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The Blue Scarf
World  (tags: The Blue Scarf, Blue Bracelet, protect our world, protect each other, love, blue sky, Afghanistan )

Dandelion
- 45 days ago - thebluescarf.org
The Blue Scarf and Blue Bracelet help remind us and others that we are all in this together and that our only sensible choice in life is to care for one another and to protect and share our world and her resources.
Bergdahl Was in Unit Known for Its Troubles
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Army investigation, Pentagon, ethics, Afghanistan, Bowe Bergdahl, military, troops, ethics, war )

Carrie
- 48 days ago - nytimes.com
An internal Army investigation into the episode concluded that the platoon suffered from lapses in discipline and security in the period before Sergeant Bergdahl disappeared into Paktika Province, two officials briefed on the report said.
Why The Five Taliban Detainees Had To Be Released Soon, No Matter What
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Afghanistan, politics, government, congress, republicans, conservatives, media, war, military, troops )

Carrie
- 54 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Less than 48 hours after securing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for 5 Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo, Republicans in Congress & conservative media began attacking the deal. In doing so, they are refusing to accept the reality of...
Taliban Celebrate Prisoner 'Victory' New
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: taliban, Guantanamo Bay detainees, US soldier swap, US forces, Afghanistan )

Beatrice
- 56 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has issued a rare public statement hailing the exchange of five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a Taliban-held US soldier as a "big victory". Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, 28, was handed to US forces in Afghanistan on Sat
'This Is How Wars End in the 21st Century'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 21st century, Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan, war, U.S. military, troops, terrorism, sadness, government, politics, ethics )

Carrie
- 60 days ago - nationaljournal.com
"I think Americans have learned that it's harder to end wars than it is to begin them," the president said, restating a truism embedded within Pentagon planning at least since the Korean War. "Yet this is how wars end in the 21st century--not through...
CIA Chief in Afghanistan 'Accidentally' Exposed By White House Press Staff
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, CIA, Intelligence, Obama, Scandal, Security, USA, War )

Ray
- 60 days ago - rt.com
The Obama Administration's press service unwittingly put the real name of the CIA's top spy in Afghanistan on the 'pool report' distributed among journalists accompanying the American president on a surprise trip to Kabul's Bagram Airfield base.
Al-Qaeda 'Not Defeated' in Afghanistan
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, US Congress, fighting force, Pentagon )

Beatrice
- 65 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Al-Qaeda is not a spent force in Afghanistan and is using a shadow army to hide its true strength, according to testimony presented by former Pentagon officials and counter-terrorism analysts to a US Congressional committee.
Afghanistan Landslide 'Kills at Least 350' (TEXT and VIDEO)
World  (tags: Afghanistan, landslide, death, news, weather, rain, flood )

Carrie
- 86 days ago - bbc.com
At least 350 people have been killed and many more are missing, the UN says, after a landslide hit the north-east Afghan province of Badakhshan.
Labrador Who Saved Scores of British Soldiers By Sniffing Out 15 IEDs Is Honoured With Animal Victoria Cross
Offbeat  (tags: Taliban, afghanistan, bomb disposal, sasha, Labrador, Victoria cross, hero )

Marie
- 89 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
An army sniffer dog who died alongside her handler in Afghanistan is to be awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.
Several 'Illegal Foreign Detention Facilities' Uncovered in Afghan Govt Probe
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda, CIA, Conflict, Guantanamo, Human rights, Law, UK, USA, War )

Ray
- 90 days ago - rt.com
Several "unlawful" prisons run by coalition forces in Afghanistan have been uncovered at Camp Bastion and Kandahar airfield in an investigation commissioned by President Hamid Karzai. The find could put a further strain on Afghan-Western relations.
In Prison Forever: Gitmo Detainees Might Not See Freedom Even After Afghan War Ends
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Court, Guantanamo, Law, Military, USA )

Ray
- 96 days ago - rt.com
The United States military plans to end its combat role in Afghanistan later this year and close the chapter on America's longest-running war, but the Afghan men being held at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay aren't expected to see any changes.
13 Years & $100 Billion After US Entry, Afghanistan Faces Total Devastation
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Blast, Health, Lucy Kafanov, Security, Terrorism, Violence )

Ray
- 113 days ago - rt.com
The Taliban pre-electoral campaign of bloodshed continues in Afghanistan, as six die in an attack on the interior ministry in Kabul. As the first democratic transfer of power approaches, the country is in terrible shape ahead of the 2014 US pullout.
How I Will End the War: Notes From An Officer on His Way to Afghanistan
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', afghanistan, Afghanistan war, conflict, corruption, death, freedoms, middle-east, politics, usa, violence, world )

Kit
- 115 days ago - thedailybeast.com
An American military officer leaving on one of the last deployments to Afghanistan before the war ends, writes about his experiences in a new feature for The Daily Beast.
From Secret School to Afghanistan's Future
Offbeat  (tags: Education, Afghanistan's future, neutral language, English, Afghanistan )

Ray
- 126 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Running your own leadership college at the age of 24 would be pretty impressive by any standards.
Act Now For Afghan Women's Rights ACTION
World  (tags: women, culture, Cameron, humanrights, Afghanistan, violence, world )

Nancy
- 141 days ago - amnesty.org.uk
A backlash against high-profile women has already begun. Call on David Cameron to take a lead on supporting and protecting women's right in Afghanistan.
 

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