61 dead, 200 wounded in bloody Kabul attack claimed by ISIS – Middle East – Jerusalem Post

“Two fighters from Islamic State detonated explosive belts at a gathering of Shi’ites in the city of Kabul in Afghanistan,” said a brief statement on the group’s Amaq news agency. Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday that killed at least 61 people and wounded more than 200 when it tore through a demonstration by members of the mainly Shia Hazara minority. Graphic television footage from the Continue Reading →

Proposed Army manual tells G.I.s not to insult Taliban, speak up for women | Fox News

A proposed new handbook for Americans serving in Afghanistan warns them not to speak ill about the Taliban, advocate women’s rights or criticize pedophilia, and the general in charge is not happy with it. The draft of the newest Army handbook seems to suggest that ignorance of Afghan culture is to blame for deadly attacks by Afghan soldiers against the coalition forces, according to The Wall Street Journal, which got a peek at the 75-page Continue Reading →

Heat’s on President Obama as collateral damage from Gen. David Petraeus’ two-timing hits Gen. John Allen – NY Daily News

The Pentagon has reason to be concerned. President Obama last year with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Gen. David Petraeus and Gen. John Allen. The seedy scandal surrounding Gen. David Petraeus has now imperiled his successor as commander in Afghanistan, given the U.S. military a black eye and embarrassed America on the world stage. The fallout from the shenanigans has also left President Obama with a huge headache as he tries to pull American forces out Continue Reading →

Shock and phwoar! US military rocked by spreading scandal – Americas – World – The Independent

The sex scandal that has already cost David Petraeus his job as Director of the CIA widened yesterday with confirmation that the Pentagon is investigating “inappropriate communications” between General John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, and a woman involved in the case. The FBI said it had notified the Pentagon on Sunday that General Allen was the source of between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents sent, mostly by email, to 37-year-old Jill Continue Reading →

Top US commander in Afghanistan under investigation as Petraeus scandal widens | Fox News

The rapidly unfolding scandal surrounding David Petraeus’ affair ensnared another top-ranking official overnight, with the American commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen coming under investigation for “inappropriate communications” with a woman at the heart of the controversy. A senior defense official confirmed the investigation was due to allegations of inappropriate emails between Allen and Jill Kelley, a close friend of the Petraeus family. Kelley was the woman who originally notified the FBI when she received Continue Reading →

Kessler: FBI Investigation Led to Petraeus Resignation

Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. — The resignation of David H. Petraeus as CIA director followed an FBI investigation of many months, raising the question of why he was not forced out until after the election. In his letter of resignation, Petraeus cited an extra-marital affair he had been having. “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair,” Petraeus said in his letter to Continue Reading →