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1 hr ago | Air Force Times

Report: No chance for 8 airmen to respond in 2011 green-on-blue attack

Eight airmen and one U.S. contractor who were murdered by an Afghan colonel in 2011 never had a chance to fire back at their attacker, the final investigation into the incident concluded.

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5 hrs ago | Counterpunch

Jobless Kabul and the Works of Wara

Jeffrey St. Clair on Hillary Clinton's miraculous rags-to-riches method of financial success; LA CONFIDENTIAL: Lee Ballinger on race, violence and inequality in Los Angeles; PAPER DRAGON: Peter Lee on China's military; THE BATTLE OVER PAT TILLMAN: David Hoelscher provides a 10 year retrospective on the changing legacy of Pat Tillman; MY BROTHER AND ... (more)

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Foreign Policy

Burying the Taliban

A pack of dogs barked from a precipice above a dusty hillside in Kabul's southern outskirts.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Film 'Korengal' explores soldier life in Afghanistan

Four years after the documentary "Restrepo" focused on American soldiers fighting in a dangerous valley of northeast Afghanistan, a new film "Korengal, This Is What War Feels Like," opens Friday in Columbus and Fort Benning.

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The Washington Post

Kerry urges Afghan presidential candidates to put power-sharing agreement to work

Secretary of State John F. Kerry appealed to both candidates in Afghanistan's disputed presidential election to translate the broad power-sharing agreement they reached with him early this month into a working relationship they can carry into a new government, "whoever wins."

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War Is A Crime

Jobless Kabul and the Works of War

By Kathy Kelly Kabul-Last week, here in Kabul, the Afghan Peace Volunteers welcomed activist Carmen Trotta, from New York, who has lived in close community with impoverished people in his city for the past 25 years, serving meals, sharing housing, and offering hospitality to the best of his ability.

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Deadline

Zooey Deschanel Tweets First Photo From 'Rock The Kasbah' Set

Zooey Deschanel just tweeted this photo from the set of Bill Murray-starrer, Barry Levinson-directed Rock The Kasbah.

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Voice of America

Pakistan Says it 'Foiled' Cross-Border Militant Attack

Pakistan said it has repulsed an attack on a military outpost by Afghanistan-based militants, killing at least seven attackers.

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Stars and Stripes

Afghanistan to cost more than Marshall Plan, watchdog says

Alaskan National Guard Staff Sgt. Edward Jones provides security for Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team's engineers during a site survey of a bazaar in Kandahar, Afghanistan, March 29, 2012.

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The Peninsula

Six dead as militants from Afghanistan storm Pakistan c...

ISLAMABAD: At least six militants were killed when Pakistan's military thwarted an attack on its check posts near the Afghan border, officials said Wednesday.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

DefenceTalk News

US Efforts to Stand-up Afghan Air Force Still Falling Down

Recently, POGO reported on the failed attempt to provide C-27A Spartan aircraft to the Afghans in order to fulfill their medium airlift requirements.

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News Max

Middle East Powder Keg Set to Ignite

The Iraq and Afghan wars have cost the U.S. taxpayer upwards of $2 trillion thus far.

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Christian Science Monitor

Jerusalem feels Gazan conflict; Kerry in Afghan elections; impending...

This week's round-up of commentary covers the effects of the Gaza conflict on Jerusalem, John Kerry's deft behind-the-scenes diplomacy during the Afghan elections, Asia's anticipation of rising conflict between US and China, a modern threat to London's historic cabs, and the foreboding future of German-American policy interaction.

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Chattanoogan.com

Airman From Fort Oglethorpe Defends Operating Base In Kabul

A U.S. Air Force Airman who calls Fort Oglethorpe home successfully defended his forward operating base here during a more than four hour insurgent attack, July 17, 2014.

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Marine Corps Times

Afghan quick reaction force slowed by logistics failures

A specially trained and equipped Afghan Army quick reaction force is in danger of having its vehicles fall into disrepair, and its soldiers miss out on training due to an inability to supply much-need spare parts and training, a Congressionally-mandated watchdog organization has found.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Cousin of Afghan President Karzai assassinated by suicide bomber who hid explosives in turban

A cousin and close associate of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by a suicide bomber who hid his explosives under his turban, a provincial official said.

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ABC News

Suicide Bomber Kills Afghan President's Cousin

A cousin and close associate of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by a suicide bomber who hid his explosives under his turban, a provincial official said.

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The Long War Journal

Analysis: Mullah Omar addresses governance of Afghanistan, war against 'invaders' in new message

The "military situation is in favor of [the] mujahideen," Omar claims, because the "blanket of invasion has rolled back from vast areas."

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Government Executive

The Afghan Military's Tracking of U.S. Supplied Weapons Is Sloppy at Best

Hundreds of thousands of U.S.-made machine guns, rifles and pistols supplied to the Afghan National Security Forces have been sloppily inventoried, raising the risk that some could end up in enemy hands, a watchdog reported Monday.

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The Washington Post

U.S. paratroopers return to Afghanistan to deal a few final blows against the Taliban

It was a homecoming of sorts for Lt. Col. Paul Larson, returning to this remote corner of southern Afghanistan at the twilight of America's longest war.

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