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U.S. Has Failed To Track Almost Half A Million Arms In Afghanistan

U.S. Has Failed To Track Almost Half A Million Arms In Afghanistan

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

Afghanistan Elections Are A Mess

// Now read this:Bowe Bergdahl Reportedly Ready To Return To Active Duty (Jul 14, 2014) Army: Bergdahl Didn’t Aid Taliban (Jun 26, 2014) Former Bush Attorney Explains Why Bush Would Have Made Bergdahl Deal (Jun 10, 2014) Former Bush Speech Writer Claims Obama ‘Provoked’ Bergdahl’s Unit To Trash Him (Jun 9, 2014) U.S. Official: Bowe [...]

Bowe Bergdahl Was Held In Solitary Confinement For 2 Years, Didn’t See Another Human Face

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 To Arrive At Brooke Army Medical Center In Texas Tonight

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 [...]

Military Spent $3 Million On Boats For Landlocked Afghanistan

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 [...]

Bergdahl ‘A Perfect Example Of Someone Who Should Not Have Gone To War’

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 [...]

White House Working ‘Energetically’ To Transfer Gitmo Detainees

As the Afghanistan war is winding down, the White House is working “energetically” to transfer Guantanamo detainees to other countries, as we will have no legal basis to hold them when combat operations end. While there aren’t any “imminent transfer announcement in the works,” the team assigned to moving detainees is “energetically working this issue [...]

Colonel Ann Wright: Attacks On Bergdahl From Media And Congress ‘Outrageous’

Army veteran of 29 years and a state department veteran who resigned on the even of the Iraq war, Col. Ann Wright says President Obama should have told at least one member of Congress about the Bowe Bergdahl deal, but that the exchange was the right thing, and that the “pilloring  Bergdahl is receiving from the [...]

‘Friendly Fire’ Kills Five U.S. Service Members In Afghanistan

A coalition jet called in to help ward off a Taliban attack mistakenly bombed the five American service members. The five were killed along with an Afghan soldier in Zabul province, said Ghulam Sakhi Roghliwanai, the province’s police chief. According to NATO, the troops were conducting a security operation. Such operations have been stepped up [...]

Bergdahl’s Troubled Platoon

Bowe Bergdahl (pictured, right, with a pipe) may have had a point about how poorly run his platoon was. On their tiny, remote base, in a restive sector of eastern Afghanistan at an increasingly violent time of the war, they were known to wear bandannas and cutoff T-shirts. Their crude observation post was inadequately secured, [...]

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