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Matiullah Khan, powerful in Uruzgan province north of Kandahar, has been reported assassinated in Kabul. The provincial police chief for central Uruzgan province of Afghanistan was killed following ...
by Garrett
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 04:06 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Thomas Ruttig, at Afghanistan Analysts Network, has a long intricate post on the status of talks with the Taliban. In Ashraf Ghani's view, costs of the security forces and the war are unsustainable.
by Garrett
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 01:45 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Excuse me whilst I try to defrost my brain United States intelligence agencies detected the deployments in the past few weeks as Iraq was marshaling a force of 30,000 troops — two-thirds of them ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 04:26 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Jenifer Fenton, in Al Jazeera, is calling attention to the case of Redha al-Najar of Tunisia. In 2002, al-Najar was the first prisoner at the CIA black site in Afghanistan known as the Salt Pit. ...
by Garrett
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 11:10 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Perhaps Never? Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein Lady Liberty? She knows there's no success like failure And that failure's no ...
by enhydra lutris
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Mar 15, 2015 at 10:55 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Michele Flournoy and Stephen Hadley write to the New York Times , in the name of the bipartisan national security consensus. Your March 9 editorial “No Cause to Delay the Afghan Pullout” ...
by Garrett
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Mar 15, 2015 at 07:57 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Received a picture on my face book page. It was of 4 young men, two of whom have been in the news of late. Travon Martin, and Michael Brown (the one giving the finger) on top. On the bottom were ...
by billp65
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Mar 13, 2015 at 05:44 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Human Rights Watch has issued a report on impunity for war crime and other human rights abuse by the strongmen in Afghanistan. The United States has long talked respect for human rights: [U.S. Army]
by Garrett
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Mar 08, 2015 at 03:54 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
OND Editors OND is a community feature on Daily Kos, consisting of news stories from around the world, sometimes coupled with a daily theme, original research or commentary. Editors of OND ...
by side pocket
Comment Count 36 comments on Sun Mar 01, 2015 at 08:58 PM PST with 33 Recommends
I saw this and thought that I needed to share. It is a video from CNN, I hope that you like it as much as I did... it just goes to show the special bond between hoomans and other animals, and that ...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 12:09 PM PST with 54 Recommends
zero dark thirty occurs every 24 hours The war crimes of the Bush-Cheney regime in terms of CIA torture and rendition have become clearer recently as NPR reports this morning about what has been a ...
by annieli
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 09:47 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Al Jazeera reports on an armed group that will be saving Afghanistan from armed groups. Every day they hear the thunderous sound of motorcycles approaching their houses. Minutes later, residents ...
by Garrett
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Feb 26, 2015 at 03:29 PM PST with 8 Recommends
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 120 comments on Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 08:00 PM PST with 46 Recommends
Well Jeepers. This is a shock. I guess in the face of the Iraq/Syria/Libya mess and the random occurrences of increases in violent extremism something needs to be done, dammit! So let's stay ...
by EdMass
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Feb 21, 2015 at 01:59 PM PST with 11 Recommends
The New York Times reports on an escalation of the secret war in Afghanistan. As an October chill fell on the mountain passes that separate the militant havens in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a small ...
by Garrett
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Feb 19, 2015 at 05:53 PM PST with 14 Recommends
Imagining for a second we had a functioning non-corporate news media. It is so easy to run with the prepackaged news other giant corporations so conveniently provide. Some intrepid reporter might ...
by mtosner
Comment Count 40 comments on Sat Feb 14, 2015 at 07:34 AM PST with 25 Recommends
Perpetual war Back in September, when President Obama announced his military mission against the terrorists who call themselves the Islamic State, ...
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 147 comments on Sun Feb 15, 2015 at 06:15 PM PST with 76 Recommends
My high school band director was fond of saying "if you are going to make mistakes, it is more to your credit to make a different one every time". Osama bin Laden goaded America into getting bogged ...
by Sarge in Seattle
Comment Count 103 comments on Wed Feb 11, 2015 at 04:37 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Now that NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been suspended for six months for fabricating stories, it's the perfect time for the currently unoccupied former Liar In Chief George W. Bush to ...
by laloalcaraz
Comment Count 39 comments on Wed Feb 11, 2015 at 02:50 PM PST with 42 Recommends
The Obama administration will request congress pass an authorization for use of military force to cover the war with ISIS. The powers requested will be limited, but if history has shown us ...
by GShaw
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Feb 11, 2015 at 12:07 PM PST with 3 Recommends