After twenty years of woefully misguided military involvement, President Biden announced the United State’s withdrawal from Afghanistan on Aug. 16. The announcement is extremely bad news for many Afghan citizens, especially those who advocated for human rights under the notion that they would be protected by the US. Now, millions of civilians and allies are in danger and the US has decided to turn its back on the same country it devastated for over two decades. In an interview with TRT World, activist Mahbooba Seraj …
Trump negotiates with terrorists
President Donald Trump is dead wrong when he says that the recent peace agreement with the Taliban is a victory for the United States. The ink on the February 29 agreement wasn’t even dry when Taliban forces resumed attacks on Afghan government troops. Just days after calling the pact a great day for America, Trump conceded that it is highly likely that Taliban insurgents will overrun the Afghan National Security Forces and retake control of the country. Surely, a terrifying thought for many Afghani’s, particularly …
Courier Chat: ‘American Taliban’ and more with Colin Rice
In this episode of Courier Chat, host Alexander Trimis has a conversation about the release of “The American Taliban” and other topics concerning the Middle East.
‘Fuck, I’m eighteen, this is it, I’m dead’
Content Warning: mentions of gore, death and combat I was eighteen, less than a year out of high school and in a remote village in the Arghandab River Valley in Southern Afghanistan. I was less than a month into a yearlong deployment and I found myself shoveling up the brain matter and skull fragments of a buddy who had killed himself.
PCC student control detonates education
Two hours into a mission in Afghanistan clearing out all potential hazards in a bazaar, an Air Force reserve unit of three men gets a call to help aid an army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit that had been hit by explosives nearby.