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  • Capt. Derek Herrera
    Walking with robotic legs, Marine decorated for personal valor in combat
    Captain Derek Herrera, USMC (Retired) vowed he would leave his beloved Corps the same way he came in, on his own two legs. But as reported by KTXL of Sacramento, Calif. on Nov. 23, 2014, and also by the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 22, 2014, the...
  •  U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (R) speaks as President Barack Obama (L) listens
    SecDef Chuck Hagel fired by President Obama to serve as scapegoat
    The New York Times reported on Monday that President Obama fired Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Hagel duly handed in his resignation, and the president made the ritualistic laudatory remarks at a White House media event. Hagel was let go for...
  • Obama announced Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation
    Obama forces Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign over war with ISIS
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday morning, Nov. 24, 2014, the New York Times was the first to break the story. President Barack Obama asked Hagel to step-down based on the way the war against ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and...
  • Russian national indicted for 2009 terrorist attack on US forces in Afghanistan
    Russian national indicted for 2009 terrorist attack on US forces in Afghanistan
    On November 4, 2014, Irek Ilgiz Hamidullin, 55, a Russian national, made his first appearance in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on federal terrorism offenses, arising from his alleged participation in an attack on U.S...
  • Afghan fanged deer hasn't been seen in 60 years, spotted by researchers
    Afghan fanged deer spotted after 60 years: Dagger-like fangs a mating tool
    The Afghan fanged deer hasn't been seen in 60-years until it was recently spotted by a group of researchers. There is no mistaken the Afghan fanged deer with its long distinct fangs that protrude out of its mouth. The real name for this deer...
  • Afghan Fanged Deer
    Afghan fanged deer spotted after six decades: 'Vampire' deer in Halloween debut
    An Afghan fanged deer has been spotted by a group of conservationists in the rugged northeast terrain of Afghanistan, proving that a species that had not been seen in over six decades is still maintaining a population. The fanged deer, only two...
  •  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...