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Beyond the Headlines: The Real Afghanistan

         “Beyond the Headlines: The Real Afghanistan”

By Aaron Peterson | 4/22/2014

Sharif is an Afghan refugee, a former resident of Mazar-e-Sharif.  Sharif attended Kabul University. He is currently living as a political refugee in the Islamic Republic of Iran due to the on-going conflict in Afghanistan. 978 more words


Daniel Whittingham: The bombproof squaddie with a lust for life

Daniel ‘Baz’ Whittingham doesn’t want to be hailed a hero but if he doesn’t qualify, it’s difficult to see who might.

His is the story of a soldier who defied doctors after being blown up by a bomb in Afghanistan. 896 more words

Life & Style

TBT: Afghanistan Deployment

Jeremy left for his first deployment to Afghanistan on November 3, 2010.

He had to report to Camp Pendleton around 2 am to get his weapon and load up on the busses so they could drive to March AFB and fly out. 349 more words


Windsor to erect memorial to peacekeeping and Afghan War

Mike Akpata, a veteran of Canada’s 12-year military effort in Afghanistan, wants his son and daughter, as well as the community at large, to know what kinds of sacrifices were made by the thousands of soldiers who served in that troubled country. 305 more words


Material Support to Terrorism : The Case of Libya

Clare Lopez  —   April 22, 2014

Libya in 2011 marks the place and the time that the United States (U.S.) and the Obama administration formally switched sides in the Global War on Terror (GWOT). 2,242 more words


Votes are Being Counted in Afghanistan's Election

The votes are still being counted two weeks after Afghanistan’s April 5 election and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah is leading the polls to decide Afghanistan’s next president. 319 more words

Foreign Policy

Six Things Veterans Should Realize Before They Run For Public Office

By Jay Kirell

It’s that time of the year again – election season.  Well, not really, but since we live in a 24/7 news cycle, being over a half a year away from the mid-term elections constitutes being ‘within’ a season. 1,042 more words