Articles Tagged with afghanistan

Mullah Omar Dead: Afghan Officials Say Taliban Chief Has Died

Taliban leader Mullah Omar reportedly dead

Yahoo! News is reporting that the spiritual leader of the Taliban, Mullah Omar, is dead. Omar, who is known for sheltering Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan during the time of the U.S. Invasion of Afghanistan, was declared dead by officials from the Afghan administration and the country’s intelligence agencies. The surprising thing about the claim… Read more »

Warren Weinstein, American Al-Qaida Hostage, Killed During U.S. Operation — Obama Offers His Grief And Condolences

obama offers condolences to family of dead hostages

Warren Weinstein, an Al-Qaida hostage, was killed during a U.S. counterterrorism operation in January, and now President Obama is offering his “grief and condolences” to his family. “I take full responsibility for a U.S. government counterterrorism operation that killed two innocent hostages held by al-Qaida,” Obama said from the White House briefing room, according to… Read more »

Denver Bronco’s Quarterback Peyton Manning Tracks Down His Biggest Fan

Ryan Patterson Via Facebook

Next time you decide to write to your favorite sports hero, make sure to leave your contact information in the letter… or maybe not! Kristen Patterson wrote Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning a letter on September 21 requesting a chance to meet, writing that her husband, Army Sgt. Ryan Patterson, was Manning’s biggest fan and… Read more »

Taliban Attacks Show Shift In Tactics In Afghanistan

Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Two days of multiple Taliban attacks in Afghanistan have left two American soldiers, an Afghani official, and 18 others dead, as the Taliban shifts tactics during the coalition’s withdrawal. The attacks, which took place Friday and Saturday, were claimed by the Taliban as their own, officials in Afghanistan report. The Taliban attack began Friday, when… Read more »

Mark Twain’s Advice On War Is Surprisingly Relevant Today

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) with 'The War Prayer'

With all the unrest happening in the middle east and the counterinsurgency resulting from the ISIS’s reign of terror, the world can use all the advice it can get. Some of the best advice may actually come from beyond the grave — from the wise mind of Mark Twain. Fabius Maximus compiled two sections of… Read more »

ISIS Demands $6.6 Million Ransom For American Woman

Islamic militants demand ransom

ISIS is demanding $6.6 million in ransom to stop the threatened execution of a 26-year-old American woman. The family of the hostage has asked the media to withhold her name, but note that the woman was involved with humanitarian relief in Syria when she went missing in 2013. The demand from Islamic State militants comes… Read more »

Afghanistan Military Base Insider Attack, 12 Americans Wounded

afghanistant insider attack

Camp Qargha, a military base in Afghanistan was attacked from within today, according to statements made by a senior United States military officer to Fox News. The military official said that at least one ISAF service members was shot and killed and approximately one dozen Americans were injured. The alleged shooter was wearing an Afghan… Read more »

Pentagon ‘Lost Track’ Of $626 Million Of Weapons In Afghanistan

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The Pentagon has lost track of $626 million of weapons that the agency provided to Afghan security forces. The misplaced firearms amount to more than 43 percent of those the taxpayers funded and the governmental agency handed out in Afghanistan. A Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) repot says that the Defense Department information… Read more »

Military To Scan Soldier’s Brains For Signs Of Disloyalty?

HandShake could potentially detect insider threats by scanning soldier's brains

A new system, dubbed HandShake by its developers, may scan the brains of U.S. soldiers and their allies in combat theaters to asses signs of disloyalty, potentially protecting them from insider attacks. HandShake was developed by a company named Veritas, according to Activist Post, and is indicative of a larger trend in neuroscience that sees… Read more »

Smart Bullets Can Change Direction Mid-Flight To Enhance Accuracy

Smart bullets are the first ever invented guided bullets than have the capability of changing direction mid-flight. The high-tech ammo is expected to “revolutionize rifle accuracy.” The guided bullets are being developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – DARPA. Last week, the government agency released a video showing the guided.50-caluber bullets being field… Read more »

Border Patrol Worried About ‘OTMs’ Illegally Crossing The Border

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The United States Border Patrol is reportedly worried about “OTMs” crossing the border illegally into Mexico. The OTMs acronym stands for “Other than Mexican.” The more than 60,000 illegal immigrants crossing the Rio Grande River into the United States already this year has garnered national headlines for weeks, and propelled Texas Governor Rick Perry into… Read more »

William “Kyle” Carpenter: Marine Who Lost His Eye Saving Fellow Marine From Live Grenade Receives Medal Of Honor


Retired Marine Lance Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter will receive the Medal of Honor today, making him the eight living Afghanistan veteran to be honored the prestigious military distinction. Carpenter saved a fellow marine from a live grenade in Afghanistan in November, 2010, severely injuring himself in the process. Carpenter, a Mississippi native, was deployed in… Read more »