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Lost to many whose news sources in the USA consists of the major newspapers and the standard networks, for most of the last dozen+ years, the conflict in Afghanistan has not been a USA-Centric battle; it has been a NATO run operation.
When the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force has been an American 4-star, the visuals can be misleading.
For most of the last decade, American forces were dominate in only one region of Afghanistan, the east. Other NATO nations from Italy/Spain in the west, Germany in the North, and Commonwealth nations and the Dutch in the south.
More important than the actual numbers involved, it was the Rules of Engagement, caveats, and the fickle nature of national politics that drove what effects those forces had on the ground.
The good, the bad, and the ugly of modern coalition warfare was all in view for all in Afghanistan, but outside small circles, has yet to be fully discussed.
Our guest for the full hour will be Stephen Saideman.
Stephen holds the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He has written The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy and International Conflict and For Kin or Country: Xenophobia, Nationalism and War (with R. William Ayres) and NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone (with David Auerswald), and other work on nationalism, ethnic conflict, civil war, and civil-military relations. Prof. Saideman spent 2001-02 on the U.S. Joint Staff working in the Strategic Planning and Policy Directorate as part of a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship. He writes online at OpenCanada.org, Political Violence at a Glance, Duck of Minerva and his own site (saideman.blogspot.com). He also tweets too much at @smsaideman.
Hillary.....Fired in Disgrace? Yep!!!!
Bowe......and his wonderful adventure in Afghanistan....
Christmas is over, so we have to get back to work. Learn tonight how a young "T-Boy" of Afghanistan killed 3 of our Marines in 2012. A whistleblower tried to warn the command and is now being punished. The parents are suing, not for money, but for answers.
Another missing airliner over Asia. Is this computerized hi-jacking? What is going on?
Obama forces military couple to move their wedding so he can golf. He did apologize to them. Well, that was awful nice of him.
Another un-provocted cop shooting, this time in LA. Thanks Rev. Al Charlatan! Thanks a lot for this phony race-war. You must be damn proud of yourself.
Tune in every weeknight at 8:00pm to 10:00pm to hear The Captain unlock his treasure chest of opinions and ideas, facing all matters of Constitutional Freedom.
The Don Barnhart Comedy All Stars are gearing up to entertain the troops in the Middle East..
Why would anyone choose to go to Afghanistan?
Listen in and find out why these comedians head overseas to the front lines for Armed Forces Entertainment and perform stand up comedy in a war zone.
Call in and be a part of the show. Ask questions about what it's like to do USo Shows and perform comedy for the military. Give us your comments.
Barnhart's upcoming All Star Tours include comedians: Jeff Capri from Comedy Central, Slade Ham from XM/Sirius, Keith Lyle from The Hangover, Laura Hayden from Girls Night Out and former Marine Sam Fedele from Comedy Central.
Don Barnhart Entertainment is the premier booking agency for comedy shows around the world. Since 1992, award-winning comedian Don Barnhart has both performed and produced comedy shows for U.S. Military and recieved the Bob Hope Award for his dedication.
Don and his wife, Linda Vu continue to produce these shows as his way of saying, "thank you" to the US military for all their sacrifices that they make during their tour of duty.
Nicolas Martinez's Story
I was in the Active Duty Marine Corps from 2004 to 2009 and stationed in various places, but my main duty station was Jacksonville NC, on Camp Le Jeune North Carolina. I was assigned to 1st Battalion 6th Marine Regiment, a light infantry Battalion as a Communicator.
When I enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2004 as an Infantry communications Marine, I never imagined that I would find myself in combat giving my brothers-and-sisters-in-arms haircuts in the most hostile and dangerous environments in the world. But that’s where life took me.
Cutting for over 10 years at this point the barbershop, I’ve since been splitting my time between upstate NY, and New York City with clientele of veterans and civilians and events. I am also a NY state prison barber, and go to different prisons each month. This mobile ability not only exemplifies the novelty but also my mission of helping all walks of life by not being help down by brick and mortar.
“Warriors are the ones that bear the weight of the people, that translation is the same in any warrior based indigenous society. You were predestined to do this, because you were made strong enough to from birth..”
Chief Leonard “Crow-Dog” Singer
Bill Teague Joins Joe as they discuss trolls, dipshits, douchebags, stalkers, and general fucktardary that frustrates the community or its functionality. Sworn American Sheepdogs with Joe Sworn. Guest call in 845-277-9220 SASDogs is an uncensored call-in broadcast for Americans who are like-minded concerning the direction of the country’s future and what we are doing right now to get it there. If you think that America is a social and political mess, then SASDogs is your kind of show. SASDogs is not politically correct so if speaking bluntly and frankly is not your thing then this is not your show. Calls are not screened so expect the unexpected. SASDogs is for patriots, preppers, military enlisted and vets, young and old, cops, security, firefighters, and fired up civilians or anyone else who is their brother’s keeper. SASDogs mount up!
4 chicks, 4 stories, 4 segments… Sworn American Sirens.
Brandie Seagrove joins Heather, Jessica and Michelle for an extended 90 min bonus episode as they each bring the week’s headline stories to the table and discuss it. All three of these patriotic women are outspoken by their own right, and combined are sure to leave you wanting more. Tune in Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm PDT / 10:00 pm EDT
This is no accident; this is a carefully crafted design. The drive to dumb down the populations of planet earth is a classic art that existed before the United States did. One component to understanding and deciphering the systems of control is to become a student of the magicians of influence and propaganda. In order to defeat our enemies (or dictators), its imperative that we understand how they think and what they believe in.Experiments conducted by researcher Herbert Krugman reveal that when a person watches television, brain activity switches from the left to the right hemisphere. The left hemisphere is the seat of logical thought. Here, information is broken down into its component parts and critically analyzed. The right brain, however, treats incoming data uncritically, processing information in wholes, leading to emotional, rather than logical responses. The shift from left to right brain activity also causes the release of endorphins, the body's own natural opiates--thus, it is possible to become physically addicted to watching television, a hypothesis borne out by numerous studies which have shown that very few people are able to kick the television habit. Do you think that the recent fall of the stock market, and the weakened economy, have been caused by poor people --presumably of which a high amount where disproportionately African Americans--that made contract with mortgage companies they knew they couldn't afford? Or do you believe that the economy's recent fall was caused by the Sept. 11 attacks masterminded by Osama bin Laden, operating from a cave in Afghanistan?Propaganda techniques were first codified and applied in a scientific manner by journalist Walter Lippman and psychologist Edward Bernays (nephew of Sigmund Freud) borrowed directly from Latin. The singular,medium, early developed the meaning “an intervening agency, means, or instrument”