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  • Afghan interpreter: 'Taliban don't wait to kill you'Wed Apr 06, 2016 | aljazeera.com
    I've witnessed the Taliban killing people. Over time, something grew inside me - hate. I hate them. I'm not sorry that I worked with the American forces. But I'm sorry...
  • The Bidding WarThu Mar 03, 2016 | newyorker.com
    America’s war in Afghanistan, which is now in its fifteenth year, presents a mystery: how could so much money, power, and good will have achieved so little? Congress has...
  • America’s Most Notorious War Criminal SpeaksWed Oct 21, 2015 | gq.com
    One night in 2012, Robert Bales—a soldier who joined the Army right after 9/11—gunned down 16 men, women, and children in their homes in rural Afghanistan. It was the most...
  • Obama says he'll keep more troops in 'fragile' AfghanistanThu Oct 15, 2015 | bigstory.ap.org
    President Barack Obama announced plans Thursday to keep nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan through most of next year and 5,500 when he leaves office in 2017, casting...
  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead. Here's why that matters.Thu Jul 30, 2015 | vox.com
    Mullah Mohammed Omar, the longtime leader of the Taliban, is dead. This has been falsely reported a number of times before, but this time both Afghan intelligence and the...
  • Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Will Be Charged With Desertion, Lawyer SaysWed Mar 25, 2015 | npr.org
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face desertion charges, his lawyer tells NPR's David Welna. Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban in 2009, after he walked off his military...
  • Here's Why You Should Think Twice About Joining the MilitarySun Jan 18, 2015 | motherjones.com
    Dear Aspiring Ranger, You've probably just graduated from high school and you've undoubtedly already signed an Option 40 contract guaranteeing you a shot at the Ranger...
  • Obama Has a Curious Definition for the End of WarMon Dec 29, 2014 | vanityfair.com
    President Barack Obama declared the 13-year war in Afghanistan officially over on Sunday, praising the troops and claiming that Americans are safer for their efforts. In...
  • U.S. transfers 6 detainees from Guantanamo BaySun Dec 07, 2014 | cnn.com
    A half-dozen men considered prisoners in the U.S. war on terror until yesterday now have a new designation -- refugees -- and a new temporary home: Uruguay. A U.S....
  • America, Don't Give Up on AfghanistanSun Nov 30, 2014 | newrepublic.com
    In May, President Barack Obama announced that U.S. forces would withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2016. “Our military will draw down to a normal embassy presence in...
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