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Gilbert Seltzer, Soldier in the World War II ‘Ghost Army,’ Dies at 106

Gilbert Seltzer, Soldier in the World War II ‘Ghost Army,’ Dies at 106

Gilbert Seltzer, Soldier in the World War II ‘Ghost Army,’ Dies at 106 Gilbert Seltzer, Soldier in the World War II ‘Ghost Army,’ Dies at 106 In Mr. Beyer’s documentary, Mr. Seltzer recalled his early reaction to being told that the purpose of the 23rd’s preparations was to have the enemy fire at him and his fellow soldiers. “We came …

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20 Years On, the War on Terror Grinds Along With No End in Sight

20 Years On, the War on Terror Grinds Along With No End in Sight

20 Years On, the War on Terror Grinds Along With No End in Sight 20 Years On, the War on Terror Grinds Along With No End in Sight When President Biden told an exhausted nation on Aug. 31 that the last C-17 cargo plane had left Taliban-controlled Kabul, ending two decades of American military misadventure in Afghanistan, he defended the …

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Clarissa Ward of CNN Looks Back on the Afghanistan War

Clarissa Ward of CNN Looks Back on the Afghanistan War

Clarissa Ward of CNN Looks Back on the Afghanistan War Clarissa Ward of CNN Looks Back on the Afghanistan War Clarissa Ward had four days to catch up on sleep and see her two sons, ages 1 and 3, at her parents’ home in France. Then she was off again, back to work, making her way through Qatar to Pakistan, …

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Robert Middlekauff, Historian of Washington and His War, Dies at 91

Robert Middlekauff, Historian of Washington and His War, Dies at 91

Robert Middlekauff, Historian of Washington and His War, Dies at 91 Robert Middlekauff, Historian of Washington and His War, Dies at 91 He served as a first lieutenant in the Marines from 1952 to 1954, deploying to Korea and Japan. He studied at Yale with Edmund S. Morgan, the renowned historian of Puritanism and colonial life, who remained an influence …

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U.S. War in Afghanistan Ends as Final Evacuation Flights Depart

U.S. War in Afghanistan Ends as Final Evacuation Flights Depart

U.S. War in Afghanistan Ends as Final Evacuation Flights Depart U.S. War in Afghanistan Ends as Final Evacuation Flights Depart The last United States forces left Afghanistan late Monday, ending a 20-year occupation that began shortly after the Al Qaeda attacks on 9/11, cost over $2 trillion, took more than 170,000 lives and ultimately failed to defeat the Taliban, the …

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In Afghanistan, War and Climate Change Collide

In Afghanistan, War and Climate Change Collide

In Afghanistan, War and Climate Change Collide In Afghanistan, War and Climate Change Collide But climate change is a threat multiplier for the Taliban, too. Analysts say water management will be critical to its legitimacy with Afghan citizens, and it is likely to be one of the most important issues in the Taliban’s relations with its neighbors as well. Already …

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After war, deforestation is a further threat to Yemen

After war, deforestation is a further threat to Yemen After war, deforestation is a further threat to Yemen Yemeni lumberjack Ali al-Emadi spends hours chopping down an acacia tree with an axe as his 12-year-old nephew helps out splitting logs. In a country blighted by war, Emadi had to turn to logging in his northern al-Mahweet region to eke out …

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After one of the deadliest attacks in 20 years of war, many people are still trying to reach the airport.

After one of the deadliest attacks in 20 years of war, many people are still trying to reach the airport.

After one of the deadliest attacks in 20 years of war, many people are still trying to reach the airport. After one of the deadliest attacks in 20 years of war, many people are still trying to reach the airport. The reported toll of the bombing outside Kabul’s airport rose sharply on Friday, with local health officials saying that as …

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After Decades of War, ISIS and Al Qaeda Can Still Wreak Havoc

After Decades of War, ISIS and Al Qaeda Can Still Wreak Havoc

After Decades of War, ISIS and Al Qaeda Can Still Wreak Havoc After Decades of War, ISIS and Al Qaeda Can Still Wreak Havoc DOHA, Qatar — The nightmare that kept counterterrorism experts awake even before the Taliban returned to power is that Afghanistan would become fertile ground for terrorist groups, most notably Al Qaeda and the Islamic State. Two …

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Is Pakistan the Real Winner of the Afghan War?

Is Pakistan the Real Winner of the Afghan War?

Is Pakistan the Real Winner of the Afghan War? Is Pakistan the Real Winner of the Afghan War? Just days after the Taliban took Kabul, their flag was flying high above a central mosque in Pakistan’s capital. It was an in-your-face gesture intended to spite the defeated Americans. But it was also a sign of the real victors in the …

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