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The End of the Afghan War?

Mark your calendars. The War in Afghanistan entered its final phase on Sept. 18, 2012 with ISAF’s announcement that its forces will suspend partnering with the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) below the Kandak (battalion level). The current draw down in ISAF forces (i.e. “combat” units coming home) is supposed to lead to a 10-year period of intensive ISAF mentorship ...

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NATO order changes way it will fight Afghan war

NATO’s decision to restrict operations with small Afghan forces to mitigate the threat of insider attacks means fewer boots on patrols and a shift in how the U.S.-led coalition will fight the war in Afghanistan. It’s unclear whether the coalition’s exit strategy can succeed with less partnering with Afghan policemen and soldiers, who are slated to take over for foreign ...

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Attack Iran and nothing will remain of Israel, warns Tehran

TEHRAN has warned Israel that “nothing will remain” of its state if it decides to launch an attack on Iran. The leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, General Mohammad Jafari, also warned that Iran might close the Straits of Hormuz if it were attacked, withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and attack US bases in the Middle East. Also in this ...

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Video shows Libyans trying to rescue U.S. ambassador

CAIRO: Libyans tried to rescue Ambassador Chris Stevens, cheering “God is great” and rushing him to a hospital after they discovered him still clinging to life inside the U.S. Consulate, according to witnesses and a new video that emerged Monday from last week’s attack in the city of Benghazi. The group of Libyans had stumbled across Stevens’ seemingly lifeless form ...

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Shark saves man adrift at sea in Pacific for 15 weeks

Related topics Weird NewssharksStrange News Advertisement “Shark saves man” headlines qualify as strange news. However, there is nothing odd about this story from the survivor’s point of view. A newly-sworn policeman from Tarawa survived after being adrift in the Central Pacific Ocean for 15 weeks. Perhaps a shark is man’s best friend. Weird news? Perhaps. Citing a report from the ...

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Iran Nuclear Chief Accuses IAEA

VIENNA—Iran’s nuclear chief said Monday that “terrorists and saboteurs” might have infiltrated the International Atomic Energy Agency in an effort to derail his nation’s atomic program, in Tehran’s harshest attack on the integrity of the U.N. organization and its investigation of allegations that Iran is striving to make nuclear arms. Fereydoun Abbasi, a vice-president of the country, also rebuked the ...

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The worst foreign-policy president since Reagan?

On Aug. 31, 1983, a South Korean airliner flying from New York to Seoul drifted off course and entered Soviet airspace. After tracking the civilian plane for more than two hours, Soviet fighter pilots were told to shoot it down. They did, killing 269 people, including 60 Americans. It was one of the most shocking atrocities of the Cold War. ...

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