor and Mirwais Harooni KABUL, March 13 (Reuters) - Suspected insurgents opened fire on Tuesday on senior Afghan investigators of the mas...

U.S. Fears Reprisals After Afghan Shooting Rampage

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2012 | World

* Killings could hurt U.S.-Afghan partnership efforts * US embassy issues warning, restricts personnel movements * Nine ...

Attacks In Kandahar Kill At Least 13

Posted 03.04.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Officials say three explosions in a day have killed 13 people in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar. The dead include a c...

Move the Money Home

Sen. Claire McCaskill | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Sen. Claire McCaskill

If America is going to build roads and bridges, I believe they ought to be built here, not in an unstable war zone.

G.I. Jew Explores Canada (in Kandahar)

Benari Poulten | Posted 12.21.2011 | Comedy
Benari Poulten

Oh, Canada. Is there nothing in the world that you can't make better with your kind spirit and love of hockey?

Afghanistan: Who Can Lead Kandahar?

Khalil Nouri | Posted 11.06.2011 | World
Khalil Nouri

The question now is; who should control all of Southern Afghanistan's tribal structure, and ultimately attempt to sooth tensions over what will soon become the full political formation and structure.

Two Jews Walk Into a War

Benari Poulten | Posted 10.02.2011 | Comedy
Benari Poulten

2011-08-01-Screenshot20110801at4.32.36PM.jpg Jon Stewart's surprise visit not only boosted my morale as a soldier, but as a comedian. And I'm sure he was just as surprised to find a fellow Jew in the middle of a military base in Afghanistan.

How Not to Make Friends in the Greater Middle East

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Favorable opinion about the U.S. has plunged dismally since the early days of the Obama presidency, but it's not just in popularity terms that Washington has been racking up mind-boggling numbers in the no-friends business.

Multiple Policemen Killed, 2 People Beheaded In Afghan Violence

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2011 | World

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, July 18 (Reuters) - Seven Afghan policemen were killed in an attack on a checkpoint in the southern city of Lashkar Gah on M...

Who Killed Ahmed Wali Karzai?

Posted 09.11.2011 | World

KABUL -- Around 11 a.m. this morning, Kandahar time, Ahmed Wali Karzai, the controversial half brother of President Hamid Karzai and the most powerful...

Afghan in Exile: Taking a Stand Against the Karzai Cartel

Michael Hughes | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

That "our man in Kabul" heads a criminal state is anything but breaking news, yet what remains a mystery is America's continual support for the brothers Karzai as the U.S. neglects promoting Afghans whose power isn't derived from drugs, guns and money.

Afghanistan: Reflections on the the Kill Team

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Shahryar

Incidents like Abu Ghraib have seriously desensitized the American people and the rest of the world to the extent that we've, in my opinion, ran out of anger.

Karzai Relative Killed In Night Raid

Reuters | Ismail Sameem and Matt Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL (Reuters) - An elderly relative of Afghan President Hamid Karzai was shot dead by NATO forces during a botched night raid in southern Afghanista...

Jeff Muskus

Nation Building: Roads, Laws, Cops, Jobs And The Challenges Of The Afghan Surge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 06.11.2012 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- "Take a look at this," Tom Symalla says, reaching down to yank at a piece of gravel poking out from the surface of Morghan Ro...