Category Afghanistan

The Trailer Just Dropped For ‘The Outpost’ — A New Movie About One Of The Bloodiest Battles Of The Afghan War

See the video at this link: The trailer just dropped for ‘The Outpost’ — a new movie about one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghan War · by James Clark The trailer for The Outpost, an upcoming military thriller about the Battle of Kamdesh, has finally arrived. Based on the book of the same name by […]

A Rocket Attack (Against A Small U.S. Base/Outpost In Afghanistan): Two Narratives. This Is What Happened.

A Rocket Attack. Two Narratives. This Is What Happened. The New York Times · by Thomas Gibbons-Neff · May 12, 2020 at war Nine Americans were injured last October in an attack by the Taliban in southern Afghanistan. The U.S. military said there were no casualties. The Marines’ living area on Outpost Bost after a Taliban attack in […]

Trump Pushes Advisers To Pull Troops From Afghanistan Due To COVID-19

Trump pushes advisers to pull troops from Afghanistan due to COVID-19 NBC News · by Carol E. LeeCarol E. Lee is an NBC News correspondent. · April 27, 2020 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has pushed his military and national security advisers in recent days to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan amid concerns about a major […]

To Save Afghan Peace Deal, U.S. May Scale Back C.I.A. Presence

To Save Afghan Peace Deal, U.S. May Scale Back C.I.A. Presence By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Julian E. Barnes The New York Times · by Thomas Gibbons-Neff · April 17, 2020 Including the C.I.A.’s presence in negotiations with the Taliban is Washington’s latest effort to use what bargaining chips it has left to advance the peace plan. American soldiers in Khost, Afghanistan, […]

Rockets Fired At US Military Base In Afghanistan; ISIS Claims Responsibility

BREAKING NEWS Rockets fired at US military base in Afghanistan ISIS claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan early Thursday. The five rockets launched at the base did not cause any injuries, the military said in a tweet. Click here for more. For more news, please go to and watch Fox […]

Book Review: The Dragons And The Snakes, By David Kilcullen

Excerpts: The snakes have learned to adapt their warfare and their systems to put the West on the back foot. Add to this the rapid development of the internet, wi-fi, mobile phones and social media, and you have warfare in which a small mortar team with a smartphone can use GPS to give their location […]

What’s Killing Staff Sergeant Wesley Black? The VA Doesn’t Want To Talk About It

What’s killing Staff Sergeant Wesley Black? The VA doesn’t want to talk about it CNN · by Brianna Keilar and Catherine Valentine, CNN Washington (CNN)“I’m not bullshitting you when I say the conversation went like this: ‘Hi Wesley, I just wanted to call and see how you’re doing. Are you alone this weekend?’” retired Staff Sergeant Wesley […]

We Must Make The Right Kind Of Peace In Afghanistan

Excerpts: We’ve seen this movie before, of course … in Vietnam. There it ended terribly, with all our forces withdrawn, funding cut to the Vietnamese Army, and helicopters lifting off the rooftop of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. Many of our local allies of decades were tortured and killed in “re-education” camps. It doesn’t have […]

A U.S. Plane Crashed In Afghanistan; Why So Many Believed A CIA Chief Was On It.

Excerpt: The lag time in releasing information gave time for the Iranian disinformation about D’Andrea to circulate, even reaching senior foreign officials in Washington, D.C., who told TIME they were uncertain which account to believe. As of Friday, the CIA has declined to comment, and no Trump Administration official would deny the CIA rumor on […]

Iran Expands Support For Taliban, Targets U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

Iran expands support for Taliban, targets U.S. troops in Afghanistan · by Guy Taylor A U.S. Marine Corps carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Slutman, of Newark, Del., was among … more […]