Today is the very last day of the failed Obama Presidency. It seems like an appropriate time to take a look back at the epic fail that has been the Obama Hussein Obama’s presidency. Such a reverie must start with Obama’s false claims that he would not run for president in 2008. When Tim Russert, then the moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” first asked Obama | Read More »
Over the past decade, U.S. military expeditions have increasingly used development aid to undermine popular support for insurgents and extremist groups, and pacify turbulent areas. But does this tool work in conflict zones like Afghanistan? My new research published in the American Political Science Review provides evidence that aid spending by the U.S. military in […]
This is upsetting to epic levels. Sgt. John Perry was killed in Afghanistan a week ago, when he stumbled across a suicide bomber. The bomber was on his way to take out U.S. servicemen who would be participating in a 5k Veterans Day run. Any time one of our servicemen or women are killed, it is a time to mourn. What makes this particularly upsetting, | Read More »
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There are reports coming in of a suicide bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan with 50 people killed or wounded. UPDATE: 3 suicide bombers in Kabul: 1st detonated explosives, 2nd vest was defective & 3rd bomber killed by officers – @TOLOnews — Conflict News (@Conflicts) July 23, 2016 According to BBC: Police are reportedly ferrying injured to hospital after the blast in Deh Mazang square. Thousands | Read More »
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In a relatively surprise statement from the Oval Office just now, President Obama just announced that the United States presence will continue in Afghanistan, and further announced that the planned drawdown of troops (to the planned level of 5500 by the end of 2016) will be delayed, and that approximately 8400 troops will remain in Afghanistan at least through the end of the year. Obama | Read More »
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The new Taliban leader might be just what is needed to bring peace to that nation and steer the Taliban away from violence
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Laura Bush does not like xenophobia. And I don’t blame her one bit.
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Last year was quietly disastrous for Afghanistan. You might have missed it amid the noise of the U.S. presidential elections, the wall-to-wall coverage of the Islamic State (ISIS), and the European refugee crisis. Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, Taliban attacks surged; thousands more civilians were wounded or killed, and Afghans steadily lost confidence in the National Unity Government. […]
Have you ever seen a house of cards? Not the show, but an actual house of cards? They are not very sturdy. Worse, a good gust of wind can come along and completely ruin anything you were attempting to build. It is a fruitless endeavor to build something so flimsy and leave no support their during the tough times. Kind of like Afghanistan, no? KABUL/ZARAGOZA, | Read More »
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Regular Covert Contact listeners will recognize Francesca from episodes 9 and 17. This episode follows the same general format. We discussed the mood in Kabul, the emergence of ISIS and AQIS, and I asked her about the perception of both Iran and Russia (which has been particularly vocal about Afghanistan lately). We then move on […]