Articles Tagged with afghanistan

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

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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 »

Pledge Of Allegiance Deemed ‘Offensive’ At University Of Wyoming

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The Pledge of Allegiance was barred from the start of student government meetings at the University of Wyoming because officials felt it would offend foreign students. A college student, who also just happens to be an Army veteran, disagreed with the university’s decision and pushed administrators to revisit the policy and honor the country by… Read more »

Taliban Dream Team: Meet The Men Swapped For Bowe Bergdahl

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The Gitmo Five behind the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap have been dubbed the “Taliban Dream Team” by some lawmakers. Details about the return of the American soldier continue to emerge, but more questions than answers remain. The Taliban Dream Team was sent to Qatar in exchange for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. He had reportedly been held… Read more »

Bowe Bergdahl: Dad’s Pro-Afghan Tweets Spark Controversy

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Bowe Bergdahl is not talking about why he left his unit in Afghanistan, but his dad is readily sharing his thoughts about the ordeal via Twitter. Robert Berdgdahl’s tweets sparked controversy in mere minutes after he hit the publish button. The widely shared tweet from @bobbergdahl’s account, which was also quickly deleted, read: “I am… Read more »

Mike Rowe Has A Gut-Check After Meeting Quadruple Amputee (Video)

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Mike Rowe, known for hosting the show Dirty Jobs, had an incredible encounter recently when he was in Washington, D.C. attending the Science and Engineering Festival. Mike explained on Facebook how he was working his way through a crowd of thousands of people trying to get to the other side of the convention center to… Read more »

Afghan Voting Under Siege: Taliban Attacks Election Headquarters Again

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Afghan voting scheduled for April 5 is coming with a heavy price, as Taliban insurgents who have sworn to thwart the upcoming elections waged the latest in a flurry of attacks against election officials and others Saturday, storming the Independent Election Commission compound on the outskirts of Kabul. No commission members or staff were badly… Read more »

Donald Rumsfeld Compares Barack Obama To ‘Trained Ape’

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Donald Rumsfeld, the Bush Administration defense secretary and architect of the disastrous $2 trillion Iraq War which killed almost 4,500 American soldiers and wounded about 28,000 more, lashed out at President Barack Obama’s handling of U.S. foreign policy with regard to Afghanistan in a Fox News appearance Monday, comparing Obama’s performance to that of “a… Read more »

Barack Obama: US ‘Moving Forward’ With Afghanistan Drawdown

Barack Obama says the US is continuing with Afghanistan withdrawal

Barack Obama made it clear to Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai on Tuesday that unless the two countries could arrive on a “bilateral security agreement,” US forces would move forward with plans for a draw down. The departure of American troops will continue throughout 2014 and the White House claims the end goal is to have… Read more »

Afghan Boy Accidentally Killed By US Troops

Afghan Toddler Dead By US Marine Fire

A four-year-old Afghan boy was gunned down by US Marines on Wednesday. Local police officials say that bad weather and poor visibility most likely led to the unfortunate accident. Despite the unintentional nature of the death, the incident only puts further strain on strained relations between Kabul and D.C. According to a public statement made… Read more »

Stoning Adulterers In Afghanistan Legalized, Is It Moral?

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Stoning adulterers as a legitimate punishment for their crimes is to become legal in Afghanistan, an Afghan official said on Monday. This comes after a steady wave of foreign troop withdrawals following the removal of the Taliban from power over a decade ago. The official, Rohullah Qarizada, said openly in an official statement that his… Read more »

Afghanistan To Have US Troops Indefinitely? Security Agreement Draft Leaked

Afghanistan Security Agreement Leaked

Afghanistan may not be seeing a full withdrawal of US troops soon, as many had expected. A newly obtained US-Afghanistan security agreement draft suggests that US forces will stay for much longer than originally expected, possibly indefinitely. The draft includes an agreement for US military outposts and bases to remain in Afghanistan through 2024. It… Read more »

NATO Airstrike Kills Civilians In Afghanistan

NATO Airstrike Kills Civilians In Afghanistan

A NATO airstrike has killed civilians in Afghanistan along with insurgents. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the any Syria airstrike will likely need Congress’s approval of Obama’s plans. While the world is arguing over whether to start yet another war in Syria, the war against terror in Afghanistan is still ongoing. The last time… Read more »

Wasps Explosion In Afghanistan Makes For Funny Video

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A wasps explosions video is making some waves on YouTube. According to a brief note from YouTuber Michael Hernandez, some service personnel in Afghanistan found their road blocked by some fallen rock. As you can see when you watch the video, the boots on the ground did what any sensible person would do in that… Read more »

Bagram Air Base Attack: Four US Troops Killed

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In a Bagram air base attack, four US troops were killed. A senior defense official has confirmed that four International Security Assistance Force members were killed in a mortar attack on the Afghanistan base. The four deaths are the result of an “indirect fire attack,” as reported by NBC News. The attack came on the… Read more »