afghanistan

WATCH: Brave Congressman Explains How US Keeps Afghan Heroin Trade Alive at Your Expense

This week, President Donald Trump, just like his predecessor Obama, promised to continue the utterly corrupt failure of a brutal occupation that is Afghanistan—despite running on a campaign to end it. For decades, the United States has been subsidizing—to the tune of billions of US tax dollars—failed projects, infrastructure, military, police, and yes, even terrorism.…

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Military-Industrial Complex Stock Prices Surge After Trump’s Afghan War Speech

After years of repeatedly condemning America’s involvement in Afghanistan, President Trump announced his intention this week to ramp up military operations there. Though Barack Obama adopted the exact same policy shortly after taking office in 2009, imposing a 30,000 troop surge to no avail, Trump is following the same failed path. Despite the president’s repeated vows to “win,” there…

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Government Watchdog: U.S. is “Drowning Afghans in Money”

The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR), John Sopko, in an interview with Breitbart News, said the U.S. has been “drowning” Afghanistan in money, wasting millions and creating conditions for corruption. “You can drown somebody in goodness,” Sopko told Breitbart. “It’s the comedy of the absurd when it comes down to [American] assistance [to…

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White House Considers Afghan Troop Withdrawal

Amid consistent signaling that the administration will deploy several thousand additional soldiers to the Afghan war zone, inability to agree on a strategy has brought about discussion of a troop withdrawal, an option long thought to be beyond the pale for Washington policymakers. “It’s a macro question as to whether the U.S., this administration, and…

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Will Trump Hold Off Sending More Troops to Afghanistan?

During a visit to the Pentagon last week, President Trump said he may not send additional soldiers to Afghanistan, in spite of consistent reports to the contrary. Asked whether or not he would make the deployment, Trump answered “We’ll see. And we’re doing very well against ISIS. ISIS is falling fast,” according to the Washington…

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Study: Pentagon Wasted $28 Million on the Wrong Kind of Camouflage

The Pentagon overspent between $26 and $28 million on useless camouflage for the Afghan National Army (ANA), a government watchdog study found. Conducted by the Special Investigator General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the study not only found that between November 2008 and January 2017 the Defense Department purchased uniforms for the ANA without ensuring the…

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The Daily Sheeple’s Will Porter on the Foreign Policy Focus Podcast #57

Will Porter’s appearance on Foreign Policy Focus, episode 57. Daily Sheeple staff writer Will Porter joins Kyle Anzalone to discuss recent foreign policy developments in Afghanistan and Syria, including the soon-to-be-announced Afghan troop deployment, clashes in Syria between the United States and the Syrian government, and an unconfirmed report that the U.S. has made a…

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U.S. Citizen Kidnapped in Afghanistan

An American citizen living in Afghanistan was kidnapped on his way to work in the country’s capital city on Sunday, according to Afghan security officials. The unknown gunmen kidnapped the American in the Karte Char district of Kabul, reports Khaama Press, an Afghan news agency. Mohammad Almas, head of the Kabul police department’s crime investigation…

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4,000 Additional Troops to be Deployed to Afghanistan

In an attempt to turn around the war the Secretary of Defense says America is losing, the Pentagon will deploy 4,000 soldiers to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday. While the deployment isn’t yet official, Secretary of Defense James Mattis—who received new, unilateral authorities over troop deployments to the war-torn country on Tuesday—is expected…

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Defense Secretary Mattis: “We Are Not Winning the War in Afghanistan”

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said the United States was not winning the war in Afghanistan in Congressional testimony on Tuesday, vowing to offer a new strategy to lawmakers this summer that will call for the deployment thousands of additional troops to the country. “We are not winning in Afghanistan right now. And we will…

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