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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’

Causes, The protests in Afghanistan

Causes, The protests in Afghanistan

                    The causes of the protests in Afghanistan By Glenn Greenwald Most American media accounts and commentary about the ongoing violent anti-American protests in Afghanistan depict their principal cause as anger over the burning of Korans (it’s just a book: why would people get violent over it?) — except that Afghans themselves keep saying things like this: Protesters in Kabul interviewed on the road and in front of ... Full Story

Truth, lies and Afghanistan

Truth, lies and Afghanistan

Truth, lies and Afghanistan How military leaders have let us down By LT. COL. DANIEL L. DAVIS I spent last year in Afghanistan, visiting and talking with U.S. troops and their Afghan partners. My duties with the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force took me into every significant area where our soldiers engage the enemy. Over the course of 12 months, I covered more than 9,000 miles and talked, traveled and patrolled with troops in Kandahar, Kunar, Ghazni, Khost, Paktika, Kunduz, Balkh, ... Full Story

Occupy Our Fears of Iran

By Winslow Myers U.S. behavior long ago provided one causal context for our unease about the presumed nuclear aspirations of the Islamic Republic of Iran: the U.S. and Britain messed with Iran’s last authentically democratic election in 1953, fearing communist influence and the nationalization of oil. U.S. oil corporations, a minor partner before the CIA overthrew elected Mohammad Mossadegh and installed the dictatorial Shah, then became the largest profiting entity, even more than the ... Full Story

OpEdNews Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News

OpEdNews  Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News Should Be

  Todays collection of articles in the OpEd News point at a difficult year ahead. Not the least of our problems is ten months of political campaigning. Keep looking here to see a candid look at the warts and all of the political newsmakers. It appears that war with Iran is inevitable no matter who is in the White House, though Rick Santorium says he will bomb them. Haven’t any of these politicians noticed how poorly we have done in Iraq and Afghanistan? The seem to still think we can ... Full Story

Coffman Urges Panetta to Put Troops First in Pakistan

  (WASHINGTON) - Today U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-CO, a Marine Corps combat veteran of the first Gulf War and the Iraq War, called on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta not to compromise the safety of U.S. forces serving in Afghanistan by attempting to appease Pakistan as the Pentagon investigates the circumstances surrounding a NATO airstrike that left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead on Saturday, November 26. “If our troops stationed along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan come under attack, ... Full Story

Coffman Returns from Afghanistan

  Hears Worries about Early Pullout (LONE TREE, CO) - U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-CO, returned last week after visiting Afghanistan with three other members of Congress. The six-day trip also included a stop at the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet Headquarters in Bahrain to review and discuss efforts to counter Iran’s growing influence in the Persian Gulf region. In Afghanistan, Coffman met with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division in Kandahar and attended a shura or community meeting in the ... Full Story

Six Children Are Killed by NATO Airstrike in

Six Children Are Killed by NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan

      Six Children Are Killed by NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan By TAIMOOR SHAH and ROD NORDLAND Published: November 24, 2011  KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Six children were among seven civilians killed in a NATO airstrike in southern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Thursday. The deaths occurred on Wednesday in the Zhare district of Kandahar Province, an area described by coalition forces as largely pacified in recent months, and two insurgents were also killed, the Afghan ... Full Story

Udall, 7 Other Senators Introduce Burn Pit Amendment

  Press Release Defense Authorization Amendment Creates Registry for Open-Air Burn Pit Victims   Today, Mark Udall announced he has joined seven other senators in introducing a bipartisan amendment to the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act to create a national registry of service members and veterans impacted by open air burn pits, helping identify and take better care of those affected.  Co-sponsoring the amendment are senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Jeff ... Full Story

Plan B for Afghanistan

Plan B for Afghanistan

  U.S. Senator Mark Udall The hard truth is that it is time for the United States to adopt more realistic goals in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  We must acknowledge that there will not be a military solution to the Afghanistan conflict – there can only be a political one – and that requires Pakistan to take responsibility and be held accountable for its actions.  If peace can’t be achieved by 2014 when our combat troops are set to leave, we need a Plan B that leaves Afghanistan ... Full Story

Zach Dinsmore recovering from IED explosion

Zach Dinsmore recovering from IED explosion

          Berthoud Marine recovering from injuries suffered in IED explosion By Pierrette J. Shields Longmont Times-Call Posted: 11/15/2011 08:54:26 PM MST LONGMONT -- A 21-year-old Berthoud Marine is recovering in a San Diego hospital after six surgeries to repair extensive damage he suffered to his left leg when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan during a patrol on Oct. 31. Lance Cpl. Zachary Dinsmore, a 2008 Berthoud High School graduate, is expecting a seventh ... Full Story

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