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Afghan Forces Use Child Soldiers, and the U.S. Still Gives Them Money

The Afghan government swore to do away with the practice, and, under its own laws, the U.S. government is barred from funding countries that employ it. So why did the United States still fork over some $470 million?

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SitRep: Clinton, Generals Slam Trump; Turkey’s Military Falling Apart

U.S. Commandos Fighting in Afghanistan; And Lots More

The Cable

Afghan, U.S. Commandos Launch Offensive Against ISIS

New fighting just after a massive Islamic State attack in Kabul

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The Madness of Crowds

The Americans who’ve suffered at the hands of Wall Street, and two long, ineffectual wars, are angry, and they’re going to make those responsible pay for it — by voting for Donald Trump.

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A grunt’s thoughts on the loss of Kunduz: I used to tell my squad that it was worth it

As I’m scrolling through my Facebook feed during my Monday morning commute I almost overlook a post from my old Company Commander: “Taliban Fighters Overrun Kunduz City as Afghan Forces Retreat.”

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