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Please, not another turning point in Afghanistan

No, no, no. Not again. CNN’s headline says, “Capture may be turning point in Afghan war”. Does this sound familiar? Here’s the lead paragraph of a June 2006 Washington Post story on the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of … Continue reading

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Taliban rear-ended by Toyota recall

Why is America spending billions on high-tech missiles, when all it needs to wipe out the Taliban is a defective brake pedal? Toyota pickups are the favorite vehicle of the Taliban. Bigshots like Bin Laden – at least when he … Continue reading

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34,000 drops in the Afghan bucket

I don’t have a telepathic telescope into Obama’s mind,. If I did, the Secret Service would arrest me. But I would give two weeks of scarce Oregon winter sunshine to find out what he really expects to gain by sending … Continue reading

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Taliban home video of attack on U.S. soldiers

[youtubevid id=”_2e6w8makEg”]ABC News has shown video that the Taliban shot when they attacked an outpost at Wanat and killed nine American soldiers in July 2008. I’m less than a tactical genius;  you wouldn’t want to trust me with a platoon … Continue reading

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Why are their Afghans better than our Afghans?

A common lament during the Vietnam War was , “Why are their Vietnamese better than our Vietnamese?” American soldiers had more respect for the skilled, disciplined and motivated Viet Cong than they did for their lazy, corrupt South Vietnamese allies. … Continue reading

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No butter, no guns

Summer has been cruel to British soldiers in Afghanistan. In July, 22 servicemen died and more than 94 were injured. Many of those casualties were caused by IEDs as the Taliban strategy has switched from ambushes to planting roadside bombs. … Continue reading

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Pakistan celebrates great "victory" over terror

There’s jubilation in Pakistan, after terrorists attacked a Lahore police academy After storming the academy, Pakistani troops (who were backed by helicopters and probably outnumbered the terrorists 50 to 1) waved their guns in the air in celebration. Hate to … Continue reading

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