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  1. Report: Trump Admin Looking to Tap into Afghanistan’s Vast Mineral Wealth

    Breitbart – by Edwin Mora President Donald Trump’s administration has reportedly expressed interest in harnessing Afghanistan’s mineral resources valued in 2010 by the Pentagon at about $1 trillion. The U.S. president has discussed the prospect of extracting the material with … Continue reading → The post Report: Trump Admin Looking to Tap into Afghanistan’s Vast Mineral Wealth appeared first on From the Trenches World Repor…
  2. How Long Should America Spend in Afghanistan?

    Richardcyoung.com - Politics 07.27 / 22:47 richardcyoung.com
    Here Michael Scheuer, the former head of the CIA’s bin Laden unit, slams the idea of a generation-long fight against extremism in Afghanistan. Children born at the beginning of the war in Afghanistan are three years away from fighting it. Given the exhortation of America’s neocons to continue to the wars in the Middle East,…
  3. Iron Man and Afghanistan

    Splicetoday.com - Politics 07.27 / 22:34 splicetoday.com
    This is part of a series on latter-day U.S. colonial wars. The previous installment, on Three Kings, is here.  The longest war in United States history hasn't inspired many important films. The one iconic exception proves the rule. The most influential and successful film about the Afghan war isn't a war film. It's a superhero movie: Iron Man, the 2008 blockbuster that launched the commercial juggernaut of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That Iron Man is the…
  4. Trump Delegates Afghanistan Troop Levels to Mattis

    Weeklystandard.com - Afghanistan 07.27 / 22:29 weeklystandard.com
    MICHAEL WARRENPresident Trump has authorized his secretary of defense, James Mattis, to determine American troop levels in…
  5. Mattis: Taliban Can't Be Part of a Political Solution in Afghanistan

    Weeklystandard.com - Afghanistan 07.27 / 22:29 weeklystandard.com
    Jeryl BierOn Monday secretary of Defense James Mattis appeared to break with the Obama administration's position of the preceding eight years that there is "no military solution" to the conflict in…
  6. Cancer-Stricken Marine Dog Who Served in Afghanistan Gets Tearful Farewell in Michigan

    Ktla.com - Los Angeles 07.27 / 22:01 ktla.com
    Hundreds of people showed up to a final ride that was organized for a Marine veteran’s bomb detecting dog. Corporal Jeff DeYoung, who served with Cena in Afghanistan before adopting him, organized the ride for the last week, according to KTLA sister station WXMI in Grand Rapids. Cena was recently diagnosed with bone cancer, and a ride in an open top Jeep was at the top of DeYoung’s “bucket list” that he made for his dog. Several other Jeeps and…
  7. Why We Can’t Leave Afghanistan Now

    Dailysignal.com - World 07.27 / 18:05 dailysignal.com
    The mission in Afghanistan has entered one of its most crucial periods. Now is not the time to pull back. The United States and its... Read More The post Why We Can’t Leave Afghanistan Now appeared first on The Daily…
  8. Tillerson, Mattis ‘Teamed Up’ To Shoot Down McMaster’s Afghanistan Plan

    LISTEN TO TLR’S LATEST PODCAST: By Russ Read Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis “teamed up” to block national security adviser H.R. McMaster’s plan for Afghanistan from reaching the president’s desk, according to a Politico report. Mattis and Tillerson apparently believed that McMaster’s initial plan, which involved a troop increase and four-year […] The post Tillerson, Mattis ‘Teamed Up’ To Shoot Down McMaster’s Afghanistan Plan appeared first on T…
  9. Pitching the ‘Forever War’ in Afghanistan ـ

    Rather than rethink U.S. policy in the Mideast, particularly the entangling alliances with Israel and Saudi Arabia, Official Washington pushes schemes to perpetuate the “forever war” in Afghanistan, writes James W Car…