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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
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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
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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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U.S. Drops MOAB on ISIS Tunnel Complex in Afghanistan

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:30pm 4/13/2017 at 5:30pm
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The U.S. military has dropped a Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) for the first time in history on an ISIS tunnel in Afghanistan. The military needs to use an Air Force C-130 cargo plane to drop the bomb. Fox News reported:

President Trump told media Thursday afternoon that “this was another successful...

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Officials Fire Employees at Kabul U.S. Embassy for Drug Dealing

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 31, 2017 at 3:00pm 3/31/2017 at 3:00pm
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American officials have fired numerous employees at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, for selling and using drugs on the compound’s grounds. The U.S. has spent a ton of money and effort not only fighting terrorism in Afghanistan, but also combatting drugs since the country “supplies more than 90% of the...

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General Wants More Troops in Afghanistan to Break Stalemate

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/9/2017 at 1:00pm
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Gen. Joseph Votel, the general in charge of the U.S. Central Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he needs more troops in Afghanistan to break a stalemate:

“We are developing a strategy, and we are in discussions with the secretary and the department right now,” Gen. Joseph Votel told the...

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U.S. Afghanistan General: Russia Helping Taliban ‘to Undermine United States and NATO”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4:30pm 2/9/2017 at 4:30pm

Yesterday, during the Senate’s debate on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s confirmation, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) mentioned he wouldn’t be surprised if Russia made a move to help the Taliban against us and NATO. It appears he was onto something because Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, told the...

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15th Anniversary: Johnny “Mike” Spann, first American killed in Afghanistan

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 25, 2016 at 9:00am 11/25/2016 at 9:00am
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The first time we wrote about Johnny Micheal “Mike” Spann was in early May 2011, in the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden:

Hearing the news of Osama bin Laden’s death brought forward many emotions and memories.

One of those memories for me was the story of Johnny “Mike” Spann, from Winfield,...

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Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills Four Americans in Afghanistan

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 10:59am 11/13/2016 at 10:59am

A Taliban suicide bomber managed to find his way into a U.S. military base in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he detonated a bomb and killed four Americans. The blast left 16 wounded:

The suicide bomber at Bagram Air Field had been dressed as a day laborer and detonated the explosives in the vicinity...

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Obama Legacy Unfolds: Taliban Enter Major Afghan City

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 10:00am 10/4/2016 at 10:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M6mPnfYGV4

Before the Obamas could even move out of the White House at the end of the term, the president’s legacy is unveiling itself across the Muslim World. From Mediterranean Sea to Persian Gulf, the forces of Radical Islam continue to score one triumph after another. Once reduced to hunted fugitives by President...

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“My husband, like many fallen service members, would want to see you live”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:00am 5/30/2016 at 11:00am

On Sept. 9, 2011, my husband, Spc. Christopher Horton, was killed in action in Paktia, Afghanistan.

My world shattered. As I struggled to look through the kaleidoscope lens that made up my life, I couldn’t focus, I couldn’t eat, and I could barely breathe. I didn’t understand why God would take away...

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I am proud to be the widow of Cpl Jonathan Daniel Porto, USMC

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 8:00pm 5/29/2016 at 8:00pm

Memorial Day. What does it mean to me?

It means a time to reflect on my husband’s service and sacrifice. A time to reflect on the sacrifices of thousands of families like my own.

I met Jonny Porto in 2008 shortly after I graduated college. He was stationed on the Army post on...

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Taliban Leader Killed by U.S. Drone in Pakistan

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 4:30pm 5/22/2016 at 4:30pm

The Afghanistan government confirmed a U.S. drone killed Taliban leader Mullah Mansoor in Pakistan.

The U.S. Department of Defense said the government targeted the leader “while travelling in convoy ne...

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Army Retains Green Beret Who Confronted an Afghan Child Rapist

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:30pm 4/30/2016 at 2:30pm

In August of last year, the United States Army was moving to kick out a decorated Green Beret for defending a young boy who had been repeatedly raped by an Afghan police commander.  This Afghan reportedly also beat the young boy’s mother when she complained about the repeated vile sexual attacks...

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