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Timothy Kuo’s recent essay, “How we learned to kill”(in the New York Times, 2/27/2015) is just the latest searing gift we are receiving from returning soldiers about the ghastly wars in Iraq and  Afghanistan.  740 more words

Closed Moral Worlds

'The ultimate insult': DND won't say how it will respond to report on Afghanistan veteran's suicide

In an unprecedented move, the Department of National Defence has slapped a “secret” order on its response to the high-profile Military Police Complaints Commission report into the 2008 suicide of Afghanistan war veteran Cpl. 808 more words


Political-Cultural Impediments to Reform in Afghanistan

Those thinking that Afghanistan’s unity government would move quickly to deal with the country’s chronic problems of governance have been disappointed. President Ashraf Ghani’s efforts to reduce corruption and cronyism thus far have moved slowly. 1,048 more words


Afghanistan: Will US Ever Leave?

The stories have slipped from the headlines……and because of that Americans have moved on from Afghanistan……….but Americans are still fighting in Afghanistan…..yes Obama famously stated that the deploy of American troops was in essence at an end….he lied…..there ill be 10,000 troops left behind with more coming as needed…..but this time they will not be fighting they will be advisers and trainers……(shades of Vietnam?)…… 349 more words

International Situations

Cricket World Cup 2015 - 5 More Talking Points

Proteas restore faith

The Proteas have now become the first to ever team to score 400 runs plus in two consecutive ODI’S. After a crushing defeat at the hands of India, South Africa has responded in fine style with two quality-batting displays. 1,318 more words


Mission. Donations in an Afghan Village.

In November 2010, I went on a humanitarian aid mission with a Special Forces Group. It was a simple and basic mission, but it did make me a bit nervous. 82 more words


Connecticut soldiers to deploy to Afghanistan, Guantanamo

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — About 90 Connecticut soldiers are deploying to Afghanistan and Guantanamo, Cuba.

About 35 soldiers of the Middletown-based 143rd Regional Support Group will provide command, control and administration to base life support operations in Afghanistan. 99 more words