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U.S. To Suspend Security Aid To Pakistan
The State Department said Pakistan could receive the funding if it takes decisive action against terrorism.
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Mapping A World From Hell
76 countries are now involved in Washington's war on terror.
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Still Waiting On The Harvey Weinstein Moment For America's Wars
Author, 'America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military...
Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com What makes a Harvey Weinstein moment? The now-disgraced Hollywood mogul is hardly the first
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U.S. On Track To Drop Three Times More Bombs On Afghanistan This Year: Report
As of Oct. 31, the U.S. Air Force had dropped 3,554 bombs on the country -- more than 2.5 times the number dropped in the entirety of 2016.
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Into The Afghan Abyss (Again)
Alfred W. McCoy
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Author, 'In the Sh...
How a failed drug war will defeat Trump’s Afghan adventure.
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Taliban Storm Afghan Military Base, Killing At Least 43 Troops
Nine soldiers were wounded in the attack, and six others were reported missing.
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Freed Taliban Hostage Caitlan Coleman Reportedly Rushed To Hospital
Her husband, Joshua Boyle, did not specify her condition.
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Freed Taliban Prisoner Thought Trump Presidency Couldn't Be Real
"It didn’t enter my mind that he was being serious," Joshua Boyle recalled of the moment a captor told him the news.
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Hostages Freed From Taliban Captivity
A family has been released after being held by the Taliban in Pakistan for five years.
Malala Yousafzai Nearly Died For Girls’ Education. Today, She Started At Oxford.
The women's education activist shared a snapshot of her first day on Twitter.
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Rockets Hit Kabul Airport Shortly After James Mattis Arrives In Afghanistan
ISIS claimed responsibility for the incident.
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Author, 'They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return From Ameri...
The American Military's Repetition-Compulsion Complex
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Donald Trump Recycles Failed Strategy In Afghanistan
Contributing writer, policy analyst, one who tilts at windmills
The Afghanistan war now belongs to President Donald Trump. His “path forward” with more troops and fighting will take America
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Blackwater's Erik Prince On How He Got Into The White House
Plus: His surprisingly warm reception from Mattis, his troubles with McMaster, why he's comfortable profiting off wars, and finally some details on that shady Russian connection.
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Afghan Women Long For Their Campus Life A Year After Taliban Attack
Two who were injured bide their time as they wait to return to their studies.
Joel van Houdt
Here's How Afghanistan Earned Its Reputation As The 'Graveyard Of Empires'
President Donald Trump plans to keep American forces in Afghanistan to fight terrorism, but the territory hasn't historically been easy for foreign troops to control. It has even earned the nickname "the graveyard of empires." Can America defy history and win the war in Afghanistan?
Trump’s 'New' Strategy In Afghanistan Is Doomed To Fail
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Affairs, NYU
President Trump’s new strategy that would presumably win the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan is doomed to fail, just
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Afghanistan: Time For Congressional Hearings
Author & Iraq War Veteran
Late at night in the summer of 2007 a group of elders with white beards and traditional Afghan robes (referred to as a “man
Trump's Afghan Strategy Is Doomed For Failure
Politics and Global Affairs Analyst
If the troop surge is to be considered the new Afghan strategy, it is most likely destined for failure. The Obama administration
Taliban Condemns Trump's Decision To Continue War In Afghanistan
The Islamist insurgents also vowed to “continue our jihad.”
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Trump Draws Geopolitical Battle Lines In South Asia
James M. Dorsey
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Senior fellow
Despite refusing to disclose details of his strategy in Afghanistan, he made clear that he hopes an increased US military presence will force the Taliban to come to the negotiating table.
The 16-Year War In Afghanistan – Headlines Tell The Story
Consumer advocate, lawyer and author
Since 2001 the US has been at War in Afghanistan – the longest war in US history. Headlines concisely tell the story of this
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Suicide Bomb Kills Two American Soldiers In Afghanistan
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
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'Collateral Damage' Isn't Collateral, It's Central
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com You would barely know it, living in this country, but the essence of modern warfare is
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Taliban Militants Attack Army Base In Kandahar, Kill Dozens Of Afghan Soldiers
The attack underlined the steadily deteriorating security in much of the country.
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News Roundup for July 25, 2017
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Here’s your news. Don’t stop the beat. 1. Are the Russians supplying the Taliban with arms? Looks likely, but we still need
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