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US Politics & Gov't

Taliban, Meet Hobby Lobby
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Taliban, Hobby Lobby, religion, ethics, crime, government, politics )

Carrie
- 172 days ago - newyorker.com
Tehrik-e-Taliban, the Pakistani Taliban, is a closely held, profit-making enterprise organized on religious principles. So sincere are the Taliban's religious beliefs that its followers have assassinated scores of public-health workers who...
Taliban Celebrate Prisoner 'Victory' New
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: taliban, Guantanamo Bay detainees, US soldier swap, US forces, Afghanistan )

Beatrice
- 205 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
16-Year-Old Malala Yousafzai Warns Obama: 'Drone Attacks Are Fueling Terrorism'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: drone attacks, Taliban, Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai, politics, terrorism, ethics, fearmongering )

Lynn
- 432 days ago - alternet.org
The youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize contender made the most of the photo opportunity, warning Obama that U.S. drone strikes were fueling terrorist attacks.... <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/16/nsa _n_4112054.html'> Drone Attacks </a>
Draft US Army Handbook Tells Soldier to Avoid Criticizing Taliban & 'Pedophilia' Or Advocating for Women's Rights
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Afghanistan, Army, US Soldiers, Taboo, Taliban, Homosexuality, Pedophilia, Women's Rights, Islamtroops, war, terrorism, corruption )

Rob and J
- 739 days ago - judicialwatch.org
Taboo topics include: "making derogatory comments about the Taliban," "advocating women's rights," "any criticism of pedophilia," "directing any criticism towards Afghans," "mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct" or "anything related to Islam."
Operation Moshtarak Afghanistan.....Once Again We Support With Our Tax Dollars and Lives a Corrupt Government
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Afghanistan war, Battle of Moshtarak, Marjah, corruption, petition, military, Taliban )

Dandelion
- 1405 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
In February 2010, U.S. Marines launched Afghanistan: Operation Moshtarak, the biggest operation since the start of the Afghanistan war, whose main target was the Taliban stronghold of Marjah. 4 months later 20 % of the US fighting force is lost, dead.
First U.S. Official Resigns Over Afghan War
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, Afghanistan, Marine, Iraq, State Department, miltary, Taliban, U.S. official, political resignation, afghan insurgency )

K. A.
- 1884 days ago - foxnews.com
A former Marine who fought in Iraq, joined the State Department after leaving the military and was a diplomat in a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan has become the first U.S. official to resign in protest of the Afghan war.....
AP Sources: Taliban Video Shows Captive US Soldier
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, usa, troops, military, missing soldier, afghanistan, Taliban, crime, terrorism )

Dee
- 1983 days ago - news.yahoo.com
WASHINGTON - The American soldier who went missing June 30 from his base in eastern Afghanistan and was later confirmed to have been captured, appeared on a video posted Saturday to a Web site by the Taliban.
Pamphlets Aid Search for U.S. Soldier Missing in Afghanistan
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, military, usa, troops, Afghanistan, missing, kinnapped, Taliban, terrorism )

Dee
- 1986 days ago - cnn.com
(CNN) -- The U.S. military is distributing pamphlets in eastern Afghanistan in an effort to find a soldier who has been missing for more than two weeks, the military said Thursday.
Taliban Threatens to Kill Captured U.S. Soldier
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, usa, troops, missing soldier, military, afghanistan, taliban, threats, killing, terrorism, crime )

Dee
- 1986 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
Military skeptical of report; fliers calling for his release airdropped.. The U.S. military is distributing fliers along Afghanistan's border with Pakistan asking for informaton about a missing soldier.
Arms From U.S. May Be Falling Into Taliban Hands
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, usa, troops, afghanistan, Insurgents, Arms and ordnance, taliban, terrorism )

Dee
- 2044 days ago - nytimes.com
KABUL-Insurgents in Afghanistan, fighting from some of the poorest and most remote regions on earth, have managed for years to maintain an intensive guerrilla war against materially superior American and Afghan forces.
Saving Obama
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Afghanistan War, Foreign Policy Failure Afghanistan, Foreign Policy Failure Pakistan, Obama Administration, Obama Hope, Obama Middle East Policy, Peace, Propaganda, Taliban )

Just
- 2090 days ago - opednews.com
I was numb to the lies and simplistic rhetoric of George W. Bush. But when Barack Obama tries to fill those incredibly small shoes, to rev up the same constituency of true believers (the constituency that didn't vote for him) and sell the same war --
Republican Rep. Pete Sessions: Taliban Is 'a Model' for How GOP Can Become An 'Insurgency.'»
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Republicans, Taliban, insurgency, obstructionists, Congress, partisanship, corruption, abuse, ethics )

Blue
- 2146 days ago - thinkprogress.org
You can't make this stuff up ... Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) said the Republican party will have to be come an "insurgency" to counter Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, and added that the Taliban can serve as "a model":
9 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Attack in Afghanistan
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, afghanistan, Taliban, soldiers, attack, war, government, corruption, bush )

Terri
- 2354 days ago - nytimes.com
Taliban insurgents mounted a large attack on an American base in eastern Afghanistan, killing nine U.S. soldiers in a fierce battle that lasted for hours.
NATO Admits Mistakenly Supplying Arms and Food to Taliban
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, afghanistan, taliban )


- 2440 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Nato forces mistakenly supplied food, water and arms to Taliban forces in southern Afghanistan, officials today admitted. (The Taliban probably wondered why U.S. weapons and aid to them suddenly resumed; the U.S. was their main support in the first place)
Women Barred From Casting Vote In Tribal Areas
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Taliban, elections, woman suffrage )


- 2501 days ago - opednews.com
About 424,332 of the 1,524,284 registered women voters from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and frontier regions will be deprived of their right to vote following direct threats from local Taliban, says a report.
 

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