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The U.S. persistently uses bombs to try to solve the very problems its own bombs created...
From: Salon.com | By: Ben Norton | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Shasta Willson runs the publishing and marketing company Litsam. Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com I'm a feminist of a certain age. I earned degrees in math and computer science before STEM was a term, and I have made my career in technology. During the...
From: The Stranger | By: Shasta Willson | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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For the first time since combat operations were declared over at the end of 2014, a battalion of 500 U.S. Army infantrymen is being sent to southern Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand Province where the Taliban have made a comeback, Fox News has learned....
From: Fox News | By: Jennifer Griffin | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The policeman, who had been guarding a ministry, opened fire on coalition troops, who fired back and fatally wounded him, the Afghan government said....
From: New York Times | By: DAVID JOLLY | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Bernie needs to hit Clinton’s foreign policy record that's replete with errors and capitulations to the war machine...
From: Salon.com | By: Sean Illing | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The Islamic State is working hard to attack the American heartland and national security officials have warned Congress there could be an outbreak of violence this year from lone wolf or coordinated attacks. Senior U.S. intelligence officials described...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Coburn Palmer | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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What side you’re on may depend on what building you’re in
From: Time | By: Mark Thompson | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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I married my high school sweetheart when I was 19. Nineteen is young -- too young to get married and definitely too young to have a baby, but I didn't think so at the time. So a month after the wedding, I threw away my birth control and started perusing...
From: AOL Television | By: Joni Edelman | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The anti-Israel activists who recently disrupted a presentation by an Israeli LGBT center at the Chicago "Creating Change" conference are attempting to hijack the LGBT movement to further an agenda of hatred. The LGBT movement aims to help create a world...
From: AOL Television | By: Peter Darvas | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Women are the first victims of our foreign policy. Hillary can't have it both ways, and neither can her backers...
From: Salon.com | By: Sarah Lazare, AlterNet | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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In a new exhibition at the Whitney, the filmmaker Laura Poitras examines a post-9/11 world.
From: The Atlantic | By: Clare Foran | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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In a new exhibition at the Whitney, the filmmaker Laura Poitras examines a post-9/11 world.
From: The Atlantic | By: Clare Foran | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Matthew Green and Bryan Doerries discuss the links between Greek tragedy, post-traumatic stress disorder and the cathartic power of drama. The post In Conversation: Matthew Green and Bryan Doerries appeared first on Granta Magazine....
From: Granta | By: Luke | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The Vermont socialist and ice-cream flavor is too far left on economic freedoms & not libertarian enough elsewhwere.
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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U.S. military spending dwarfs that of every other country. And we're pledged to defend 25% of humanity.
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Taliban claims responsibility after rogue officer guns down colleagues in latest "green-on-blue" attack in Kandahar.
From: Al Jazeera English | By: Editor | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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An ominous prognosis from Thomas E. Ricks.
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says that a policeman in the southern province of Kandahar has killed four of his colleagues and wounded
From: Taiwan News | By: Associated Press | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that a policeman in the southern province of Kandahar has killed four of his colleagues and wounded another seven. Zia Durrani, spokesman for the provincial police, said Thursday the rogue policeman...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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An Afghan official says that a policeman in the southern province of Kandahar has killed four of his colleagues and wounded another seven.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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An Afghan official says that a policeman in the southern province of Kandahar has killed four of his colleagues and wounded ...
From: Las Vegas Sun | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The four shows the ACT artistic director announced Thursday, Feb. 11, for the 2016-17 season — involving names as exciting as Peter Brook, Annie Baker and Khaled Hosseini — will transport viewers from Buckingham Palace, a few years in the future,...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Robert Hurwitt | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that a policeman in the southern province of Kandahar has killed four of his colleagues and wounded another seven....
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The Obama Administration is expanding its military power and threats against Russia and China as well as increasing its war efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria while preparing to restart Washington’s old war in Libya. Most of this has been revealed...
From: AntiWar | By: Jack A. Smith | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Along with the additional dumbing down of Americas youth (especially college students) it boggles my mind and I still hear some talk negative about military personnel. My favorite quote is “we aren’t even at war anymore” However, exact numbers...
From: One Marine's View | By: Maj Pain | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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For the first time since combat operations were declared over at the end of 2014, a battalion of 500 U.S. Army infantrymen is being sent to southern Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Province where the Taliban have made a comeback, Fox News has learned....
From: Free Republic | By: FoxNews | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Interesting. The only veterans groups that have actually received money from Trump's fundraiser are in Iowa and New Hampshire... and to get the money they have to pick it up on stage at one of his rallies.The post Donald Trump Tries To Exercise Eminent...
From: Red State | By: ( | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ CALL FOR FIRE U.S. Army 1st Lt. Elyse Ping Medvigy conducts calls for fire during artillery training on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2014. Medvigy is a fire support officer assigned...
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Tobias Lindholm, writer-director of “A War,” the Danish nominee for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, refused to make an antiwar film about Afghanistan. “The conversation has been trapped in whether you’re for or against the war,” said Lindholm...
From: The Wrap | By: Tim Appelo | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Progressive oppose the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq; liberals like them as long as a Democratic president is running them. Progressives oppose the war on drugs, America’s most masochistic and deadly battle since Vietnam. Liberals treat...
From: Free Republic | By: Progressive Review | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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In Danish director Tobias Lindholm’s look at the moral quandaries of the Afghanistan War, an officer, Claus (Pilou Asbæk), orders an airstrike that kills 11 civilians, and then must stand trial back home in Denmark for that decision. He must also...
From: New York Post | By: Farran Smith Nehme | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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KABUL (Reuters) - Pressure is growing on the U.S. military to do more to help Afghan forces repel the threat posed by Taliban militants, and commanders in Washington and Kabul agree that enhanced air power may be where it can make the most difference....
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By James Mackenzie | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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KABUL (Reuters) - Pressure is growing on the U.S. military to do more to help Afghan forces repel the threat posed by Taliban militants, and commanders in Washington and Kabul agree that enhanced air power may be where it can make the most difference....
From: Reuters | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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A senior Republican senator is blocking the sale of as many as eight new F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, citing Islamabad’s continuing relationship with militant members of an organization known as the Haqqani network, known for targeting and killing...
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Gordon Lubold | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Incalculable damage.
From: Hot Air | By: Ed Morrissey | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The US is planning to send extra troops to Afghanistan's Helmand Province to assist the local security forces. But analyst Jason Campbell says the line between advising and getting involved in combat is becoming blurred.
From: Deutsche Welle | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Despite a ferocious winter and growing European efforts to deter them, refugees and migrants continue to flee to Europe in record numbers. Over 76,000 people have already reached the continent by sea in 2016 -- an average of 2,000 a day. That's almost...
From: Lemondrop | By: Charlotte Alfred | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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ReutersThe Syrian Civil War is reaching a turning point. Over the past two weeks, the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad seized several villages north of Aleppo, the country's largest city and one of the last remaining strongholds of Syria's...
From: Business Insider | By: Armin Rosen | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Republished with permission fromreal clear defense Question: Which statement most accurately describes China's only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning? 1. It is an important symbol of national pride to Chinese citizens 2. A small training carrier posing...
From: AOL Television | By: Peter Navarro | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The deadly airstrike attack that shattered a Doctors Without Borders-supported hospital in southern Syria on Friday night -- killing three and wounding at least six -- is not an isolated incident. Rather, it's an alarming reminder of the hundreds...
From: Lemondrop | By: Willa Frej | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Wikimedia CommonsSometime before his death in a US drone strike in June 2015, Nasir al Wuhayshi recorded an insider’s account of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. As the aide-de-camp to Osama bin Laden prior to the hijackings, Wuhayshi was well-placed...
From: Business Insider | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The militant group that calls itself the Islamic State has a far-reaching propaganda apparatus, and to Western audiences, the irregularly published magazine Dabiq might be one of its best-known products. Featuring high-quality production values and art...
From: AOL Television | By: Nick Robins-Early | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Macedonia won’t allow to be turned into a refugee camp, the country’s Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki has stated, referring to the influx of asylum seekers transiting the Balkan country from Greece on their way to the EU. “We will provide humane...
From: Novinite | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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In the past I have not been a big afghan knitter, but this fall and winter I’ve made two giant blankets (one, the Bulky Stockinette Throw, is free on Ravelry; the other I will let you know about as … Read More......
From: Craft Gossip | By: Sarah White | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The latest U.S. intelligence assessment is skeptical about prospects for political reconciliation in war-torn Afghanistan and has warned it is at "serious risk of a political breakdown during 2016." U.S. National Intelligence Director James Clapper told...
From: Voice of America | By: Ayaz Gul | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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A few months ago, I met with dozens of Afghan women, hoping to interview them about life in Afghanistan. As a humanitarian practitioner, I knew they faced inequality and brutality under the Taliban, but even I wasn't prepared for the stories of...
From: The Hill | By: Mina Chang, contributor | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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An Afghan police officer who was shot during an exchange of gunfire with members of NATO's force in Afghanistan has died, the Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.
From: Channel News Asia | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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‘The tide of war is receding,” President Obama tirelessly insisted four years ago as he campaigned for re-election. Even then, the slogan seemed untethered from reality. Not only was fighting in Afghanistan intensifying, with no end in sight, but...
From: New York Post | By: Jackson Diehl | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Thai authorities have arrested "The Doctor," an Iranian allegedly leading a ring which sold fake passports out of his base in a province east of Bangkok. The police said Hamid Reza Jafary and his gang of five Pakistani suspects were arrested on Monday....
From: Mashable | By: Victoria Ho | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Home to people from Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, the "Jungle" of Calais, France, is one of the biggest refugee and migrant camps in Western Europe. While the French and British governments work to deter and contain camp residents, many...
From: Truthout | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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