Afghanistan

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An expert weighs in on where the war on terror went wrong

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Angelo Codevilla is not a household name, unless you’re a student of international affairs and military history. In that world, he's a certified rock star.

Globe Trot: U.S. general killed in Afghanistan remembered as a family man

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Major Gen. Harold Greene became the first two-star U.S. general killed in action since the Vietnam War yesterday. He is also the first U.S.

Midday Roundup: Afghan shooter kills U.S. major general in insider attack

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Insider attack. An Afghan soldier opened fire at a military training facility today, killing a U.S. Army major general, the highest-ranking officer to die in…

Globe Trot: Taliban gains ground in Afghanistan

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: World events are moving Western focus elsewhere, and a Taliban advance is going unreported with U.S. forces in decline and an election crisis…

Globe Trot: Afghan’s presumed president-elect agrees to polling place audit

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Officials may have averted a meltdown, but the country remains in a political crisis a day after presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah…

Sympathy for the devil

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Movies | In Walt Disney’s 1959 animated fantasy Sleeping Beauty , one of the three good-natured fairies pauses a moment in mid-mayhem of curses, poisoned spinning…

Globe Trot: Did the U.S. have a chance to contain ISIS last year?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry turned up in Baghdad this morning to meet with key Iraqi leaders. The Obama administration is making not-so-subtle…

Risk of friendly fire is as old as warfare

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The recent deaths of five Americans killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan stand as a fresh reminder of the dangers of friendly fire, an element of war…

Midday Roundup: Portland high schoolers mourn dead classmate

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Another school in mourning. Police in the Portland, Ore., suburb of Troutdale still have not confirmed the identity of the gunman who killed a 14-year-old…

Globe Trot: Militants continue their march to Baghdad

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: After days of bombing and unrest, al-Qaeda linked militants successfully took over Mosul—Iraq’s second largest city—forcing about a half million…

Israel is not America

By Cal Thomas
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Foreign Policy | Defenders of President Obama’s release of five Taliban terrorists from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl cite…

Charity and scrutiny in the Bergdahl swap

By D.C. Innes
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Government | Pity the soul that gets mixed up in this bizarre circus that is the Obama administration. At 4 a.m. on June 30, 2009, a U.S. soldier reportedly abandoned his…

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