Ending the War in Afghanistan

Ending the War in Afghanistan End the War in Afghanistan

10/7/2001 - today Belligerents: President George Bush (R) Vice President Dick Cheney (R) President Barack Obama (D) Vice President Joe Biden (D) Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) Opponents: Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) Rep. Justin Amash (R-WI) Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC)

Mission: Immediately ending hostilities in Afghanistan and returning all US military and civilian personnel to the United States.

Operating as usual

C.I.A. Delivers Cash to Afghan Leader’s Office
04/29/2013
C.I.A. Delivers Cash to Afghan Leader’s Office

C.I.A. Delivers Cash to Afghan Leader’s Office

Millions of dollars have flowed from the Central Intelligence Agency to the office of President Hamid Karzai, but there’s little evidence that the payments bought the influence the agency sought.

Afghan girls' school feared hit by poison gas
04/23/2013
Afghan girls' school feared hit by poison gas

Afghan girls' school feared hit by poison gas

TALUQAN, Afghanistan (Reuters) - As many as 74 schoolgirls in Afghanistan's far north fell sick after smelling gas and were being examined for possible poisoning, local officials said on Sunday.While

This disgusts me.
04/23/2013

This disgusts me.

The Army Has Issued Anti-Suicide Nasal Spray.
Aug. 18, 2012, 1:50 AM


The military suicide rate doubled in July. That's one of our troops, almost every day.
To come up with an answer, the Army recently gave 3 million dollars to a university of Indiana research center, and those researchers came back with this: Anti-Suicide Nasal Spray.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/suicide-rates-double-in-july-army-issues-nasal-spray-2012-8#ixzz2RFALWv8F


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US bomb kills 30 at Afghan wedding
04/16/2013
US bomb kills 30 at Afghan wedding

US bomb kills 30 at Afghan wedding

At least 30 members of an Afghan wedding party were killed and many more wounded when a U.S. plane bombed a village in the central province of Uruzgan today, Afghan officials and residents said

Afghan attacks kill U.S. diplomat, soldiers, others
04/07/2013
Afghan attacks kill U.S. diplomat, soldiers, others

Afghan attacks kill U.S. diplomat, soldiers, others

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A car bomb blast killed five Americans, including three U.S. soldiers and a young diplomat, on Saturday, while an American civilian died in a separate attack in the east.The

How A Female Photographer Sees Her Afghanistan : NPR
04/06/2013
How A Female Photographer Sees Her Afghanistan : NPR

How A Female Photographer Sees Her Afghanistan : NPR

At age 13, Farzana Wahidy was beaten in the street for not wearing a burqa. To have carried a camera then would have been unthinkable. But she went on to become a pioneering photographer and, after working and studying abroad, returned to Afghanistan to "show the bigger image, not just show we have…

Afghanistan says Pakistan putting conditions on Taliban peace effort, relations at new low
04/06/2013
Afghanistan says Pakistan putting conditions on Taliban peace effort, relations at new low

Afghanistan says Pakistan putting conditions on Taliban peace effort, relations at new low

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan accused Pakistan on Thursday of placing unacceptable conditions on efforts to bring peace to the country after nearly 12 years of war, the latest in a series of barbed exchanges that has sunk relations between the two neighbors to a new low.

Russia rules out setting up bases in Afghanistan
04/06/2013
Russia rules out setting up bases in Afghanistan

Russia rules out setting up bases in Afghanistan

A top Russian military official denied reports that Russia may set up bases in Afghanistan, even while reiterating readiness to assist the Afghan armed forces. “I want to state that ...

Afghanistan 2014: A look one year out - by Jim Marshall | The AfPak Channel
04/05/2013
Afghanistan 2014: A look one year out - by Jim Marshall | The AfPak Channel

Afghanistan 2014: A look one year out - by Jim Marshall | The AfPak Channel

Term limits preclude Hamid Karzai from seeking re-election in the Afghan presidential election slated to occur one year from today (parliamentary elections will follow in 2015). So, for the first time since 2001, Afghanistan will soon have a new chief executive along with a new parliament, a leaders...

Report Calculates High Cost of Iraq-Afghanistan War | The Harvard Crimson
04/05/2013
Report Calculates High Cost of Iraq-Afghanistan War | The Harvard Crimson

Report Calculates High Cost of Iraq-Afghanistan War | The Harvard Crimson

As the U.S. presence in Iraq and Afghanistan winds down, a recent report by Harvard Kennedy School lecturer Linda J. Bilmes ’80 predicts that the aggregate cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will fall between $4 and $6 trillion.

54 killed, 90 wounded in attack on Afghan compound
04/03/2013
54 killed, 90 wounded in attack on Afghan compound

54 killed, 90 wounded in attack on Afghan compound

At least 54 people were killed and 90 others wounded Wednesday in an insurgent attack on a government compound in western Afghanistan where Taliban fighters were facing trial, local officials said. Nine insurgents with explosives strapped to their bodies stormed the compound in …

We've heard this all before...
04/01/2013
ISAF Commander: Afghanistan not ready to stand on its own, but will be in 2014

We've heard this all before...

On the Radar As commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr. has one of the toughest jobs in the military: preparing Afghanistan to stand on its own by 2014 when the last international troops are set to pull out of the cou...

Freedom Phoenix
04/01/2013

Freedom Phoenix

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Urges Obama To End Afghanistan War
03/22/2013
Bipartisan Group Of Senators Urges Obama To End Afghanistan War

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Urges Obama To End Afghanistan War

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) urged President Barack Obama in a letter Wednesday to end the war in Afghanistan and provide a minimal number of U.S. troops beyond 2014. "Mr. President, our valiant men and women have fought bravely in Afghanist...

The war is still going on... The neocons want more and I doubt the neodems have a different opinion. When will the milit...
03/20/2013
McCain, Graham Press For Military Action In Syria

The war is still going on... The neocons want more and I doubt the neodems have a different opinion. When will the military adventurism stop?

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday responded to conflicting and unconfirmed reports of chemical weapons being used in Syria by increasing pressure on President Barack Obama to approve U.S. military involvement in the Middle East nation's ongoing strife. "President...

The Skeptical Libertarian
05/30/2012

The Skeptical Libertarian

Is it Vietnam yet?

Afghanistan Poll: Majority Of Republicans No Longer Support War
04/12/2012
Afghanistan Poll: Majority Of Republicans No Longer Support War

Afghanistan Poll: Majority Of Republicans No Longer Support War

The majority of Republicans now think the war in Afghanistan was not worth fighting, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted last week. For the first time, more Republicans and Republican-leaning independents opposed the war than supported it, with 55 percent saying they considered th...

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