Obama quietly moves 12 detainees from U.S. military prison in Afghanistan: report News of the release comes as the Obama administration fields a wave of backlash following its decision last month to release five Guantanamo prisoners into Qatar’s custody in … Continue reading
The detained US soldier convicted of leaking a trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks made a rare foray into public life Saturday to warn Americans they were being lied to about Iraq once more. Chelsea Manning is serving a 35-year … Continue reading
An aerial view shows the site of the landslide that buried Abi Barik village on May 5, 2014. Hundreds of people were killed in a horrific landslide and authorities are trying to help the 700 families displaced by the torrent … Continue reading
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More than Two-Thirds of Afghanistan Reconstruction Money has Gone to One Company: DynCorp International If not for the federal government, contractor DynCorp International wouldn’t be in business. Virtually all of its revenue (96%) comes from government contracts. That includes the … Continue reading
priceofliberty: For the first time, more Americans (49 percent) oppose the War in Afghanistan than support it (48 percent), according to a Gallup poll. And it only took 13 years!
Afghan President Hamid Karzai allegedly believes that the U.S. is behind insurgent attacks in Afghanistan, a sentiment that reveals how poor relations between Washington and Kabul have become, and one that is infuriating U.S. officials. Even the Taliban isn’t willing … Continue reading
For years, our people are being killed and their houses are being destroyed under the pretext of the war on terror. President Hamid KarzaiGen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the American and NATO commander in Afghanistan, made a late-night phone call … Continue reading
“The War is Worth Waging”: Afghanistan’s Vast Reserves of Minerals and Natural Gas The legal argument used by Washington and NATO to invade and occupy Afghanistan under “the doctrine of collective security” was that the September 11 2001 attacks constituted an … Continue reading
Afghanistan considers reintroduction of public stoning for adulterers “Men and women who commit adultery shall be punished based on the circumstances to one of the following punishments: lashing, stoning [to death],” article 21 states. The draft goes on to specify … Continue reading
- Afghan opium cultivation has hit a record high as international forces prepare to leave the country, the United Nations said on Wednesday, with concern that profits will go to warlords jockeying for power ahead of a presidential election next … Continue reading
Monday marks 12 years since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, and for a conflict that’s been seemingly forgotten by most Americans who’ve grown weary of war, it seems fitting that the anniversary should be overshadowed by a domestic story: the federal … Continue reading
The building was completed this year at a cost of $34 million. But as the military draws down, it will sit empty. A brand-new U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan. And nobody to use it.
thinksquad: The Fiscal Times is reporting that the long-term medical care for each of the 866,181 soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan will cost an average of $2 million. The Department of Veteran Affairs expects to spend $6.9 billion this … Continue reading
The Fiscal Times is reporting that the long-term medical care for each of the 866,181 soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan will cost an average of $2 million. The Department of Veteran Affairs expects to spend $6.9 billion this year … Continue reading