bin laden won – the future of freedom foundation

Rather than going to the Afghan people, writes Horton, such funds end up in “corrupt officials’ private bank accounts in the Persian Gulf.” . Or worse: Sometimes they finance the Taliban, the very enemy the U.S. military is ostensibly trying to defeat once and for all. ..

“going short” in the middle east

Some believe (or at least hope) that if Iraqis and Afghans create solid institutions, they can learn to fend for themselves against groups such as the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) or the Taliban. The same capacity-building strategies have shaped U.S. relations with its Gulf Arab..

uzbek official confirms taliban talks

Those talks included Khairullah Khairkhwa, the former Taliban autocrat of the western Afghan city of Herat, and Mohammad Fazel, a former Taliban militant leader. . Both Taliban figures were among the five that the Obama administration released from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2014 in..

iran: rebellion and reaction

Iran’s military spending as a percentage of GDP is among the lowest in the Middle East, and less than half of that of Israel, even though its population is ten times greater.41 But by taking down both Saddam Hussein and the Taliban, the U.S. effectively made Iran the dominant power in the Persian..

al-qaida turncoat revealed plot

Al-Fayfi, who is in his mid-30s, had been captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan following the 2001 toppling of the Taliban there. He was held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, until early 2007, when he was released to Saudi Arabia. ..

the war on terrorism

Pentagon has plans for tribunals and chamber for suspected al-Qaida and Taliban terrorists American at Guantanamo Bay naval base Cuba, where about 680 other detainees captured during Afghanistan are held. ..

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