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Just a little bit of home....

Today is April 1st… or April Fool’s Day as it is more commonly known in the US, and apparently in Afghanistan as well. I have never been much of a prankster, could never come up with good enough pranks that weren’t just downright mean, but today I got pranked. 304 more words

Afghanistan

Afghanistan's China Card

Call it an irony, if you will, but as the Obama administration struggles to slow down or halt its scheduled withdrawal from Afghanistan, newly elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is performing a withdrawal operation of his own. 138 more words

Asia

There and Back Again - Part II

When you are in a combat situation, you mustn’t let your mind be polluted by emotions like fear and anger. Simply accept the situation and react, even if you are facing impossible odds.

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Afghanistan

What lessons can people learn from being in a war? Part VII

The Scope of What Humanity Was Capable Of

The last thing I would want to talk about is how war makes you fully aware of just what people are capable of. 2.517 more words

Military

If this is what an anti-war presidency looks like to you, you're detached from reality

Trevor Timm writes for The Guardian:

‘Nothing sums up the warped foreign policy fantasy world in which Republicans live more than when House Speaker John Boehner recently… 420 more words

USA

Anushay's Point On PBS: US Military Will Not Safeguard Afghan Women's Rights

Last Friday, I was honored to return to PBS’ To The Contrary to talk about the impact US troop withdrawal will have on women’s rights in Afghanistan. 305 more words

Violence Against Women