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Afghan security guards: Pattern of war against the West

April 24, 2014
When the Taliban were in charge, Afghanistan harbored terrorists who struck at the United States. In retaliation, the US invaded Afghanistan and toppled the government. Now, after considerable investment and loss of American lives, Afghanistan is back to its old...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a Misnomer

April 8, 2014
The recent shootings at Fort Hood have put Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the headlines again.The shooter, Specialist Ivan Lopez, who served in Iraq in 2011, was undergoing diagnosis for PTSD, when he killed three soldiers and wounded...

Afghanistan elections: a great leap forward

April 6, 2014
On April 5, millions of Afghanistan citizens, both men and women, went to the polls to elect a new President, as well as provincial representatives. Although no election results have been announced, anecdotal reporting has indicated that voter turnout seems...

National Reading of the Names

April 4, 2014
As of yesterday, 6,785 American service men and women have been killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.Yesterday, Jan Scruggs, President and Founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, announced that on Memorial Day the VVMF will...

Afghanistan's past portends its future

April 4, 2014
On the tragic news today that two journalists were shot, one to death by an Afghanistan police officer, one can only contemplate the environment in the loosely ordered place. It is tribal and sectarian. Its government is forced and lacks...

Leland Yee should be tried for treason

April 2, 2014
California State Senator Leland Yee, who has been arrested on charges of conspiracy to traffic weapons on the international market, should be tried for treason, as this commentator sees it. Yee, who represents parts of San Francisco and San Mateo...