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  • Marines' abuses were a temporary lapse, but Taliban depravity is permanent

    Reading The Sun's pious outrage at U.S. Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters reminded me of Nietzsche's remarks on decadent religions — cultures so wrapped up in the make-belief worlds of the afterlife that they've come to devalue life in this...
  • U.S. and Pakistan: Uneasy allies

    U.S. and Pakistan: Uneasy allies
    News that the U.S. has resumed drone strikes in Pakistan, killing at least three suspected militants last week in the tribal areas of North Waziristan along that country's border with Afghanistan, could hardly come at a more delicate moment for U.S.-...
  • Extremists in Congress behave like the American Taliban

    Apparently, part of the Republican Party in Washington has been taken over by a religious cult. This cult is righteous, dogmatic, disciplined, intolerant and dictatorial. It is quite willing to hijack the legislative process to ensure that its demands are...
  • We aren't in this alone

    BEFORE TUESDAY'S terror attack, the Bush administration had offended allies and others with unilateralist gestures over an array of issues. The message was that the United States is the world's only superpower, get used to it. Since Tuesday, the...
  • Pakistan offensive disrupting militant attacks, U.S. says

    Pakistan offensive disrupting militant attacks, U.S. says
    A six-week Pakistani army offensive has succeeded in disrupting the militant groups that have long enjoyed free rein in the rugged North Waziristan tribal region along the border with Afghanistan, Obama administration officials say. But proof of the...
  • Karzai's powerful cousin killed, worsens strains over poll deadlock

    Karzai's powerful cousin killed, worsens strains over poll deadlock
    KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai's powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed in a suicide bomb attack on Tuesday, officials said, deepening strains over an election marred by fraud and under a U.N.-...
  • Former U.S. POW Bergdahl soon to be questioned by Army general

    Former U.S. POW Bergdahl soon to be questioned by Army general
    (Reuters) - Freed U.S. prisoner-of-war Bowe Bergdahl is expected to submit to questioning next week by the U.S. Army general probing the circumstances that led to the his 2009 capture by the Taliban, Bergdahl's attorney said on Tuesday. Bergdahl, an Army...
  • Pakistan military says 28 militants killed in airstrikes

    Wary Pakistan puts military in charge of capital's security
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan is putting the military in charge of security in the capital, Islamabad, in case Pakistani Taliban militants try to launch attacks in response to an army offensive against them, the government said on Friday. The military...
  • Shootout in Pakistan's Lahore, northwestern bus blast kill nine

    LAHORE Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani police have arrested the son of a landowner for an assault on a 10-year-old boy which resulted in his injured arms being amputated, the latest case highlighting harsh treatment of villagers by so-called feudal...
  • Afghanistan revises down death toll from market attack to 43

    KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen intercepted two minibuses traveling through central Afghanistan and killed at least 14 passengers overnight, officials said on Friday. Local officials in the remote, mountainous province of Ghor said most of the passengers were...
  • Afghanistan back from brink, but vote recount fraught with risk

    Afghan vote recount moves at snail's pace, rival sides far apart
    KABUL (Reuters) - The dusty ballot box from the disputed Afghan presidential election was supposed to contain 550 votes. When auditors cut the seal they found barely 30 votes inside. Both candidates cried foul, accusing the other camp of stealing votes...
  • Pictures in the News | July 17, 2014

     
    In Pictures in the News, an investigation is underway in Panorama City, where two bodies were found after police responded to reports of shots fired early Thursday morning. LAPD officers discovered the bodies in a 7-Eleven parking lot in the 8200 block of...