August 20, 2014

When I Met Robin Williams in Afghanistan

Matt Kaminski, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

Robin Williams had his demons but it never stopped him from making troops laugh on the numerous standup tours he did in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Is Afghanistan Going the Way of Iraq?
Joshua Keating, Slate
The killing of Maj. Gen. Harold Greene by an Afghan soldier on Tuesday doesn’t just mark the first killing of a U.S. general in a war zone since Vietnam. It’s also a disturbing example of a problem that coalition forces... more ››
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August 13, 2014
Why the Afghan Election Still Isn't Over
Thomas Scherer, Wash Post
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August 7, 2014
General Greene's Death and the Afghan Mission
Max Boot, Commentary
The death of General Greene and the wounding of a number of other NATO personnel is all the more dismaying because the perpetrator was an Afghan soldier. Such incidents of “green on blue” violence have the potential to... more ››
August 8, 2014
Fatal Flaw in Obama's Iraq Plan
Jacob Siegel, Daily Beast
The U.S. gambled on local militias to keep ISIS in check. The President’s authorization of air strikes is an admission that bet didn’t pay off. more ››