Karzai Accuses America Of Collaborating With Taliban

By: Monday March 11, 2013 6:30 am

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is pointing the finger at America for continued instability in his country. To America’s shock and dismay, Karzai claimed that the America and Taliban were colluding to continue the war beyond 2014 when US forces are set to withdraw by working together in series of recent bombings. His comments came as [...]

United Nations: US Attacks Killed Hundreds of Afghan Children

By: Friday February 8, 2013 11:42 am

A report by the United Nations Committee of the Rights Of The Child is causing a stir in Washington and Brussels. The report claims the US and NATO bombing campaign has lead to the deaths of hundreds of Afghan children in recent years. Attacks by U.S. military forces in Afghanistan, including air strikes, have reportedly killed [...]

Death of Famed SEAL Sniper Highlights Military’s Mental Health Crisis

By: Monday February 4, 2013 6:05 am

Former Navy SEAL sniper and author Chris Kyle has been shot and killed. Kyle was the deadliest sniper in U.S military history with 160 confirmed kills and 255 claimed kills serving four tours in Iraq. He died at the hands of an Iraq War veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder whom he was counseling. [...]

Number of Homeless Iraq, Afghan Veterans Doubles

By: Friday December 28, 2012 5:06 am

One of the Vietnam War’s legacies was a generation of homeless veterans – traumatized by war and uncared for by the system that happily used them for its own ends before leaving them to the streets. Now, despite constant crowing about reforms at the Veterans Administration and treatment for mental illness in the military, it [...]

Senate Passes Indefinite Detention Limitations Amid Various Interpretations of the Statute Language

By: Friday November 30, 2012 12:17 pm

Depending on who you believe, the Senate either voted today to limit indefinite detention practices or voted to allow those limits to be determined by the executive branch. You may need a degree in linguistics to figure this one out. First, here’s the basics of what happened: The Senate voted late on Thursday to prohibit [...]

Senate Passes Amendment to Withdraw From Afghanistan at “Steady Pace”

By: Thursday November 29, 2012 2:39 pm

The Senate, in an amendment to this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, accepted a measure written by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) calling for a continued drawdown of US troops from Afghanistan, at a “steady pace” through the end of 2014, and a close to all combat operation “at the earliest date” possible. The news here [...]

VP Debate: Biden Serves as Attack Dog

By: Friday October 12, 2012 6:21 am

Vice President Joe Biden gave the debate performance last night that a lot of Democrats were looking for out of President Obama. He was aggressive and pointed, let nothing go unquestioned, and used all of the attack lines and avenues that Obama left on the table. That Republicans are trying to use this aggression against [...]

After Karzai Criticism, US Looking for Exits in Afghanistan

By: Thursday October 4, 2012 12:14 pm

Not a good sign for your signature war policy when the lead partner in the country in question says it’s doomed to failure. Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said on Thursday that the U.S.-led war on militancy would “not be successful,” and accused Western media of waging “psychological warfare” on his country. The outgoing leader said [...]

Unlikely Support for Faster Drawdown in Afghanistan From John McCain

By: Thursday September 20, 2012 6:15 am

First it was longtime Republican Rep. Bill Young. But I don’t think any political observer would be able to guess who would be the next Republican to consider a quicker timeline in Afghanistan: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that the United States should reconsider all its options in Afghanistan — including withdrawing more quickly [...]

Prominent Republican Defense Appropriator Turns Against War in Afghanistan

By: Wednesday September 19, 2012 6:54 am

On the heels of yesterday’s announcement that NATO forces will cease joint patrols with their Afghan counterparts after multiple incidents of Afghan army and police shooting and killing troops, a prominent Republican chairman of the House defense appropriations subcommittee has flipped on the war, saying that the US should now withdraw as soon as possible. [...]

US Ends Joint Patrols With Afghan Security Forces

By: Tuesday September 18, 2012 8:16 am

In a move that calls into question the continuation of the mission in Afghanistan, the US suspended joint military operations with Afghan security forces, after a spate of insider attacks that killed troops in the field. “We’re to the point now where we can’t trust these people,” a senior military official said. So far this [...]

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