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Worth a try: President Trump says US will not telegraph military operations, troop numbers in advance

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There was plenty of talk on social media — as early as Sunday, in fact — that President Donald Trump would announce the deployment of 4,000 additional troops in Afghanistan during a prime-time address Monday night. President Trump’s plan expected to include sending as many as 4,000 more troops https://t.co/BFxW0MNEkr — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) […]

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Rep. who served in Afghanistan, Iraq calls release of Taliban leaders ‘shocking’

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http://twitter.com/#!/UsmcGirl3381/status/473163551755223040 Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, is not pleased at all with the administration for releasing five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay. As Twitchy reported, their release was in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held by the Taliban since 2009. http://twitter.com/#!/Alankota/status/473113894907826176 http://twitter.com/#!/Lion_LAM/status/473160866691420162 National Review has video of […]

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First Russia, now this? DNC’s warning about Romney and Afghanistan earns #TBT mockery – twitchy.com

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President Obama has announced that U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan: With that in mind, tweeters are sharing a #ThrowbackThursday for the ages courtesy of the DNC: First Russia now this? Perfect. Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/10/15/first-russia-now-this-dncs-warning-about-romney-and-afghanistan-earns-tbt-mockery/

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NBC’s Richard Engel live-tweets Taliban attack on Afghan election HQ

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http://twitter.com/#!/RichardEngel/status/449827897533292544 A week ahead of Afghanistan’s presidential election, Taliban jihadists reportedly attacked the Afghan election commission’s headquarters with heavy rockets and machine guns. NBC’s Richard Engel is live-tweeting the developments from Kabul: http://twitter.com/#!/RichardEngel/status/449830204840878080 http://twitter.com/#!/RichardEngel/status/449836104464994304 http://twitter.com/#!/RichardEngel/status/449844569149296640 http://twitter.com/#!/RichardEngel/status/449850138597793792 Other journalists on the scene: http://twitter.com/#!/SultanFaizy/status/449840352208646144 http://twitter.com/#!/AhMukhtar/status/449854351620968448 http://twitter.com/#!/Worldwidewebb1/status/449851041031684096 Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/29/nbcs-richard-engel-live-tweets-taliban-attack-on-afghanistan-election-office-pics/

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Reports: US Embassy in Afghanistan locked down after explosions heard

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http://twitter.com/#!/NewsThisSecond/status/465657707450867712 There are reports that multiple explosions heard at or near Kabul International Airport prompted a lockdown at the US Embassy in the city: http://twitter.com/#!/NewsThisSecond/status/465661769760129025 The reports of the number of rockets or mortars that were fired toward the airport vary: http://twitter.com/#!/SangarRahimi/status/465662172128092160 http://twitter.com/#!/JamesOrr4/status/465657940095946754 http://twitter.com/#!/Amie_FR/status/465654375696711680 http://twitter.com/#!/AminPirouzi/status/465663638095675392 Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/11/reports-us-embassy-in-afghanistan-locked-down-after-explosions-near-kabul-airport/

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This Young Woman Walked Through Kabul Wearing Metal Armor To Protest Street Harassment

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Artist-activist Kubra Khademi took to Kabul’s streets in a metal jacket in a defiant protest against sexual harassment. Kubra Khademi, a 25-year-old Afghan artist, took to the streets of Kabul in a metal armor to protest street harassment on Thursday. Kubra Khademi an artist and activist walked on #Kabul streets with iron clothes to protest […]

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Goats abandon US mission (or are eaten) at cost of millions

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You might recall a reportfrom last September regarding thefirst batch of rebel soldiers to graduate from a U.S.-led training program in Turkey. President Obama’s ISIS strategy long included the condition that he would not put American boots on the ground in Syria, so instead, the United States reportedly trained 9 rebels at a cost of […]

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‘If he’s lost the NY Times’: Editorial board calls admin ‘disingenuous’ and ‘dishonest’ on Afghanistan – twitchy.com

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The White House announced this week that the U.S. would be keeping troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016. The announcement came after Obama had previously trumpeted the end of the war in Afghanistan and promised all American troops would be out of the country by the end of his presidency. In 2012, Obama and his supporters […]

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Tyrod Taylor visits with sister deploying to Afghanistan [pic]

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http://twitter.com/#!/MFrazier1998/status/527264972741836800 Former Virginia Tech quarterback and current Baltimore Raven took time out to visit with his sister who is leaving for her first deployment to Afghanistan. He posted a picture to Instagram earlier this evening. Came to the airport to see my sis before her first deployment to Afghanistan. Prayers up! Love… http://t.co/Mhw1tvkrrW — Tyrod […]

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David Axelrod praises Afghan voters; Warns of suppression ‘schemes’ at home

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http://twitter.com/#!/LausDeo1791/status/452844240406867968 David Axelrod has praised the election in Afghanistan with the most asinine lack of self-awareness possible: Afghans defied threat of death to vote. Here's hoping Americans cast ballots in large #s this fall, defying schemes to make voting harder. — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) April 6, 2014 People in Afghanistan can defy death threats in […]

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