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Afghanistan may be returning to its recent Taliban past by publicly stoning adulterers.

Afghan government officials have proposed reintroducing public stoning as a punishment for adultery, Human Rights Watch said, even though the practice has been denounced both inside and outside the country as one of the most repugnant symbols of the Taliban regime. [...]

Last Man Standing

What is it like to be the last known Jew living in Afghanistan? Check out this story from Reuter’s.

Zabulon Simintov always removes his kippah, the skullcap worn by Jewish men, before entering his cafe in a dilapidated building that also houses Afghanistan’s last synagogue.

“Let me take off my cap, otherwise people will think [...]

Thank You Sir May I Have Another?

Army Capt. William Swenson receiving his MOH today.

Former Army Capt. William Swenson — fresh off of receiving his Medal of Honor for actions against the Taliban in 2009 has asked to return to active duty in the Army. He left the Army in 2011.

The former Army captain who received the Medal of [...]

From The Trailer Park – Into The Hornet’s Nest

This looks good.

MOH awarded to SSG Clint Romesha today.

Staff Sergeant Clinton L. Romesha United States Army

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty:

Staff Sergeant Clinton L. Romesha distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving [...]

Lara’s Theme

CBS’ Lara Logan calls BS on the Obama Administration over lies about Libya and Afghanistan.

CBS News and “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan took the gloves off last week, dropping her role as a disinterested journalist and delivering a speech in Chicago that criticized the Obama administration over its handling of the war in [...]

This Was On The News Right?

Worst attack on a US base since Vietnam.

7% of the USMC Harrier fleet was destroyed in this attack.

I’m sure the State Department would characterize this as an attack by hoodlums and vandals.

Insurgent fighters wearing U.S. Army uniforms breached the defenses of the main British-run air base in southern Afghanistan on [...]

Now They’ll Be Treated Humanely

Control of Bagram prison has formally been handed over to the Afghans.

The handover ceremony took place at the prison next to a sprawling U.S. airfield in Bagram, just north of Kabul. President Hamid Karzai has hailed the transfer as a victory for Afghan sovereignty.

Bagram, also known as the Parwan Detention Facility, has [...]

Cav’s Got Your Back!

News from my old unit! From Channel 11 out of Dallas.

An Apology

h/t Kenn Christenson from the comments

Awesome!