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Boy Who Lost Dad And Uncle In Iraq Finds Comfort, Proves Why Military Family Services Matter
Society & Culture  (tags: Iraq, Afghanistan, children, family, Americans, military, society, Project Focus, humans, death, education )

CarrieSIC
- 9 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Rosanna Powers' fiancé and brother died within 30 hours of each other in Iraq in 2004. Now, just over a decade after their deaths, she sees both of them in her 11-year-old son -- a comforting but difficult reality.
Lost & Found: Did ISIS 'Find' $420mn in 'Lost' US Military Supplies in Afghanistan?
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Arms, Army, Politics, Robert Bridge, Scandal, Security, USA, War )

Ray
- 10 days ago - rt.com
How does the military lose half a billion dollars worth of equipment in one year? That's the question Pentagon auditors are asking after it was revealed that US military equipment worth $420 million went missing in action in Afghanistan last year.
Stop Honor Killing of 10-Year-Old Rape Survivor
World  (tags: Honor Killings, rape survivor, afghanistan, mullah, mosque, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, crime, HumanRights, humanrights, humans, society, violence, world )

Lone
- 15 days ago - forcechange.com
Ten-year-old Brishna, a girl living in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, was raped by a mullah in her local mosque. Although the mullah, Mohammad Amin, was arrested, tried, and sentenced to 20 years in prison, Brishna's ordeal is not over
Carey Mulligan Praises Brother After He Helps Reopen Afghanistan School Closed By Taliban
Health & Wellness  (tags: Afghanistan, school, Taliban, poisoned water )

Beatrice
- 16 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Carey Mulligan has praised her brother after he raised money to reopen a girls' school in Afghanistan which had been shut down because the Taliban poisoned the water supply.
First Afghan Fanged Deer Seen in More Than 60 Years
Animals  (tags: Afghanistan, musk deer )

Freya
- 18 days ago - news.discovery.com
The Kashmir musk deer was last seen in Afghanistan in 1948. But a team headed up by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reports in the October 22 issue of the journal Oryx that it made five sightings in a range of land that included alpine meadows...
68 Percent of Brits Say Afghan War Was Futile - Poll
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Conflict, Military, UK, USA )

Ray
- 24 days ago - rt.com
As Britain's last remaining troops depart from Afghanistan, a poll indicates 68 percent of Britons think the UK's military campaign there was not "worthwhile." A further 42 percent of those surveyed believe Britain is "less safe" as a result of the war.
We're Doing Almost Nothing To Protect Local Translators In Iraq And Afghanistan ~ VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: John Oliver, Afghanistan, Iraq, translators, interpreters, military, immigration red tape, protection, government, ethics, dishonesty )

CarrieSIC
- 31 days ago - digg.com
Translators who have aided the U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq are in great danger in their home countries, but red tape is making it impossible for many of them to leave. John Oliver interviews Mohammad, one translator who made it out.
My Terrifying Night With Afghanistan's Only Female Warlord
World  (tags: Afghanistan, women, female warlord, Bibi Ayisha, Commander Pigeon, violence, war, society, freedoms, government )

CarrieSIC
- 37 days ago - newrepublic.com
She held her machine gun against her bosom like a bouquet of roses. A few girls dressed in bright loose tunics holding AK-47s stood at her side, with ammo wound like gold pythons about their necks. "Hot chicks with AKs," Sharif remarked.
Signed Agreement Locks in Ten More Years of Afghan War
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Foreign Policy, Toxic Capitalism, American Imperialism, Two Party War Mongering, Militarism, Afghanistan, Ten More Years, Endless War, Military Industrial Complex )

Brian
- 46 days ago - commondreams.org
"Bilateral Security Agreement, signed Tuesday, will allow thousands of US troops to remain in the country for at least another decade."
New US Troop Commitments Unnoticed Except By Service Members
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rachel Maddow, Afghanistan, New Agreement, 2014, perpetual war, President Obama )

Dandelion
- 50 days ago - msnbc.com
Rachel Maddow points out that while a new agreement to keep thousands of U.S. troops in Afghanistan for at least the next ten years has gone almost entirely unnoticed by the media, to military members and families it is significant news. Go Rachel.
Iraq and Afghanistan: Human Cost of War for British Servicemen and Women
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, War, Iraq, Afghanistan, British Forces, MOD, UK )

Ray
- 60 days ago - bbc.co.uk
From January 2001 to March 2014, 220,560 individuals were deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan, the MoD says, To date, 453 UK servicemen and woman have lost their lives there.
Bring Them Home Now From Afghanistan - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Petition, Matthew Hoh, Afghanistan, Bring our Soldiers Home )

Dandelion
- 85 days ago - credomobilize.com
Continuing the war for more than 2 more years, these plans ignore a simple truth; there is no military solution to the challenges that remain in Afghanistan. I resigned from the State Dept over America's failing war in Afghanistan, please sign my petition
The Interpreters
World  (tags: world, Afghanistan, interpreters, war, freedoms, loyalty, allies, bravery, violence, death )

CarrieSIC
- 92 days ago - news.vice.com
The interpreters who worked for American forces during the recent Afghanistan war (and the many still working) are among America's bravest and most loyal allies. So that you don't have to take my word for it, I asked several U.S. Marines I'd met in...
Our Fallen General
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: afghanistan, GOP Incompetence, military, War mongers )

TomCat
- 106 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Slain U.S. Maj. Gen. Harold Greene Remembered for Brilliance, Humor
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, Afghanistan, Maj.Gen. Harold Greene, obituary, sadness, news, war, death )

CarrieSIC
- 106 days ago - latimes.com
The two-star U.S. Army general who was killed in Afghanistan in an insider attack Tuesday was a native of upstate New York who held three advanced degrees from USC and whom colleagues described as a family man and a brilliant logistician with a quick...
 

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