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US Marines sent to Afghanistan's Helmand province

Press TV – April 29, 2017

US Marines have returned to Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, the first to be deployed in the war-torn country since the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ended its combat mission in 2014.

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The Stan Simpson Show: Can the latest missile attacks lead to war?

HARTFORD —  Former Hartford City Councilman Ken Kennedy and Senator Joseph Markley, join Stan Simpson to talk about the latest missile attacks and and the possibility of a war taking place. 113 more words

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Spoils [review]

Title: Spoils
Author: Brian Van Reet
Publisher:Vintage (Random House UK)

It is the spring of 2003 and coalition forces are advancing on Iraq. Images of a giant statue of Saddam Hussein crashing to the ground in Baghdad are being beamed to news channels around the world.

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Army announces new deployments for 5,700 soldiers

Army Times, By Staff report, April 29, 2017

More than 5,700 soldiers will deploy this summer and fall, with some going to Europe and others to Afghanistan, the Army announced Thursday. 331 more words

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Lobby: US can’t afford to lose Afghanistan to Taliban

Posted on April 27, 2017 |

On Friday, Taliban fighters attacked an Afghan military base in Mazar-e-Sharif, killing 140 US-trained Afghan soldiers and wounding many others. 479 more words


Trump’s South Asia Policy Options post Syria Attack – Saad Marwat

American missile strike on Syrian base in the outskirts of Homs has been welcomed by key Arab states opposing Bashar al Assad. The strike marked the biggest foreign policy decision that Trump had to make since coming into power. 705 more words


what i did in the war

Matt Borczon says he didn’t fight during the war in Afghanistan, but he’s fighting in its aftermath.  You can read more about this fine poet and his chapbook A Clock of Human Bones… 336 more words

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