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By Brandon Jones On Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
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’12 Strong’ captures the story of a historic victory, but offers little substance to make it matter

The declassified tale of the first U.S. soldiers who land in Afghanistan in the days after 9/11 is the focus of 12 Strong, but sadly, the creators spend too little time on these men, their personalities and the More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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Navid Negahban previews ’12 Strong’: ‘Passionate’ cast ‘honoring these Aghanis’ helping to rid terrorism

Based on the non-fiction book Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton, 12 Strong centers on the post-9/11 story of a U.S. Special Forces team partnering with Afghanistan factions into the rugged mountains, delivering a More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Rand Paul on Afghanistan: ‘I think it is a terrible idea to send any more troops into that war’

As President Trump prepares for his speech about an hour from now, which he is expected to unveil a plan for a “strategy in Afghanistan” that will undoubtedly include increases in US troops to the country, More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 6th, 2016
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Snopes tries to give Hillary Clinton cover over $6 billion lost at State Department

Hillary Clinton attacking Donald Trump’s business losses and recent tax return findings have evolved into a meme calling out Clinton and the State Department’s “missing” $6 billion. The liberal More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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John Kerry describes campaign against ISIS as ‘weeks and weeks of combat’

Secretary of State John Kerry stated that the White House’s proposed ban on U.S. troops engaging in “enduring offensive ground combat operations” against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria was 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 The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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President Obama 2015 State of the Union address – transcript

January 20, 2015 THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are 15 years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded 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 Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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Pastor Joe Martin details ‘The Hornet’s Nest,’ why Christians should view the film

Pastor Joe Martin of Trinity Church in Dallas, Texas says The Hornet’s Nest is a film that all Americans should watch. “It takes literally thirty minutes to an hour to recover,” Martin says as More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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Chap Justin Roberts previews ‘The Hornet’s Nest’ and the follow up ‘No Greater Love’

Army Chaplain Justin Roberts  spoke with The Global Dispatch/Dispatch Radio about the new film, The Hornet’s Nest, which uses the footage from embedded ABC reporters to take audiences into the depths of More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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Army Cpt Tye Reedy talks ‘The Hornet’s Nest,’ Afghanistan War

Army Cpt. Tye Reedy spoke with The Global Dispatch/Dispatch Radio about the new film, The Hornet’s Nest, which takes audiences into the depths of the war in Afghanistan. The film was put together using footage More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Afghan war explodes to life in ‘The Hornet’s Nest’ movie trailer, poster

PRESS RELEASE: The Hornet’s Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, documenting the drastic turn of events when a single day, routine strike turns into nine intense days of harrowing combat against 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 Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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6 Soldiers dead, 1 survive Black Hawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan

The Taliban claim they shot the chopper down, initial reports claim there was a mechanical failure, but the end results is that six US soldiers are dead and one narrowly survived. Pentagon and military officials More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 21st, 2013
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Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan costs $75,000 for every American household: Kennedy School report

In a new report from the Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, the costs of the two very lengthy wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are quite exorbitant. Image/W123 at Wikimedia Commons The Kennedy School More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 11th, 2011
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Max Boot: ‘The problem isn’t that we are engaged in nation-building. The problem is that we do it so poorly’

Here is Max Boot doing what he does best from his perch at the Council of Foreign Relations, trying to scare the bejesus out of people with threats largely imagined. And the fact that Boot claims the necessity of 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...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, November 7th, 2010
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David Broder perpetuates the fallacy that war is good for the economy

Last Sunday’s Washington Post had veteran journalist David Broder suggesting that President Obama starting a war with Iran could be the trigger to bring us out of our economic doldrums. He of course uses FDR and More...


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