Tag "defeat"

The US Empire throws in the towel

This is a great American tradition: declare victory and leave.  And that is what Obama did yesterday when he announced that 10’000+23’000 troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan.  The French immediately announced that they are withdrawing another 4’000 of their own.  Yes, I know, 68’000+ troops will remain.  Make no mistake, that is a fig leaf, also a security and a way to pretend that this is not what is

The US Empire throws in the towel

This is a great American tradition: declare victory and leave.  And that is what Obama did yesterday when he announced that 10’000+23’000 troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan.  The French immediately announced that they are withdrawing another 4’000 of their own.  Yes, I know, 68’000+ troops will remain.  Make no mistake, that is a fig leaf, also a security and a way to pretend that this is not what is

Media Banned from Covering Taliban Attacks in Afghanistan

Democracy Now reports: Afghanistan has banned the news media from covering Taliban attacks. The announcement came on a day when NATO-led forces reported six of its service members had been killed in various attacks. Under the new rules, journalists will be allowed to film only the aftermath of attacks, when given permission by Afghanistan’s spy agency. Journalists who film while attacks are underway will be held and their gear seized.

Pentagon institute calls Iraq war ‘a major debacle’ with outcome ‘in doubt’

By Jonathan S. Landay and John Walcott, McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — The war in Iraq has become “a major debacle” and the outcome “is in doubt” despite improvements in security from the buildup in U.S. forces, according to a highly critical study published Thursday by the Pentagon’s premier military educational institute. The report released by the National Defense University raises fresh doubts about President Bush ‘s projections of a U.S.

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