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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - U.S. Military In Afghanistan
The U.S. military in Afghanistan spent $32 million to prevent Improvised Explosive Device attacks after more than 600 troops were killed, but brass has no proof the pricey effort was effective — or even implemented.
Remote forward operating bases set up in rugged areas of the U.S.-Mexico border to help U.S. Border Patrol agents better protect America against armed drug and alien smugglers are plagued with critical safety, security and sanitary concerns that place the lives of agents using them in jeopardy, says the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC).
The killing of Osama bin Laden could be a game-changer for the U.S. military in Afghanistan by splitting the native Taliban from the al Qaeda terror network, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday during a stop at a North Carolina Air Force base.
One of the most shocking things about the publication of a huge database of secret field reports from the U.S. military in Afghanistan is how few surprises it contains.
The White House on Monday heaped criticism on government transparency advocate Wikileaks for publishing a huge database of secret field reports from the U.S. military in Afghanistan.