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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 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 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 Monday, November 24th, 2014
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Obama betrays promise, extends US combat role in Afghanistan through 2015

Described as a “secret signing” by the NY Times, President Obama expanded the US combat role in Afghanistan in 2015, pushing an exit date to 2016. According to  the Times, US jets, bombers, and drones 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 Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Afghanistan Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah survives bombing

The Afghan Interior Ministry said a suicide bomber and a roadside bomb have struck the convoy of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah as it left a campaign event in the capital Kabul. Friday’s explosions 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 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 Brandon Jones On Sunday, April 7th, 2013
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Car bomb attacks in Afghanistan kill 6 Americans, 1 Afghan doctor and injured 10 others

Six Americans were killed Saturday in Afghanistan in two separate incidents.  Five of them, including two civilians, were killed when their State Department convoy was struck by a car bomb as it headed to a local 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...

By Guest Author On Thursday, June 16th, 2011
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Neocons Losing Hold Over Republican Foreign Policy

photo donkeyhotey Nearly ten years after seizing control of Republican foreign policy, neoconservatives and other hawks appear to be losing it. That is at least the tentative conclusion of a number of political More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 15th, 2010
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Meet the Neocons: Max Boot

Who are the neocons or neoconservatives? This group of men and women from academia and think tanks has the ears of presidents and members of congress. For the most part they work behind the scenes, steering US foreign More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
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Is there any difference between the war policy of Obama and Bush?

President Barack Obama with the Nobel Prize medal and diploma during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Raadhuset Main Hall at Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 10, 2009. Image has been cropped from original. More...


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