LastDaywatchers as the countdown gets closer to election day take a look at the failures of Afghanistan which continues to manifest itself
Afghan soldier opened fire on a group of Americans at a military depot near Kabul on Wednesday, killing two and wounding another three in the latest outbreak of “green on blue” insider violence
After 15 years of conflict with little success to show for it - it is past time to realize if you’ve been playing poker for half an hour and don’t know who the patsy at the table is, then you are the patsy, Afghans know how to manage the American officers passing through their country.
The Pentagon officials say the afghan forces need air support, intelligence and help with logistics.
Why is it the Afghan military needs these capabilities when the Taliban have been able to achieve such success without them?
Despite a 2010 surge by U.S. forces military reports now estimate that 85 percent of Helmand is controlled by the Taliban, “We’re like a Band-Aid on a bullet wound,” one U.S. adviser said of the U.S. presence.
UN report: More children dying from conflict in Afghanistan
FBI documents provide undeniable proof that Hillary Clinton colluded with the FBI, [the Department of Justice] and State Department to cover up criminal activity at the highest levels
The documents the FBI released on Monday were summaries of the interviews it conducted in its investigation of Clinton, not entire transcripts. And the bureau released its own statement backing up the State Department’s claim that it was the FBI official, who is now retired, who brought up the separate matter of the overseas deployments.
The Obama Administration's blatant attempts to shield Hillary Clinton from accountability for her reckless conduct will only inflame the growing distrust Americans have for their own government.
Prior to the initiation of the FBI’s investigation of former Secretary Clinton’s personal email server, the FBI was asked to review and make classification determinations on FBI emails and information which were being produced by the State Department pursuant to FOIA. The FBI determined that one such email was classified at the Secret level. A senior State Department official requested the FBI re-review that email to determine whether it was in fact classified or whether it might be protected from release under a different FOIA exemption. A now-retired FBI official, who was not part of the subsequent Clinton investigation, told the State Department official that they would look into the matter.
Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy asked the FBI on classification decisions in exchange for allowing FBI agents in countries where they were not permitted to go, "quid pro quo" were used to describe the proposed exchange.
Clinton's explanation she didn't know documents marked with a "c" meant they were confidential/classified, is a tough position to hold in light of Kennedy's attempted quid pro quo, which suggests that at least some people at State were actively trying to fiddle with classification determinations made by the FBI.
It's hard to square the idea of Kennedy offering a quid pro quo to the FBI regarding a classification decision and Clinton not even knowing that "c" on documents stands for "classified." One suggests deep understanding of how the classification process works. The other, um, doesn't, now, simply because Kennedy asked for a quid pro quo regarding classification doesn't mean that Clinton asked him to do so. There's no evidence of that. There's also no evidence that Clinton had a conversation of any sort with Kennedy about his classification request. And it's important to remember that Kennedy is a career officer at State, having worked in the same administrative job for Condoleezza Rice prior to Clinton, so he's not exactly a partisan
Mrs. Clinton would often "blatantly" disregard security and diplomatic protocols, including her frequent refusal to attend overseas diplomatic functions with local ambassadors, which left envoys "insulted and embarrassed
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tweeted:"Unbelievable", Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said the revelation"bears all the signs of a cover-up".
The State Department, offered to "reciprocate by allowing the FBI to place more agents in countries where they are presently forbidden".
Officials began reviewing all of Mrs. Clinton’s emails for possible classified material in 2015, after it was publicly revealed she had used a private server to conduct government business.