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Afghanistan War Ends – Taliban Claim Victory

December 30, 2014 by

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Way back in March of 2008, almost seven years ago now, I did something I rarely did. I left a comment at an Internet Blog Site, this site here in fact. I have a good friend who lives in Stockton in California, someone I had known for almost three years at that time, and we […]

Leaving Afghanistan, Repeating Iraq

December 30, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ You don’t have to be a soldier or diplomat to ask whether President Obama’s withdrawal of our troops from Afghanistan on December 31 is a good idea or not. Consider what happened when he withdrew our troops from Iraq in 2011. The answer to that is the Islamic State which filled […]

Obama’s Afghanistan Mess

January 6, 2014 by

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By Michelle Malkin ~ Is President Obama sleeping well on his Hawaiian holiday? I can think of many families of American soldiers who might not be enjoying the same bliss right now. That’s because 2014 opens with alarming news that the Afghan government will free an estimated 650 prisoners from a Bagram detention facility – […]

Leaving Afghanistan

December 26, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ On December 31, the United States is slated to begin removing its troops from Afghanistan. They have been there since shortly after 9/11 in 2001. At this writing, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign a security agreement that would permit contingents of U.S. and allied troops there to train […]

Afghanistan is Hell, Time to Leave

March 12, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman gained everlasting fame when he said “War is Hell.” The definition holds true, but one might also add that Afghanistan is Hell. Even after Alexander the Great defeated the Persian forces in six month’s time it took three years, from 330 BC to 327 BC, […]

Pulling Out of Afghanistan

June 25, 2011 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon And …according to the Telegraph: France to follow US out of Afghanistan“France is to follow the US in starting a gradual troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Nicolas Sarkozy has announced, in a move that could boost his popularity before a 2012 election. Mr Sarkozy said troops sent for reinforcement would start returning […]

Exiting Afghanistan

January 11, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba Like others of my generation who lived through the Vietnam War, it was at the time the longest war that America ever fought. Now the longest war is the one in Afghanistan that began on October 7, 2001. The Vietnam War began for the U.S. in 1963 when 2,000 military “advisors” were […]