Pentagon task force on Afghan reconstruction wasted millions: Report

Pentagon task force on Afghan reconstruction wasted millions: Report

The Pentagon task force overseeing millions in U.S.-funded reconstruction dollars for Afghanistan was plagued by organizational shortfalls, inadequate or non-existent records of ongoing projects and an overall lack of strategy that led to the waste of millions in American taxpayer funds on failed projects, a key government watchdog group claims. In its new review of […]

Afghanistan: How we see it vs. how they see it

Afghanistan: How we see it vs. how they see it

By Nonie Darwish / Gatestone Institute It was refreshing to hear President Donald J. Trump define without reservation a US mission to fight terrorism and prevent Afghanistan from once again becoming a safe haven for Al-Qaeda, or any other terror groups, when he summarized the US presence in Afghanistan as no longer about nation-building, but rather […]

Afghanistan: What the Hell are we doing?

Afghanistan: What the Hell are we doing?

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock The US invaded Afghanistan in October of 2001. US troops have been in the country ever since. That’s 16 years.  Have we made any progress? President Obama promised to get US troop out of Afghanistan. He failed. Now, President Trump wants to send more troops to Afghanistan. What the hell are we doing? […]

How defense dollars are wasted on security assistance

How defense dollars are wasted on security assistance

From NCPA The House and Senate versions of the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act would give the Pentagon greater control over security assistance to other countries — oversight now generally reserved to the State Department. A larger issue than the administration of funds, however, is that current security assistance programs are ineffective and […]

McCain celebrates Independence Day with American troops in Afghanistan

McCain celebrates Independence Day with American troops in Afghanistan

By SoAzNewsX Senator John McCain (R-AZ) continued his long tradition of celebrating Independence Day with U.S. service members serving overseas this year at Camp Resolute Support in Kabul, Afghanistan. He also released a statement: “I can think of no place I would rather be on the day our country celebrates its independence than with the men […]

Lawmakers cheer Army’s decision to allow Green Beret to continue service

Lawmakers cheer Army’s decision to allow Green Beret to continue service

By Morgan Chalfant / Washington Free Beacon In a reversal that is being celebrated by lawmakers and legal activists, the U.S. Army has decided to allow a decorated Green Beret who confronted an Afghan child rapist to continue his service. The Army moved to retain Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland after initially planning to kick […]