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Traumatic Brain Injuries and Insanity Under the UCMJ Regarding March 11, 2012 Shooting in Afghanistan

By   /  March 27, 2012  /  Featured  /  No Comments

There is no doubt that the recent shooting in Afghanistan of 16 civilians, including many children, by a United States soldier was a tragic event that drastically impacts US-Afghani relations. Reports, however, indicate that the Army Staff Sergeant a ccused of the shooting may have suffered a recent head wound. These reports add an interesting […]

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U.S. Student Admits to Aiding al-Qaeda

By   /  October 28, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

On the day before his trial, U.S. student Syed Hashmi reached a deal with prosecutors and pled guilty to “conspiring to provide support” to al-Qaeda. On behalf of his guilty plea, Hashmi had three additional charges brought against him in New York district court dropped. The student is accused of sending socks, ponchos and sleeping […]

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General McCrystal Removed as Commander in Afghanistan

By   /  June 23, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

In an article published in Rolling Stone, GEN Stanley McCrystal, former commander of all US and Nato forces in Afghanistan, made critical remarks of senior Obama administration officials.  Michael Hastings, the author of the article, spent a month with McCrystal and his staff, including a visit to an Irish Pub during extended stay over in […]

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US Forces Increase in Prelude to Kandahar

By   /  April 26, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

US Special Forces have increased their activity in Kandahar, the spiritual capital of the Taliban, in advance of what will be a larger push to take the city and implement a local, democratic government.  Kandahar is the largest city in southern Afghanistan, and the battle for the city is rapidly becoming the benchmark for the […]

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Suspicious Symptoms in Afghan Schoolgirls: Taliban Suspected

By   /  April 26, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

In the past week, at least 88 girls and teachers have become ill in three different schools in Kunduz, northern Afghanistan. The girls described a strange smell in the classrooms. While officials have not identified the cause, they do think it was a deliberate attack , and local doctors have suggested the Taliban is the […]

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