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Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 20th, 2010

More U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan Under Obama Than Under Bush

During former-Pres. George W. Bush’s tenure, 575 U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan. Since President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, 580 U.S. troops have perished there (as of August 19). In just 19 months, the Afghan war under Obama has claimed more U.S. lives than the previous administration’s ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2010

Afghanistan copter crash kills 2 U.S. service members

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — Two U.S. service members were killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in Helmand province, the third fatal chopper crash in the south of Afghanistan in less than two months. The Taliban claimed to have shot down the aircraft. The NATO force said an investigation was ... continue reading

July 20th, 2010

US military build-up in Kandahar will bolster Taliban, warns security monitor

The US military build-up in Kandahar is likely to further strengthen the hold of the Taliban over the vital southern Afghanistan city, a highly respected security organisation said today in a bleak report warning of record Taliban violence and rising civilian deaths across the country.The report by the Afghanistan NGO ... continue reading

July 15th, 2010

Lawmakers showing rising frustration with Afghan war

WASHINGTON Democratic and Republican senators voiced deep concern Wednesday over the direction of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, questioning whether the Obama administration can begin withdrawing U.S. troops next summer and worrying that it lacks a plan for forging a political settlement. "We need a better definition of exactly what ... continue reading

June 29th, 2010

U.S. warned to prepare for longer war in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Gen. David Petraeus on Tuesday cautioned Americans to prepare for several more years of war in Afghanistan and cast the Obama administration's July 2011 timeline to begin withdrawing troops as a highly flexible deadline.Appearing before the U.S. Senate's armed services committee, Petraeus told lawmakers the pace of the ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

In Afghanistan, a New General -- But An Old Strategy

In announcing that he was replacing General Stanley McChrystal with General David Petraeus as the top commander in Afghanistan, President Obama made clear that while there would be a different man at the top, the war strategy would remain exactly the same."This is a change in personnel but it is ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

Timing of Leak of Afghan Mineral Wealth Evokes Skepticism

WASHINGTON, Jun 14, 2010 - The timing of the publication of a major New York Times story on the vast untapped mineral wealth that lies beneath Afghanistan's soil is raising major questions about the intent of the Pentagon, which released the information.Given the increasingly negative news that has come out ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

Concern on Capitol Hill about Afghanistan war grows

A series of political and military setbacks in Afghanistan has fed anxiety over the war effort in the past few weeks, shaking supporters of President Obama's counterinsurgency strategy and confirming the pessimism of those who had doubts about it from the start.The concerns, fed largely by unease over military operations ... continue reading

June 7th, 2010

Ending The Longest War

This past week, the United States recognized a dubious milestone in our country's history as direct war spending for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan topped $1 trillion. Unfortunately, we have reached a second milestone, with the War in Afghanistan passing the Vietnam War to officially become the longest military ... continue reading

May 31st, 2010

Tombstones line 8th Avenue for war dead

GAINESVILLE, FL — The 5,473 plastic gravestones along Northwest Eighth Avenue for the Memorial Day weekend grew by several hundred from last year, reflecting the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.Among the tombstones is one for Marine Lance Cpl. Philip Paul Clark, 19, of Gainesville, whose funeral was Friday at ... continue reading

May 25th, 2010

McChrystal calls Marjah a 'bleeding ulcer' in Afghan campaign

MARJAH, Afghanistan — Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top allied military commander in Afghanistan, sat gazing at maps of Marjah as a Marine battalion commander asked him for more time to oust Taliban fighters from a longtime stronghold in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province. "You've got to be patient," Lt. Col. ... continue reading

May 17th, 2010

Afghanistan war: Kandahar offensive is now in the slow lane

Kandahar, Afghanistan — Although it's just beginning, the U.S.-led effort to pacify Kandahar – the Taliban's spiritual capital in southern Afghanistan – already appears to be faltering.Key military operations have been delayed until the fall, efforts to improve local government are having little impact, and a Taliban assassination campaign has ... continue reading

May 6th, 2010

GAO report casts new doubt on Afghanistan policy

WASHINGTON -- An independent government report on Wednesday raises new questions about the likelihood of success for President Barack Obama's Afghanistan policy, which nearly doubles the number of U.S. troops there before a planned drawdown begins in July 2011.The report, by the Government Accountability Office, found the Taliban remain a ... continue reading

April 18th, 2010

Key to success lies with Afghan officials coming through

Our V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft touched down next to a field of bright pink opium poppies in Afghanistan's Helmand province, and soon we were hiking across a wheat field, over a muddy irrigation ditch and into the center of Marja, a village U.S. Marines and the Afghan army wrested from ... continue reading

April 13th, 2010

Marines try unorthodox tactics to disrupt Afghan opium harvest

CAMP LEATHERNECK, AFGHANISTAN -- U.S. Marines are mounting an intensive effort to disrupt the opium harvest in the former Taliban enclave of Marja by confiscating tools from migrant workers, compensating poppy farmers who plow under their fields and collaborating with Drug Enforcement Administration personnel to raid collection sites. The steps ... continue reading

April 7th, 2010

US ready to pursue senior Afghan officials on drugs

KABUL — The US government anti-drugs agency is prepared to act on any intelligence linking high-level Afghan officials to the country's illicit drugs industry, its acting head said Thursday.Afghanistan's drugs industry is worth up to three billion dollars a year, controlled by militants and gangs who use cross-border routes to ... continue reading

April 6th, 2010

US fight Taliban with heavy metal and rock music

MARJAH, Afghanistan – US special forces have a novel weapon in the fight to expel Taliban from a desolate and war-weary farming community in southern Afghanistan -- heavy metal music.When insurgents open fire in Marjah, an armoured vehicle wired up to powerful speakers blasts out country, heavy metal and rock ... continue reading

March 31st, 2010

Mullen in Afghan war zone as US gears up for Kandahar

KABUL — The top US military commander on Tuesday visited Marjah, the frontline of US-led operations against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan where a battle for Kandahar is already ramping up.Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in the battle zone a day after President ... continue reading

March 31st, 2010

AP source: Kandahar offensive to begin in June

WASHINGTON — NATO forces in June will make a long-planned assault on the Taliban's spiritual home in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, a senior military official said Monday.The goal is to rid the city of Taliban forces before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins in August, according to ... continue reading

March 27th, 2010

US troop deaths double in Afghanistan

KABUL – The number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan has roughly doubled in the first three months of 2010 compared to the same period last year as Washington has added tens of thousands of additional soldiers to reverse the Taliban's momentum.Those deaths have been accompanied by a dramatic spike ... continue reading

March 1st, 2010

Afghanistan bans coverage of Taliban attacks

KABUL – Afghanistan on Monday announced a ban on news coverage showing Taliban attacks, saying such images embolden the Islamist militants, who have launched strikes around the country as NATO forces seize their southern strongholds.The announcement came on a day when the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) fighting the ... continue reading

March 1st, 2010

Afghan violence kills four NATO soldiers, 10 civilians

Twin car bombs and multiple other attacks killed four NATO soldiers and 10 Afghans Monday, taking foreign troop deaths this year well above the level for the first two months of 2009.The NATO deaths in southern and western Afghanistan mean 105 foreign soldiers have been killed in the country this ... continue reading

February 28th, 2010

NATO issues directive restricting night raids

KABUL — American troops knocked on the door, and before the Afghan family could find the key to let them in, the soldiers broke it down.There was no time to take women in the home to another place, said 77-year-old Mohammad Nabi. And that's what troubled the retired school teacher ... continue reading

February 24th, 2010

Afghans call for Nato to leave after airstrike kills 27 civilians

Relatives of 27 people killed when Nato aircraft bombed a civilian convoy in southern Afghanistan have demanded that foreign forces leave the country.Afghan officials said that at least four women and a child were among the dead. Twelve other civilians were wounded when three minibuses were attacked on Sunday in ... continue reading

February 24th, 2010

Afghan wounded tell of more left behind in Marjah

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan – Taxis turned into ambulances ferry wounded civilians out of the combat zone in southern Afghanistan, but one man's long trip to a hospital began with a two-hour wheelbarrow ride.Mohammad's legs were peppered with shrapnel when a bomb exploded nearby. His brother found him unconscious and lifted ... continue reading

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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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Apr 3rd
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Apr 2nd
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Apr 1st
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Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Mar 23rd
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Mar 21st
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Mar 21st
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Mar 19th
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Mar 14th
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Mar 14th
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