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Did they just release 900 Taliban from prison?

The government of Afghanistan just released hundreds of Taliban prisoners as part of an attempt to make peace. Specifically, this was to encourage the Taliban to extend a three day truce. A truce the Afghan government claims has dramatically lessened violence. However, this comes shortly after a terror attack by an anonymous group on a maternity …

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Taliban walks out of meeting, Afghan gov’t release 100 prisoners

Sometimes we wonder if the movie “Groundhog Day” was foreshadowing 2020. On today’s American Grit Live, we spoke about how the Taliban walked out of peace talks with the Afghan government. Well, less than an hour later, the headlines show 100 Taliban prisoners were released. Less than a month ago, we wrote a piece, here, …

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Afghanistan this week- Two presidents? Troops withdrawing? No peace deal?

Is anyone else getting whiplash from Afghanistan yet?  It seems they cannot make up their minds.  In the news this week- both presidential nominees took their oath, troops are withdrawing and there are reports the peace deal is off already. This also makes us ask- if there is no peace deal, why are we still …

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Taliban treaty- The end of war is peace?

This past weekend, the Taliban signed a peace treaty.  For most who have served, those are hard words to swallow.  The Taliban have been in Afghanistan for many decades, while the war with the US has been ongoing for almost two. First and foremost, the Taliban has to continue a “reduction of violence.” They had …

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Negotiating with Terrorists? US vs Taliban

Peace. War. Peace. War. Peace.  It seems at every turn, the Taliban changes the tune on what they want.  One moment they are claiming they want peace talks, the next- bombing troops.  It’s honestly giving us a headache, yet…. here we are… still negotiating. Earlier today the deputy leader of the Taliban, Sirajuddin Haqqani, even …

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Afghanistan update- 2 attacks, prisoner exchange delayed

It seems like things in Afghanistan are really starting to heat back up this year.  While they haven’t been the greatest since it all started in 2001, it felt like the past couple of years dwindled down and we were beginning to make progress.  Unfortunately, this year has brought the highest death toll for US …

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Breaking: Mattis Was Target of Afghanistan Rocket Attack

Can you think of anything dumber than trying to kill Secretary of Defense James Mattis? The man has already stated with absolute resolve and authority in his voice that he will kill all the enemies of America, so what do you do? You piss him off with an attempt on his life via rocket attack …

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11,000 US Forces Headed to Afghanistan

More troops and assets are heading to Afghanistan according to Defense Secretary James Mattis who signed orders recently in line with President Trump’s recent announcements to ensure victory in that conflict. Mattis has gone on record indicating that the additional troops that are being sent to Afghanistan will, in fact, help the Afghan security forces …

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