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[23 Jun 2014 | 14 Comments | ]
Exclusive: President Obama frees terrorists while U.S. soldiers in Leavenworth. Sgt. Derrick Miller story

While President Barack Obama gave get-out-of-jail-free-cards to five top Taliban commanders from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in exchange for POW Bowe Bergahl, U.S. Army Sergeant Derrick Miller remains in Leavenworth prison, in Kansas, sentenced to life with no hope of a sentence reduction, let alone clemency.

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[1 Apr 2013 | 6 Comments | ]
Travesty: David Petraeus apologizes for Sex, should apologize for COIN and Benghazi

The truth is Petraeus is getting off easy. Sex has a provided him with cover that conceals his real record worthy of apology, explanation, and contrition; a record no number of shiny medals can camouflage that has hurt America’s national security while destroying and continuing to destroy military families.

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[14 Oct 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Double Standard? Taliban Prisoners go Free while American Troops Remain in Prison

“We have to let these guys go all the time no matter what they do, and then we find them trying to hit us again. But if they think I’ve screwed up once, then [the military will] have no problem throwing me to the wolves,” Brooks said.

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[22 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
Obama v. McChrystal: The Playing-Politics PR War With Afghanistan

But first, putting aside the White House PR war, the critical question to address is how has the PR offensive in Afghanistan and the new rules of engagement under McChrystal affected the troops on the ground?

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[22 Apr 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Iran Rising

“I am officially announcing that Iran has joined the group of those countries which have nuclear technology.”

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[16 Dec 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Inquiry: Are Soldiers Sent to the Battlefields Under Equipped?

Also of concern, the members said, were reports that troops are being sent to Iraq and Afghanistan “straight from boot camp” without enough stateside training.

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[16 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | ]
VIDEO: Afghanistan Combat Outpost


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[28 Oct 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Gunmen storm UN guest house in Kabul, 12 dead

Latest on the War on Terror– oops — overseas contingency operations.

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[27 Oct 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Afghanistan: Boots on the Ground Report: The Cost of Delay

“While the Obama violinists’ supple wrists magically fiddle with their bows, the firefights continue in Afghanistan.”

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[26 Oct 2009 | Comments Off | ]

Today on what was “one of the deadliest days for US troops,” according to the US military, where 14 American warriors lost their lives in a series of helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, Senator John Kerry spoke before a live audience at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington …

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[19 Oct 2009 | Comments Off | ]
The Front: The Taliban-Al Qaeda merger

Peter Bergen reports a sobering read at the New Republic about the state of affairs in Afghanistan. Winning in Afghanistan is critical to defeating Al Qaeda. And yet, as President Obama weighs whether or not to send more troops to Afghanistan, the connection between the region and Al Qaeda has suddenly become a matter of […]

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[18 Oct 2009 | Comments Off | ]

“I learned that the goal of the hard-line Taliban was far more ambitious.”

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[8 Oct 2009 | Comments Off | ]

As years roll by and more soldiers have done two, three, four or even five long tours, writing about war has changed.