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SALON EXCLUSIVE: The great investigative reporter on how he unraveled a counter-narrative of the Bin Laden mystery
From: Salon.com | By: Michael Schulson | Monday, May 2, 2016
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Staff Sgt. Richard Pisano Jr., 44, and 1st Lt. Nick Pisano, 24, were assigned to the same Army division by chance, according to published reports. They're safely home, having both won a Bronze Star.
From: NPR | Monday, May 2, 2016
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An Afghan official says that a police officer shot his wife in public before shooting himself in the country's eastern Paktika province.
From: Fox News | Monday, May 2, 2016
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The American service members involved in the deadly bombardment of an Afghan hospital have not been criminally prosecuted. But they could have been.
From: New York Times | By: EUGENE R. FIDELL | Monday, May 2, 2016
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At 12:44 p.m. on March 6, 2009, John Thuesen called 911. "120 Walcourt Loop," he told the dispatcher, breathing hard. "Gunshot victims." The dispatcher in College Station, Texas, asked what had happened. "I got mad at my girlfriend and I shot her," he...
From: Mother Jones | By: AJ Vicens | Monday, May 2, 2016
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Two brothers from suburban New York City have each been awarded a Bronze Star for their service in Afghanistan.
From: Fox News | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Is Matt Bevin, the governor of Kentucky, finally so out of control that the FBI is stepping in to shut down a reign of terror that has further decimated one of the most at-risk states in America? Reuters reported on April 27 that Matt Bevin was alleged...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Maryam Louise | Monday, May 2, 2016
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From Eastern Europe to Afghanistan and Libya, the military alliance has left a trail of devastation in its wake
From: Salon.com | By: Vijay Prashad, AlterNet | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Who was spotted at last night's parties?
From: Politico | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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For years, John Sopko has played the media and rattled the Afghan reconstruction effort. Now, lawmakers are questioning his methods.
From: Politico | By: Nahal Toosi | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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What the CIA did to Abu Zubaydah was barbarous. That his torturers have gone unpunished is an American tragedy
From: Salon.com | By: Rebecca Gordon, TomDispatch.com | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as George W. Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations, is best known for his role as a diplomat in the Muslim world. As an envoy and ambassador to his native Afghanistan after 9/11, and then again as ambassador to Iraq from...
From: Slate | By: Isaac Chotiner | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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President Barack Obama nominated the 1982 West Point graduate Colonel Cindy Jebb for the position of dean for the prestigious military academy following the announced retirement of current dean Brigadier General Tim Trainor. If Congress approves Obama’s...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tara West | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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WASHINGTON: The US administration has informed Congress that the consolidation of democratic institutions is one of its key initiatives in Pakistan. Ambassador Richard Olson conveyed this message while justifying the $742 million US assistance for Pakistan...
From: Dawn | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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As the Afghan economy struggles, Kabul's once lucrative sticker business isn't what it used to be.
From: Al Jazeera English | By: Editor | Monday, May 2, 2016
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that a police officer shot his wife in public before shooting himself in the country's eastern Paktika province.
From: CNS News | By: Associated Press | Monday, May 2, 2016
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A new play written by a former army infantry officer tells the stories of veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and refugees from those countries. The actors are those vets and refugees.
From: NPR | By: Lucy Nalpathanchil | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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NPR's Scott Simon talks to Shannon Galpin, founder of the nonprofit Mountain2Mountain, about withdrawing her support of the scandal-plagued Afghanistan Women's Cycling Team.
From: NPR | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that a police officer shot his wife in public before shooting himself in the country's eastern Paktika province. Nesar Ahmad AbdulRahimzai, deputy provincial police chief in Paktika, said on Monday...
From: NewsOK | Monday, May 2, 2016
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that a police officer shot his wife in public before shooting himself in the country’s eastern Paktika province. Nesar Ahmad AbdulRahimzai, deputy provincial police chief in Paktika, said on Monday...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Monday, May 2, 2016
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An Afghan official says that a police officer shot his wife in public before shooting himself in the country's eastern Paktika province.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Monday, May 2, 2016
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Five years after the death of bin Laden, al Qaeda is being overshadowed by IS, which is expanding not only in Afghanistan and Pakistan but also in Bangladesh. DW examines the new challenges to the group in South Asia.
From: Deutsche Welle | Monday, May 2, 2016
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Last week, ABC’s Quantico declared Iraq a “pointless war” and attacked Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Tonight, it was Donald Trump and Afghanistan’s turn in the show’s spotlight. ...
From: NewsBusters | By: Matt Philbin | Monday, May 2, 2016
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The CIA announced it was tweeted out the raid “as if it were happening today.” 1:51 pm EDT – Helicopters depart from Afghanistan for compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan#UBLRaid — CIA (@CIA) May 1, 2016 Now read this:Woman pulls gun when wing order...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Lawyers for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who faces a potential life sentence for desertion while serving in Afghanistan, will be allowed access to classified material to prepare his defense, a military appeals court has ruled. Legal proceedings...
From: New York Post | By: Reuters | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Lawyers for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who faces a potential life sentence for desertion while serving in Afghanistan, should have access to classified material to prepare his defense, a military appeals court has ruled.
From: Channel News Asia | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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DUBAI: The militant group Al Qaeda has survived the death of its founder Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011 and bolstered its notoriety with attacks in Africa, Europe and Yemen despite suffering a series of setbacks.Al Qaeda has been replaced as a pre-eminent...
From: Dawn | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Lawyers for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who faces a potential life sentence for desertion while serving in Afghanistan, will be allowed access to classified material to prepare his defence, a military appeals court has ruled.
From: Channel News Asia | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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(Reuters) - Lawyers for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who faces a potential life sentence for desertion while serving in Afghanistan, will be allowed access to classified material to prepare his defense, a military appeals court has ruled....
From: Reuters | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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(Reuters) - Lawyers for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who faces a potential life sentence for desertion while serving in Afghanistan, will be allowed access to classified material to prepare his defence, a military appeals court has ruled.
From: The Star Malaysia | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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WASHINGTON – Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, a Green Beret once selected for involuntary separation from the service after he struck an Afghan police commander who had admitted to raping a child, will remain in uniform. An Army board on Wednesday...
From: Free Republic | By: Stars and Stripes | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Two brothers from suburban New York City have each been awarded a Bronze Star for their service in Afghanistan.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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NEW YORK (AP) — Two brothers from suburban New York City have each been awarded a Bronze Star for their service in Afghanistan. The Journal News (http://lohud.us/1NM1Hx4 ) reports Sunday that Staff Sgt. Richard Pisano Jr. and 1st Lt. Nick Pisano were...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Afghan security forces have been battling to push back Taliban fighters seeking to cut off the capital of the southern province of Uruzgan, officials said on Sunday as army units worked to clear roadside bombs from the main highway into the town.
From: Channel News Asia | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan security forces have been battling to push back Taliban fighters seeking to cut off the capital of the southern province of Uruzgan, officials said on Sunday as army units worked to clear roadside bombs from the...
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Sayed Sarwar Amani | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Daniel Berrigan, a Catholic priest, was one of the best-known Vietnam war protestors. Berrigan emerged as a radical Catholic voice against the war in the 1960s and won fame when he and his younger brother seized draft records of troops about to be deployed...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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On May 17, 1968, a group of antiwar activists entered the Selective Service office on the second floor of the Knights of Columbus building in Catonsville, Md. While clerks watched in amazement, nine Roman Catholics peaceably procured armsful of local...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Kaanii Powell Cleaver | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Survivors demand an independent investigation into deadly Kunduz hospital attack that US says was not a war crime.
From: Al Jazeera English | By: Editor | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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As Andrew Bacevich relates in his important new book, US involvement in the Middle East has been characterized by confusion, mistakes, and blundering military force. Greg Waldmann reviews America's War for the Greater Middle East.
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Greg Waldmann | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Al-Qaida has survived the death of its founder Osama bin Laden and bolstered its notoriety with attacks in Africa, Europe and Yemen. Al-Qaida had already proved its ability to resist after the September 11, 2001 attacks against the US triggered a huge...
From: Times of India | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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But no criminal charges have been filed. The attack on the Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital took place last October during a campaign to retake the city of Kunduz from Taliban forces. A US military inquiry has already found that the attack was “human...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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WASHINGTON: The United States (US) administration is withholding funds earmarked for Pakistan's purchase of eight F-16 fighter jets, BBC Urdu reported, citing an unnamed senior US State Department official. The State Department official told BBC Urdu...
From: Dawn | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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ISLAMABAD: In response to reports the US Congress is withholding 60 per cent of the aid earmarked for subsidising Pakistan's purchase of eight F-16 fighter jets, a Pakistani official has said “negotiations aren’t over yet”.Tariq Fatemi, the Special...
From: Dawn | Sunday, May 1, 2016
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It’s a massive victory more than six months in the making. Sergeant First Class Charles Martland – a decorated war hero who faced expulsion from the Army for defending a child – has been exonerated and will be allowed to remain in the U.S. military....
From: Free Republic | By: American Center For Law and Justice | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Uh, we did, genius. I would stay in Afghanistan. It’s probably the one place we should have gone in the Middle East because it’s adjacent and right next to Pakistan which has nuclear weapons. So I think you have to stay and do the best you can, not...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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U.S. Army Kicking Out a Hero After He Confronted an Afghan Pedophile/Rapist Obama Instructed Army to Issue Illegal ‘Gag Order’ to Silence Green Berets The following is from articles written by Jim Emerson in 2015 From a FOXNEWS exclusive, the U.S....
From: Free Republic | By: The Coach's Team | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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This week, in a surprising reversal, the U.S. Army decided to retain SFC Charles Martland in the Armed Services of the United States. The decorated Green Beret survived a long-term effort by the Army to kick him out after he physically confronted a local...
From: Free Republic | By: The Coach's Team | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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KABUL (Reuters) - Government forces have launched operations against the Taliban in 18 provinces of Afghanistan as fighting has intensified since the start of the insurgents' spring offensive this month, the ministry of defence said on Saturday.
From: The Star Malaysia | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Government forces have launched operations against the Taliban in 18 provinces of Afghanistan as fighting has intensified since the start of the insurgents' spring offensive this month, the ministry of defence said on Saturday.
From: Channel News Asia | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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KABUL (Reuters) - Government forces have launched operations against the Taliban in 18 provinces of Afghanistan as fighting has intensified since the start of the insurgents' spring offensive this month, the ministry of defense said on Saturday....
From: Reuters | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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