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The casualty toll is just a snapshot of the situation on the ground in Afghanistan But the fatalities in August are three times higher than either Syria or Yemen Read the full report and how the BBC collected the data here: #BBCOneMonthInAfghanistan 

NEW from @MichaelKugelman  for @AsiaProgram : "America Has a New Strategy in Afghanistan, But It Isn’t Actually Very New"

The 85% of Afghans who rated their lives poorly enough to be considered suffering is not only a new record for Afghanistan, but also the world.

Officials: At least 24 people were killed when a bomb exploded outside a campaign rally in Afghanistan, but President Ashraf Ghani was unhurt

But equally, I would like to ask the other side a question as well. How do you expect liberals of any hue whatsoever to support an insurgency? Taliban can’t get elected in Afghanistan. But they can be given power b/c they are prepared to kill civilians?

Former Ellwood City resident Dennis Morida served for more than 20 years in the Army National Guard in Iraq, Bosnia and Afghanistan. But now he has started a program to help train and donate service dogs for veterans and first responders.

"We have hit our enemy harder than they have ever been hit before," President Trump said on the war in Afghanistan. But Trump, the U.S. military’s Central Command and the American-led mission in Kabul have offered no statistics to back up that statement.

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@elizabet  @JoeBidenhf  @BernieSandersorma  . not on Afghanistan, but on on Iraq: “I never believed what Cheney and Bush said, and I voted against the war in Iraq.” He says, “I am the only person up here who voted against all 3 of Trump’s military budgets.”

Buttigieg— we need to end endless war. Imagine being someone who is old enough to serve in Afghanistan but wasn’t old enough during 9/11. That’s deep actually. This war has been going on for helllllla long.

"We have hit our enemy harder than they have ever been hit before," President Trump said on the war in Afghanistan. But Trump, the U.S. military’s Central Command and the American-led mission in Kabul have offered no statistics to back up that statement.

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Her dad died more than a decade ago while serving in the @USArmy  in Afghanistan, but she found a way to include him in her senior photos.

Jason Kander served in Afghanistan, but his biggest act of bravery may have been admitting he was dropping out of the Kansas City mayoral race to address his PTSD. Here's my interview with Jason and his wife Diana.

Mena Mangal was a brave journalist & advocate for women and girls, whose work was vital to advancing gender equality – not only in Afghanistan, but around the world. Her death is an unacceptable tragedy, and we must stand together to keep her legacy alive.

UNSC listing refers to Azhar's terror role in 1990s,IC-814 hijacking, links to Al Qaeda,Osama & Taliban, and call to recruit Jihadis for Afghanistan,but no reference to Pulwama or Kashmir in the listing. US, UK, France original proposal had Pulwama,so it has clearly been dropped.

Trump said Mexico is “worse than Afghanistan” but I don’t think anyone is getting drunk on a beach in Afghanistan…So, there's that.

Trump said Mexico is “worse than Afghanistan” but I don’t think anyone is getting drunk on a beach in Afghanistan…So, there's that.

Opium is illegal in Afghanistan but it has been the country's largest export product.

It's unacceptable that we have spent $700B on the endless war in Afghanistan, but are told $15/hr is too high for minimum wage. #priorities 

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