Saturday, December 31, 2011

HOW US TROOPS CELEBRATE NEW YEAR IN AFGHANISTAN



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Film about the troops in the remote outposts where the real war is fought and reporters seldom reach.Deals with the reality of daily life for the US and Afghan soldiers based there.








VETERANS AND SUICIDE---WE MUST OVERCOME



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[Veterans and Suicide - We Must Overcome] Help spread the awareness. VetsPrevail.org














Friday, December 30, 2011

SHOCKING VIDEO: POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)



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A shocking look at Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how our troops in Afghanistan deal with PTSD.








GRAPHIC VIDEO: SOLDIER IS SHOT IN THE FACE IN AFGHANISTAN



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Guardian Films - Sean Smith's brutal, uncompromising film from the Helmand frontline shows the horrific chaos of a stalemate that is taking its toll in blood.


The images make your hair stand on end. It's intense, and the soldiers' fear is palpable. A Helicopter-borne team descend through a fire fight. A bullet has torn through a soldier's face and punctured his lung. "He was able to turn and have the meat, kind of away from his airway, so he was able to breathe." Back at base the Helicopter is cleaned of blood, ready for it's next hair raising mission. "We don't know if it's your position or not but there is a possible imminent attack", a soldier shouts in panic back into his radio, but before he has an answer bullets start coming from all directions. "Ah Fuck, Oh shit fuck. Which way are we going?" Amid the confusion a Marine is shot in the back. But it's not the bullets that kill these men. It's the IEDs. In the space of two weeks, 3 men from this company have died from the deadly devices. In recent weeks they've multiplied by 80%. So much so, that the entire region of Helmand is now considered a low-density minefield.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION IN BRUTAL FIREFIGHT IN AFGHANISTAN



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U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, assault a village and engage in a firefight with Insurgents in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan.







8 SOLDIERS FROM ENGINEER BATTALION RECEIVE PURPLE HEARTS ON CHRISTMAS DAY IN AFGHANISTAN



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Eight soldiers with the 95th and 571st Sapper Companies, 14th Engineer Battalion, received Purple Heart medals on Christmas Day at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province. Produced by Marine Staff Sgt. Jeremy Ross. Includes soundbites from 1st Lt. Thomas Bazemore, engineer officer of 95th Sapper Company, from Leavenworth, Kan., Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general, Regional Command Southwest, and Pfc. Jared Murry, combat engineer, 95th Sapper Co., from El Dorado, Ark. 12.25.2011. Also available in high definition.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

SOLDIERS SHARE THEIR VIEWS ON "WELCOME HOME" PARADES



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Republican candidates for POTUS have blasted President Obama for pulling troops out of IRAQ, but now they are blasting President Obama for not organizing "Welcome Home" parades.   Watch video to see what IRAQ war veterans have to say about the disagreement








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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

WISC. ARMY STAFF SGT JOSEPH ALTMANN KILLED ON CHRISTMAS DAY IN AFGHANISTAN

Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Altmann was killed on Christmas day in Afghanistan.

Read more here:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/obituaries/army-serviceman-from-marshfield-killed-in-afghanistan-mr3jacl-136281938.html

3 NATO TROOPS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

Three NATO troops were killed Tuesday in Afghanistan.   The Pentagon has not identified them as American at this point in time.

Read more here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific/3-nato-troops-killed-by-roadside-bomb-in-eastern-afghanistan/2011/12/27/gIQAnrhaLP_story.html?wprss=rss_world

SITUATION IN IRAQ GOING FROM BAD TO WORSE

The situation in IRAQ is deteriorating at a rapid pace and more violence is expected in the coming weeks.


There is no immediate call for US troops to return to IRAQ, but if conditions continue to meltdown you would see US troops going back into IRAQ.

Read more here:


Sadr Calls for New Elections in Iraq After Coalition Collapse -- News from Antiwar.com

101st COMBAT AVIATION BRIGADE SAVE A SOLDIERS LIFE IN AFGHANISTAN



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Members from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade save a Soldiers life during a MEDEVAC mission by providing treatment from a combat zone to a base treatment center for the wounded in Afghanistan. Produced by Sgt. Robert Liddy.







Sunday, December 25, 2011

SECTARIAN VIOLENCE ESCALATES IN IRAQ, BUT NO PLANS TO SEND US TROOPS BACK INTO IRAQ EVEN IF CIVIL WAR HAPPENS

Sectarian violence is erupting all across Iraq, but the United States has no plans to send US troops back into Iraq even if civil war breaks out in the country.

Read more here:

Behind the scenes, US tries to calm Iraq

DRAMATIC AFGHANISTAN WAR MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING SEETHER



Dramatic Afghanistan war music video featuring the artist Seether.











SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS AT LEAST 20 IN AFGHANISTAN (WATCH VIDEO)

CHRISTMAS IN KABUL WITH US TROOPS (WATCH VIDEO)

SHOCKING IRAQ WAR STATS UNREPORTED UNTIL NOW

The Iraq War cost US taxpayers over ONE TRILLION DOLLARS and the BUSH ADMINISTRATION never added the cost of the war to the national debt.

Read article below to see how much money was blown in IRAQ

http://usliberals.about.com/od/homelandsecurit1/a/IraqNumbers.htm

YOUNG GI SINGS "MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM AFGHANISTAN"



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A young GI sings "Merry Christmas from Afghanistan" as our troops continue the fight against the Taliban.









Saturday, December 24, 2011

AFGHANISTAN WINTER: WHAT OUR TROOPS ARE FACING



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This is the terrain of Afghanistan where our troops are battling the Taliban.

Conditions are horrible.







Friday, December 23, 2011

ARMY RANGER KRISTOFFER DOMEIJ KILLED AFTER 14TH DEPLOYMENT

Army Ranger Kristoffer Domeij, who recently received the Congressional Medal of Honor, was killed in Afghanistan after his 14th deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Read story and watch video here.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/tk_n_1035286.html?ref=afghanistan

WOMEN VETERANS MORE LIKELY TO DISAPPROVE OF IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN WARS THAN MALE COUNTERPARTS

According to a recent Pew Research poll, 63% of women veterans feel the Iraq war was "not woth fighting," and 54% feel the Afghanistan War was not woth the sacrifice of blood and treasure.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/22/women-veterans-iraq-afghanistan-war_n_1166079.html?ref=afghanistan

ROUGH LANGUAGE VIDEO: MARINES DESTROY RETREATING TALIBAN FIGHTERS



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Marines from Bravo Company 1/6 Marines move to ambush a group of retreating Taliban fighters as their previous request for an air strike was denied.











Thursday, December 22, 2011

ARIZONA COPS BEAT AN UNARMED AFGHANISTAN WAR VETERAN TO DEATH



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Arizona right wing Sheriff Joe Arpaio has his cops beat an unarmed Afghanistan war veteran to death.














BREAKING NEWS: 63 KILLED, 150 WOUNDED AS WAVE OF BOMB ATTACKS HIT BAGHDAD IRAQ

No sooner have US troops left Iraq and a wave of bomb attacks have hit Baghdad killing at least 63 and wounding over 150.

Watch MSNBC video with Richard Engle reporter here:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45762201/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/

WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO--SPELLBINDING ACCOUNT OF SUICIDE BOMBING IN AFGHANISTAN



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Gripping account and video of a suicide bombing in Afghanistan.  Caution: Some scences are very graphic.








Wednesday, December 21, 2011

VIDEO OF TROOPS ARRIVING HOME FROM IRAQ



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Footage of the SPS-12 homecoming at Marine Corps Air Station - Cherry Point, N.C. Scenes include a ship docking, heavy equipment being unloaded and troops leaving the ship. Provided by 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing & Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.












EACH DAY 18 AMERICAN SOLDIERS COMMIT SUICIDE



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Each day 18 American soldiers commits suicide.

In the last few years, more US military personnels have taken their own lives... than it being killed in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Forty percent of the homeless in the United States are military veterans.
 
 
 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

KICK-ASS VIDEO: US MARINES BATTLE TALIBAN AT PATROL BASE IN AFGHANISTAN



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U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, engage in a firefight with Insurgents attacking their patrol base in Sangin, Afghanistan.








Sunday, December 18, 2011

PART 3: A LOOK BEHIND THE TALIBAN



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A look behind the lines at the Taliban.   This is part 3 of 3.








A LOOK BEHIND THE TALIBAN, PT.2



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Video takes you behind the lines for a closer look at the Taliban.

This is part two.










NEVER SEEN BEFORE LOOK AT THE TALIBAN



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Though they would eventually kidnap him, the Taliban granted journalist Paul Refsdal unprecedented access. This exclusive documentary shows us a side of the Taliban that we have never seen before.







IRAQ WAR: LAST US TROOPS LEAVE COUNTRY

The last contingent of US troops pulled out of IRAQ Saturday leaving the country in the hands of the Iraqi government.

Read more here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/18/iraq-war-last-us-troops-l_n_1156037.html?&icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D121146

Saturday, December 17, 2011

2 HAWAII-BASED SOLDIERS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

HONOLULU (AP) — Two Hawaii-based soldiers from California and
New Jersey were killed when a bomb exploded in Afghanistan over the
weekend.

COPING WITH US CASUALTIES IN AFGHANISTAN



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In the wake of the incident that killed 30 U.S. troops, Seth Doane reports on how one Army unit in Afghanistan copes with the loss of one of its won, as well as the day-to-day toll of war.








MOST DANGEROUS VALLEY IN AFGHANISTAN



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This is considered by most to be the most dangerous valley in Afghanistan for US troops.









Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

IRAQ WAR IS OFFICIALLY OVER

The Iraq War is officially over

During the nine years of the war, over 4,500 Americans were killed and more than 31,000 seriously wounded some with injuries that will leave them disabled for the rest of their lives.

The number of Iraqi citizens killed ranges from 100,000 to one million.

Read the full story here and watch video:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/15/iraq-war-ends_n_1150252.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl12%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D120302

FIGHTING TO SURVIVE: ARMY VIDEO



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"What we do extremely well is take care of each other. If a grenade falls, its going to be a fight to see who dives on it first."


 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

US TROOPS UNDER FIRE IN AFGHANISTAN



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This is a soldier footage and his story that he is telling us all..Just a quick clip of some harassing fire we received before the larger firefight later that day......You can hear they wait for us to leave the bunker before they open up on me and my guys.. Sorry I cannot show you the fight from later in the day that one it is too explicit






Tuesday, December 13, 2011

AP REPORTS 1,731 AMERICANS HAVE DIED IN AFGHANISTAN WAR SINCE PRESIDENT BUSH ORDERED INVASION IN 2001

AP is reporting 1,731 Americans have died in Afghanistan War since President Bush ordered the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

Read more here:

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,731 - KansasCity.com#storylink=rss#storylink=rss

Monday, December 12, 2011

UNCENSORED AFGHANISTAN COMBAT



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This is my unit when we were in Afghanistan. During the filming of this video I was in a gun truck firing a .50 cal to cover their advance. 







MARINES ON THE ATTACK IN AFGHANISTAN



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Marines counter a Taliban ambush with Cobra support in Afghanistan








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Sunday, December 11, 2011

MARINES ATTACKED DURING ROUTINE PATROL (RAW VIDEO)



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A group of Marines on "routine" patrol come under attack by insurgents. A fierce firefights ensues. One Marine captures the entire battle on camera. Some very interesting footage.







US TROOPS MAY STAY IN AFGHANISTAN PAST 2014 ACCORDING TO U.S. ENVOY

Kabul, Afghanistan • The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan on Saturday raised the possibility that U.S. combat troops could stay in the country beyond the 2014 deadline that the White House had set for their withdrawal.


The ambassador, Ryan C. Crocker, speaking at a roundtable event with a small group of journalists, said that if the Afghan government wanted U.S. troops to stay longer, the withdrawal could be slowed. "They would have to ask for it," he said. "I could certainly see us saying, ‘Yeah, makes sense.’"

Saturday, December 10, 2011

THE HOTTEST FEMALE SOLDIERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD (VIDEO)



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Women in the military have a history that extends over 4,000 years into the past, throughout a vast number of cultures and nations. Women have played many roles in the military, from ancient warrior women, to the women currently serving in conflicts. See Also: Women in the military by country.



Despite various roles in the armies of past societies, the role of women in the military, particularly in combat, is controversial and it is only recently that women have begun to be given a more prominent role in contemporary armed forces. As increasing numbers of countries begin to expand the role of women in their militaries, the debate continues.


From the beginning of the 1970s, most Western armies began to admit women.[1] Only some of them permit women to fill active combat roles, including New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Israel, Serbia, Sweden and Switzerland. Other nations allow female soldiers to serve in certain Combat Arms positions, such as the United Kingdom and the United States, which allows women to serve in Artillery roles, while still excluding them from units with a dedicated Infantry role. The United States allows women in most combat flying positions. Turkey uses female officers in combat flying (bombardment) missions over Northern Iraq and in ISAF patrol missions in Kabul, Afghanistan.


Sgt Leigh Ann Hester, among other decorated soldiers in the Raven 42 unit, received the Silver Star, the third highest US combat decoration. While nurses under fire had received this award previously, Hester was the first woman to receive it for direct participation in combat.[2]


Physical concerns


The female skeletal system is less dense, and more prone to breakages.[3][4] There was also concern that, in aviation, the female body is not as adept at handling the increased g-forces experienced by combat pilots; in fact, there is now evidence that the male body is less able to handle the g-forces than the female body: women are less likely to black out due to shorter blood vessel routes in the neck. Furthermore, health issues regarding women are argued as the reason that some submarine services avoid accepting women, although mixed-gender accommodations in a small space is also an issue, as is explained in more depth below.[5] The traditionalist Center for Military Readiness stated that "Female soldiers [are], on average, shorter and smaller than men, with 45-50% less upper body strength and 25-30% less aerobic capacity, which is essential for endurance".
However, an article in the Army Times July 29, 1996, states that some women do possess the physical attributes suitable to become combat soldiers.

WOMEN IN THE MILITARY




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Video of women in the military.  Sorry but there is no audio with this video








4 MARINE GIRLS



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4 belgian marine girls present something you will enjoy.











*RAW* ►KIOWA DESTROYS TALIBAN TRYING TO ESCAPE



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Because of the lack of interest in the war in Afghanistan, we have decided to quit posting about the war on Facebook and Twitter.   From now on the only place anyone will find the latest on the war is on my blog.







►MINIGUN DESTROYS TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN



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US Marines receive support from gunship miniguns and rockets in Marjah Afghanistan. These boys don't shoot unless they have a target.







GRAPHIC UP CLOSE COMBAT VIDEO



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Special Forces working with Afghan Army. The first guy through the door is AA. His weapon is hit and he turns and runs out the door (look for sparks when rounds hit his weapon). He is killed when he runs outside (this happens off camera). Insurgents inside the house shoot the AA soldier through holes in the front of the building. The Special Forces soldier neutralizes the threat. Training makes all the difference.





Friday, December 9, 2011

HEAVY FIREFIGHT IN AFGHANISTAN (RAW VIDEO)



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Action-packed video of a heavy firefight in Afghanistan.









Thursday, December 8, 2011

SHOCKING NEWS: BODY PARTS AND ASHES FROM 274 SOLDIERS DUMPED IN LANDFILL

The shocking discovery that body parts and ashes from 274 soldiers killed in combat have been found in a landfill is being thoroughly investigated.

Read more here:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/12/08/Report-274-soldiers-ashes-in-landfill/UPI-53021323325103

IRAQ WAR COST OVER $3.6 TRILLION.

The war in Iraq cost US taxpayers over $3.6 TRILLION dollars.
Read more here:
Iraq: The costs that continue, the army that remains - by Catherine Lutz The Middle East Channel

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

US MARINE HIT BY SHRAPNEL IN AFGHANISTAN



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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

IS WAR WITH IRAN JUST AROUND THE CORNER. IRANIAN TROOPS RATCHETING UP FOR ATTACK

Western intelligence sources are reporting that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard is ratcheting up its combat readiness today, as well as deploying troops to defensive positions amid fear that an attack is in the offing. Western reports also have sleeper agents in Tehran launching attacks.
Of course the prospect of an attack on Iran is nothing new, and the nation has been facing international threats of an imminent attack virtual since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, with claims that they are within a matter of months of obtaining a nuclear weapon the default excuse for the threats since at least the mid 1980s.
The increasing shrillness of the threats over the past several weeks however, have the omnipresent threat suddenly seeming much more serious, and with international schools closing their doors the residents of Tehran are stockpiling food and other supplies in case the bombs start falling.
Both the US and Israel have been threatening Israel for years, but recent speculation has mostly centered around Israel, with the belief that they intend to launch an attack soon, before the winter weather makes such an attack less convenient.

READ FULL STORY HERE:


Iranian Troops ‘On Alert’ in Face of Growing Threats -- News from Antiwar.com

THE MOST ATTACKED NATO/US BASE IN AFGHANISTAN (WATCH VIDEO)



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A major international conference on Afghanistan's future is due to open in the German city of Bonn on Monday.



It comes 10 years after a similar gathering held in the city, weeks after the Taliban fell from power.


Quentin Somerville reports on what the situation is like in Afghanistan from Margah, on the Afghan-Pakistan border.
Divide Pakistan & Reunite Pashtuns=Afghans to eliminate punjabi ISI sponsored terrorism!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

MILITARY TIMES VIDEO: THE LATEST ON OUR ARMED FORCES

This video is a compilation of the very latest news on our Armed Forces from the Military Times.

Click on this link to play video:

http://tiny.cc/l36y2

Sunday, December 4, 2011

NEWS ALERT: IRANIAN VIDEO OF US DRONE SHOT DOWN OVER IRAN



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Drone shot down over Iran 'lost over Afghanistan last week'



A US reconnaissance drone aircraft shot down over Iran could have been an unmanned craft flying over western Afghanistan that was lost last week after going out of control, Nato has said.


Iran's military claimed on it had shot down the craft in eastern Iran and warned it would retaliate on foreign soil for the incursion.


"Iran's military has downed an intruding RQ-170 American drone in eastern Iran," Iran's Arabic-language Al Alam state television network quoted the unnamed source as saying.


"The spy drone, which has been downed with little damage, was seized by the Iranian armed forces."


Nato's International Security Assistance Force said on Sunday: "The UAV to which the Iranians are referring may be a US unarmed reconnaissance aircraft that had been flying a mission over western Afghanistan late last week. The operators of the UAV lost control of the aircraft and had been working to determine its status."


A U.S. official said that Washington had no indication that a drone that had crashed had actually been shot down.

Iran's Fars news agency reported that the drone had been brought down through a combined effort by Iran's armed forces, air defence forces and its electronic warfare unit after the plane briefly violated the country's airspace on its eastern border.


The RQ-170 Sentinal UAV is a stealth aircraft designed for intelligence gathering. It was first sighted in Afghanistan in 2007 and nicknamed 'The Beast of Kandahar'.


Iran shot down the drone at a time when it is trying to contain foreign reaction to the storming of the British embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, shortly after London announced that it would impose sanctions on Iran's central bank in connection with Iran's controversial nuclear enrichment programme.


Britain evacuated its diplomatic staff from Iran and expelled Iranian diplomats in London in retaliation, and several other EU members recalled their ambassadors from Tehran.


The attack dragged Iran's relations with Europe to a long-time low.


Washington and EU countries have been discussing measures to restrict Iran's oil exports since the United Nations nuclear watchdog issued a report in November with what it said was evidence that Tehran had worked on designing an atom bomb.


Iran says its nuclear programme is entirely peaceful.


Iran had already warned the West that any move to block its oil exports would more than double crude prices with devastating consequences on a fragile global economy.

"As soon as such an issue is raised seriously the oil price would soar to above $250 a barrel," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said in a newspaper interview.


The comments come as Iran strives to contain international reaction to the storming of the British embassy last week, a move which drew immediate condemnation from around the world and may galvanise support for tougher action against Tehran.


The US Senate voted on Thursday to penalise foreign financial institutions that do business with Iran's central bank - which takes payment for the 2.6 million barrels Iran exports a day. The European Union is considering a ban - already in place in the United States - on Iranian oil imports.


Until recently, Iran had dismissed as ineffective mounting sanctions aimed at forcing it to halt its nuclear activities. Mehmanparast's comments admitted that the penalties had caused damage.


"No one welcomes the sanctions, we know that sanctions create obstacles, but we want to say we will overcome these obstacles," Mehmanparast told Sharq daily. "Imposing sanctions on oil and gas is among the sanctions that, if one wants to do that, the consequences should be fully considered before taking any action.


"I do not think the situation in the world and especially in the West today is prepared enough to raise such discussions."

40,000 TROOPS TO EXIT AFGHANISTAN BY END OF 2012



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Drawdown plans announced by the U.S. and more than a dozen other nations will shrink the foreign military footprint in Afghanistan by 40,000 troops at the close of next year.







Saturday, December 3, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: 3 SOLDIERS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

NATO has not identified the three soldiers killed in Afghanistan as Americans as yet.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20111203/as-afghanistan/

WOUNDED TROOPS ARRIVE IN THE U.S.



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News 8's Janelle Stelson travels to Andrews Air Force Base to meet wounded troops coming home from iraq and afghanistan. Colonel John Maietta of Cumberland County showed us how injured troops are transported back the U.S. for medical care.






US ARMY DISRUPTS MISSION IN AFGHANISTAN



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Friday, December 2, 2011

NEW VIDEO: LATEST FROM AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ TROOP PULLOUT



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On this episode, Marines launch an assault against the Taliban during Operation Eastern Storm, Lt. Gen. Caldwell looks back at the transformation of the Afghan security forces, with Gadhafi overthrown the people of Libya begin a new life, the Army Corps of Engineers helps the people of Minot, N.D., pick up the pieces, and service members begin the process of leaving Iraq after eight year






Thursday, December 1, 2011

ACTION-PACKED COMBAT VIDEO: US MARINES BATTLE TALIBAN



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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

VIDEO US MARINES IN ACTION IN AFGHANISTAN



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Toby Keith sings "American Soldier"  to this video









CLOSE CALL AS US SOLDIERS ARE AMBUSHED IN AFGHANISTAN (ACTION-PACKED VIDEO)



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U.S. Army Soldiers helmet cam footage of Insurgents engaging them in a near ambush in Afghanistan.








Tuesday, November 29, 2011

INTENSE VIDEO: US FORCES ENGAGE TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN



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U.S Forces engage the taliban in Afghanistan as viewed via helmet cam.












Monday, November 28, 2011

LISTEN UP LADIES! THIS WILL BE YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME IF YOU JOIN THE MILITARY---FEMALE BARRACKS (VIDEO)



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This is a video showing a typical female barracks in the US military.  As far as I can tell the only thing that looks different than when I was in the Army is the matresses are thicker.  Ours were about two inches thick and you could roll them up when not in use.







PAKISTANI VIDEO SHOWS TYPE OF DRONE ATTACK THAT KILLED 24 PAKISTAN SOLDIERS



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This video from Pakistan shows the type of Drone attack that killed 24 Pakistan soldiers.

Pakistan is demanding an apology from the United States for the attack.

Pakistan has blocked all roads leading into Afghanistan so our troops no longer
can receive much needed supplies.



Sunday, November 27, 2011

PT. 2. US MARINES TAKE OVER SANGIN FROM BRITS IN AFGHANISTAN (RAW VIDEO)



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For four years, thousands of British servicemen fought with the Taliban for the district of Sangin - the most violent part of Afghanistan. When they withdrew in 2010, control was handed over to American Marines. The Americans decided to abandon a lot of this hard-won land and now have to fight for it all over again.

This film shows Lima Company of the US 3rd Battalion 5th Marines clearing a path to reclaim territory the British previously occupied. Part 2 of 2.




US MARINES REPLACE BRITS IN SANGIN, AFGHANISTAN (RAW VIDEO)



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For four years, thousands of British servicemen fought with the Taliban for the district of Sangin - the most violent part of Afghanistan. When they withdrew in 2010, control was handed over to American Marines. The Americans decided to abandon a lot of this hard-won land and now have to fight for it all over again.

This film shows Lima Company of the US 3rd Battalion 5th Marines clearing a path to reclaim territory the British previously occupied. Part 1 of 2.




Saturday, November 26, 2011

HERE IS WHAT "BLACK FRIDAY" LOOKED LIKE AT CAMP EGGERS IN AFGHANISTAN



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Camp Eggers Black Friday Bazaar. Scenes include various footage of service members and civilians browsing and shopping the Bazaar. Produced by Petty Officer 2nd Class Casey Amdahl. 11.25.2011. Also available in High Definition






US MARINES FIRING M777 HOWITZER AT TALIBAN



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The M777 howitzer is a towed artillery piece manufactured by BAE Systems' Global Combat Systems division. Prime contract management is based in Barrow-in-Furness in the UK as well as manufacture and assembly of the titanium structures and associated recoil components. Final integration and testing of the weapon is undertaken at BAE's facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.



It is in the process of replacing the M198 howitzer 155 mm towed howitzers in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army. The M777 is also being used by the Canadian Forces, and has been used in action in March 2008 in Afghanistan along with the associated GPS-guided Excalibur ammunition.
 

Friday, November 25, 2011

LAST SUPPER IN IRAQ



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Dagger Dining Facility at Victory Base Complex serves traditional Thanksgiving meal Nov. 20 before closing its doors for good. Includes sound bites from Maj. Jeffrey Schmidt from Eugene, Ore







MUSIC FOR LAST THANKSGIVING IN IRAQ



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Service members have a final Thanksgiving meal in Iraq while the 25th Infantry Division Band play some holiday music. There is sound bite from Sgt. Christina Kolodziej. Produced by Spc. David Marquis. Provided by 362nd MPAD.








Thursday, November 24, 2011

KABUL AFGHANISTAN THANKSGIVING DINNER



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B-roll of Service members from the New Kabul Compound celebrating Thanksgiving dinner in style at the Cowboy Dining Facility. Provided by American Forces Network Afghanistan







TROOPS CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING IN AFGHANISTAN

NBC reporter Jim Maceda reports on how US troops are spending Thanksgiving in Afghanistan.

http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/45427502#45427502

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THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE WITH OUR TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN



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Pfc. Cuyler Slocum explains his idea for a Turkey Day parade at COP Garcia in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan







THANKSGIVING WITH OUR TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN



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Soldiers with Company D of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment celebrate Thanksgiving dinner at COP Garcia in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan








TROOPS GIVE THANKS FOR SURVING IED BLAST ON THANKSGIVING DAY IN AFGHANISTAN

This is a story from Military.com regarding how US troops survived an IED blast and had time to celebrate Thanksgiving in Afghanistan.

http://www.military.com/news/article/troops-give-thanks-for-surviving-ied-blast.html?comp=1198882887570&rank=1

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Thanksgiving Day Meal Aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan (HiDef!)



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U.S. service members and coalition forces of Regional Command Southwest enjoy a Thanksgiving Day meal aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Nov. 25







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THANKSGIVING IN AFGHANISTAN



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The military flew in 50 tons of turkey to give U.S. troops in Afghanistan a little taste of home. And as Mandy Clark reports, the troops came up with some ideas of their own to keep their spirits up.








Wednesday, November 23, 2011

FABULOUS VIDEO: THANKSGIVING TRIBUTE TO OUR TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN. SONG: "GONE FOR SO LONG" BY J.T. THOMPSON



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The best way to win a war is to be the good guys! Americans have always been the guys in the White Cowboy Hat that rode into town to protect the innocent and stare evil down in the street at high noon. It sometimes seems like we may have forgotten that the best way to win is to be kind, friendly, humble, courageous, unwavering, polite, strong and optimistic.... you know.... American!


Please remember, war ain't about body counts, drones, daisy cutter bombs or surges... it should be about be the good guy on the side of truth and justice and if it's not... well then we shouldn't be there!


This is a great song by former Army Ranger and Musician Jerod (JT) Thompson. Jerod takes to the road with his guitar strapped and roams the highways playing at clubs, barns, open fields and bonfires from California to Florida and everywhere in between. More more information on his music and when and where he will play next check him out at http://www.reverbnation.com/jtthompson or visit his facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/JT-Thompson/174106652640586

SOLDIER MAKES THANKSGIVING VIDEO FROM KANDAHAR, "ASS-CRACK-ISTAN"



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Thanksgiving message from Kandahar AFB Afghanistan









Tuesday, November 22, 2011

DRAMATIC VIDEO: BOMB PATROL AFGHANISTAN: BUFFALO DOWN



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While out on patrol on "Route X," the Navy EOD and the Army play a game of cat-and-mouse with a Taliban triggerman who is remotely detonating IEDs from a nearby village. Something goes kaboom.








Monday, November 21, 2011

MARINE SCOUT SNIPER TEAM ON THE ATTACK IN AFGHANISTAN



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U.S. Marines from Scout Sniper Team 4, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fighting Insurgents in Garmsir, Afghanistan.







Saturday, November 19, 2011

AMERICAN IMPERIALISM: WARS IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ



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A look at how American imperialism has taken over and now is running the United States into endless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.







MARINES IN FIREFIGHT WITH TALIBAN



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U.S. Marines with Company B., 1st Reconnaissance Battalion engage enemy forces from a patrol base near Sangin, Afghanistan,






Friday, November 18, 2011

WHAT THE FUTURE OF AFGHANISTAN HOLDS FOR U.S. TROOPS

AFGHANISTAN FUTURE: I totally agree with the following. I remember when I was in the Army they told us for every ONE combat soldier there were at least nine other non-combat soldiers in support of the front line troops. I doubt if it has changed any in 50 years

 Afghanistan: Mohammad Hanif Atmar, a former minister in the government of Karzai said Thursday that Afghanistan will likely plunge into civil and regional war if the United States does not leave a residual force of 20,000 to 30,000 troops in the country after 2014, along with significant economic aid — the state will disintegrate' and Afghan security forces will break into factions, said.


This assertion is not true. A residual U.S. force would be primarily a target that would be too weak to prevent a return to civil war. As for the prediction of civil war — or more accurately tribal war — there is no power on earth than can stop it, whether the U.S. keeps soldiers in Afghanistan or not. It has never stopped. Nothing has been settled since 2001, including the terms for the distribution of wealth among the tribes; the role of Islam in government; ethnic relations between North and South; the ultimate form of the state; and finally, security.





Thursday, November 17, 2011

CAMP JOYCE: REMOTE FIREBASE NEAR THE PAKISTAN BORDER IN AFGHANISTAN (RAW VIDEO)



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KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan) - The War in Iraq may dominate the headlines but as Tim King tells us in this next report, soldiers at remote outposts in Afghanistan are seeing plenty of action. Soldiers there say Taliban forces are afforded plenty of vantage points near the Pakistan border. Soldiers at an American combat base in the Kunar Providence of Afghanistan called Camp Joyce run a tight ship.






Wednesday, November 16, 2011

KICK-ASS VIDEO TRIBUTE TO AIR FORCE SPECIAL OPERATIONS PARARESCUE TEAMS



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KICK-ASS tribute to Air Force Special Operations Pararescue teams in combat








Tuesday, November 15, 2011

TALIBAN STRONGHOLD DESTROYED FROM LAND AND AIR. ACTION-PACKED VIDEO



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Video of Soldiers engaged in an operation against insurgents. Scenes include weapons firing, Soldiers conducting a cordon and search, insurgents being detained and night vision combat footage.



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Monday, November 14, 2011

INCREDIBLE FOOTAGE APACHE HELICOPTER "SMOKING" TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN



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Sunday, November 13, 2011

101ST AIRBORNE AIR ASSAULT TEAM CONDUCTS MISSION SEEKING TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN



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Lt. Corcoran (no relation) describes mission of 101st Airborne Air Assault team to seek Taliban in the mountains of Afghanistan.

RAW VIDEO: THE GRIM REALITY OF WAR



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A video look at what war in Afghanistan is really like as we are now into our 10th year.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

KILL EVERYTHING!!!



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Firing a grenade launcher at the Taliban in Afghanistan

Friday, November 11, 2011

SAD VETERANS DAY STORY: US SOLDIER RETRACES STEPS OF BROTHER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

This is both a story and a video showing a US soldier retracing the steps his bother took in Afghanistan before he was killed.

Watch video and read story here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/10/andrew-ferrara-soldier_n_1086991.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%7C111643

VETERANS DAY: Afghanistan: America's Longest War



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VETERANS DAY:  ABC's Martha Raddatz discusses the cost of a decade of war in Afghanistan.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

THOUGHTS ON VETERANS DAY


Veterans Day is a day we honor our comrades for their service, and a day set-aside for those who have not served to honor us. But as honored as I am to have worn the uniform of my country in combat, that's not what's on my mind today.


Next week, the US postal service will stop delivering mail to Iraq. Many civilians may not get this but for those of us who served, it's an all too real acknowledgement that the war is ending. For real this time. Sometime in 2014, we'll go through the same drill in Afghanistan. The most recent vintage of American combat Veterans, those that will return home from their first deployment this December, were elementary schoolers on September 11th. We've created an entire generation of Veterans who know little to nothing of a world in which America is not at persistent, endless war.


I'm proud to have gone to war for my country. And I think that while we have little gain at this point by remaining in Afghanistan, our presence there was originally justified. And I also know a few other things.


War is shit. War is god awful. War is the most terrible thing imaginable for everyone directly or peripherally involved. From the combatants on either side, to their families, to the innocents who are harmed (or even those that aren't harmed at all but live every day of their lives in fear of mortal harm). Sometimes, war is necessary. But we owe it to those who will be impacted by it, especially those whole will become Veterans of it, to make damn sure it's worth the cost.

Now isn't the time for me to make grand arguments or provide geopolitical analysis of which wars are or have been worth it and which wars haven't. Lord knows, I spend plenty of time doing that already. No, this Veterans day I'm merely hoping that as conflicts arise in the future, we consider the Veterans we will be making, the young men and women who we will teach to know nothing of a nation not at terrible, god awful war, and hoping that if we do that we know without uncertainty that its going to be worth it.

Bill Corcoran, Fmr. Cpl (E-4), United States Army Combat Engineers, founder and editor of "CORKSPHERE." 




MEDICAL EVACUATION IN AFGHANISTAN COMBAT ZONE



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Members from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade save a Soldiers life during a MEDEVAC mission by providing treatment from a combat zone to a base treatment center for the wounded in Afghanistan. Produced by Sgt. Robert Liddy

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

RAW VIDEO: MARINES BATTLE TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN



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Video of Marines of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines have been operating in the upper Sangin valley for three months. When they arrived, Marines say they couldn't move beyond several hundred feet from their post before being engaged by Taliban fighters. Over their time here, they have expanded that security zone, but they still meet the Taliban almost daily in fire fights. In this video, Marines are seen patrolling, scouting, searching for IEDs, shooting at Taliban fighters and searching compounds. 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines is based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif. Produced by Sgt. Dean Davis.