Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Three Americans — a pediatrician and a father and son — were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journalists. Another American, a female medical worker, was wounded in the […]

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74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troop Increase

(CNSNews.com) – Seventy-four percent of the U.S. military personnel who have given their lives serving in the Afghan War died after Feb. 17, 2009, when President Barack Obama announced his first increase in the number of U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan, according to CNSNews.com’s database of U.S. casualties in the war. In the more than […]

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Pakistan Threat Growing

Yesterday’s revelation in The Washington Post about the large portion of the U.S. intelligence budget going toward collection efforts on Pakistan is not surprising. What is surprising is that that the Obama Administration publicly downplays the terrorist threat that continues to emanate from the Afghanistan–Pakistan region. According to the article, based on documents released illegally […]

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Zero Troops in Afghanistan: The Taliban Dream Option

Newscom “The zero option is the Taliban dream option. An abrupt drawdown would pave the way for the Taliban to regain influence and cripple the U.S. ability to conduct counter-terrorism missions in the region,” Lisa Curtis of The Heritage Foundation stated in recent remarks at a conference on Afghanistan on Capitol Hill. Curtis was reacting […]

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Pakistan’s New Leader Is the Latest to Seek ‘Peace’ Deal With Terrorists

(CNSNews.com) – Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is planning to hold talks with jihadists, including the umbrella group known as the Pakistani Taliban, despite the failure of numerous similar initiatives over the past seven years. Campaigning ahead of the general election last May, Sharif pledged to negotiate a peace deal with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan […]

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US State Dept Building $15-Million Women’s Dorms in Afghanistan

(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. State Department is planning to build two women’s dormitories for universities in Afghanistan, at a cost of up to $15 million. The State Department posted two solicitations for the construction of women’s dorms for Kabul University and Balkh University, last week. In conjunction with the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) […]

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The Bagram Airfield 747 Crash with Horrifying Video Evidence

At Monday at approximately 7 a.m. EST, National Flight NCR102 from Bagram, Afganistan to Dubai, UAE with seven crewmembers on board crashed on takeoff at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, dashboard camera footage surfaced Tuesday morning on the website LiveLeak — and it provides more answers than you may even feel comfortable watching. Warning: You’ve probably […]

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Iranian TV Claims Starbucks Blocks Its Website

A cup of coffee at Starbucks won’t buy access to Iran’s official Press TV website, the media outlet claims, based on a blogger. The website, a propaganda mouthpiece for the government, was blocked at a Starbucks outlet last year, according to the blogger, named by Press TV as “N. Salem.” He supposedly asked Press TV, […]

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