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62.7% of U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan Have Occurred Since 2009

Since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 to overthrow the Taliban regime and prevent al Qaeda from using the country as a sanctuary, Afghanistan has had three presidential elections.

Hamid Karzai was elected in the first two, held on Oct. 9, 2004 and Aug. 20, 2009, and was ineligible to run for a third term in the presidential election held on Saturday...

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Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy

FOR FIVE YEARS, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. It was a world in which “the tide of war is receding” and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces. Other leaders, in this vision, would behave rationally and in the interest of their people and the world. Invasions, brute force, great-power games and shifting alliances — these were things of the past. Secretary of State John F. Kerry displayed this mindset on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday when he said, of Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine, “It’s a 19th century act in the 21st century.”...

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Russia war games over Ukraine prompt US warning

Russia ordered 150,000 troops to test their combat readiness Wednesday in a show of force that prompted a blunt warning from the United States that any military intervention in Ukraine would be a "grave mistake."

Vladimir Putin's announcement of huge new war games came as Ukraine's protest leaders named a millionaire former banker to head a new government after the pro-Russian president went into hiding...

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Andrew Breitbart’s War Comes to Britain

Toby Young described a dilemma which all those of us right-wing persuasion must face up to in the end: should you soften your position in order to find some common ground with people whose stupid political ideology you loathe and despise? Or should you stay true to your principles and risk being marginalised as, at best, unreasonable and, at worst, as a fruitcake, a crank, a dangerous extremist?...

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