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CIA begins exit from Afghanistan

Greg Miller from the Washington Post reports on the closing of CIA bases in Afghanistan. In tandem with the expected drawdown of 63,000 US troops in 2014, the spy agency is consolidating its territorial extent to a handful of bases. … Continue reading

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US drone strikes in Afghanistan more deadly than manned

According to a study by Larry Lewis, adviser to the military’s Joint Staff, and Sarah Holewinski of the non-governmental organization Center for Civilians in Conflict, U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan result in significantly more civilian deaths than regular fighter jets … Continue reading

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Scrapping Afghanistan

Citing complicated Pentagon rules, U.S. military officials have announced that around $7 billion worth of equipment will be destroyed in Afghanistan before the 2014 withdrawal deadline. That includes the majority of armored vehicles (MRAPs) that the military currently uses. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Dirty Wars, A Review, Part 4: The Phoenix Rises from the Ashes (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan)

Iraq The Iraqi occupation (2003-2011) was a mecca for the U.S. military’s Special Operations Forces and a new phase in counter-insurgency that resurrected the CIA’s gruesome tactics of the Vietnam-era of the 1960s. And was a dream come true for … Continue reading

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US drone strikes in Afghanistan uproot villagers

Afghanistan has experienced a surge in drone strikes over 2012. And with NATO-led forces set to withdraw in 2014, the techno-model of targeted killings could become the model of counter-terrorist operations in the country. The Associated Press explores the human … Continue reading

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Erasing U.S. drone data in Afghanistan

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles by the U.S. Air Force for surveillance and strikes in Afghanistan will no longer be recorded in monthly air power summaries. U.S. Central Command said that the data had been removed because it was … Continue reading

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