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  •  Afghan Women's Network members discuss peace and stability at meeting
    Afghan Women at the Center of Peace Keeping Operations
    Violence and civil unrest is nothing new to the women in Afghanistan. In a country where females are extremely marginalized, brave women strive to make a difference at the expense of risking their own lives. The latest disturbance caused by the...
  • Army Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik
    Moral judgment about the Obama ISIS strategy
    On trial is the Obama ISIS strategy and associated foreign policy. The jury is the American public and some testimony is offered by military experts who talk around the edges as a way to demonstrate respect for their commander in chief. Often in...
  • Marine helmet cam sniper shot: WATCH Marine's helmet deflect a sniper's bullet
    Marine helmet cam sniper shot: WATCH Marine's helmet deflect a sniper's bullet
    A Marine’s helmet cam recorded a fearful moment: a sniper’s shot ricocheted off a fellow soldier’s Kevlar helmet as the trio of men peered out of a war torn compound. The gritty video has gone viral, and shows just how close one...
  • Abdullah Abdullah
    Next come the ISIS/Taliban in Afghanistan
    The new franchise of ISIS and Taliban is poised to leverage the vacuum created by Americans withdrawing from bankrupt Afghanistan. Obama's plan is to withdraw completely by 2016. Americans have not “won” in Afghanistan. Afghanistan...
  • WFP trucks bring food in Afghanistan
    We must not forget Afghanistan
    As winter approaches in Afghanistan, there is alarming news about hunger. The UN World Food Programme (WFP), facing low funding, says its been forced to cut food aid for hungry Afghans.This is devastating for a country where one-third of the...
  • Taliban in Pakistan
    Taliban and ISIS bonding in allegiance: One big target
    One question could drive a wedge in the Taliban-ISIS alliance and that is “Who’s in charge here?” There has been an apparent tacit alliance between like-kind terrorists, the Taliban and ISIS which has been formalized by a...
  • Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai
    Afghani President in pursuit of economic sustainability
    Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai President is talking economic transformation, and that could be the sweetheart story from the Middle East these days. A report by By Eltaf Najafizada for Bloomberg News shares some details, but first consider the context...
  • Obama meets Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi
    U.S. and allied troops needed back in Iraq
    Procrastination and stubbornness will cost more American lives. Americans should have left a residual force in Iraq. The consequence is that the Islamic State has taken hold. The Iraqi military is deficiently prepared to take back and to defend...
  • Cape Cod Base
    Missing Afghan soldiers found at Canadian border
    Three Afghan military officers who failed to report back to a American military base in Cape Cod have been detained while attempting to cross into Canada. The three men were reported missing by the Massachusetts National Guard at Joint Base Cape...
  • As America re-enters Iraq, Obama's slams the nation's 'suck it up' attitude
    As America re-enters Iraq, Obama's slams the nation's 'suck it up' attitude
    "We have to change a culture that says you suck it up." - Barack ObamaIn a terse announcement by the Associated Press via the Tulsa World (of Oklahoma) on Sept. 20, 2014, 2,203 American servicemen have been killed in action in the almost...
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    Operation Welcome Home for Marine Lance Corporal Casey Henderson
    The Veterans Outreach Center has issued an open invitation for people to attend the Operation Welcome Home for Marine Corps Lance Corporal Casey Henderson this coming Thursday, September18, at the Greater Rochester International Airport.Casey...
  • 'Why can't we just ignore Afghanistan?'
    'Why can't we just ignore Afghanistan?'
    That questions is raised many times. The short answer is that we tried ignoring them and they became home to the Taliban and al Qaeda with reach all the way to New York City and 9/11.A new president and government is being installed in Afghanistan...
  • Afghanistan hosting refugees from Pakistan
    Pakistanis, Afghans need food as conflict escalates
    The Pakistani army is carrying out assaults against militant groups in north Waziristan. These militants include Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked forces. The fighting has also displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians, some whom have fled into...
  • Abdullah Abdullah
    Afghanistan should be warned about intimidating journalists
    Back to work, now, Mr. President. What is the precise status between the United States government and Afghanistan today? According to a report by Ebscohost.com, the situation in Afghanistan is as follows:Extremely deficient infrastructureNo...
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    VA not Ready for Flood of Veterans with PTSD
    The number of veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD has increased 325% since 2003, but in the past three years the VA’s research budget for PTSD has declined 7.8%.So the VA scandal over fraudulent record keeping...