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John Kerry Mulls Removing Marxist FARC Group from Terrorist Organization List

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Colombian media Monday that the Obama administration is ready to consider removing the FARC, the world’s wealthiest non-jihadist terror group, from the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations, allowing American banks and businesses to deal with the Marxist narco-terror organization.


Op-Ed The Marines are trying to expel an officer whose warning could have saved lives — and maybe the war.

In the decade I lived and worked in Afghanistan, from 2002 through 2011, I listened almost daily to people’s frustration at their government’s corrupt and demeaning behavior, and U.S. officials’ refusal to curb it.


Post 9/11 Afghanistan: Opium Cultivation, Production Increases Nearly 20-Fold

Since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the area under opium cultivation in the country has increased 23 fold to an area nearly ten times the size of Washington, D.C., while production of the illicit drug has skyrocketed 18-fold, from 185 metric tons to 3,300.


New Afghan Attorney General Seeks Justice in System Rife With Graft

Kabul, Afghanistan — In a corner office at one of the most corrupt institutions of the Afghan government, the country’s new attorney general has been tasked with actually delivering justice.


US says 100 troops deployed to troubled south Afghan city

Around 100 American troops have been deployed to a southern Afghan city at risk of falling to the Taliban, the spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan said Monday.