Pentagon will cite pilot error as the cause Via The Hill A congressional panel on Thursday will hold a hearing on a mysterious helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 unit. Many questions about the Aug. 6, 2011 attack, which killed 30 Americans, will be asked during the […]
Leaving sounds good to me. KABUL (Reuters) – President Hamid Karzai appeared to stiffen his resolve on Saturday not to sign a security pact with Washington, saying the United States should leave Afghanistan unless it could restart peace talks with the Taliban. “In exchange for this agreement, we want peace for the people of Afghanistan. […]
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Jed Babbin to discuss Obama’s foreign policy, the new memoir from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Chris Christie scandal.
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Jed Babbin on Iraq, Robert Gates and Chris Christie
Second attack in three days. Via LWJ The Afghan Taliban have claimed credit for a suicide assault on a base in Kandahar province that hosts Coalition and Afghan forces. The suicide assault today in the southern province is the second such attack in Afghanistan in four days. Today’s suicide assault targeted a base in the […]
I’m going to show my readers this paragraph, than walk them through it. Background: it’s part of Robert Gates’ memoir on his time as SecDef. Specifically, Gates (with the help of the military brass) was trying to keep Afghanistan from sliding off of the beam under the new administration, and running headlong into the Obama administration’s apparent inherent inability to understand that wars are messy | Read More »
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Robert Gates inadvertently gives us a good look at @barackobama’s war insecurities.