Elites ‘Shocked’ That ‘We Actually Are Going to Protect America,’ Gingrich Says

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) blasted the “elites” who remain “shocked” that “we actually are going to protect America” through President Donald Trump’s policies and actions. He made his remarks during an interview with John Catsimatidis that aired Sunday on AM 970 in New York. Trump shocked many in political and media circles… Please follow and like us:

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US Officials Warn Special Ops Forces Being Stretched to Possible Breaking Point

Add U.S. lawmakers to the ranks of those worried the country’s special operations forces are being stretched to a possible breaking point. Pentagon officials raised the issue months ago, telling lawmakers in May the continuous, heavy reliance on the most elite U.S. forces was threatening to erode their capabilities. Since then, such concerns have only grown,… Please follow and like us:

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Hamid Karzai :US colluded with ISIL in Afghanistan

Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan, has accused the the US of working with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in his country. In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera’s UpFront aired on Friday, Karzai said the US government had allowed ISIL, also known as ISIS, to flourish inside Afghanistan. “In… Please follow and like us:

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Afghan Opium Production Reaches Record High

Afghanistan, the world’s largest producer of opium, has harvested a record crop this year that more than doubled last year’s production, a bad omen for fighting terrorism and organized crime, officials say. Salamt Azimi, the country’s minister for counter-narcotics, told VOA’s Pashto service that insecurity kept the government from implementing poppy eradication programs, leading to a… Please follow and like us:

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Russia, US Trade Accusations on Afghanistan Policies

Russian and U.S. officials traded accusations on Thursday over their respective policies in Afghanistan, pointing fingers of blame at each other. In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed regret that the main focus of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy is “regulation by methods of force.” “We are certain this is a futile course,”… Please follow and like us:

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Stocks slip as Trump threatens to shut government

European and US stocks slid on Wednesday after President Donald Trump suggested he could shut down the US government if Congress did not fund building a Mexico border wall and threatened to pull out of a major trade agreement. Investors also looked ahead to a meeting of central bankers that begins Thursday for insights on monetary… Please follow and like us:

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Taliban responds to Trump’s Afghan strategy

The Afghan Taliban has warned Donald Trump is “wasting” American soldiers’ lives after the US president approved sending thousands more troops to the war-ravaged country. MORE TO THIS STORY… Trump vows US will keep fighting in Afghanistan Afghan ambassador to US lauds Trump’s strategy for war Timeline: US intervention in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2017 Taliban spokeman… Please follow and like us:

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US Close to Long-term Commitment to Afghan War, Top US General Says

The top U.S. general says the Trump administration is very close to a long-term policy commitment to Afghanistan that will address a call by General John Nicholson, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, for more international troops to end the stalemate between Afghan forces and the Taliban. The comments come from General Joe Dunford, the chairman… Please follow and like us:

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Marking Memorial Day, Trump Notes Ongoing Battle on Terror

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday paid tribute to “a new generation of American patriots” who, he said, “are fighting to win the battle against terrorism.” They are “risking their lives to protect our citizens from an enemy that uses the murder of innocents to wage war on humanity itself,” added Trump. He made the remarks… Please follow and like us:

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‘Mother of all bombs’ blasts ISIS… and the U.S. stock market

WASHINGTON, “The Pentagon said Thursday that it had used the largest non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal against ISIS, prompting questions about what exactly this weapon is,” CNBC reported just minutes ago. This is apparently the first time the weapon has been used by the U.S. military. “Most of what is publicly available… Please follow and like us:

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Russia’s new game in Afghanistan

A resurgent Russia is making new inroads into Afghanistan, not in the way the former USSR did, but by aligning itself with some of the very extremists whose leaders were involved in the defeat of the Soviet Union’s decade-long invasion of Afghanistan. In December 2016, Moscow disclosed its contacts with the Taliban, the group that is… Please follow and like us:

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