A government contractor that has received more than $2.5 billion for humanitarian and infrastructure work in Iraq and Afghanistan has been suspended from receiving federal funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) due to “serious misconduct.”
King Salman, Saudi Arabia’s newly crowned monarch, has a controversial history of helping to fund radical terror groups and has maintained ties with several anti-Semitic Muslim clerics known for advocating radical positions, according to reports and regional experts.
President Obama will defend his administration’s record of dealing with growing foreign terrorist threats and the limited use of military power in favor of diplomacy during Tuesday night’s state of the union speech.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says he could recommend extending the mission and maintaining U.S. troops in the country, Army Times reports.
Argue about the limits of free speech, the definition of “true” Islam, whether terrorists are lunatics or rational, or the social and political repercussions of terrorism as much as you’d like. The truth is that such debates are irrelevant to the core security problem: There is a growing and energetic movement of radical Muslims dedicated to killing as many people as they can and imposing their will on the rest.
As a 5-foot-11 200-pound 34-year-old long snapper Nate Boyer’s odds of making an NFL roster are slim. However, Boyer has faced far more daunting challenges. As Yahoo Sports reports, the former Green Beret and Texas Longhorn starter’s unlikely story is filled with perseverance and success.
The United States continues to pay more than $300 million annually to the Afghan National Police (ANP), and some of that money is going to officers that do not actually exist, according to government officials who warn that fraud and a lack of oversight are causing U.S. taxpayer dollars to be wasted on the force.
What, for over thirteen years, have we been doing in Afghanistan? What have we been fighting for? What has gone so wrong?
A Pentagon task force in Afghanistan is under investigation for wasting taxpayer dollars to send Afghan jewelers on lavish “gem training” trips to India, Paris, and Milan, according to findings by a government watchdog.