Marine in trouble over emailed document on Afghan sex abuser; Charges against Hillary called more serious

Special to In a case that analysts say bears a striking resemblance to Hillary Clinton’s email disaster, a Marine officer is facing dismissal for mishandling classified material on his computer. Marine Reserve Maj. Jason Brezler is fighting the charges against him and has filed a complaint in federal court, saying that Marine generals unfairly singled […]

Al Qaida gaining strength in Afghanistan (and in Yemen)

Special to Al Qaida has a larger presence in Afghanistan than U.S. defense officials had previously thought and its ties to the Taliban make the terror group a “big threat” in the country. Maj. Gen. Jeff Buchanan, Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. military force in Afghanistan, said the recent discovery and destruction […]

‘By the way, go to hell’: Former Obama defense secretaries tell how they coped

Special to Three former defense secretaries were blunt in their criticism of President Barack Obama and his “inexperienced advisers” for their distrust, micromanaging and second guessing of senior military commanders. A report by Fox News anchor Bret Baier revealed that low-level White House staffers went so far as to place phone calls to the […]

U.S. airstrikes destroy ISIL’s ‘Voice of the Caliphate’ radio station

Special to A radio station in Afghanistan that was operated by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) was destroyed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes. “Voice of the Caliphate” radio, operated out of a remote part of eastern Afghanistan, was destroyed by two “counter-terrorism airstrikes” on Feb. 1, according to a U.S. military official. Afghan […]

The unexplained ambush of Navy SEAL Team Six

Jeffrey T. Kuhner What really happened to Navy SEAL Team Six? In August 2011, the elite special forces unit suffered the worst battlefield calamity in its history. A Taliban fighter shot down a Chinook helicopter carrying 22 Navy SEAL Team Six members in Afghanistan. All 38 persons on board — the Navy SEAL warriors, other […]

Pentagon buys M-17 Russian military helicopters for Afghan Army

Special to Compiled by Miles Yu, On June 16, the U.S. Army and Russia’s state-owned defense company Rosoboronexport signed a contract in Paris to buy 30 Mi-17V5 helicopters. The 30 Mi-17V5 helicopters will be used primarily for the U.S.-trained Afghan Army. They will remain in the country after U.S. forces are scheduled to […]

When the U.S. loses resolve: The Afghanistan-Vietnam parallels

Sol W. Sanders   For those of us who lived through it, current negotiations for the American exit from Afghanistan smells much too much like the end of the U.S. commitment in Vietnam. Washington, after a decade of enormous sacrifice of life and treasure, has chosen to negotiate with the enemy following diplomatic “modalities” pretty […]

What happened to SEAL Team Six? The most serious scandal of all

Special to By Grace Vuoto The media is now consistently referring to three scandals engulfing the Obama presidency, even using a shorthand expression such as a “trifecta” of troubling incidents. Yet, there is a scandal brewing that is worse than the Department of Justice violating freedom of the press, the Internal Revenue Service abusing […]