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  • Army rejects appeal from soldier discharged after confronting accused Afghan rapist

    01/30/2016 7:25:44 AM PST · by kindred · 24 replies ^ | 09/22/15 | Judson Berger
    Decorated soldier being kicked out of Army after shoving Afghan police commander accused of raping boy Army axing Green Beret who stood up for Afghan rape victim EXCLUSIVE: Even as the U.S. military denies reports that American troops were told to ignore Afghan child abusers, an 11-year Green Beret who was ordered discharged after he confronted an alleged rapist was informed Tuesday that the Army has denied his appeal. Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland earlier this year was ordered discharged by Nov. 1. He has been fighting to stay in, but in an initial decision, the U.S. Army Human Resources...
  • Blackwater Took Hundreds of Guns From U.S. Military, Afghan Police

    02/23/2010 7:40:56 PM PST · by ScottMerge · 25 replies · 740+ views
    Employees of the CIA-connected private security corporation Blackwater diverted hundreds of weapons, including more than 500 AK-47 assault rifles, from a U.S. weapons bunker in Afghanistan intended to equip Afghan policemen, according to an investigation by the Senate Armed Services Committee. On at least one occasion, an individual claiming to work for the company evidently signed for a weapons shipment using the name of a “South Park” cartoon character. And Blackwater has yet to return hundreds of the guns to the military. A Blackwater subsidiary known as Paravant that until recently operated in Afghanistan acquired the weapons for its employees’...
  • Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan: We’re Willing to Fight – But ‘Not Willing to Be Murdered'

    10/01/2012 6:56:59 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 58 replies ^ | 10/1/12 | Susan Jones
    ( - Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, says he's "mad as hell" about the increasing number of insider attacks, in which Afghan soldiers and police murder the Americans who are trying to train them. "You know, we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign. But we're not willing to be murdered for it," Gen. Allen told CBS' "60 Minutes" in a segment that aired on Sunday. Gen. Allen told CBS Correspondent Lara Logan that the insider attacks will continue: "The enemy recognizes this is a vulnerability. You know, in Iraq, the signature weapon system that...
  • The Long Arm Of Pakistan

    07/01/2008 2:01:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies · 136+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 2 Jul 2008, 0050 hrs IST, | Haroun Mir
    KABUL: The latest terrorist attack on a prison in Kandahar was not the work of the Taliban alone. In fact, all significant terrorist attacks during the last several months in Afghanistan have the imprint of Al-Qaida both in the planning and execution. Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai's harsh reaction against Pakistan, by threatening to send Afghan troops into Pakistani soil to fight Al-Qaida and the Taliban in their safe houses, shows the frustration of the Afghan leadership against Pakistan's latest peace agreements with the Taliban. The US military in Afghanistan is convinced of Pakistan's duplicity and cannot ignore the threat coming...
  • Air Force Special Agents Partner with Afghan National Police

    11/19/2007 3:30:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 121+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Mike Andriacco, USAF
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2007 – Special agents assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Expeditionary Detachment 2405 here regularly work together with Afghan National Police on a broad range of missions related to humanitarian assistance and security. Afghan National Police members help with security during a recent medical engagement. The ANP is an essential partner in efforts to provide improved services and infrastructure to Afghanistan. Photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Andriacco, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “We usually meet up with the ANP several times a week for medical engagements and humanitarian...
  • Taliban Kill Six Afghan Police, Kidnap Plot Foiled

    07/07/2004 11:23:39 AM PDT · by TexKat · 288+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/7/04 | Sayeed Haqiqi
    HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Suspected Taliban guerrillas killed six policemen and wounded four others on Wednesday during a foiled attempt to kidnap four Turkish engineers in western Afghanistan, police said. The officers were killed in a clash in the Chakab area of Farah province where police prevented the kidnap of the foreign engineers who were working on a highway project, local police officer Shah Mohammad said. "The Taliban plan was either to kill or kidnap the four Turkish engineers and the police went to help them and it was then they were attacked," Mohammad said. In a separate incident, Afghan...