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The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack at a military base at Kabul's international airport that killed three Americans and one Afghan Thursday. ...
From: Fox News | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Andrew Sullivan has announced that he is giving up blogging to “return to the actual world again.” Given his history of presenting false stories and unrealistic political analysis this might be a good thing. Perhaps being in the actual world will...
From: Firedoglake | By: DSWright | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The latest quarterly report on U.S. spending in Afghanistan was released on Thursday. Conspicuously missing were figures on how more than $50 billion is being spent on training and equipping Afghan military and police forces. Those figures have been...
From: NPR | By: David Welna | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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U.S. defense officials say three American contractors were shot to death by a gunman in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
From: Fox News | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Three Americans who were working as contractors in Afghanistan died in a gunman's attack at Kabul's international airport complex Thursday, according to the AP.
From: NPR | By: Bill Chappell | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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I was researching material for a blog post about the town I grew up in (Toms River, New Jersey) and accidentally stumbled on something completely unrelated that I find deeply disturbing on multiple levels. It was a roadside memorial dedicated to a fallen...
From: New Geography | By: John Sanphillippo | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Why the best way to steal a million is to be as boring as possible
From: The American Conservative | By: Rod Dreher | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Silver is hardly unique. Corrupt U.S. politicians invariably get caught - sometimes because they overreach, sometimes because an ambitious prosecutor or investigative reporter exposes the scam.
From: Reuters | By: Terry Golway | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The watchdog in charge of Afghan reconstruction said the classification threatens its ability to publicly account for the billions of dollars spent each year on Afghan forces.
From: NPR | By: Tom Bowman | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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On Wednesday, it looked like an old battle in Lebanon and Israel might be reignited. By Thursday, it looked like tensions had declined. In a statement labelled Communiqué No. 1 (implying that there would be others tied to the event), the Lebanese Shiite...
From: New Yorker | By: Rania Abouzeid | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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I. My Pakistani passport is the most Pakistani thing about me. When I clutch it approaching the border agents, I carefully keep the seal facing downwards. No need to scare off the grandmother next to me. Yet the green does seep out of my palm. My expiring...
From: Chapati Mystery | By: sepoy | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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With Andrew Sullivan announcing the end of his 15-year blogging career—and with it, his “bold experiment” in transforming journalism into crowd-funded blogging— I figure it’s a good time to take one last look at Sullivan’s long, poisonous...
From: Pando Daily | By: Mark Ames | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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This post first appeared on TomDispatch.  En route back to Washington at the tail end of his most recent overseas trip, John Kerry, America’s peripatetic secretary of state, stopped off in France “to share a hug with all of Paris.” Whether Paris...
From: In These Times | By: Andrew J. Bacevich | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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En route back to Washington at the tail end of his most recent overseas trip, John Kerry, America’s peripatetic secretary of state, stopped off in France “to share a hug with all of Paris.” Whether Paris reciprocated the secretary’s embrace went...
From: Truthout | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The strategists of the future are veterans, theologians, and entrepreneurs—but if we can't have them, better mediocrities than Cold War relics.
From: The American Conservative | By: Andrew J. Bacevich | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The packed third-season premiere threw viewers in the deep end, literally and metaphorically....
From: The Atlantic | By: David Sims | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Parliament today approved only eight of 25 cabinet nominees. After a year of delay, many nominees fell apart under scrutiny or could not satisfy hurdles like age, education, and anti-communism....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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A look at some of the stories happening around the U.S. and world in photos.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rich Hein | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Case brought by group of wounded Afghan veterans who say the new veterans' charter is discriminatory under the Charter of Rights and FreedomsThe post Feds spend $700,000 in court fighting veterans class-action lawsuit appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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An Afghan in military uniform shot to death three foreigners on Thursday at Kabul International Airport’s military facility, the U.S.-led coalition said. The attacker was then shot and killed by security forces....
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Ali M. Latifi | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Taliban militants have claimed responsibility for killing three Americans who were killed in the so-called insider attack on Thursday night.
From: China.org.cn | Friday, January 30, 2015
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A Taliban commander exchanged for the release of a POW attempts to return to the battlefield, raising questions about closing Guantanamo...
From: Time | By: Aryn Baker | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Three American contractors in Afghanistan were shot dead on Thursday at Kabul’s military airport in an apparent insider attack, coalition officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the shootings.
From: Wall Street Journal | Friday, January 30, 2015
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KABUL — The Taliban claimed responsibility Friday for a shooting incident at a military base attached to Kabul’s international airport yesterday that killed three American civilian contractors and an Afghan national, saying the attacker had infiltrated...
From: Washington Post | By: Sudarsan Raghavan, Missy Ryan | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Iraq stumbles on multiple fronts over oilAPFalling oil prices aren't just making the Middle Eastern nation's economy suffer, but it's also becoming a hindrance in the fight to quell ISIS. 'We need help on this'More headlinesLeader in French pollsContractors...
From: Good News Now | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have sought shelter at a sprawling refugee camp in a volatile region of Afghanistan after crossing the mountainous border to escape a military onslaught against insurgents.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: LYNNE O'DONNELL Associated Press | Friday, January 30, 2015
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BREAKING: TALIBAN CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR MURDER OF THREE AMERICANS AT KABUL AIRPORT On Wednesday White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz argued that the Taliban is not a terrorist group, but instead an “armed insurgency.” On Thursday White...
From: Free Republic | By: The Gateway Pundit | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Taliban militants claim responsibility for killing three American security contractors in a shooting attack at the Kabul airport.
From: Press TV | Friday, January 30, 2015
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KHOST, Afghanistan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have sought shelter at a sprawling refugee camp in a volatile region of Afghanistan after crossing the mountainous border to escape a military onslaught against insurgents.
From: U.S. News and World Report | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack at the Kabul airport in which a gunman shot and killed three American contractors and one Afghan man.Click to Continue »...
From: Charlotte Observer | By: Associated Press (AMIR SHAH) | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Big Question: British military involvement in Afghanistan - should there be an official inquiry?...
From: Telegraph | By: Theo Farrell | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have sought shelter at a sprawling refugee camp in a volatile region of Afghanistan after crossing the mountainous border to escape a military onslaught against…Click to Continue »...
From: Charlotte Observer | By: Associated Press (LYNNE O'DONNELL) | Friday, January 30, 2015
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack at the Kabul airport in which a gunman shot and killed three American
From: Taiwan News | By: By AMIR SHAHAssociated Press | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack at the Kabul airport in which a gunman shot and killed three American contractors and one Afghan man.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: AMIR SHAH Associated Press | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Three U.S. defense contractors helping train Afghan air force personnel were gunned down at the Kabul airport in what military sources say was an "insider attack." The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the killings Thursday night. Spokesman for...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Friday, January 30, 2015
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack at the Kabul airport in which a gunman shot and killed three American contractors and one Afghan man.
From: St. Paul Pioneer Press | By: By Amir Shah Associated Press | Friday, January 30, 2015
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"American Sniper." Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper's war film keeps crushing at the box office and stirring more controversy. We'll go to it.
From: WBUR | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Bowe Bergdahl exited Taliban captivity in exchange for the U.S. releasing five jihadists to the government of Qatar, and now a U.S. senator claims those jihadists are “in touch” with an al-Qaida affiliate, which would confirm the fears of critics...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Paul Hair | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Shock and Awe is having a troubled adolescence. The U.S. government is killing children with flying robot death planes, keeping troops in 175 countries, actively using "special" forces in 150 countries, asking us to ignore what it's done to Libya so...
From: Firedoglake | By: David Swanson | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Friday's claim came in a message from the Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid.
From: USA Today | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Man dressed up as an Afghan officer opens fire at Kabul airport, killing three.
From: ABC News | Friday, January 30, 2015
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I suppose that if Daniel Patrick Moynihan was right and we can define deviancy down, there is really no good reason why terrorism can’t be defined down, too. Via ABC’s Jon Karl: They act like terrorists, they regularly kill civilians like terrorists,...
From: Red State | By: ( | Friday, January 30, 2015
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More than 40 people have been killed and more than 50 others wounded in attacks and clashes in Afghanistan since late Wednesday, authorities said on Thursday.
From: China.org.cn | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Not even carrying a child could keep Lynsey Addario from going to the world’s most dangerous places....
From: New York Times | By: LYNSEY ADDARIO | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans - with a little help from Snoop Dogg - took on football greats like Jack Youngblood and Rocky Bleier in this annual tradition....
From: MSNBC | By: Brian Williams | Friday, January 30, 2015
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President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff participate in an Armed Forces farewell in honor of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Fort Myer,...
From: White House Blog | By: David Hudson | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Gen. Tom Lawson, Canada's top military commander, tells a committee that he didn't expect his soldiers would be guiding air strikes in IraqThe post Defence chief authorized special forces air strike support in Iraq appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The US Defense Department decided to keep secret its spending in Afghanistan, a report says.
From: Press TV | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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This week, multiple news outlets independently reported that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl would be charged with desertion. It was a charge that almost everyone saw coming and one that comported with what the soldierÂ’s former colleagues had told media outlets....
From: Free Republic | By: Hotair | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The incident at North Kabul International Airport, which also claimed the life of an Afghan national, is under investigation...
From: CBS News | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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