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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.

Afghan Police Shoot Dead 8 At Protest In South

AP | KATHY GANNON and MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 07.08.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan police were accused of killing eight protesters at a demonstration on Wednesday as the U.S.-led coalition said it ha...

Suicide Bomber Attacks Kandahar Airfield

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 02.12.2013 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A Taliban suicide car bomber killed one American soldier and two Afghan civilians Thursday near a U.S. military base shortly ...

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...

Suicide Attack Kills 7 Outside Kandahar University

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 09.01.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near the gates of a university in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing ...

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.

NATO Kills 30 Insurgents In Taliban Attack

AP | TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents attacked a convoy of Afghan and international troops on Friday in eastern Afghanistan, sparking a gunbattle that...

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.

Mayor Of Kandahar Assassinated By Suicide Bomber, Say Afghan Officials

AP | Associated Press | Posted 09.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — An assassin struck at the heart of President Hamid Karzai's political machine in southern Afghanistan Wednesday, killing...

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 ...

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...

7 U.S. Soldiers Killed In Taliban Bombing

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 07.26.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Nine NATO service members were killed Thursday in Afghanistan, including seven U.S. troops among eight who died when a powe...

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.