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Taliban Welcomes New Afghan Government By Killing People

Update as of 2:25 a.m. EDT: Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has been sworn in as the president of Afghanistan, according to reports. Update as of 2:10 a.m. EDT: Amid beefed up security in the Afghan capital of Kabul ahead of the presidential inauguration ceremony, the Taliban launched a series of attacks in the eastern Paktia province, [...]

Joanne Mariner of Amnesty International talked to me on radio Wednesday night about torture in Afghanistan by rogue members of the U.S. military. Our military has done little to find and prosecute those who committed these heinous acts. “Thousands of Afghans have been killed or injured by US forces since the invasion, but the victims [...]

The General who lost his life in Afghanistan has now been identified. Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, of Falls Church, Va., is the highest-ranking member of the U.S. military to die in the line of duty since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. He was the deputy commanding general for the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan [...]

NBC is reporting this morning that an as-of-yet unnamed American Major General was the sole fatality (so far) in an attack by someone wearing the uniform of the Afghan Security Forces. The Pentagon is reporting that some of the other injuries are so severe that the death toll is likely to rise. While the news [...]

Make that 465,000 light weapons it has supplied to Afghanistan’s army and police.

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Bergdahl was held in solitary confinement for 2 years, didn’t see another human face (via FreakOutNation) U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former Taliban detainee who was released from captivity arrived at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Bergdahl, while held prisoner in Afghanistan, was locked in solitary confinement for two straight years… [...]

Bowe Bergdahl is flying back to the United States and is expected to land in Texas after Midnight. Bergdahl will not make any public appearances during Phase 3 of his reintegration process and there will be no media coverage of his return or during his stay at Brooke Army Medical Center. After being freed from [...]

This is a good item to mention when a right-winger tells you we need more defense spending. The United States spent more than $3 million on eight patrol boats for the Afghan police, according to an internal audit released Thursday. That sentence is surprising for a few reasons: 1. Afghanistan is landlocked. 2. Not a [...]

Bowe Bergdahl was discharged by the Coast Guard for psychological reasons before he joined the Army. He should never have joined says Kim Harrison, listed on military documents as his godmother, and who received many of his belongings after he was captured. Harrison portrays him as vulnerable and sensitive. The 2006 discharge and a trove [...]

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