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Obama Misrepresents the Russian Economy

Eric Zuesse A report posted October 15th at Russia Insider (a Russian website), headlined “Russian Industry Expands Rapidly In September, Hammers Expectations: Fastest growth since 2012. Manufacturing up 3.6%. Food production shows double digit growth.” This contradicts many reports in U.S. media, ...

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Remote control murder set to increase

SchNews | Remote control murder is set to increase over the skies of Afghanistan when the Ministry of Defence unveils it’s new five armed Reaper drones at RAF Waddington on Friday, doubling the 13th Squadron. The ‘standing in ceremony’ also ...

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7 Marines held in Afghan murder probe

Press Association | Seven Royal Marines have been arrested on suspicion of murder following an incident in Afghanistan during a tour of duty they served last year, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said. The Royal Military Police arrested the soldiers, believed ...

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31 ‘insurgents’ killed in Afghanistan

Regional police claim Nato, Afghan and allied special forces killed over three dozen insurgent fighters in separate overnight operations in northern and eastern Afghanistan. Two regional police officials said Nato special forces in three helicopters swarmed in on insurgents who ...

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Bush admin discouraged probe into afghan killing

Bush administration officials discouraged an investigation into a mass killing in Afghanistan, government officials and human rights workers say. Hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of Taliban prisoners of war were killed by forces under Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, a warlord who ...

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The kinder, gentler occupation?

Phil Aliff, a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, analyzes new U.S. rules of engagement governing air power in Afghanistan. DESPITE THE Obama administration’s attempts to put a new face on U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the once-forgotten ...

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Soldier Refuses Deployment to Afghanistan

Agosto, a soldier based at Fort Hood in Texas, is publicly refusing orders to deploy to Afghanistan. He recently wrote on military forms: “There is no way I will deploy to Afghanistan. The occupation is immoral and unjust. It does ...

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Blackwater under review in Afghanistan

The State Department‘s inspector general will review services provided by Blackwater Worldwide in Afghanistan, only weeks after the Baghdad government canceled the embattled security company’s contract in Iraq. Inspector General Harold W. Geisel told the Commission on Wartime Contracting on ...

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Fisk: Afghanistan in Crisis

By Robert Fisk | The collapse of Afghanistan is closer than the world believes. Kandahar is in Taliban hands—all but a square mile at the centre of the city—and the first Taliban checkpoints are scarcely 15 miles from Kabul. Hamid Karzai’s ...

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Most Britons want troops out of Afghanistan: poll

AFP | More than two-thirds of Britons believe British troops should be pulled out of Afghanistan next year, according to an opinion poll released on Wednesday. Sixty-eight percent said Britain should withdraw while 24 percent said British soldiers should stay ...

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British commander in Afghanistan quits

A commander of Britain’s elite special forces in Afghanistan has resigned, a defence source said on Saturday, declining to give further details. Major Sebastian Morley, a reservist commander with the Special Air Service (SAS), blamed a chronic lack of investment ...

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Journalists warned to get out of Afghanistan

AUSTRALIAN journalists in Afghanistan have been targeted by terrorists and were warned yesterday by the Federal Government to consider leaving the country. “Credible reports suggest terrorists may be targeting journalists, including Australians, in Afghanistan,” an updated travel advisory from the ...

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Afghanistan: Not a Good War

By Conn Hallinan | Every war has a story line. World War I was “the war to end all wars.” World War II was “the war to defeat fascism.” Iraq was sold as a war to halt weapons of mass ...

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Afghan air war grows in intensity

By David Wood | WASHINGTON – Daily airstrikes by U.S. and allied fighter-bombers in Afghanistan have almost doubled since last summer, according to U.S. Air Force data, a trend that reflects increased insurgent attacks but also raises concerns about civilian ...

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Civilian sex assaults by Afghan soldiers ignored

By Rick Westhead | Canadian soldiers serving in Afghanistan have been ordered by commanding officers “to ignore” incidents of sexual assault among the civilian population, says a military chaplain who counsels troops returning home with post-traumatic stress disorder. The chaplain, ...

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‘US cannot win in Afghanistan’

Press TV | The US-led coalition is not winning the war in Afghanistan and now is the time to make a fundamental correction, says a US serving officer. NATO and coalition forces are “stumbling toward failure” in Afghanistan and no ...

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Bush promises more troops for Afghanistan

Suzanne Goldenberg | guardian.co.uk, George Bush today promised to send more troops to Afghanistan after his departure from the White House next year, whatever the status of troop withdrawals from Iraq. The pledge, delivered at a Nato summit in Bucharest, ...

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Detainee claims torture at U.S. base

Says he received electric shocks in Afghanistan after being seized over alleged links to 9/11. WASHINGTON – A resident of Germany who was imprisoned for two months at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan has told an interviewer his interrogators ...

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Vets Break Silence on War Crimes

U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are planning to descend on Washington from Mar. 13-16 to testify about war crimes they committed or personally witnessed in those countries. By Aaron Glantz “The war in Iraq is not ...

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Germany rejects US demand to increase troops

By Tony Paterson in Berlin A bitter diplomatic row between Germany and the United States deepened yesterday after Berlin flatly rejected demands from Washington that it deploy troops in war-torn southern Afghanistan and angrily dismissed the request as “impertinent” and ...

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Korean troops out of Afghanistan

South Korean troops have returned home from Afghanistan, ending the country’s five-year contribution to US-led forces there.   The pullout of 195 troops – mostly medics and engineers – was part of a pledge South Korea gave to the Taliban ...

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Afghanistan: The Dollar Line

Chimes of Freedom The Battle of Musa Kala is supposedly over and the city is once more in the hands of NATO forces. There has been a virtual news blackout about the manner in which the city was taken but, ...

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The Taliban rise again?

The Taliban now control most of Afghanistan – and may soon share power, says robert fox President Karzai of Afghanistan has announced that six years after the Taliban were driven out of power in Kabul, representatives of the hardline Muslim ...

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MoD accused over spy plane deaths

Internal report into explosion above Afghanistan supports claims that safety fears were ignored Mark Townsend The Observer A dozen major deficiencies in the repair and maintenance of the RAF’s Nimrod spy planes were identified shortly before one of the aircraft ...

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Canada Asks: Why are we fighting in Afghanistan?

by Edward C. Corrigan     U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his government’s recent Throne Speech announced that he wants to extend Canada’s participation in the Afghan War for another two years. Many people are ...

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The War on Afghanistan Was Wrong, Too

By Jacob G. Hornberger While most Americans have turned against the Iraq War, many of them still think that the war on Afghanistan was morally and legally justified. Their rationale is that the United States was simply defending itself by ...

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CIA techniques cause serious mental damage

Granma International flamesong Interrogation techniques used by the CIA on alleged terrorists can cause serious mental damage and are illegal in the United States, according to a report released Thursday by two non-governmental organizations, Physicians for Human Rights and Human ...

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