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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
- 18 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.
Bring Them Home Now From Afghanistan - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Petition, Matthew Hoh, Afghanistan, Bring our Soldiers Home )

Dandelion
- 53 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
Our Fallen General
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: afghanistan, GOP Incompetence, military, War mongers )

TomCat
- 73 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 )

Carrie
- 74 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...
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
- 132 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
- 138 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
- 139 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
- 143 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...
Al-Qaeda 'Not Defeated' in Afghanistan
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, US Congress, fighting force, Pentagon )

Beatrice
- 149 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.
Tell the White House: End the War in Afghanistan ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Afghanistan, war, government, americans, world, violence )

Nancy
- 249 days ago - pac.petitions.moveon.org
Our government is negotiating a pact with Afghanistan that could keep U.S. soldiers on the ground there through 2024. It's beyond time to bring our troops home and finally end the war in Afghanistan.
US-Funded Hospital in Afghanistan Has 3 Light Bulbs, Forces Staff to Wash Newborns in River Water
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, Afghanistan, corruption, dishonesty, Children at risk, foreign assistance, taxpayers' money )

Kit
- 261 days ago - motherjones.com
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction finds shocking conditions at a facility built with US taxpayer money.
Scarborough Shouts Down Peter King: 'It's Not Our Job to Be the World's Policeman!'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Peter King, Joe Scarborough, Afghanistan, republicans, government, media, news, war, military, troops, elections )

Carrie
- 456 days ago - rawstory.com
Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough yelled at Rep. Peter King (R-NY) because he said that the congressman wanted to continue a war in Afghanistan that started when the soldiers dying today were only children.
The Same Motive for Anti-US 'Terrorism' Is Cited Over and Over
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, terrorism, politics, drones, deaths of non combattants, iraq, afghanistan, Muslims, Al Quaeda, American imperialism, Manifest Destiny )

Lynn
- 534 days ago - commondreams.org
... four other serious attempted or successful attacks on US soil by Muslims, and in every case, they emphatically all say the same thing: that they were motivated by the continuous, horrific violence brought by the US and its allies to the Muslim world ...
The Green Party Opposes The New Drone Command Center at Horsham
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: drones, drone command center, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, strikes, casualties, collateral damage, noncombatants, children, families, war, predator drones, Horsham Air Guard Station, Pennsylvania, Green Party of Pennsylvania )

Brian
- 562 days ago - gp.org
Horsham Air Guard Station in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is set to become the nation's new drone command center. In Pakistan alone, drone attacks have killed over 176 children since 2004.
U.S. Air Force Stops Reporting Data on Afghan Drone Strikes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: drones, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, strikes, casualties, collateral damage, noncombatants, children, families, war, predator drones, terror weapons, President Obama, US Air Force, data removal, monthly summaries )

Brian
- 586 days ago - reuters.com
(Reuters) - "With debate intensifying in the United States over the use of drone aircraft, the U.S. military said on Sunday that it had removed data about air strikes carried out by unmanned planes in Afghanistan from its monthly air power summaries."
 

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