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Widow Of ‘American Sniper’ Author Curtails Interviews Amid Criticism

MINNEAPOLIS — The widow of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is facing growing blowback over her late husband’s bestselling memoir, “American Sniper,” now a hit movie and recently the subject of a defamation case by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura. Taya Kyle had planned to give interviews this week to promote the movie and her Feb. […]

Yes, this is the country where we spent 13 years and lost thousands of lives. Oh, and threw away billions of taxpayer dollars. We’ve left it in much better shape. Not. Hundreds in southern Afghanistan rallied to praise the killing of 12 people at the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, calling the two gunmen “heroes” who […]

NATO formally ended its war in Afghanistan on Sunday, holding a low-key ceremony in Kabul after 13 years of conflict that have left the country in the grip of worsening insurgent violence. The event was arranged in secret due to the threat of Taliban strikes in the Afghan capital, which has been hit by repeated […]

The war in Afghanistan ended today. You’d think that would get lots of attention. The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul after 13 years as the insurgency they fought for more than a decade remains ferocious and deadly. The low-key […]

Speaking from Hawaii at Marine Corps Base, President Obama told the troops that combat in Afghanistan will end next week. We’ve been in continuous war now for over 13 years,” Mr. Obama told troops gathered in the mess hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. “Next week we will be ending our combat mission in Afghanistan.” […]

WASHINGTON — President Obama, accompanied by Gov. Chris Christie, will head to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst today to mark the end of combat operations in Afghanistan and thank the troops stationed there for their service to their country. The president was scheduled to fly via Air Force One to the base, the only U.S. facility serving […]

There will be 1000 troops staying on in Afghanistan past what was suppose to be the end of combat at the conclusion of 2014. Hagel, confirming a change in the U.S. drawdown schedule first reported by Reuters in November, said the additional forces were needed because delays in signing security pacts had impacted plans to […]

KABUL (Reuters) – The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city center in the evening, officials and witnesses said. The suicide attack on the British embassy car in the east of the Afghan capital killed two embassy […]

Update: Afghanistan’s opium poppies have hit another high in 2014: Poppy cultivation is up 7 percent and estimated opium production is up 17 percent over last year, the United Nations reports. KABUL, Afghanistan — Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, Afghanistan’s new president, has basked in a warm wave of national goodwill since taking office last month. Afghans […]

GARDEZ, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 45 people, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting. Mukhles Afghan, spokesman for the governor of Paktika province, said at […]

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