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Afghanistan Strategy Is the Only Hope for Education Reform

The federal government is currently enmeshed in two gigantic, expensive reform projects, one domestic and one foreign. Both are failures even though the tactics couldn’t be more different. In one — at a cost of $2.5 trillion — Uncle Sam is trying manfully to completely change a political culture. In the other — at just under $1 trillion — Uncle ...

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“Draining the Swamp” Isn’t a Part–Time Job

When the leftists at the Washington Post start offering relationship advice a Republican knows he could be on the cusp of something big. A recent WaPost headline warned, “Trump’s baffling attacks on McConnell could be costly to the president.” “Cost” here is mainly a function of how often Trump is hoping to eat in the Senate’s invitation–only dining room. Otherwise ...

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President Trump Delivers an Address to the Nation [video and transcript]

President Donald Trump address to the nation on 8-21-17

President Donald Trump delivers an address to the nation on the current status and future strategy for Afghanistan. The full transcript of Trump’s Address to the Nation is below. Full Transcript of President Donald Trump’s Address to the Nation 8/21/17 THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Thank you. Please be seated. Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Tillerson, members of ...

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NYT: Obama more a war-monger than Bush

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Karma is a bitch and Obama is dealing with every bit of her that he can handle .. or maybe more. First, The New York Times is reporting that Obama has now been involved in military conflict longer than President Bush. We all remember that Obama pledged to end these wars .. sometimes reality changes everything. WASHINGTON — President Obama came ...

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Car bomb goes off near U.S. base in Afghanistan, fatalities reported

Camp Chapman suicide attack

Reports from Khost, Afghanistan have raised the number of fatalities to 25 in the aftermath of a suicide car bombing at a U.S. facility. Reports are coming in that the target of a suicide car bomb was forward operating base Chapman – the same facility where 7 CIA contractors and 2 others were killed in 2009 by a suicide bomber. Casualties in ...

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A Disgrace Worthy of a Resignation

It is unconscionable. It is rude, insensitivity, callus and unacceptable. With the news that family members of fallen soldiers killed in Afghanistan are not only being denied death benefits, but are being denied transportation to Dover AFB for the arrival of the caskets containing the remains of their loved ones, the Obama Administration has crossed a “red line” with the ...

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Jabberwonky – September 15th

When: Sunday, September 15th, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific Where: Jabberwonky on Blog Talk Radio What: `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. Whether it’s “down the rabbit hole”, or “through the looking glass”, the world of politics is often referred to in the lexicon given ...

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Syria: Obama’s War

Obama is low in the ratings.Only 35% support him so what’s a weak president to do? Come up with an excuse to support a war to make him look strong and decisive. Only with Obama it doesn’t work. The people are war weary now with Iraq and Afghanistan and the pentagon says we have no more funds for a war. ...

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Honoring a hero…as war drums beat

One week ago on Monday, August 26, 2013, I had the incredible experience of being at the White House as a member of the media for the Medal of Honor presentation to United States Army Staff Sergeant Ty M. Carter by President Obama. Staff Sergeant Carter was awarded the Medal for his heroism in action on October 3, 2009 during ...

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Afghan Hospital Accused of Misusing US Funds; US Commander in Politial Cover Up?

Several US military officers accused a US commander in Afghanistan of trying to cover up a scandal at a US-funded hospital in Kabul beginning in 2010. Speaking to the Congressional Committee of Oversight, the officers told lawmakers that they were discouraged by Lt General William Caldwell from reporting concern about the hospital. The implication given the officers was that such ...

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Afghanistan Readiness-Not As Hoped

Against the recommendation of many the United States is sticking to its arbitrary pull out of Afghanistan. Are Afghan troops ready to take on the Taliban? Embedded ABC journalist Muhammad Lila witnesses first hand the chaos that erupts within the Afghan troops when they are ambushed by the Taliban. Read the encounter here or watch the shorter version on the ...

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Quarter of all British fatalities caused by Afghan ‘friendlies’

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After the recent murder of two Welsh Guardsman and a member of the Royal Corps of Signals by an Afghan policeman, the level of so-called “green-on-blue” deaths reaches one quarter of British casualties for the year. Reports are unclear as to the exact source of the disagreement, but witnesses have said that the British soldiers visited a  Nahr-e-Saraj checkpoint for a ...

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