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Afghan War Claims Another Life: CDR Job Price, USN

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Afghanistan: The Writing’s On The Wall

Marco Boasso heads the International Organization for Migration office in Afghanistan. He says concrete data about the numbers of Afghans leaving today are hard to come by, especially given the criminal nature of trafficking.
“What we do know is that the arrivals in Europe are unprecedented,” he says, noting that arrivals in Europe during the Soviet occupation and civil war were just 20 percent to 30 percent of today’s numbers.
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Biden: “We’re leaving Afghanistan in 2014.” State: “Not exactly.”

From The Cable, today:  “We are leaving in 2014, period, and in the process, we’re going to be saving over the next 10 years another $800 billion,” Biden said. “We’ve been in this war for over a decade. The primary … Continue reading

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On Afghanistan War Anniversary, Remembering A Fallen Father

I met Bill Cahir in 2006, when I was serving as press secretary for a member of Congress and Bill was a reporter for a Pennsylvania newspaper. Although he spent his days telling other people’s stories, it was his own … Continue reading

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More On The Camp Bastion Attack

The official readout from the USMC: Two Marines (the squadron commander and one of his sergeants) were killed in the attack.  Seven others were injured but their injuries are listed as NSI (non-serious injury).  At last report 14 insurgents were … Continue reading

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“I just think we’re killing kids that don’t need to die”

Defense Appropriations subcommittee chairman C. W. “Bill” Young as quoted in today’s Tampa Tribune: “I think we should remove ourselves from Afghanistan as quickly as we can,” Young, R-Indian Shores, said during a meeting with the Timeseditorial board Monday. “I just … Continue reading

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Afghan National Army: “Unmotivated”

This little gem from the folks at Public Intelligence deserves wide circulation: “A research report compiled earlier this year by a group of social scientists working for the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System found that members of the Afghan National … Continue reading

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