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  • Green Beret who hit admitted Afghan child rapist will [be allowed to] stay in the Army

    05/01/2016 10:20:22 AM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 5/1/16 | Dickstein
    <p>WASHINGTON – Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, a Green Beret once selected for involuntary separation from the service after he struck an Afghan police commander who had admitted to raping a child, will remain in uniform.</p> <p>An Army board on Wednesday determined Martland’s military personnel file contained an “error or injustice,” an Army spokesman said Friday morning. Removing that error from his record means Martland, 33, will continue to serve at least through the end of his enlistment.</p>
  • Major Victory: Sergeant First Class Martland Exonerated, Will Remain in Military

    04/30/2016 1:12:05 PM PDT · by GemStateConservative · 12 replies
    It’s a massive victory more than six months in the making. Sergeant First Class Charles Martland – a decorated war hero who faced expulsion from the Army for defending a child – has been exonerated and will be allowed to remain in the U.S. military. We have been aggressively advocating for SFC Martland for more than six months, and now we’ve helped achieve a significant victory for this Green Beret war hero. SFC Martland faced expulsion from the Army for defending a child from sexual abuse and confronting an admitted sexual predator in Afghanistan. The ACLJ argued that his actions...
  • In Dramatic Reversal, Army Retains Green Beret (short)

    04/29/2016 7:33:07 AM PDT · by rjsimmon · 19 replies
    TownHall ^ | 29 Apr 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Army on Thursday announced its decision to retain Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, who was ordered discharged last year after he roughed up a local Afghan police commander for repeatedly raping a little boy and then beating his mother. Outrage against the Army’s actions rightfully ensued after the incident, since the Green Beret had served honorably for more than 11 years and most would argue that taking a stand against a child rapist was the right thing to do, morally speaking.
  • Pedophiles: The next protected minority group

    04/28/2016 7:40:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 28, 2016 | Erik Rush
    With regard to its designs for our nation, debasement has been the name of the game for the political left for a long time. While volumes could be written on the moral debasement alone catalyzed by the left, America’s standing in the world, our economy, our educational system, our worldview and collective self-image, among many other things, have been targets for incremental debasement by the left. When liberals began targeting the sexual attitudes of our population through mass media and junk science such as Alfred Kinsey’s perverted sex studies, suddenly the worst thing one could be was a prude, and...
  • Oops! Suicide bomber detonates vest early, kills 8 other terrorists

    04/28/2016 11:37:54 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    India Today ^ | 4/27/16 | Vishakha Saxena
    In a scene straight out of a Hollywood film, a Taliban fighter detonated his suicide vest by mistake, killing himself and his eight colleagues without a single civilian casualty. The militants were reportedly working for Mullah Wali, a Taliban commander, British tabloid The Sun reported. The group had planned a devastating attack on the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. The paper quoted the Afghan Ministry of Interior as saying the jihadis were all wearing suicide vests, and appeared to be plotting a coordinated attack. On their way to Kunduz something went wrong and one of the fighters appears to have...
  • Austria: Muslims on welfare with 9 children demand free IVF treatment (Receive $7,000/mo Welfare)

    04/24/2016 6:20:51 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 35 replies
    Save My Sweden ^ | 4-22-2016 | Central European News
    A couple in Austria with nine children, including two who are severely disabled, are allegedly requesting IVF treatment so they can have more. The story has caused a heated debate in Austria, with some criticising the request from the family - who are originally from Afghanistan - as they already received around €5,682 a month in benefits.
  • 10 Muslims ‘Prematurely Detonate’ While Making IED’s Inside Mosque

    04/21/2016 8:54:22 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 123 replies
    Word Press ^ | 04-21-2016 | Glen Roberts
    At least 10 militants were blown up by their own explosives as they were busy making an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in southeastern Ghazni province. According to the security officials, the militants were busy making the IED inside a mosque in Andar district. The officials further added that the explosives went off prematurely, leaving all 10 militants dead.
  • NO SIR!

    04/19/2016 5:23:21 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 50 replies
    When former U.S. Military commander in Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal, was called into the Oval Office by Barack Obama, he knew things weren't going to go well when the President accused him of not supporting him in his political role as President. "It's not my job to support you as a politician, Mr. President, it's my job to support you as Commander-in-Chief," McChrystal replied, and he handed Obama his resignation. Not satisfied with accepting McChrystal's resignation the President made a cheap parting shot. "I bet when I die you'll be happy to pee on my grave." The General saluted. "NO SIR!...
  • Dozens killed Taliban attack on Afghan security agency

    04/19/2016 9:41:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    “Armed militants in Afghanistan staged a coordinated assault on a government security agency in the capital Tuesday morning, killing at least 28 people and wounding more than 320. The Taliban has claimed responsibility. The attack, including a suicide car bombing, appears to have targeted an agency similar to the U.S. Secret Service, providing personal protection for high-ranking government officials.
  • ISIS threatens attack on India; vows to wipe out Hindus

    04/14/2016 1:28:48 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 32 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Thursday, April 14, 2016 | DNA Web Team
    Caption - To establish a caliphate, al-Hanif promises to topple Shiekh Hasina government in Bangladesh. ISIS vows to implement 'sharia' law in India. Islamic State (ISIS) has made new threat to send its fighters from Pakistan and Bangladesh to carry out 'guerrilla attacks' in India. In a recent interview carried by Dabiq magazine, the 'amir' of ISIS fighters in Bangladesh, Shaykh Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif has vowed to wipe out Hindus and implement 'sharia' law in India and Bangladesh. al-Hanif also revealed the terror group is currently training fighters in Bangladesh and Pakistan to launch attacks on India and is seeking...
  • Report: Al-Qaeda, Taliban Relationship in Afghanistan ‘Growing Stronger’

    04/14/2016 7:13:04 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2016 | Edwin Mora
    A resurgent al-Qaeda is “very active” and poses a “big threat” to Afghanistan, the country’s acting defense minister told CNN. “They are really very active. They are working in quiet and reorganizing themselves and preparing themselves for bigger attacks,” declared Afghan Defense Minister Masoom Stanikzai. “They are working behind other networks, giving them support and the experience they had in different places. And double their resources and recruitment and other things. That is how — they are not talking too much,” he added. “They are not making press statements. It is a big threat.” ***snip**** “The Afghan militant group was...
  • War dog Lucca, sniffing for trouble–and finding it

    04/13/2016 3:15:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 4-12-16 | Andrew Malcolm
    Are you maybe worried over the state of the country, the tenor of politics and leaders, discouraged by the behavior of some? You're not alone. So, this column is perfect for you. It's an inspiring tale of a brave dog and good people, all instinctively taking care of each other in the smoky horrors of war and finding happiness ever after. A good news story. When's the last one you can recall? This story concerns Lucca, a 12-year-old German Shepherd, one of hundreds of military dogs who live, sleep and eat with their handlers through good times and bad. She...
  • Dems giddy over reported Laura Bush endorsement for Hillary Clinton

    04/12/2016 6:44:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 84 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | April 11, 2016 | Carmine Savia
    Dems giddy over reported Laura Bush endorsement for Hillary Clinton April 11, 2016 | Carmine Sabia | Print Article Democrats giddy about Laura Bush‘s recent comments on the presidential election are getting a dose of reality. Last week, the former first lady was speaking at the Women In The World summit in New York when she made a statement that caused some to jump to the conclusion that Mrs. Bush is “ready for her.” “I want our next president — whoever he or she might be — to be somebody who is interested in women in Afghanistan and who will...
  • Laura Bush Hints She'd Rather see Hillary as President than Republican

    04/08/2016 7:53:15 AM PDT · by Cecily · 135 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | April 8, 2016 | Rob Crilly
    Laura Bush, the former first lady, has hinted she would rather vote for Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, saying she wants the next American president to be someone who cares about women in Afghanistan. The Democratic front-runner is the only female candidate left in the race and visited Afghanistan four times during her stint as Secretary of State.
  • Brutal: Former Defense Secretaries Openly Slam 'Inexperienced' Obama White House War Micromanagement

    04/07/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    For years the Obama administration has been accused of micromanaging the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from inside the White House. Now in an astonishing report from Fox News anchor Bret Baier, three former Obama Defense Secretaries are openly slamming him for his distrust of the military, his failure to lead and they're exposing his inexperienced and closest advisors for second guessing senior field commanders with phone calls to the battlefield. "President Obama, he's one of the youngest presidents we've ever had. One of the most inexperienced presidents we've ever had. He has a staff around him that is very...
  • Saudi Arabia passes Russia as world’s third biggest military spender

    04/06/2016 12:50:44 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 05, 2016 | Ishaan Tharoor
    Global military spending reached almost $1.7 trillion in 2015, marking a year-on-year increase for the first time since 2011, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which tracks arms expenditure around the world. The United States remained far and away the top spender, which despite a dip from 2014, accounted for more than a third of total global spending. It was followed by China and then, perhaps surprisingly, Saudi Arabia, which supplanted Russia in third place.
  • Eleven landmine clearers abducted in Afghanistan [plus Taliban goes android]

    04/03/2016 8:05:43 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    The Gulf Today ^ | April 3, 2016 | N/A
    KABUL: An official says gunmen have kidnapped 11 land mine clearers in western Afghanistan. Rauf Ahmadi, the spokesman for the police chief of the western Herat province, said on Saturday that a military operation has been launched in the area, with six suspects detained. He says tribal elders had earlier tried negotiating the de-miners’ release. He says all 11 were Afghans employed by the HALO Trust mine clearing organisation. They were abducted on Friday. Abduction for ransom is widespread in lawless Afghanistan, and de-miners are soft targets as they usually work in remote regions. After almost 40 years of war,...
  • Taliban app removed from Google Play Store following investigation by The Foreign Desk

    04/02/2016 11:49:03 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 2 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 04/03/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    An app featuring news from outlawed terror group The Afghan Taliban is available for download on The Google Play Store, The Foreign Desk has discovered. It offers users access to the latest news, official statements, propaganda videos and songs from the authorized website of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The app is labeled with an “Everyone 10+” content rating, one that Google categorizes as “generally suitable for ages 10 and up, and could contain "fantasy or mild violence.” It appears to have been uploaded in the past day, and although there are currently no statistics on downloads, the Google Play...
  • Obama acknowledges civilian deaths by US drones

    04/01/2016 3:50:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 6:40 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama is acknowledging that “civilians have been killed that shouldn’t have been” in past U.S. drone strikes, but says the administration is now “very cautious” about taking strikes where women or children are present. […] He says the U.S. has to take responsibility when it is not acting appropriately. …
  • Former Guantanamo Prisoner Leads Afghanistan's Fight Against ISIS

    03/31/2016 10:18:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | April 01, 2016 | Laura Cesaretti and Silab Mangal
    Achin’s district governor is at war with an old friend from Guantanamo Bay. It is nearly breakfast time in the governmental office of the Achin district, in the far east of Nangarhar province. The road from Jalalabad, the provincial capital, is a Mediterranean landscape interrupted by mud-brick fortresses topped by an Afghan flag. Less than two months ago, these very check points were constantly attacked by the Islamic State of Khorasan, the South Asian branch of the Iraq and Syria-based group. Their aim is to conquer Afghanistan, Pakistan and other Central Asia countries. Haji Ghalib Mujahid, the district governor, was...
  • Loud explosion, sirens heard in Afghan capital's (Kabul)diplomatic quarter

    03/25/2016 8:51:22 AM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 25, 2016 | Reuters
    A loud explosion jolted the diplomatic quarter of Afghanistan's capital on Friday evening, breaking a rare period of calm in Kabul.
  • Kerry team: Fight violent extremism with 'television drama series' [Afghanistan]

    03/24/2016 8:36:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/23/16 5:56 PM | Pete Kasperowicz
    The State Department on Wednesday offered a grant worth up to $1.5 million to produce a “television drama series” aimed at “countering violent extremism among young people in contemporary Afghan society.” The U.S. mission to Afghanistan put out the grant offer. “This grant will fund the development and broadcast of a television drama series in which young people grapple with everyday frustrations and lack of opportunity, while growing and learning through new experiences,” the offer said. …
  • Members of 'Leavenworth 10' languish in military prison, while Gitmo detainees freed

    03/21/2016 6:24:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The Obama administration is emptying the military’s Guantanamo Bay detention facility of avowed terrorists captured fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, but several American service members languish in another military prison for actions on those same battlefields that their supporters say merit clemency, if not gratitude. Among the prison population at Fort Leavenworth, in Kansas, are remaining members of the so-called “Leavenworth 10,” convicted service members doing terms ranging from 10 to 40 years for heat-of-the-battle decisions their supporters say saved American lives. “The very people who protect our freedoms and liberties are having their own freedoms and liberties taken away,”...
  • Europe wants to deport Afghan migrants, but Kabul is reluctant to accept them

    03/18/2016 5:36:56 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 18, 2016 | Eric Cunningham
    KABUL — When Ahmad Ghyasi fled Afghanistan for Germany last fall, he left with a stack of papers he was sure would help his case for asylum. He had evidence he was a Taliban target and references from the U.S. military. But German authorities made it clear, Ghyasi said, that it was unlikely they would ever grant him asylum. And now Ghyasi, a longtime interpreter for U.S. forces, is back in Afghanistan after just three months abroad. Today, German and Afghan officials are negotiating an agreement that could see thousands of Afghans return to the country on either chartered or...
  • Bowe Bergdahl’s lame Trump gambit prompts more profound questions

    03/13/2016 3:01:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 10, 2016 | Bob McManus
    Lawyers for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the most famous US Army deserter since Sgt. Eddie Slovik went before a firing squad in January 1945, are having a sad about Donald Trump. Trump says Taliban turncoat Bergdahl, now awaiting a general court-martial after walking away from an Afghanistan outpost in 2009, should face a firing squad of his own. The lawyers say Trump's polluting the jury pool for Bergdahl's court-martial, and they want to talk to the GOP presidential front-runner about it. Both are blowing hard. Trump, for votes: Surely he knows the Army doesn't execute military deserters -- Slovik being the...
  • Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high: U.N

    03/10/2016 8:00:39 PM PST · by RC one · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:19am EST | Josh Smith
    Civilian casualties of the war in Afghanistan rose to record levels for the seventh year in row in 2015, as violence spread across the country in the wake of the withdrawal of most international troops, the United Nations reported on Sunday.At least 3,545 non-combatants died and another 7,457 were injured by fighting last year in a 4-percent increase over 2014, the international organization said in its annual report on civilian casualties.Heavy fighting in the northern city of Kunduz, which briefly fell to the Taliban in late September, and a wave of suicide bombs which killed and wounded hundreds of people...
  • German swimming pool where two migrant sex attacks..been forced to segregate men and women [tr ed]

    03/04/2016 8:24:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2016 | Simon Tomlinson
    A German water park that has been the scene of two sex attacks by migrants have announced plans to segregate men and women. The plan will involve banning men and teenage boys from using the waterslides at certain times when only women, girls and very young boys will be allowed access. It comes days after police arrested two asylum seekers from Afghanistan for a sex attack on two girls on the slides at the Arriba water park in Norderstedt in the Schleswig-Holstein region.
  • Republican Combat Vet: Trump Is Openly Advocating War Crimes

    03/04/2016 9:25:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 269 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 03/04/2016 | Christopher Massie
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, a former Air Force pilot who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said on Thursday that Donald Trump is openly advocating war crimes that would cause the soldiers who obeyed his orders to be jailed. “If you’re a private in the field and your major or your colonel orders you to do something that is a war crime, you actually bear responsibility, you can’t say that the colonel made me do it,” said Kinzinger, who is supporting Marco Rubio. “What Donald Trump, as wanting to be president of the United States is advocating, is a war...
  • The newest Medal of Honor recipient has a devotion to St. Michael

    03/03/2016 4:39:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 21 replies
    cna ^ | 03.03.16 | Michelle Bauman
    President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers, U.S. Navy SEAL, in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 29, 2016. Senior Chief Byers receives the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as part of a team that rescued an American civilian being held hostage in Afghanistan on December 8-9, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)On Monday, Navy Senior Chief Edward C. Byers Jr. was awarded the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony.The 36-year-old SEAL received the U.S. Military’s highest honor for his...
  • Congressman: Army must immediately reinstate Green Beret who hit admitted Afghan rapist

    03/03/2016 1:25:59 PM PST · by pabianice · 28 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 3/3/16 | Dickstein
    WASHINGTON — A Green Beret selected last year for involuntary separation from the Army because he hit an admitted child rapist in Afghanistan will remain with the service at least two more months. However, some lawmakers in Congress have said the Army’s decision this week to postpone a verdict on Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland’s future with the service is not enough. “It is unfathomable that the Pentagon has yet to reinstate Sgt. Martland,” Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., said in a statement released Tuesday, when the Army’s decision on the soldier’s future had been due. “The Defense Department has had...
  • BREAKING Update: Army Grants SFC Martland an Extension – Fight to Defend this War Hero Ramps Up

    02/29/2016 5:32:29 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ACLJ ^ | February 29, 2016 | Benjamin P. Sisney
    SFC Martland was set to be expelled from the United States Army today because he was willing to defend a child from horrific sexual abuse and torture. The Army’s announced extension today is most certainly welcome news. ... the Army says it is extending the deadline in SFC Martland’s case until May 1st saying the “extension was granted to allow consideration of his application to correct his records by the Army Board for Correction of Military Records.” .. SFC Martland, a Green Beret Bronze Star recipient, faces expulsion from the Army because he intervened to protect a child from an...
  • Navy SEAL Medal of Honor recipient proved mettle in hand-to-hand combat

    02/28/2016 8:27:48 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 35 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Feb 28, 2016 | N/A
    The Navy SEAL who will become on Monday the sixth member of that elite force to receive the Medal of Honor proved his mettle in hand-to-hand combat in Afghanistan – or more accurately, hand-to-throat. During a daring nighttime raid in 2012 to rescue an American citizen from Taliban clutches, Edward Byers Jr. leaped across the room to shield the hostage from oncoming fire while simultaneously engaging a Taliban guard. “While covering the hostage with his body, Chief Byers was able to pin the enemy combatant to the wall with his hand around the enemy’s throat,” according to a Navy news...
  • IRAN SHOWS US THE MONEY

    02/27/2016 9:55:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | Feb 27, 2016 | COTT JOHNSON
    One thing George W. Bush got right: the Islamic Republic of Iran is an evil regime. It seems an elementary point. It seems obvious. The regime is responsible for the murder and disfigurement of many Americans. It is the proud supporter of terrorist organizations including but not limited to Hamas and Hezbollah. It is itself a tyrannical, murderous, terrorist regime. Yet President Obama is operating on a theory of international relations that has enriched and empowered the regime. Iran took at least $100 billion as the downpayment for its professed support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The JCPOA...
  • Afghanistan Welcomes Russia’s Military Assistance

    02/28/2016 4:50:07 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 20 replies
    Bakhtar News ^ | February 28, 2016 | Manager (?)
    Kabul (BNA) The Russian government has recently handed over its first military assistance consisting of 10000 Ak-47 to ANP. While the Afghan government sincerely appreciates Russian assistance and requesting further contribution for ANSF equipping and capacity building. A number of experts and law makers on the role of regional countries in war on terror who were optimist on these assistance and future of Afghanistan and believed that Moscow is concerned on influence of terrorists and extremists into their borders said that if regional countries make honest cooperation with us in the direction of restoration of stability, we would witness it...
  • Germany deports Afghan refugees in effort to deter new arrivals

    02/24/2016 12:02:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 24.02.2016 | blc/sms (KNA, AFP, Reuters)
    The head of the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that Berlin had sent a planeload of Afghan refugees back to their native country, emphasizing that they "had no prospects to stay in Germany." Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere confirmed that the 125 refugees had landed in Kabul and would receive some financial support. [...] Germany has been urging people in the war-torn central Asian country to remain there in an effort to stem the flow of migrants that has put a heavy burden on Berlin for months. De Maiziere said it was important for Germany to "help people help themselves"...
  • Decision Imminent for Green Beret Who Confronted Afghan Child Rapist [Luke 17]

    02/19/2016 3:40:08 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/18/2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    A decision is imminent regarding whether Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland will be kicked out of the Army for confronting an Afghan child rapist while serving in Afghanistan in 2011. Martland, a decorated Green Beret, was reprimanded by the Army after he retaliated against an Afghan police commander at an outpost for repeatedly raping a young boy. Martland and another soldier confronted the commander, reportedly throwing him to the ground and causing him to leave the base. The Army Human Resources Command recently recommended that Martland be kicked out of the service, but an official decision from the Army is...
  • Clinton email chain discussed Afghan national's CIA ties, official says (High Ranking Asset Killed)

    02/18/2016 12:55:44 PM PST · by xzins · 100 replies
    Fox ^ | February 17, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    EXCLUSIVE: One of the classified email chains discovered on Hillary Clinton's personal unsecured server discussed an Afghan national's ties to the CIA and a report that he was on the agency's payroll, a U.S. government official with knowledge of the document told Fox News. The discussion of a foreign national working with the U.S. government raises security implications – an executive order signed by President Obama said such unauthorized disclosures are 'presumed to cause damage to the national security." The U.S. government official said the Clinton email exchange, which referred to a New York Times report, was among 29 classified...
  • Clinton email chain exposed CIA asset in Afghanistan

    02/18/2016 9:06:36 AM PST · by Signalman · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/18/2016 | Rick Moran
    An email chain involving Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Richard Holbrooke, special envoy to Afghanistan, which was stored on Clinton's unsecured server, contained "Top Secret" information on a CIA asset in Afghanistan, according to an exclusive report by Fox News. The discussion of a foreign national working with the U.S. government raises security implications - an executive order signed by President Obama said such unauthorized disclosures are "presumed to cause damage to the national security." The U.S. government official said the Clinton email exchange, which referred to a New York Times report, was among 29 classified emails recently provided...
  • Prison term cut for bin Laden cook

    02/10/2011 8:14:07 AM PST · by Cardhu · 4 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | February 10th 2011 | Agencies
    The former cook of al-Qaeda's Osama bin Laden has had his Guantanamo prison sentence reduced to two years from 14, under a plea agreement that remains secret. The US military said Ibrahim al-Qosi's sentence had been reduced on Wednesday, contingent on his adherence to agreed upon terms. Those terms included an agreement not to engage in or materially support hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners. Al-Qosi, who is about 50, acknowledged in his plea agreement that he knew al-Qaeda was a terrorist group when he ran one of the kitchens in bin Laden's Star of Jihad compound...
  • Clinton email chain discussed Afghan national's CIA ties, official says

    02/17/2016 12:41:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    EXCLUSIVE: One of the classified email chains discovered on Hillary Clinton's personal unsecured server discussed an Afghan national's ties to the CIA and a report that he was on the agency's payroll, a U.S. government official with knowledge of the document told Fox News. The discussion of a foreign national working with the U.S. government raises security implications - an executive order signed by President Obama said unauthorized disclosures are "presumed to cause damage to the national security." The U.S. government official said the Clinton email exchange, which referred to a New York Times report, was among 29 classified emails...
  • Army agrees to postpone discharge of Green Beret

    10/07/2015 10:42:55 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/6/2015 | Kristina Wong
    Army Secretary John McHugh on Tuesday agreed to postpone discharging an Army Green Beret for his role in beating an Afghan police official who was sexually abusing an Afghan boy. The decision was announced after Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, asked McHugh to give Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland time to prepare an appeal. "Out of respect for Chairman Thornberry's continued strong support for our military, and his personal appeal, Secretary McHugh has agreed to postpone Sgt. First Class Martland's discharge from the Army for 60 days to allow him to file an appeal...
  • How Republics Perish

    02/12/2016 4:43:08 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies
    Buchanan.org ^ | 6/12/2016
  • How Republics Perish

    02/12/2016 10:45:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    If you believed America's longest war, in Afghanistan, was coming to an end, be advised: It is not. Departing U.S. commander Gen. John Campbell says there will need to be U.S. boots on the ground "for years to come." Making good on President Obama's commitment to remove all U.S. forces by next January, said Campbell, "would put the whole mission at risk." "Afghanistan has not achieved an enduring level of security and stability that justifies a reduction of our support. ... 2016 could be no better and possibly worse than 2015." Translation: A U.S. withdrawal would risk a Taliban takeover...
  • US Army orders hundreds of soldiers back to southern Afghanistan

    02/10/2016 6:46:59 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 36 replies
    FoxNews ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    For the first time since combat operations were declared over at the end of 2014, a battalion of 500 U.S. Army infantrymen is being sent to southern Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Province where the Taliban have made a comeback, Fox News has learned. The decision, confirmed by defense officials, is a sign of military escalation in the country even as the Obama administration tries to draw down. The battalion is meant to relieve a company of 150 soldiers, giving the U.S. Army nearly 350 more soldiers to prevent the Taliban from taking over volatile Helmand province. The Army's 2-87 infantry battalion,...
  • US General Calls 'Carpet Bombing' ISIS Against American Values

    02/01/2016 4:38:52 PM PST · by Innovative · 101 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 1, 2016 | Luis Martinez ·
    Lt. General Sean MacFarland told Pentagon reporters today in a video-conference from Baghdad that the U.S. is bound by the laws of armed conflict and “at the end of the day, you know, it doesn’t only matter whether or not you win, it matters how you win." “We’re the United States of America and we have a set of guiding principles,” MacFarland added. “And those affect the way we as professional soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines conduct ourselves on the battlefield. So, indiscriminate bombing, where we don’t care if we’re killing innocents or combatants, is just inconsistent with our values.”
  • Obama forced again to rethink troop numbers in Afghanistan

    01/30/2016 10:47:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 9:36 AM EST | Deb Riechmann and Robert Burns
    Fifteen years into the war that few Americans talk about any more, conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse, preventing the clean ending that President Barack Obama hoped to impose before leaving office. Violence is on the rise, the Taliban are staging new offensives, the Islamic State group is angling for a foothold and peace prospects are dim. Afghanistan remains a danger zone. It's hobbled by a weak economy that's sapping public confidence in the new government. Afghan police and soldiers are struggling to hold together the country 13 months after the U.S.-led military coalition culled its numbers by 90 percent....
  • Army rejects appeal from soldier discharged after confronting accused Afghan rapist

    01/30/2016 7:25:44 AM PST · by kindred · 24 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics ^ | 09/22/15 | Judson Berger
    Decorated soldier being kicked out of Army after shoving Afghan police commander accused of raping boy Army axing Green Beret who stood up for Afghan rape victim EXCLUSIVE: Even as the U.S. military denies reports that American troops were told to ignore Afghan child abusers, an 11-year Green Beret who was ordered discharged after he confronted an alleged rapist was informed Tuesday that the Army has denied his appeal. Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland earlier this year was ordered discharged by Nov. 1. He has been fighting to stay in, but in an initial decision, the U.S. Army Human Resources...
  • Lawmakers to general: Tell us what you need in Afghanistan

    01/30/2016 5:04:52 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/28/2016 | Jacqueline Klimas
    The senators' message to the officer tapped to lead the fight in Afghanistan on Thursday was clear: just tell us how many troops you need, and we'll make it happen. The Pentagon announced on Wednesday that Lt. Gen. John Nicholson would be nominated to take over as leader of U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan when Gen. John Campbell steps down. Less than a day later, Nicholson appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday. *********snip********* Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., described problems the Afghan forces have faced over the past year, including a resurgence of the Taliban and the...
  • 'Planet Earth' Really Hates Donald Trump: “People are in disbelief" "People are kind of scared"

    01/30/2016 12:17:25 AM PST · by drewh · 76 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1.29.16 2:30pm
    LONDON — No doubt Donald Trump will be thrilled that the entire world is mesmerized as he steamrolls over his Republican rivals for the presidential nomination. He probably doesn’t care that most of the international publicity is bad publicity—but even the master of ill-tempered putdowns and Twitter vitriol will struggle to keep up with the sheer number of attacks and jibes pouring in from every corner of the globe. He does have a select band of fans—more on those later—but they are being drowned out by an incredulity that stretches from Europe’s capitals to post-conflict Afghanistan; from the African deltas...
  • U.S. Oversight Report: Afghanistan 'Even More Dangerous Than It Was a Year Ago'

    01/29/2016 12:19:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 29, 2016 | 11:23 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Things are going from bad to worse in Afghanistan, according to a report released Friday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the the largest U.S. oversight organization in Afghanistan. "[I]n this reporting period (October through December 2015), Afghanistan proved even more dangerous than it was a year ago, the report says. "The Taliban now controls more territory than at any time since 2001. Vicious and repeated attacks in Kabul this quarter shook confidence in the national-unity government. A year after the Coalition handed responsibility for Afghan security to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), American...