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  1. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to plead guilty to abandoning his post in Afghanistan in 2009, sources say

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for half a decade after abandoning his Afghanistan post, is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before … Click to Continue…
  2. Peace Action: 16 Years Later, Afghanistan War Drags On, Congress Still Asleep at the Wheel

    Rinf.com - U.S. 10.06 / 19:54 rinf.com
    WASHINGTON – On the eve of the 16-year anniversary of the Afghanistan War, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “Sixteen years after the inception of America’s longest war, the Afghanistan War remains an open-ended conflict with no end in sight. Kids who were in [&#…
  3. Puerto Rico response delays troop deployments to Afghanistan

    Itk.thehill.com - Politics 10.06 / 17:15 itk.thehill.com
    Troop deployments to Afghanistan and elsewhere have been delayed by the hurricane response effort in Puerto Rico, Pentagon officials confirmed Thursday.“There’s a finite number of U.S. transport aircraft that U.S. Transportation Command has. We…
  4. Former Sen. Chuck Hagel says U.S. will have to leave Afghanistan, eventually (AUDIO)

    Former Defense Secretary and United States Senator from Nebraska, Chuck Hagel, says the United States needs to get out of Afghanistan, adding it won’t be easy. Hagel says the Afghan government is more corrupt now than when Americans sent troops there 16 years ago. Hagel doesn’t believe the answer is to send in more troops.…
  5. Report: Taliban controls more territory in Afghanistan than at any time since 2001

    Worldtribune.com - Military&Defense 10.06 / 11:32 worldtribune.com
    by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2017 As the Pentagon prepares to deploy 3,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, a new report reveals that the Taliban is now either in control of or is contesting 45 percent of the country. Citing Long War Journal (LWJ) and United Nations data, Breitbart News said it “has found that […
  6. Lessons learned from 15 years in Afghanistan: SIGAR

    The Congressionally mandated Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) issued a detailed report evaluating the current challenges facing the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and the lessons learned from America’s nearly 15-year campaign in the country. The report argues that security priorities guiding US decisions early in the war effort negatively impacted […