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Operators Are Bitterly Infighting Over The Latest Medal Of Honor Announcement
A Special Forces engagement early in the Afghanistan war which resulted in a man being left behind.
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2 days ago by perich
Snake Charmers, Whistles & Coconut Oil – TOUCHSTONES
Ram Chandra’s real name was Edward Royce Ramsamy. “Our real family name was Binbarba,” explains Ken. “We dropped the ‘Bin’ and just made it Barba.” And for those who have been trying to pick Ben’s ethnicity – aside from indigenous – Ken explains: “We think Mum’s father was Afghan" // fascinating - his grandad chose a Hindu-sounding stage name in order to be more foreign
australia  rugbyleague  afghanistan  history 
6 days ago by yorksranter
America Just Has One War—That It Keeps Losing | The Nation
A 1966 memorandum by a study group in the U.S. mission in Saigon made that point in sharp terms:

“There is a deadly correlation between corruption at high levels in an administrative system and the spread throughout the system of incompetence, as higher-ups encourage and promote corrupt subordinates, and protect them from the consequences of poor performance of duty or direct disobedience of orders. Such a system demoralizes and ‘selects out’ the able and the dedicated who do not play the game.”
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24 days ago by Marcellus
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Man kann kaum hinsehen, so bedrückend sind diese Bilder aus und der Terror ist allgegenwärtig: „Wir kö…
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26 days ago by springfeld
Slain photographer Shah Marai's portraits of war-torn Afghanistan
Favorite tweet:

Photos: Slain photographer's portraits of war-torn #Afghanistan https://t.co/KpnQLEjRhi 📷 Shah Marai @AFPphoto pic.twitter.com/F1V59eNHUk

— NBC News Pictures (@NBCNewsPictures) April 30, 2018
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26 days ago by chetan
Twitter
Photos: Slain photographer's portraits of war-torn 📷 Shah Marai
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26 days ago by chetan
Twitter
RT : AFP's chief photographer in Shah Marai has been killed in a suicide blast in Kabul.
Read his touching…
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27 days ago by singlecelled
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Let the world know what is going through everyday! Civilians and journalists bodies are pilled up in t…
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27 days ago by andriak
Twitter
Reports at least 5 journalists have been killed in blasts
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27 days ago by andriak
The Plunging Morale of America’s Service Members - The Atlantic
US Marine’s poignant analysis & reflection on the lack of mission, care, integrity & leadership [the USA in desperate need of King energy]
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6 weeks ago by csrollyson

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