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Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’

Why defense spending should be cut

Why defense spending should be cut

        Why defense spending should be cut By Fareed Zakaria Published: August 3 The scary aspect of the debt deal meant to force all of Washington to its senses is the threatened cut to defense spending. If the congressional “super-committee” cannot agree on cutbacks of $1.5 trillion, the guillotine will fall and half of those cuts will have to come from expenditures on national security. As with so much Washington accounting, there is lots of ambiguity in baselines ... Full Story

Jobs

Jobs

          Politics generates some really bizarre ideas. We’re told that government jobs are not “real” jobs. That’s absurd. Police, firefighters, teachers, social workers, road maintenance crews, border patrol officers, and the military all do jobs that are necessary for our health, welfare, and freedom, and we need them. They also contribute to our economy by shopping at private business and paying taxes -- just like other workers. When they’re laid off, ... Full Story

Ten Years After 9/11

Ten Years After 9/11

 Have We Become the Enemy of Freedom? By John W. Whitehead September 6, 2011 When the World Trade Center crumbled to the ground on September 11, 2001, it took with it any illusions Americans might have harbored about the nation's invincibility, leaving many feeling vulnerable, scared and angry. Yet in that moment of weakness, while most of us were still reeling from the terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of some 3,000 Americans, we managed to draw strength from and comfort each ... Full Story

Time Magazine: A US opportunity in Libya

Time Magazine: A US opportunity in Libya

      Time Magazine The Libyan Conundrum Fareed Zakaria Now the U.S. has the opportunity to break the dysfunctional dynamic that produces anti-American hatred and violence. The Obama Administration has properly aligned itself with the hopes and aspirations of the Arab people, and it has called for governments in the region to engage in serious reform. But right now all these efforts have been sidelined. Libya is burning. Its people rose, and the tyrant gunned them down. Unless ... Full Story

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered Friday

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered Friday in honor of Lance Corporal Christopher Meis DENVER — Thursday, March 24, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Friday, March 25, 2011 in honor of Lance Corporal Christopher Meis, 20, of Bennett. Lance Cpl Meis died on March 17, 2011, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. According to Defense Department reports, Meis was fatally shot ... Full Story

Killing Civilians in Afghanistan is Terrorism

By Pat Kennelly Afghans expect Americans to see the terrorism they bring to this poor country in the name of fighting terrorism. In Kabul, on the same day that Der Spiegel released photos documenting American soldiers posing with the bodies of civilians they murdered, the Transitional Justice Coordinating Group (TJCG, the umbrella organization for NGOs in Afghanistan that are pursuing transitional justice), gathered Afghan, Australian, American, and German peacemakers to discuss methods to ... Full Story

Obama, Afghanistan, France

Obama, Afghanistan, France

                          Obama Doctrine: A Modesty of Ambitions Michael Singh BLOG A drifting, placating foreign policy that disappoints friends and emboldens foes. Read More                   AfPak: Looking at Year 2020 Hanson, et al.Essay A group of experts peer into Afghanistan and Pakistan's future and offer some surprising visions. Read More   ... Full Story

World News-Iraq and Afghanistan

Links to Articles about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars   US air force members shot dead at Frankfurt airport   Afghanistan: Children Killed in US Attack, Hamid Karzai Says ‎ ‎ Petraeus Apologizes After Gunships Kill 9 Afghan Children   As of Tuesday, day 3419 of the war in Afghanistan and day 2873 of ...   Bomb kills nine civilians in Afghanistan ‎ No Other Way Out Just Foreign Policy: Iraq Deaths

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