Category Afghanistan

Trump Wants Troops In Afghanistan Home By Election Day. The Pentagon Is Drawing Up Plans

Trump Wants Troops in Afghanistan Home by Election Day. The Pentagon Is Drawing Up Plans. The New York Times · by Thomas Gibbons-Neff · May 26, 2020 President Trump has repeatedly voiced a desire to leave Afghanistan sooner than the timeline laid out in the Feb. 29 peace agreement. He may want to campaign on bringing home every […]

How The Taliban Outlasted A Superpower: Tenacity And Carnage

David Maxwell Comment:  “Given the reports on POTUS direction to have US troop home prior to the November election seems to make this a reality.   All the sayings come to mind here. Americans have the watches and the Taliban has the time.   “You will kill ten of our men, and we will kill one […]

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 […]