Afghans Flee Country Ahead of Obama’s Withdrawal

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Afghans scrambling to get out any way they can are paying $30,000 to 50,000 on the black market for fake passports and passage to another countr

Taliban Not Actually Losing War in Afghanistan

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The U.S.-led military command in Afghanistan incorrectly reported a decline last year in Taliban attacks and is preparing to publish corrected numbers that could undercut its narrative of a Taliban in steep decline.

Pakistan Says it Will Free the Leader of the Taliban

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Obama’s newfound “flexibility” has enabled him to give the Taliban whatever they want, including their leader, while American soldiers go on dying in Afghanistan.

Obama Lies About Ending the War in Afghanistan

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Obama is going to have more soldiers in Afghanistan in 2015 than Bush did in 2006. Obama isn’t pulling out of Afghanistan. He’s pulling the troops from his failed surge out of Afghanistan.

Lara Logan: “Our Way of Life is Under Attack” (VIDEO)

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“The Viet Cong didn’t care what you did when you went back to America. The Viet Cong didn’t fight for an Islamic caliphate. The Viet Cong didn’t fight a global struggle. It’s amazing to me that we constantly ignore … what all these groups tell us every day in their own in their own statements.”

FACT CHECK: Obama’s National Security Claims

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Even though Obama ran in 2008 on a promise to make the world love us again, this time around he’s taking a page from Bush by ignoring the world and trying to run on a national security record. His multiple failures in global diplomacy don’t give him the option of running on his record empowering Islamists, but his national security record is just as bad.

The Only Thing Worth Dying For

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How eleven Green Berets forged a new Afghanistan.

The Carter Syndrome: Why Obama Must Reconcile His Inner Jefferson with His Inner Wilson – Foreign Policy

By Walter Russell Mead Neither a cold-blooded realist nor a bleeding-heart idealist, Barack Obama has a split personality when it comes to foreign policy. So do most U.S. presidents, of course, and the ideas that inspire this one have a long history at the core of the American political tradition. In the past, such ideas […]

Breaking the Taliban

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The capture of a top Taliban commander may mark a crucial turning point in the Afghan war.

Taliban’s Military Chief, Mullah Baradar, Is Captured – NYTimes.com

The Taliban’s top military commander was captured several days ago in Karachi, Pakistan, in a secret joint operation by Pakistani and American intelligence forces, according to American government officials. The commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, is an Afghan described by American officials as the most significant Taliban figure to be detained since the American-led war […]