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American University in Afghanistan Faces Uncertain Future

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 17, 2020 at 10:00am 1/17/2020 at 10:00am

The university depends largely on tax dollars but can’t account for over $60 million in government funds.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Uncertain Future for American University in Afghanistan

The American University of Afghanistan opened its doors in 2006, in the wake of the U.S.-led invasion of the country five years earlier. In a country...

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Newsweek Reporter Fired for Inaccurate Report About Trump Spending Thanksgiving “Tweeting and Golfing”

https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/1200189112952795139 via https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1200224161576017921
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 6:00pm 11/30/2019 at 6:00pm
https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/1200189112952795139 via https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1200224161576017921

As Legal Insurrection readers are aware, President Trump spent his Thanksgiving in Afghanistan serving Thanksgiving dinner to our troops and personally thanking them for their service to our great country.

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President Trump Makes Stealth Thanksgiving Trip to Troops in Afghanistan

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 4:00pm 11/28/2019 at 4:00pm

President Donald  Trump took a stealth trip to Afghanistan this Thanksgiving, to visit U.S. military troops stationed at Bagram Air Field.

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18 years later: Remembering CIA Officer Johnny “Mike” Spann, the first American killed in Afghanistan after 9/11

https://abc3340.com/news/local/hes-a-traitor-mike-spanns-father-reacts-to-john-walker-lindhs-impending-release
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 25, 2019 at 6:30pm 11/25/2019 at 6:30pm
https://abc3340.com/news/local/hes-a-traitor-mike-spanns-father-reacts-to-john-walker-lindhs-impending-release

For many years, on November 25 and also Memorial Day, we have remembered Johnny Micheal Spann, a CIA Operations Officer who was the first American killed in Afghanistan after 9/11.

We have told Spann’s story many times, but it never gets old. Our 15th Anniversary post summed up much of what we...

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Young Turks Host Hasan Piker Mocks Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s War Injuries, Declares America Deserved 9/11

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 23, 2019 at 9:00pm 8/23/2019 at 9:00pm
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Hasan Piker, Young Turks host and nephew of Cenk Uger, has been taking heat since Wednesday for saying castigating the United States deserved the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He also mocked the injuries Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw received while serving in Afghanistan.

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‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh, Who has Praised ISIS, Leaves Prison,

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 3:00pm 5/23/2019 at 3:00pm
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John Walker Lindh, a man called the “American Taliban,” left a federal prison in Indiana on Thursday after 17 years behind bars. He received a 20-year sentence after he joined the Taliban in Afghanistan after 9/11.

Lawmakers tried to persuade against Lindh’s release even though he “will have a set of heavy...

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‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh scheduled for early release in May 2019

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 5:00pm 3/26/2019 at 5:00pm
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Every year we remember Johnny “Mike” Spann, the CIA special operations officer who was the first American killed in Afghanistan after 9/11.

Each year we discover new facts and stories, including the letter from Afghan warlord Abdul Rahdis Dostum and the memorial he dedicated in Spann’s memory, interviews with his oldest daughter Alison, and the family’s...

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Anti-BDS Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 11:00am 2/6/2019 at 11:00am

The Senate passed a bill that denounces the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement 77-23 on Tuesday. The bill “allows state and local governments to boycott companies that boycott the country of Israel.”

The bill also contains a resolution that opposes President Donald Trump’s vow to withdraw American soldiers from Syria...

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Remembering Johnny “Mike” Spann, CIA Operations Officer killed in Afghanistan, 11-25-2001

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 7:00pm 11/25/2018 at 7:00pm

Every year on November 25 we remember Johnny Micheal (“Mike”) Spann, the first American killed in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. It was on that date in 2001 that Spann was killed during a Taliban prisoner uprising at the Qala-i-Jangi fortress.

The “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh was being held and interrogated at the...

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How Obama admin subverted plan to take down Taliban drug running, just like it shut down operation against Hezbollah

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/08/obama-afghanistan-drug-war-taliban-616316
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 9:30pm 7/10/2018 at 9:30pm
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/08/obama-afghanistan-drug-war-taliban-616316

In December 2017, investigative reporter Josh Meyer broke a story in Politico Magazine which exposed how the Obama administration allowed Hezbollah to run drugs, including into the U.S., for fear that a crackdown would upset Iran during the nuke deal negotiations.

We covered that report in 

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Pence Makes Surprise Visit to Troops in Afghanistan

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 5:30pm 12/21/2017 at 5:30pm
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Vice President Mike made surprised American troops in Afghanistan Thursday.

In the first visit to Afghanistan by either Trump or Pence, the Vice President met with Afghan leaders and American troops.

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Remembering CIA Officer Johnny “Mike” Spann as John Walker Lindh release date nears

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 8:30pm 11/25/2017 at 8:30pm

Johnny “Mike” Spann was a CIA special operations officer who was the first American killed in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attack, on November 25, 2001.

I first wrote about him on May 3, 2011, after news of the death of Osama bin Laden, Remembering Johnny “Mike” Spann:

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American Woman, Family Freed After Five Years in Captivity in Afghanistan by the Taliban

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/12/american-caitlin-coleman-family-freed-from-afghanistan-captors.html
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 10:00am 10/12/2017 at 10:00am
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/12/american-caitlin-coleman-family-freed-from-afghanistan-captors.html

Pakistan officials announced that the Taliban has freed an American woman, her Canadian husband, and their children after five years of imprisonment. From ABC News:

Caitlan Coleman, 31, and her husband Joshua Boyle, 34, who were abducted while hiking in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province in 2012, were secured in an exchange between Pakistani...

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India Backs Trump’s New Strategy For Afghanistan

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 1:00pm 8/22/2017 at 1:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR5mpcRKx_4&t=395s

Eliminating Islamist terrorism was high on the agenda when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Washington three months ago. “We will destroy radical Islamic terrorism,” President Donald Trump had said in his joint statement with Premier Modi. Last night, President Trump told India to take concrete steps in the region towards that...

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Suicide Bomber Kills 8 Near NATO Compound in Kabul

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 3:00pm 5/3/2017 at 3:00pm
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A suicide bomber killed eight civilians in Kabul, Afghanistan, at a military convoy, located near the U.S. Embassy and NATO compound. Fox News reported:

U.S. Navy Capt. William K. Salvin, spokesman for the U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, said a coalition convoy was targeted by an improvised explosive device at about 8 a.m. local time....

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MOAB Reportedly Killed At Least 94 ISIS Terrorists

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/15/asia/afghanistan-isis-moab-strike/
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 5:30pm 4/15/2017 at 5:30pm
http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/15/asia/afghanistan-isis-moab-strike/

As the dust settles and Afghan officials get a better understanding of the impact of Thursday’s U. S. military dropping the “Mother of all bombs,” the tally of dead ISIS terrorists is revised up from 36 to at least 94.

CNN reports:

At least 94 Islamic State fighters were killed when the US...

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MOAB Bomb Killed 36 ISIS Terrorists, No Civilians

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 14, 2017 at 5:30pm 4/14/2017 at 5:30pm
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Yesterday, the military dropped a MOAB bomb on an ISIS tunnel in Afghanistan. The left freaked out over possible civilian death and injuries. (Weird, I remember their silence when Obama dropped 26,000 bombs last year alone) But Afghan officials said that the bomb did not kill any civilians. From ABC News:

Thirty-six...

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