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Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Camp Lejeune Kennels Named in fallen handler’s honor

In July 2012, Marine Sgt. Joshua Ashley was KIA in Helmand Province, Afghanistan after stepping on an IED during a combat operation. (His dog Sirius was not in the attack.) On March 27, the 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion’s MWD kennel facility at his home station — Camp Lejeune in North Carolina — was named in his honor.

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China: Afghanistan’s New Hope

Afghanistan needs China’s financial resources, construction industry, and political leverage. China needs Afghanistan for regional stability. The two need to exploit their mutual need and build a strong partnership.

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The standard photo: So. Af’stan edition

When I looked at this, I thought, “Oh, this is the standard war photo from southern Afghanistan.”

The South Asia Channel

Defending Women’s Rights in Afghanistan: Lives on the Line

Amnesty International launched a new report on the mounting threat and violence facing those on the front line standing up for women’s rights in Afghanistan.

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Does Gen. Allyn really believe that the Army has been ‘winning’? I’m worried

The other day, Gen. Daniel Allyn, the Army vice chief of staff, supposedly said that, “Winning is what we do in the United States Army.” If he did say that, I am worried. I kind of wonder where he has been the last 13 years.

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