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Afghan Voters Register For Presidential Elections Despite Taliban Attack

Afghan Voters Register For Presidential Elections Despite Taliban Attack

By Val Powell March 31, 2014

The voting registration process in Afghanistan continues after Taliban fighters attacked the headquarters of the election commission in Kabul on Saturday. Voters lined up outside the registration centers on Sunday as presidential candidates conducted campaign rallies. The presidential elections will …

Bowe Bergdahl: New Video Suggests He Is Still Alive Bowe Bergdahl: New Video Suggests He Is Still Alive

The U.S. military has obtained a “proof of life video” of an American soldier. The video appears to have been made by those who are holding him captive, officials told CNN Wednesday. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who disappeared in 2009 from …

MC-12 Crash Claims Lives of 3 Americans MC-12 Crash Claims Lives of 3 Americans
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Last night, an MC-12 military plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan, claiming the lives of three victims. “International Security Assistance Force service members and one ISAF civilian died following an aircraft mishap in eastern Afghanistan today,” NATO released in a statement. …

Kabul Bombing on Friday Raises U.S. Death Toll Kabul Bombing on Friday Raises U.S. Death Toll
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Reuters tells us that a suicide bomb attack has killed three NATO military personnel Friday on the eastern outskirts of Kabul. The car bomb struck a group of military cars traveling down a major highway destroying civilian cars and mangling …

Kellie Pickler, In Bob Hope Style, Sings To Troops Kellie Pickler, In Bob Hope Style, Sings To Troops
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One of country music’s most popular singers and American Idol’s finalist Kellie Pickler is giving back to our men overseas. You had to wonder who would fill those big Bob Hope shoes. A man who dedicated a big part of …

Eagles Cheerleader Honored as a Hometown Hero Eagles Cheerleader Honored as a Hometown Hero
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First Lieutenant Rachel Washburn, 25, a former Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader from 2007 to 2009 turned soldier, who finished her second tour in Afghanistan in November, was honored Sunday by the Philidelphia Eagles as a Hometown Hero. The daughter of Army …

What Does Afghanistan And Iran Pact Mean For U.S.? What Does Afghanistan And Iran Pact Mean For U.S.?

Afghanistan and Iran are moving in a more harmonious direction thanks to a long-term pact agreed to Sunday morning in Tehran. Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed to various terms during a one day visit by …

Mi-17 Helicopter Purchases Raise Questions Mi-17 Helicopter Purchases Raise Questions
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The Associated Press is reporting that the United States Pentagon just spent roughly $1 billion on dozens of Russian Mi-17 rotorcrafts. Previously it had been reported that there was a great amount of difficulty in securing a deal and there …

Afghan Adulterers To Be Stoned In New Law Afghan Adulterers To Be Stoned In New Law
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Afghanistan’s sharia Islamic law committee is currently drafting a new punishment into law; adulterers will now be subject to being stoned to death in a public execution if they are caught. The same rule was in effect during the six …

‘Stoning Adulterers’ May Become Afghan Punishment ‘Stoning Adulterers’ May Become Afghan Punishment
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Warning: Graphic Content in Video Below. Against public outcry (both inside and outside of Afghanistan) governmental representatives for the country are considering reinstating a punishment that many would like to see relegated to the history books under topics such as …

Haqqani Leader Killed in U.S. Drone Strike Haqqani Leader Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

The AFP reported on a U.S. drone strike that took place in Pakistan last Thursday. This particular strike was a rare happenstance: it is only the second drone strike targeted outside of Pakistan’s tribal zones. Previous drone strikes had targeted …

U.S., Afghanistan Agree to Terms For Security Pact U.S., Afghanistan Agree to Terms For Security Pact

A deal has been tentatively reached between U.S. and Afghanistan for a security pact, according to the New York Times. Reports say that the Afghan leader would accept wording allowing American-led raids on Afghan homes under “extraordinary circumstances”, or in …

New Taliban Leader: Same Boss Who Wanted Malala Dead New Taliban Leader: Same Boss Who Wanted Malala Dead

CBS News and The Week have both reported that, following the drone bombing of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, a new leader for the Pakistani Taliban Movement has been chosen. The AP confirmed the ascendance of a new leader with a …

Gov't Shutdown: Parks Reopen, NIH in Peril, Wars On Gov't Shutdown: Parks Reopen, NIH in Peril, Wars On

In the ongoing government shutdown soap opera, WWE style pre-determined battle lines have been drawn. Conservative Republicans are pretending to stand on “principle” in the hopes that gullible America will be impressed by their theatrics and reward them with re-election. …

Senior Taliban Leader Latif Mehsud Captured Senior Taliban Leader Latif Mehsud Captured
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It’s been just about a week since U.S. troops captured Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai’I, also known as Anas al Libi, and yesterday marked another capture by the troops. Senior Pakistani Taliban leader Latif Mehsud was arrested while driving on a highway …

Generals relieved due to failing to protect troops Generals relieved due to failing to protect troops
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In September 2012, 15 Taliban soldiers dressed in US military fatigues cut a hole in the perimeter fence at Camp Bastion, the Marines main airport in Afghanistan. Once inside the base, the Taliban soldiers headed directly for the Marines’ hangar …

American veterans need help, but Washington is blind American veterans need help, but Washington is blind

As new details emerge from the aftermath of Washington Navy Yard shooting, a more clear picture of Aaron Alexis, the prime accused believed to be responsible for a dozen deaths, is emerging. Aaron Alexis, it appears, had a history of …