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Obama Delays US Departure From Afghanistan [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Barack Obama announced Thursday that U.S. forces will remain in Afghanistan at their current levels throughout much of 2016, yet another delay in their scheduled withdrawal and an acknowledgment that America’s longest war won’t be concluded on his watch. Obama campaigned as the president who would end two wars, and Thursday’s decision was a major political reversal …

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Afghanistan War Formally Ends

Via CBS News: The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion that unseated the Taliban regime following the Sept. 11 attacks. The symbolic ceremony marked …

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Taliban Down, Boy Sex Up

The ancient tribal tradition of sexually abusing boys is surging in northern Afganistan. The practice of “bacha baazi”, meaning “boy-play”, is enjoying a resurgence in the North of Afghanistan where ownership is seen as a status symbol by militia leaders according to Afghan news site, e-Ariana. While condemned by clerics and human rights groups, authorities are doing little to end …

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