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Reality Check: Millions Wasted ‘Rebuilding’ Afghanistan

Seventeen years of wasted taxpayer money and government mismanagement: millions of U.S. dollars spent on projects to rebuild Afghanistan that have not helped the...

Watchdog: US Govt. Wasted $60 Million on Power Lines in NE...

According to a recently released report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the U.S. military spent over $60 million building power...

Sen. Rand Paul Advocates Trump’s Proposed Military Parade, With One Condition

Washington, D.C.— Earlier this week, President Donald Trump called for a military parade in Washington, D.C., reportedly inspired by the French Bastille Day parade...

NATO: Afghan Troops Should Defend Less, Attack More

As Afghan troops continue to lose ground to advancing Taliban forces, NATO advisers say they want the Afghan military to spend even less time defending territory they already hold, and spend more time on the offensive against the Taliban.

Pentagon: Number of ISIS Fighters in Iraq, Syria Declining

Desperate to claim some “progress” in the ongoing ISIS war, US defense officials are claiming that their assessment on the size of the ISIS force between Iraq and Syria has declined, and that the best estimates are now between 19,000 and 25,000 fighters.

Pentagon Desperate to Avoid Calling Afghan Fight ‘Combat’

by Jason Ditz On Tuesday, US special forces accompanying Afghan troops engaged in a protracted firefight with Taliban forces in the Helmand Province. One of...

Pentagon: ISIS ‘Operationally Active’ in Afghanistan

by Jason Ditz Delivering its bi-annual assessment of Afghanistan to Congress, the Pentagon today warned that the ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan has progressed beyond its...

New Report: ‘Human, Technical Error’ Led to Afghanistan Hospital Bombing

On Wednesday, U.S. military officials announced that several American military soldiers and airmen responsible for killing and injuring civilians inside a hospital in Afghanistan violated the...

Feds Reportedly Spent $43 Million Building One Gas Station

WASHINGTON, November 2, 2015-- According to a top government watchdog, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) spent $43 million to build a single gas...

NATO Launches Massive Exercise to Prep for War With ‘Not Russia’

by Jason Ditz NATO today launched its biggest single military exercise in more than 13 years, involving some 36,000 troops in the Mediterranean Sea, simulating...

Donald Trump Denies Calling Afghanistan Invasion a Mistake

During an interview on Tuesday, GOP presidential candidate and billionaire mogul Donald Trump called the invasion of Iraq a mistake but denied describing the invasion of Afghanistan as such,...

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton Support Keeping U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

Democratic Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have both indicated support for President Obama's decision to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan through 2016. During Obama's re-election...

Leaked Documents Reveal Details about Obama’s Drone Program, U.S. ‘Assassination Complex’

While President Obama has made bold claims about using restraint in terms of declaring war on countries in the Middle East, his use of drone strikes...

President Obama Cancels Plan to Withdraw from Afghanistan

President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that he is canceling his plan to withdraw from Afghanistan during his presidency and instead will leave the...

Doctors Without Borders Hospital Raided By Afghan Forces Months Before US...

Months before US airstrikes repeatedly attacked a Doctors Without Borders hospital located in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, the organization stated in a July press...

War Crimes Probe Urged After US Airstrikes Kill 22 Civilians in...

by Jason Ditz Doctors Without Borders are demanding a full, independent inquiry into Saturday’s incident on the outskirts of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz,...

Report: U.S. Military Ordered Troops to Overlook Afghan Allies’ Sexual Abuse

The U.S. military has reportedly been engaging in a policy of ordering its troops not to intervene when U.S.-allied and trained Afghan security forces...

US Kills Afghan Refugee Program Funding, Citing ‘Corruption’

U.S. State Department officials stopped funding training of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation due to chronic corruption and lack of capabilities, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction in a report made public Thursday.

Taliban Members ‘Pledge Allegiance’ Amid Leadership Rift

Faced with growing reports of a split among key commanders on who should lead them, the Afghan Taliban today released a video showing members of the group, including commanders, pledging loyalty to Mullah Mansour, who was elected to replace former leader Mullah Omar.

Video Shows Sen. Cotton Confronted By Father Of Deceased Veteran

Washington, D.C.- During a lengthy discussion about foreign policy on Friday, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) was confronted by Fred Boenig, a Pennsylvania man who described himself...

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