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Sherman DeBrosse : Pipeline Politics and the Afghanistan War

Worth all the blood?The Trans Afghanistan Pipeline By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / November 6, 2009 President Barack Obama recently honored eighteen fallen American soldiers at a midnight ceremony at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Let us … finish reading Sherman DeBrosse : Pipeline Politics and the Afghanistan War

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Afghan Hawks : Make Your Case (And Chill with the Hot Air)

Photo by Michael Yon / Big Hollywood.A suggestion to the Afghan hawks:Give us facts, not just hot air By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / October 30, 2009 The supporters of Joe Biden seem to be on the defensive … finish reading Afghan Hawks : Make Your Case (And Chill with the Hot Air)

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The Forgotten War: Bringing Only More Despair

A huge explosion in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Tuesday left mounds of rubble. At least 41 people were known dead. Photo: Allauddin Khan/Associated Press.Bombing Deepens Despair in a Stricken Afghan CityBy Taimoor Shah / August 26, 2009 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — This … finish reading The Forgotten War: Bringing Only More Despair

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Pakistani Refugee Crisis Worsening

An internally displaced man holds up an identity card as he waits in line for relief supplies at a UNHCR distribution point at a makeshift camp in Mardan. Photo: Farooq Naeem.Nearly 2.4 million displaced: UNMay 25, 2009 ISLAMABAD – Nearly … finish reading Pakistani Refugee Crisis Worsening

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The Meaningful Way to Combat Terrorism

Greg Mortenson, shown with students from the Sitara School he established in northeast Afghanistan in 2005, says education is the best ammunition against misogynistic terrorist regimes like the Taliban. Photo: Greg Mortenson.Build relationships, author tells cadetsBy Alexa James Recommends ‘3 … finish reading The Meaningful Way to Combat Terrorism

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The Explosion at the Shrine of Rahman Baba

The explosion badly damaged Rahman Baba’s Shrine. AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad.Uprooting Flowers on Pakistan’s FrontierBy James Caron / March 14, 2009 Some time before dawn on the 5th of this month, there was an explosion in the main building at the … finish reading The Explosion at the Shrine of Rahman Baba

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Cleaning Up the Guantanamo Mess: Worthington Provides Some Valuable Details

How Cooking For The Taliban Gets You Life In GuantánamoBy Andy Worthington / February 01, 2009 Those of us who prefer justice to arbitrary and unaccountable detention without charge or trial were delighted when, last week, Barack Obama fulfilled a … finish reading Cleaning Up the Guantanamo Mess: Worthington Provides Some Valuable Details

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Memo to Obama : We Must Rethink Afghanistan Policy

Afghani Taliban: closer ties with Al Qaeda. Americans need an open and full discussion of the grim situation in Afghanistan, and the Obama administration needs to set very limited objectives. The public needs to know that the situation in Afghanistan … finish reading Memo to Obama : We Must Rethink Afghanistan Policy

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Don’t Escalate Afghan War; Send in the Peace Corps

Taliban troops in Afghanistan. Photo from AFP. ‘The basic ingredients of further Afghan disasters are in place,’ warns Norman Solomon, executive director of the Washington-based Institute For Public Accuracy, ‘including, pivotally, a dire lack of wide-ranging debate over Washington’s options.’ … finish reading Don’t Escalate Afghan War; Send in the Peace Corps

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