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Afghanistan – A Progress Report

Marine General Joseph Dunford arrived in Afghanistan and assumed command of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and United States Forces – Afghanistan on 10 February 2013. After a prolonged thirteen years of American involvement in Afghanistan, General Dunford will oversee the withdrawal of US combat forces from Afghanistan scheduled for the end of 2014 in adherence to President Obama’s withdrawal order. General Dunford described the current Afghan situation in […]

Zero Option Afghanistan withdrawal a distinct possibility

Zero Option Afghanistan withdrawal a distinct possibility

When the NATO combat mission in Afghanistan concludes at the end of 2014 there is a distinct possibility that the US will have no option for a residual force in the war torn nation. The talks to get a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) that would give immunity to a US residual force have reached an impasse. Matthew Rosenberg of the New York Times writes that the impasse of has […]

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The President’s Michael Dukakis Moment

President Barack Obama throws a football on the field at Soldier Field following the NATO working dinner in Chicago, Illinois, May 20, 2012. So is he alone or just showing off in front of the NATO military leaders? Kind of like another famous moment in democratic politics photo opportunity history! Image Credit(s): AP | White House Photo by Pete Souza Upon further inspection of the photo of the 44th President […]

Obama moves G-8 from Chicago to Camp David amid left-wing protest fears

Obama moves G-8 from Chicago to Camp David amid left-wing protest fears

It appears the White House has realized that a major protest by it’s own left-wing and radical anarchists during an election year may be problematic to it’s re-election efforts.  Even in Obama’s hometown of Chicago and with Obama supporter Rahm Emanuel as it’s Mayor, they are worried that they cannot contain the potential protestors.  The White House Released the following statement Statement by the Press Secretary on the G-8 and […]

President Obama Weekend Schedule February 18-20, 2012

President Obama Weekend Schedule February 18-20, 2012

WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2012, AND MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012   On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, the President has no public events scheduled. Saturday, February 18, 2012   EST   11:00AM          Pool Call Time   Sunday, February 19, 2012   EST   11:00AM        Pool Call Time   Monday, February 20, 2012   EST   11:00AM        Pool Call Time     Schedule […]

Iran threatens to hit US targets worldwide

Iran threatens to hit US targets worldwide

Russia Today is reporting that the Iranian ambassador to Moscow says that Iran can and will hit United States Targets.  The United States says that this is dangerous rhetoric but has passed it off as typical of Iran. On Wednesday the Iranian ambassador to Moscow, Seyed Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi declared that Iran has the capabilities of carrying out military strikes on US interests around the globe. This comes after President Obama […]

President Obama weekend Schedule February 4-5, 2012

President Obama weekend Schedule February 4-5, 2012

WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2012 AND SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2012   On Saturday and Sunday, the President has no public events scheduled.   Saturday, February 4, 2012   EST   7:45AM          Pool Call Time   Sunday, February 5, 2012   EST   10:00AM        Pool Call Time     Schedule for the Week of February 6, 2012   On Monday, the President will attend meetings at […]

Afghanistan:  Will NATO face the Same Fate as the Soviet Union?

Afghanistan: Will NATO face the Same Fate as the Soviet Union?

Ten years, billions of dollars and precious blood have been investetd in Afghanistan.  Now, in it’s 11th year, the United States and NATO are second guessing themselves of what has actually accomplished.   France’s President Sarkozy has given notice that France will withdraw a year earlier than planned and Hamid Karzai is set to hold peace talks with the Taliban.   Women in Afghanistan are concerned that their liberties will be bargained […]

If the Taliban are Not the Enemy, Who Killed All those NATO Soldiers?

If the Taliban are Not the Enemy, Who Killed All those NATO Soldiers?

NATO casualties during Operation Enduring Freedom have reached a total of 2,836 since 2001.  In 2001 the coalition lost 12 soldiers, while the high points was 711 in 2010.   This year 555 soldiers lost their life in Afghanistan, 411 of those were American.  Yet Vice President Joe Biden says the Taliban, per se, are not our enemy.   If this is the case, who killed all those soldiers? “Look, the Taliban […]

8 US Soldiers Charged in Death of Comrade in Afghanistan

8 US Soldiers Charged in Death of Comrade in Afghanistan

KABUL — Eight American soldiers deployed in Afghanistanhave been charged in connection with the Oct. 3 death of a comrade who apparently committed suicide in a guard tower, U.S. military officials said Wednesday.Pvt. Danny Chen, 19, an infantryman, died from an “apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound” at a small combat outpost in Kandahar Province, according to a statement issued by the NATO command in southern Afghanistan. Military officials declined Wednesday to […]