Tagged afghanistan war

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The Empire Relents At Bagram

Today the US Military abandoned perhaps the most strategically located air base the United States has ever controlled. More than Guam or Diego Garcia or Al Udeid, the capture of Bagram gave the Pentagon the strategic high ground in the center of Asia and, therefore, unprecedented offensive strike capabilities. With Iran and the Middle East…

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Russia’s Role In BountyGate Doesn’t Matter

Shortly after President Trump tweeted that the Russian Bounty story was a “hoax,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters that the US has long known that Russia AND Iran AND others have been funding counter-US/Taliban operation in Afghanistan. Then came this story from Business Insider, which basically corroborates both the reporting by the NY Times…

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Truth…Missing in Action

CBS reported some news. Yes…actual news and journalism and reporting. It happened. Really! Now, you might have missed it. But they reported on the strange death of Specialist Ciara Durkin, member of a finance unit deployed to Afghanistan. This is from the report linked above: The Army National Guard soldier from Massachusetts was found dead with…