Afghanistan

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. (Photo: Kenny Holston/flickr/cc)
More than a hundred U.S. troops were sent to Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan on Monday to continue fighting the Taliban, in the first deployment of forces to the area since the drawdown in 2014—offering another signal that the U.S. military presence there is expanding, not decreasing, as President Barack Obama has promised. The Guardian reports : Since...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Detainees are seen through barbed wire at Guantánamo Bay military prison.
The Pentagon on Monday announced that 15 men would be transferred from...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A new United Nations report reveals a grim state of affairs for civilians in...

Further

Amidst the surreal vengeful spectacle of the Swift-Boating of the Bergdahl family - the "hero" son turned dazed "traitor," the death threats against longsuffering nuanced parents turned just plain weird, all presumably for "questioning the imperial expansion project in Afghanistan" - an un-recruiting video by one who knows and a moving portrait of Bob Bergdahl, a thoughtful "father who just wants his son back," but who also determinedly, admirably and evidently unacceptably seeks to understand...