washingtonsblog.com December 11, 2012
Obama and the American military label all young men – between the ages of say 15 and 35 – who happen to be in battle zones as suspected insurgents who they can target and kill.
Under the Bush administration, children were tortured.
Now, the U.S. military is starting to target children for assassination in battle zones. As the Nation reports:
In a despicable article in Military Times, the US military says that children […]
The full scale of a Taliban attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan has become clear as it emerged 15 insurgents wearing US army uniforms destroyed six Harrier jets, three refuelling stations and damaged a number of aircraft hangars.
As well as the two US marines who were killed, nine coalition staff were wounded in the attack, said ISAF, the International Security Assistance Force coalition in Afghanistan.
Coalition forces killed 14 […]
July 18, 2012 03:33 PMMAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan: A Taliban bomb attack Wednesday destroyed 22 fuel tankers carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan, local officials said.
A pre-dawn explosion triggered a fire which engulfed the trucks, parked in the northern province of Samangan overnight on their way from Uzbekistan towards NATO forces in the south, Samangan deputy governor Ghulam Sakhi Baghlani said. “The first explosion resulted in a fire which quickly […]
(CNN) — A man wearing an Afghan National Army uniform killed a U.S. coalition service member, the U.S. military said Thursday. It was the latest in a string of such attacks.
The incident took place late Wednesday when the person “turned his weapon against coalition service members,” the U.S. military said. The person who opened fire was killed by coalition forces who returned fire, the military said.
A U.S. Defense official […]
‘Guardian angels’ are troops who watch over comrades even as they sleep The lengths Taliban are prepared to go to to gain access to coalition forces shown as two militants dressed in women’s clothing are arrested
U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan have assigned ‘guardian angels’ – troops who watch over their comrades even as they sleep – as part of a series of increased security measures to […]
The American Flag flies over the White House as protesters from the Occupy DC and other Occupy movements demonstrate in front of the White House in Washington on November 23, 2011. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) — The mood in the United States is sour. Although President Jimmy Carter never used the term, a “malaise” is infecting the country. Unemployment, poverty, even obesity and other measures of discontent […]
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Saturday accusedNATO helicopters and fighter jets of firing on two army checkpoints in the country’s northwest and killing 24 soldiers.Islamabad retaliated by closing the border crossings used by the international coalition to supply its troops in neighboringAfghanistan.
The incident before dawn Saturday was a major blow to already strained relations between Islamabad and U.S.-led forces fighting in Afghanistan. It will add to perceptions in Pakistan […]
WASHINGTON — The U.S. began the war in Afghanistan with a “frighteningly simplistic” view of the country, and even 10 years later lacks knowledge that could help bring the conflict to a successful end, a former top commander said Thursday.
Retired Army Gen. Stanley ( SXE – news – people ) McChrystal said in remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations that the U.S. and its NATO allies are only […]
By Amir Shah – The Associated Press Posted : Tuesday Aug 30, 2011 7:50:33 EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan — August has become the deadliest month for U.S. troops in the nearly 10-year-old war in Afghanistan, where international forces have started to go home and let Afghan forces take charge of securing their country.
A record 66 U.S. troops have died so far this month, eclipsing the 65 killed in July 2010, […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by a former U.S. military contractor who says he was tortured during a nine-month imprisonment in Iraq.
The lawsuit lays out a dramatic tale of the disappearance of the then-civilian contractor, an Army veteran in his 50s whose identity is being withheld from court filings for fear of retaliation. […]
A federal judge has ruled that former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by a former U.S. military contractor who says he was tortured during a nine-month imprisonment in Iraq.
The lawsuit lays out a dramatic tale of the disappearance of the then-civilian contractor, an Army veteran in his 50s whose identity is being withheld from court filings for fear of retaliation. Attorneys for […]
President Obama told a bipartisan group of members of Congress today that he expects the U.S. would be actively involved in any military action against Libya for “days, not weeks,” after which he said the U.S. would take more of a supporting role, sources tell ABC News.
The White House meeting with 18 lawmakers came as Obama delivered an ultimatum to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi that he must […]