Bad news to report from America's longest war: three New York soldiers were killed in Afghanistan last week.Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed that flags be flown at half-staff on Wednesday to commemorate the fallen soldiers, who were killed by an improvised explosive device in Paktiya Province, Afg ... More >>
U.S. Senator from New York Kirsten Gillibrand appeared in her office in Manhattan today alongside several veterans who recently served to call for the expedited drawdown of troops in Afghanistan. "While our troops have admirably fulfilled the missions asked of them, we must step back and review our ... More >>
A supposed video of marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan has pushed all the copper buttons of the military -- an organization that is conducted in the height of taste, as you know -- and they have let the world know that they are downright appalled.
They have called t ... More >>
In this disturbing video, a parenting "expert" explains to a "newsman" the strategies she uses for getting rid of "unhealthy" Halloween candy. A couple of her suggestions: Throw some away every night, break up the candy and bake it in fiber-bearing muffins, send it to the troops in Afghanistan -- ... More >>
Pastor Terry JonesThere's a media story behind the tragic murders of 24 people in Afghanistan, killed amid riots against United Nations works and citizens of Afghanistan on account of the Koran burning ceremony held by Florida pastor Terry Jones. At his small southern church, Jones burned the ... More >>
In his West Point speech on Tuesday, President Obama announced 30,000 fresh troops would be delivered to Afghanistan early next year. He also said that "after 18 months, our troops will begin to come home."
"Begin to come home" is a vague term, perhaps purposefully so. In the 2007 surge, three a ... More >>
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After three decades of Taliban rule, modernity is trickling into Afghanistan--and Afghan Star, Central Asia's version of American Idol, is at the cultural center of it. The TV show not only invites any age, race, or gender to audition, but also gives citizens a taste of democracy by allowing them ... More >>
Let's look in on our brothers-in-democracy in the Middle East. Afghanistan has postponed its elections due to "security and logistical concerns," says CNN. This isn't a short-term thing: they were scheduled for May, and will now take place in August -- though a parliamentary spokesman says they're " ... More >>