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US down to 2,500 troops each in Afghanistan and Iraq, as ordered by Trump

| January 16, 2021 | 19 Comments
US down to 2,500 troops each in Afghanistan and Iraq, as ordered by Trump

Jeff LPH 3 sends in word from Military Times that the Trump drawdown in Iraq and Afghanistan have finished. We’re now down to the lowest troop levels in either country for the past two decades. The U.S. military has met its goal of reducing the number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500 in […]

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China putting a bounty on American heads in Afghanistan?

| December 31, 2020 | 26 Comments
China putting a bounty on American heads in Afghanistan?

Jeff LPH 3 sends us this. According to The Hill; Trump administration declassifies unconfirmed intelligence on China bounties on US forces in Afghanistan: report The Trump administration is declassifying unconfirmed intelligence that indicates China paid nonstate actors in Afghanistan to attack U.S. soldiers, Axios reported Wednesday. Two senior administration officials told Axios that the intelligence […]

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Australian Soldier Steps Down After Drinking Out of Fake Leg

| December 18, 2020 | 31 Comments
Australian Soldier Steps Down After Drinking Out of Fake Leg

Well, here’s something you don’t see every day.  The news.au.com published a story talking about an Australian Special Forces soldier who stepped down after he was identified as the one drinking out of the prosthetic leg of a dead man.  The photo was taken of him while he was serving in Afghanistan. Special forces soldier […]

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Airman to receive Air Force Cross for heroic actions during enemy ambush in Afghanistan

| December 9, 2020 | 9 Comments
Airman to receive Air Force Cross for heroic actions during enemy ambush in Afghanistan

Task & Purpose reports; ASpecial Tactics Airman will be awarded the Air Force Cross on Dec. 10 for heroic actions during a 2017 battle in Afghanistan in which he “repeatedly” exposed himself to enemy fire to direct airstrikes. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alaxey Germanovich, a Special Tactics combat controller assigned to the 26th Special Tactics […]

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General Milley drops 15 megaton truth bomb

| December 3, 2020 | 49 Comments
General Milley drops 15 megaton truth bomb

US Army General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the country’s highest ranked military officer has just spoke to our efforts in Afghanistan. “We believe now that after 20 years, two decades of consistent effort, that we he have achieved a modicum of success,” he said. Boom! What a honest assessment of […]

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Fake Photo Prompts Australia to Demand Apology from China

| December 2, 2020 | 19 Comments
Fake Photo Prompts Australia to Demand Apology from China

Several media outlets which include the Business Insider are posting a story about an image that Australia claims was fake and put out by China.  The image shows an Australian special forces soldier with a knife the the throat of a small Afghan boy with the caption “Don’t be afraid, we are coming to bring […]

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NATO worried about how they can do Afghanistan without the US

| December 1, 2020 | 50 Comments
NATO worried about how they can do Afghanistan without the US

Jeff LPH 3 sends in that the people running NATO are now voicing concerns about how they’ll be able to continue their mission supporting and training the Afghans without the ample support of the United States. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that the military alliance is grappling with a dilemma over its future in […]

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I used to like Mattis

| November 25, 2020 | 89 Comments
I used to like Mattis

Then I saw this headline from Military.com; Mattis Calls on Biden to Scrap ‘America First’ Policy, Slow Pullout from Afghanistan Da fuq? American First should be every Americans’ agenda. It wasn’t until after WWII that we even considered world affairs our business. Many, if not most, Americans supported isolationism until after the war when we […]

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