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It’s time to leave Afghanistan, now!

We left Iraq long before we should have; Iraq has no history of democracy. With our armed forces in the country for another decade or so (like we did in Germany and Japan after WWII) we could turn over most of the fighting to the Iraqis, but we’d be...

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Afghanistan

Let’s see. The best general in the Army, General Petreaus, is leaving command in Afghanistan to go and head the CIA. The no real-world-experienced head of the CIA will be our new Secty of Defense. And in Afghanistan the security problem that...

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Afghan ops that don’t make the news

For the last two months, 12,000 NATO troops along with 7,000 Afghan soldiers and police, have been swarming all over Kandahar province, taking down Taliban bases, safe houses, headquarters, and bomb workshops. This op was concluded with the recent...

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Fighting from Mosques

On 12 May near Kunduz, Afghanistan, and Afghan/US patrol was checking out a lead about the presence of a senior Taliban leader being in a small village. As they approached the village they began taking fire from the local mosque as well as a local...

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Another radio show host

When Afgam Mujeeb Saify became an interpreter for the US 3 years ago, he spoke Urdu, Pashtu, Dari, Panjabi and English. Then, he used his spare time to take classes in Arabic.br /br /In his “spare time” he started hosting a weekly radio...

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Join the Taliban

The current prime minister of Iraq mentioned joining the Taliban. Our president is shocked by such a statement. Am I the only one who thinks that maybe the message is a request that we stay in Iraq for a lot longer with a large fighting force...

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Targeting Civilians

Taliban terrorists wearing suicide vests and carrying automatic rifles attacked a hotel and abr /guesthouse in central Kabul Friday. They killed at least 15 people. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said by phone that five bombers attacked two...

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A success in Afghanistan

Marine recon teams were inserted by helicopter behind Taliban lines last Friday as the US-led force stepped up operations to break resistance in the besieged enemy stronghold of Marjah. The before-dawn insertion of about two dozen Marines was into...

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The way of the future in Afghanistan

On 12 Jan in Afghanistan there was a protest against the government during which things got violent and the local school was burned down in the village of Garmsir. US Marines were present but did not interfere at all, as no lives were threatened...

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all. To celebrate this day of peace the Taliban today released a video purporting to show the only know American soldier in captivity. PFC Bowe Bergdahl was captured on 30 June; the video shows what appears to be a healthy man...

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