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Wartime Contracting Comm. on billing, human trafficking

$21 billion in questioned and unsupported costs, human trafficking allegations covered in latest hearing of bipartisan commission.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Mike Thibault , contracting , Iraq ,

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 02:04pm EDT

The Taliban facing more trouble

The Afghan Taliban leadership is facing more pressure from the U.S. The U.S. Treasury Department will freeze the militants' assets, ban travel and trigger an arms embargo. It follows similar action by the United Nations earlier this week, and comes after calls from Gen. David Petraeus, the top military commander in Afghanistan. the U.S. and U.N. sanctions prohibit any financial transactions of the terror leaders in U.N. member countries, putting additional pressure on Pakistan to take broader actions against the Taliban militants.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Taliban , Treasure Department , David Petraeus , United Nations , J.J. Green

Monday - 07/26/2010, 01:40pm EDT

WH condemns 'irresponsible' leaks, dismisses stories

The White House is condemning site Wikileaks.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads ,

Monday - 07/26/2010, 01:46pm EDT

An update on NATO efforts in Afghanistan

Marine Colonel William Maxwell, director of the joint operation center in Kabul, joined the Federal Drive from Afghanistan with an update

Tags: Federal Drive , NATO , Colonel William Maxwell , Vyomika Jairam

Monday - 07/12/2010, 10:07am EDT
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We told you so

Lawmakers are criticizing U.S. military officials for failing to heed warnings about the role they say a Pentagon transportation contract plays in fueling extortion and corruption in Afghanistan. Massachusetts Rep. John Tierney says the companies hired to move food, water, fuel and ammunition to American troops stationed at bases across Afghanistan are forced to pay warlords millions of dollars to ensure safe passage. The spoils may then be funneled to the Taliban and insurgent forces, potentially making the U.S. an unwitting financier of the enemy.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Massachusetts , John Tierney , Taliban , J.J. Green

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 01:15pm EDT

Neighbors tie a yellow ribbon for soldier

After Robin and Geoffrey Seidel tied a yellow ribbon around their mailbox in Walkersville, neighbors did the same.

Tags: Frederick , Philip Seidel , Devon Farms , yellow ribbons , Walkersville

Monday - 06/28/2010, 07:33am EDT

McChrystal out, Petraeus in in Afghanistan

Gen. Stanley McChrystal loses his job after remarks to freelance reporter that reflected poorly on his civilian superiors.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , Stanley McChrystal , David Petraeus , Rolling Stone , DoD , J.J. Green

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 06:42pm EDT
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Taliban use of tainted needles in IEDs questioned

A U.S. military official in Afghanistan called the claims the Taliban is planting HIV tainted needles along with IEDS, "absolutely" ridiculous. A former British military officer reportedly exposed the tactic to a U.K. news outlet. Questions have arisen about where the Taliban would get the needles and how they would know they're infected with HIV. British military explosive ordinance disposal teams have reportedly have been issued special gloves to handle IEDs.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Taliban , UK , J.J. Green

Thursday - 06/10/2010, 03:32am EDT

School Girls Poisoned

The Taliban denies any involvement, but for the third time in two months, school girls in Afghanistan have fallen ill. Authorities say they were poisoned with some kind of substance. The most up to date reporting from the region suggests the 14 girls in this incident were gassed. The girls were rushed to a medical facility in the Sar e Pol province in Northern Afghanistan. Authorities say they don't have any suspects. Almost 100 girls and teachers have been attacked this way in recent months.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Taliban , J.J. Green

Tuesday - 06/08/2010, 08:04pm EDT

The CIA honors its fallen

Last year there were 90 - this year there are 102. Stars on the wall at CIA headquarters. 12 Stars were added yesterday to commemorate the agency's fallen heroes. Seven of the 12 died in Khost, Afghanistan last December. The other five of those killed died engaged in clandestine operations. According to CIA Director Leon Panetta, the sensitivity of their work requires that the nature and their names of course remain classified and secret.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , CIA , Leon Panetta , J.J. Green

Monday - 06/07/2010, 08:36pm EDT
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