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Being held captive in constant fear was an 'intolerable situation' for her children, says Joshua Boyle's wife

OTTAWA – An American woman who endured five years of captivity in Afghanistan said she and her Canadian husband resisted their captors and did the best they could to raise young children in brutal conditions, using bottle caps and cardboard as toys and teaching their eldest son geography and astronomy. 450 more words


US conducts airstrikes on Afghanistan opium labs

The US conducted airstrikes targeting opium processing labs in Afghanistan Sunday, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Michael Andrews tells CNN.

The airstrikes were part of a joint US-Afghan operation targeting drug facilities in Taliban controlled areas in northern Helmand Province. 561 more words


Afghanistan Project

One month ago we learned that funding for a new project in Afghanistan had been secured. Travel has begun. One of our team members is in Kabul as I write these words. 27 more words

Trump's New Afghanistan Strategy Isn't Really a Strategy

Principles guiding a strategy are no substitute for an actual strategy whether developed by Washington or by field commanders

To much anticipation, on August 21 President  1,640 more words


Undercounting the Civilian Dead

Anyone willing to think carefully and critically about the use of armed force against a target such as Islamic State (ISIS) would do well to read the… 966 more words


American Mother Held Hostage by Taliban Details 'Intolerable' Situation for Her Children

The American mother who spent five years as a hostage of the Taliban broke her cheekbone and her hand while trying to stop her captors from attacking her three children, all who were born in captivity, she and her husband said in a new interview Monday. 296 more words

Afghan hero...

This Afghan police officer  is a hero  for grabbing a suicide bomber in a bear hug and sacrificing his own life is a her to save many others.