UN ACCURATE CELL TERROR ATTACKS

Photo: Car bomb, source: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters By : Toni Sudibyo *) Stramed, A powerful blast ripped through a medical facility outside Bagram Air Base, the largest US military installation in Afghanistan, killing one civilian and wounding dozens more on December 11 th, 2019. The attack took place north of Kabul, just outside Bagram, and targeted an […]

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LOOKING AT KABUL AND SEEING SAIGON

Photo: US Troops, source: REUTERS     Stramed,  Following several months of negotiations in Doha between U.S. officials and Taliban leaders, an agreement on bringing the war in Afghanistan to a formally recognized end now seems imminent. Tens of thousands of Afghans have been killed in the nearly two decade-long conflict, as well as nearly […]

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TRUMP’S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT 8,600 US TROOPS WILL STAY IN AFGHANISTAN BOTH PANICS AND REASSURES CRITICS

Photo: Donald Trump, source: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo       Stramed,  ‘WE’RE GOING TO KEEP A PRESENCE’: As the expected announcement of a deal with the Taliban that would provide for the gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan grows closer, the concern of some members of Congress and national security experts has grown […]

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LOOKING AT KABUL AND SEEING SAIGON

Photo: Kabul, source: Reuters     Stramed,   Following months of negotiations between U.S. officials and Taliban leaders, an agreement on bringing the war in Afghanistan to a formally recognized end now seems imminent. The most important elements of the negotiations are the withdrawal of U.S. troops and the Taliban’s relationship with transnational terrorist groups, including […]

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IS PEACE WITH THE TALIBAN POSSIBLE?

Photo: Taliban, source: Ariananews.af Stramed,  After nearly two decades at war in Afghanistan, the United States seems to be seriously pursuing a negotiated peace agreement with the Taliban. United States peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has been conducting intense diplomatic negotiations with the Afghan Taliban’s leadership in Doha, Qatar. The U.S. military and the insurgents have been […]

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