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“…the white flag of the Taliban is raised above Kamdesh”

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 9, 2009 02:39 PM

On the day of President Obama’s glorious Nobel Appease Prize victory, a Taliban henchman gloats in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Kamdesh siege: Speaking by telephone from an undisclosed location, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the U.S. bombarded the outpost with airstrikes after leaving, as well as the local police headquarters. “This means they […]

Please help the troops from Combat Outpost Keating

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 8, 2009 04:04 PM

This is the least we can do. Please join me in contributing to the Combat Outpost Keating Relief Fund. Please. COP Keating was one of two outposts attacked this weekend in the siege at Kamdesh. Mothax at the American Legion’s Burn Pit blog writes that “[i]n the battle for Combat Outpost Keating, the men of […]

Fort Carson’s heroes

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 8, 2009 06:32 AM

Please take time to read the profiles of the American soldiers who died in the siege at Kamdesh. The Colorado Springs Gazette tells their stories here and here. Many were fathers. All were patriots. They were stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. They leave behind grieving wives, girlfriends, young children, family, and friends. Remember their names. […]

Rough men who stand ready: Wounded troops refused to leave Afghanistan firefight

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 5, 2009 02:34 PM

An incredible account from ABC News reporter Karen Russo, who notes that wounded troops refused to leave the battlefield this weekend during the deadly siege at Kamdeysh: Flying into the besieged Afghan base during a nighttime firefight this weekend is a harrowing mix of overwhelming noise, stomach dropping maneuvers and shadows hurrying through the gloom. […]

The deadly siege at Kamdeysh

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 4, 2009 09:36 AM

This Sunday, keep these troops — and all our men and women serving in uniform — in your thoughts and prayers (via the Washington Post): Firing rockets and rifles, Taliban militiamen attacked American and Afghan military outposts in a daylong siege on Saturday that killed eight U.S. soldiers and two Afghan security forces in one […]

A message from Vets for Freedom

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 24, 2009 09:22 AM

“Give them what they need.”

Obama’s Afghanistan waffle

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 22, 2009 09:49 AM

Bill Roggio reports on the consequences of Obama’s Afghanistan waffle: Within 24 hours of the leak of the Afghanistan assessment to The Washington Post, General Stanley McChrystal’s team fired its second shot across the bow of the Obama administration. According to McClatchy, military officers close to General McChrystal said he is prepared to resign if […]

Report: Rules of engagement led to soldiers’ deaths

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 16, 2009 11:01 AM

Dear God (hat tip – Lynn S): NATO-led forces are investigating the death of four Marines in eastern Afghanistan after their commanders reportedly rejected requests for artillery fire in a battle with insurgents, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Tuesday’s incident was “under investigation” and details remained unclear, press secretary Geoff Morrell told a news conference. […]

Huffington Post exploits AP’s dying Marine photo

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 4, 2009 05:06 PM

What’s more shameless than the Associated Press defying the wishes of a dying Marine’s family and splashing his bloody body all over the wires? Why, the Huffington Post reprinting a massively large version of the image on its front page with an accompanying blog commentary praising the AP photographer’s work as “tasteful” — along with […]

Gibbs accuses Bush/Cheney of “underresourcing” the whitewashed war on terror

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2009 02:12 PM

Responding to a question about Afghanistan during today’s White House press briefing, Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs assailed Bush/Cheney for having “under-resourced Afghanistan for the better part of a decade” and declared the region “the most important part of our war on terror.” Whoops. That’s “Overseas Continegency Operation” to you, Bobby. Flashback: After days of confusion […]

Reporting from the Afghan elections

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 20, 2009 02:58 PM

Milblogs are on the story: J.D. Johannes is there. Mudville Gazette has a big round-up.

Maj. Chris Galloway, R.I.P.

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 15, 2009 05:55 AM

Major Chris Galloway, 36, was a writer at group blog Flopping Aces. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan. In June, he took his own life. His devastated fellow writers at Flopping Aces have a moving group tribute to their friend. Please read it. A tragic loss. A lasting legacy. Service to this country that won’t […]

“I have the heart of a 21-year-old Army Ranger war hero beating in me.”

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 9, 2009 10:38 AM

Cpl. Benjamin Kopp, R.I.P.

Questions about the reported abduction of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl; Update: Reports of desertion mounting

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 20, 2009 05:02 AM

Scroll down for updates…evidence of desertion mounting… My prayers are with the family of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier seen on the Taliban abduction video released this weekend. The Jawa Report has the full clip. All Americans should hope and pray for his release from jihadi custody. There’s one question I have, though, about […]

“We really are just focused on what lies ahead.”

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 12, 2009 11:24 AM

Photo credit: U.S. Marines and about 650 Afghan soldiers and police officers prepare to board CH-53D Sea Stallion and CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters on Forward Operating Base Dwyer, Afghanistan, July 2, 2009. The Marines are assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 3, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. The Marines and Afghan […]

Let's mourn the real American heroes

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 8, 2009 08:39 AM

My column below memorializes some true American heroes whose funerals won’t get wall-to-wall cable coverage. But first I wanted to share an e-mail from reader Noelle, who wrote me yesterday: We spent a nailbiting Sunday wondering if one of the men killed at [Combat Outpost] Zerok in Afghanistan on July 4th was our son. God […]

Forget Michael Jackson. Meet Pvt. Justin Casillas

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 7, 2009 11:58 AM

“He wanted to do his part.”

#thankyouaaron: An update

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 6, 2009 02:34 PM

Some people said it was a hoax. It was most certainly not. The Seattle Times has a story on Army Private Aaron Fairbairn, who was killed by a jihadi suicide bomber on his base in eastern Afghanistan over the weekend. Read the whole account here: David Masters and his wife, Shelley, laughed in relief Friday […]

Thank you, Aaron: A U.S. soldier's sacrifice on Independence Day

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 5, 2009 02:12 AM

Got back to my hotel after a wonderful time at the Dallas Tea Party only to read of a father’s heartbreak. David M. Masters passed along devastating news on Twitter this evening that his son, Aaron, was one of two American soldiers killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan today. His message: America’s North Shore […]

Strike of the Sword

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 3, 2009 01:42 PM

Keep our Marines in your prayers as head off for the holiday weekend. Freedom is not free. Via AHN, the latest on the surge in Afghanistan: One American Marine has been killed as U.S. and Afghan forces on Friday continued their massive offensive deeper into Helmand River valley. The assault, the first major Afghan operation […]

Obama administration seeks to deny habeas-corpus for Afghan detainees

By Doug Powers  •  April 11, 2009 11:28 PM

“Irony can be so ironic sometimes…”

The Taliban flogging in Swat Valley

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 3, 2009 10:47 AM

A 17-year-old girl was publicly flogged by the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley (yes, really) after a neighbor accused her of adultery. Her brother held her down as the Muslim adultery police whipped her. A crowd stood by, watching silencing, as she screamed face down in the dirt. The stone-age sharia worshipers passed video of […]

Analysts to Obama: There are no Taliban "moderates," you nitwit

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 9, 2009 04:26 PM

“‘Moderate Taliban’ is like ‘moderate killer’. Is there such a thing?”

Honoring the heroes of Operational Detachment Alpha 3336, 3rd Special Forces Group

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 12, 2008 01:35 PM

“You can take my leg, but you can’t take my heart and you can’t take my soul. I’m a Green Beret.”

The courage of Shamsia

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 16, 2008 10:49 PM

“I’ll continue my schooling even if they try to kill me. I won’t stop going to school.” – Shamsia, 17, victim of jihadist acid attack in Kabul.

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