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It’s possible I’ve lived most of my life on the wrong planet -- and if that sounds like the first sentence of a sci-fi novel maybe, in its own way, it is. I thought I knew where I was, of course, but looking back from our helter-skelter world of...
From: Firedoglake | By: Tom Engelhardt | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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The in-tray has been brimming with backlash over my criticism of the president on Iraq. I’m glad to air it – and it’s made me think hard about it again. First round of dissent here. Another: I share every one of your concerns regarding Obama‘s...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Pakistan's military says it has launched airstrikes on five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, killing 40 suspected fighters as part of a massive operation launched in June....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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When NPR's Kabul bureau caught on fire recently, it came came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.
From: NPR | By: Sean Carberry | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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President Barack Obama will send 3,000 U.S. troops to West Africa to help fight the current Ebola outbreak. On Monday the U.S. launched airstrikes against ISIS targets near Baghdad. According to surveys by regional Federal Reserve Banks, businesses are...
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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A provincial security official says that Taliban fighters killed six Afghan policemen in an ambush in western Afghanistan.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Nicole Kaeding The House of Representatives is set to vote to keep the federal government’s doors open for the next several months. The plan, however, is a disappointing grab-bag of provisions. Instead of tackling the country’s pending fiscal crisis,...
From: Cato Institute | By: Nicole Kaeding | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Tomasky wishes Obama would treat Americans like grown ups and admit that we can’t: We’ve been trying to destroy Al Qaeda for 13 years now. We have not. We will not. And we will not destroy ISIS. We can’t destroy these outfits. They’re too nimble...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, September 15, 2014
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As of Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at least 2,203 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Today, president Obama is announcing a major effort to help stem the spread of the outbreak in West Africa, relying primarily on our African military command: The unprecedented response will include the deployment of 3,000 U.S. military forces and more...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Taking action looks different for everyone. For Shannon Galpin, her action takes the form of empowering women and girls in conflict regions and her vehicle of change is the bicycle. In 2008, Shannon, a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, traveled...
From: National Geographic | By: Emily Nuchols | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Adam responds to some questions from his recent post. This is a few days old because I forgot to post it, but the info is still relevant: Answers to Some of the Questions Raised in the Islamic State Post Adam L. Silverman, PhD* For tonight’s entry...
From: Balloon Juice | By: John Cole +0 | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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It's the new bipartisanship: icons of the fringe left and fringe right coming together in common opposition to the center....
From: The Atlantic | By: Marin Cogan | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Three members of NATO's International Security Assistance Force were killed in an attack in Kabul on Tuesday, the coalition said....
From: CNN | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Maya Alleruzzo, a photographer who has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during a 12-year stint in the region, has been named regional photo editor for the Middle East by The Associated Press....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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El fenómeno “Bacha Posh”, niñas afganas obligadas por sus padres a vivir como niños> http://t.co/Vv3KiMGtTB pic.twitter.com/wSaW6QTy3n — Telecinco.es (@telecincoes) May 21, 2014 In an essay adapted from her forthcoming book, Jenny Nordberg...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Lynne O'Donnell, a foreign correspondent who has covered major stories throughout the Middle East and Asia for two decades, has been named Kabul bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading the agency's coverage of Afghanistan at a time of transition...
From: Fox News | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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U.S. action against ISIS is war by any reasonable definition—and he owes it to today's citizens and the future to follow the Constitution....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Being a war photographer is dangerous, grueling, and emotionally taxing work. It puts you on the front line with the soldiers, witnessing pain and violence while documenting it all, making the horror of war that much more difficult to shake off. But...
From: Business Insider | By: Christian Storm | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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The Taliban is claiming credit for the attack on a military convoy traveling near the U.S. Embassy that also wounded 20 others, including more than a dozen civilians.
From: NPR | By: Scott Neuman | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Culturally Americans are very direct. We say what we mean, and we don’t often beat around the bush. When George W. Bush declared, in the wake of 9/11, “You’re either with us or against us,” he captured in a phrase something a like-minded European...
From: Commentary Magazine | By: Michael Rubin | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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A significant announcement from the White House READ MORE The post US Military is Scaling Up its Ebola Response. Big Time appeared first on UN Dispatch....
From: UN Dispatch | By: Mark Leon Goldberg | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Three members of NATO's International Security Assistance Force were killed in an attack in Kabul on Tuesday, the coalition said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing targeting a convoy of foreign forces in the Afghan capital,...
From: Free Republic | By: cnn | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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In Obama’s reluctance to refer to his military operation against ISIS as a war, Uri Friedman reads an implicit embrace of the notion of perpetual war: The distinctions between war and peace, of course, have long been murky (think America’s “police...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Aaron Blake flags a new poll showing lackluster public confidence that Obama’s approach to ISIS will work, even though most support military action against the group: This vote of no/little confidence, without a doubt, owes in part to the tough situations...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Kabul (AFP) - A large blast ripped through central Kabul targeting a foreign military convoy on Tuesday, the first major attack in the city for weeks as politicians try to end a stalemate over the result of presidential elections.The explosion occurred...
From: Business Insider | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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No information on casualties so far
From: Time | By: iyengarrishi | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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For many a long-time boxing fan, Floyd Mayweather’s repugnance as a human being is an ongoing source of eye rolls, because what else can they do? There are the major evils, like the multiple convictions for battering women,  or his racist and homophobic...
From: The Queensbury Rules | By: Tim Starks | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's military says it has launched airstrikes on five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, killing
From: Taiwan News | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Pakistan's military says it has launched airstrikes on five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, killing 40 suspected fighters as part of a massive operation launched in June.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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How does CNN's Jake Tapper get through mornings of breaking news, young children, and pets? With scrambled egg whites, turkey bacon, and tons of coffee. The post CNN’s Jake Tapper Lives on Coffee, Loves Old-School Rap appeared first on Bon Appétit....
From: Bon Appetit | By: Rochelle Bilow | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Obama: Ebola poses threat to global securityAPPresident Obama addressed the outbreak that has killed more than 2,400 people during a press conference at the CDC on Thursday.Historic response to contain epidemicOther news headlinesISIS could pose threat...
From: Wallet Pop | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A provincial security official says that Taliban fighters killed six Afghan policemen in an ambush in western Afghanistan....
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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A provincial security official says that Taliban fighters killed six Afghan policemen in an ambush in western Afghanistan.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Despite President Obama’s promise not to get involved in another ground war in Iraq, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has not ruled out the use of U.S. ground troops in the battle against ISIS. Fox News reported that Dempsey...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Karlene Trudell | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Chelsea Manning wrote a column for The Guardian on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and President Barack Obama’s strategy for dealing with the group. The level-headedness of the column sharply contrasted with the statements of several pundits...
From: Firedoglake | By: Kevin Gosztola | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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The role of Canada's secret counter-terrorism unit, Joint Task Force 2, will make it hard for politicians to discuss the fight against the Islamic StateThe post Defining ‘non-combat deployment’ a tricky proposition, says expert appeared first on...
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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To the editor: In 2001, we went into Afghanistan to thump down the mole of Al Qaeda, which had raised its ugly head there. Then President George W. Bush wanted to beat down the Saddam Hussein mole and sent our boys to Iraq in 2003. ("Americans express...
From: Los Angeles Times | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Militant group remains defiant in the face of a broadening international coalition of military powers and their allies in the region...
From: Time | By: Dan Stewart | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs suggests U.S. ground troops might be need in combat
From: Time | By: Mark Thompson | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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New York Democrat Eliot Engel spoke on the House floor today about the threat ISIS poses to the United States, warning if the U.S. does not act, "many more September 11ths" will happen on American soil.
From: Mediaite | By: Josh Feldman | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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End-of-day news: Afghan nationals disappear in Georgetown, how to build a Bible museum, and more. [ more › ]...
From: DCist | By: Matt Cohen | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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As of Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at least 2,203 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
From: Miami Herald | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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As of Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at least 2,203 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: The Associated Press | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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You may think that your town/city/state is the most polluted place you have ever been, but chances are you’d be wrong. The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a new report on global air pollution, showcasing which countries are the most polluted...
From: The Good Human | By: David Quilty | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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With a vote on President Obama’s request for authority to arm and train Syrian rebels all but hinging on Democratic votes to pass, the liberal Democracy for America is urging Congress to vote “no” on the authorization.  The Howard Dean-founded...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Vladimir Putin poses a bigger threat than ISIS and is more dangerous than Joseph Stalin, according to former defence secretary Bob Ainsworth. The senior Labour MP in Britain qualified his claims by saying that Putin so dangerous due to the fact he has...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Addam Corré | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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The captain of the Afghan national rugby team became a suicide bomb victim’s personal Superman shortly after a Tuesday morning attack. “I rushed to help survivors,” Sayed Mustafa Sadat told...
From: New York Post | By: Chris Perez | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Nicole Kaeding The House of Representatives is set to vote on a continuing resolution (CR) tomorrow to fund the federal government until December 11, 2014. A CR is stop-gap measure often used when the parties and chambers cannot agree on a full-year...
From: Cato Institute | By: Nicole Kaeding | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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The Defense Department program accused of fueling the militarization of local law enforcement is stirring controversy again, this time for providing equipment and weapons to school police. Law enforcement agencies affiliated with at least 120 schools,...
From: Washington Post | By: Niraj Chokshi | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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