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Our War In Afghanistan: Stimulus Program For The Heroin Trade

The Defense Department’s Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) released its required quarterly report to Congress Tuesday. In it we learn that after 11 years and $7.6 billion dollars’ worth of counter-narcotics operations in Afghanistan, poppy production for the heroin trade reached “unprecedented” levels in 2013 — in fact, it’s highest level ever. As the [...]

(Reuters) – A suicide attacker wearing a police uniform attacked a provincial police headquarters in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing one officer and wounding four other people, an official said. The bombing in Helmand province is the latest by militants bent on weakening the Afghan security forces ahead of the withdrawal of most foreign troops [...]

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 [...]

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