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UNITED STATES HAS CONTRACTS WITH AL-QAEDA

Supporters of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan have been getting U.S. military contracts, and American officials are citing “due process rights” as a reason not to cancel the agreements, according to an independent agency monitoring spending. The U.S. Army Suspension and Debarment Office has declined to act in 43 such cases, John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, sa ...

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US BOMBS KILL 80 ‘MILITANTS’ IN A SINGLE DAY

  A series of US airstrikes have claimed the lives of more than 80 people and severely injured several others in different regions of war-ravaged Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, local security sources say. According to Afghan security officials, one of the airstrikes took place on Tuesday in the central-eastern Logar Province where ten people were killed. The other rocked the northeastern province ...

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COLLATERAL DAMAGE: US Has Killed 100s Of Afghan Children Since 2008

A new UN report says the US forces in Afghanistan have killed hundreds of children during their military operations in the war-torn country since 2008. The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child on Wednesday also expressed deep concern at the arrest and detention of Afghan children by US-led forces. According to the UN report, some of the children were abused in US detention facilities. The rep ...

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OBAMACIDE: The President Of Perpetual War

Four years into his presidency, Barack Obama’s political formula should be obvious. He gives fabulous speeches teeming with popular liberal ideas, often refuses to take the actions necessary to realize those ideas and then banks on most voters, activists, reporters and pundits never bothering to notice - or care about - his sleight of hand.   
 Whether railing on financial crime and then refusing to prosecu ...

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INSIDE JOB: Iran Army Cmnd. ’9/11 Was Pretext For Middle East Invasion’

A senior Iranian commander says the United States planned the 9/11 terrorist attacks to use them as pretext to invade the energy-rich Middle East. “The US, looking for a pretext to invade the Middle East, masterminded the 9/11 incident and pointed an accusing finger at Muslim countries,” Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan said on Saturday. 
 Pourdastan added ...

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Top US Navy Seal’s Afghan ‘Suicide’ Under Investigation

US military officials are investigating the apparent suicide of a Navy Seal commander in Afghanistan. Navy Seal Commander Job W Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, died on Saturday from a non-combat-related injury while supporting stability operations in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan. 
 A US military official said the death "appears to be the result of suicide". The official spoke on condition of anonymi ...

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50 Troops Suicide After Iraq, Afghan Tours

In an indication of the toll the conflicts may have taken on the mental health of servicemen and women, the data reveals that eight took their own lives during a deployment itself, while the other 42 killed themselves at some point afterwards. More than half of those who took their lives later – 23 of the 42 - committed suicide on Ministry of Defence (MoD) property, mainly in the UK. The figures, released t ...

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Afghan Suicide Bomber Attacks US Base

A vehicle driven by a suicide bomber exploded at the gate of a US military base in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing the attacker and three Afghans, Afghan police said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Police said a local guard who questioned the driver at the gate of Camp Chapman was killed along with two civilians and the assailant. The camp is located next to the airport of the ...

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Afghan’s Baffling Gold Exodus

  Afghanistan, one of the world’s poorest countries, has reportedly seen travelers taking large quantities of gold out of the country, mostly to Dubai. Heroin money laundering and sanctions evasions by Iran are the rumored causes. The surge in gold trafficking began this past summer, the New York Times reported. Passengers carry bags full of gold on commercial flights leaving Kabul, most of them to Dub ...

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Al Qaeda May Have Chemical Weapons – Spain

  The head of National Police counter-terrorist intelligence, Commissioner-General Enrique Baron, told a strategic security conference in Barcelona that it was believed that the self-styled Al Qaeda of the Islamic Maghreb - AQMI - could have acquired such arms in Libya or elsewhere during the Arab Spring last year. He also warned that the group was encouraging attacks against Spain. Addressing the conf ...

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UK Prince Harry To Join Syria Militants?

  The British government is drawing a top secret plan to send the third in line to the British throne, Prince Harry, to Syria as part of a possible NATO operation in the Middle Eastern country. Harry, who is an Apache helicopter pilot, is planned to join Syrian militants who are fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, The Daily Star reported. “The prince is lined up to help go in and oust Assa ...

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Injured, Disabled US Soldiers Return To Afghan War

  They left Afghanistan in a way none of us would want to, but they returned as victorious heroes earning closure for themselves, inspiring the service members here and flipping the finger to the enemy who thought them destroyed. Troop First Foundation's Operation Proper Exit brings injured veterans back to the country where they were hurt, enabling them to resolve what happened to them, interact with ...

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