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Our inaction helped ISIS, experts say

...widely in the region. ISIS grew "in part because of Western reluctance to make the same kind of mistake we made with the Taliban and Al Qaida," he said. The U.S. funded those groups when the Soviet Union had occupied Afghanistan, trying to help...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-06/our-inaction-helped-isis
Some Georgia players wondered about Todd Gurley's return

...served in the Army from 2006-10 and fought in the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan in 2009 where 38 U.S. troops faced 300 Taliban fighters. Eight Americans were killed in the fighting and 22 were wounded, including Rodriguez. He was also awarded the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-11-11/some-georgia-players-wond
The unchanging face of terror

...Harper was scheduled to honor Nobel Peace Prize co-winner Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage activist who survived a Taliban assassination attempt two years ago.Zehef-Bibeau, who may have had accomplices, made it deep inside before the parliamentary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-24/unchanging-face-terro
Bergdahl scheduled to arrive in Texas on Friday

...after being released from five years of Taliban captivity, is scheduled to arrive at...and release.Bergdahl was released from Taliban captivity on May 31 and has been at Landstuhl...administration for agreeing to release five Taliban prisoners from detention at Guantanamo...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-12/bergdahl-scheduled-arrive-te
Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:OBAMA TRADED FIVE Taliban terrorists for one alleged American deserter. Why doesn't he trade 60,000 Central American children for one U.S. Marine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-10/rants-raves
More bad trades soon?

...signed by Secretary of State William Seward and Russian Minister to the United States Eduard de Stoeckl.In light of the latest Taliban trade, we should hope President Obama doesn't give Alaska back to Russia within the next two years!

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-06-12/more-bad-trades-soon
Barrow, Wilson condemn swap of detainees for soldier

...lawmakers ? two Republicans and one Democrat ? to introduce a resolution condemning President Obama's decision to release five Taliban detainees in exchange for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.The resolution, also signed by Reps. Scott Rigell, R-Va...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-11/barrow-wilson-condemn-swap-d
Marine who urinated on Taliban dead says he'd do it again

A Marine who was fined and demoted for urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan in 2011 says he would do it again...brothers," said Sgt. Chamblin, who was on a mission to stop Taliban insurgents from making roadside bombs.One of his sniper...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/twt/news/2013-07-17/marine-who-urinated-taliban-dea
Another broken law

...along: Bergdahl, they said, fell into Taliban hands after he willingly and knowingly...exchange is still stupefying: five senior Taliban leaders for one soldier ? a buck private...into his capture is conducted.The five Taliban he was exchanged for are supposed to remain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-28/another-broken-law
Air power, while a powerful tactical tool, has its limits

...Bosnian air campaign of 1995 lasted 21 days; the air campaign against Serbia in 1999, 77 days; the air campaign against the Taliban in 2001, 63 days; and the air campaign against Iraq in 2003, 23 days. It is important to point out that in all cases except...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-09-28/air-power-while-