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“Absolutely fantastic. Vivid. Tragic. True. This is the book to read on service in Afghanistan.”

So says Dr Mike Martin of SPIN ZHIRA: Old Man in Helmand. 273 more words

Spin Zhira

Last to Die in Afghanistan: US Marines Back to Helmand

Some 300 US Marines are once again being deployed to Helmand province, Afghanistan after upward to 20,000 US Marines had spent between 2009-2014 attempting, but clearly failing to secure the province for the US-installed client regime in the nation’s capital of Kabul. 1,148 more words


US Marines return to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand


© AFP/File | The Marines, pictured in 2011, were among the first US forces sent to Afghanistan with several thousand deployed in Helmand, where they engaged in bitter combat with Taliban… 246 more words

How to lose a war...

Afghanistan eats bombs.  It eats rockets, too, and bullets, mortars, IEDs, RPGs, souls.  Its hunger is immediate and insatiable, and while thrashing for more, it uncaringly kills men, women, children, foreigner, and local.   985 more words

Thought Pieces

فُردو‎, have we got your attention yet?

Listening yet, you guys in فُردو‎?  Mr. GBU 43 wants to check with you.  How about, you, Outstanding Leader 영명한 동지?


Taliban Captures Afghan City Of Sangin

The crucial southern Afghan city of Sangin has reportedly been captured by Taliban militants, following a year-long battle, according to officials. 79 more words