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By Guest Author On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
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Healing a War-torn Middle East

Over a million killed, millions more displaced. No stability of governments, nor any semblance of democracy. Young boys being forced to fight, others killed mercilessly as collateral damage in drone strikes. Cultural More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, August 8th, 2016
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Islamic State acquires US weapons, radios in Afghanistan after recent victories

Islamic State terrorists reported they have acquired various US weapons and radio equipment in Afghanistan following recent battlefield victories. The Sunni militants posted pictures of documents, photographs More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 21st, 2015
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Taliban attack kills 6 soldiers in Afghanistan as militants taking control in the south

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed six NATO troops at the Bagram base outside Kabul. The militant group has also conducting a broad offensive in the Helmand province, in south-eastern Afghanistan. Meanwhile, to More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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White House: Josh Earnest says Taliban not terrorists

While the United States waged a lengthy war in Afhganistan to disrupt the power of the Taliban, the message from the Obama administration is that members of this group are not terrorists. “They do carry out tactics More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
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US draws down troops in Afghanistan, Taliban declares victory

The U.S. has formally ended the war in Afghanistan. The Taliban declared “defeat” of the U.S. and its allied forces, saying the Americans failed and didn’t accomplish “anything substantial or tangible.” In More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 5th, 2014
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‘Clouded Hopes: 9 Years in Afghanistan’: A journey into the reconstruction of a damaged nation

Author Mary Ann Callahan takes readers behind-the-scenes and on the ground in Afghanistan a decade after 9/11 attacks in Clouded Hopes: 9 Years in Afghanistan.  America moved into the region to battle terrorism More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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John Kerry on release of Taliban from Gitmo endangers US troops, ‘baloney’

Critics of the Obama administration have zeroed in on the release of the five Taliban leaders from the US prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for Bowe Bergdahl. Now Secretary of State John Kerry spoke on CNN about the More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Lessons from America’s failed Afghanistan partnership

U.S. Air Force photo by by Senior Airman Grovert Fuentes-Contreras PRESS RELEASE: 9-Year Aid Worker Shares Observations from the Front Lines By the end of this year, the United States will have spent more than $102 More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, August 2nd, 2013
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John Kerry on Afghanistan: ‘We are not withdrawing, we are drawing down’

In an interview Thursday, US Secretary of State John Kerry told Pakistani news source, Geo News senior anchor, Hamid Mir concerning the US presence in Afghanistan,  “Not every single soldier will leave in 2014. More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says US and ‘war on terror’ made Islamic radicalism worse, ‘explain’ to Muslims

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is asking whether an increase in radicalism across an Islamic world “in turmoil” is the result of the U.S.-led campaign against terror. In a speech on Sunday, he said the U.S. “needs More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 22nd, 2013
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Sens. Paul, Merkley and Brown send letter to President Obama: ‘It is time to bring our troops home’ from Afghanistan

“Mr. President, our valiant men and women have fought bravely in Afghanistan for over a decade. But after twelve years of conflict, it is time to bring our troops home.” Rand Paul at CPAC 2013Image/Video More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 24th, 2011
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Transcript President Obama’s speech on Afghanistan troop drawdown

Good evening. Nearly 10 years ago, America suffered the worst attack on our shores since Pearl Harbor. This mass murder was planned by Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network in Afghanistan, and signaled a new More...


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