#Obama Has Cut Military To The Bone (Pray We’re Not Attacked) Army on ‘ragged edge’ of readiness

  WASHINGTON — An increasing workload and continuously shrinking budgets have pushed the United States Army to “the ragged edge of readiness,” Army Secretary John McHugh said Monday. McHugh, speaking at the annual convention of the Association of the United States Army, called for Congress to work together to provide the Army — and the larger military — with budget clarity as it deals with contingency and humanitarian issues across the globe and prepares for the “unseen” problems it could face in the near future.While the Army is currently funded — with a budget of about $120 billion, down from … Continue reading #Obama Has Cut Military To The Bone (Pray We’re Not Attacked) Army on ‘ragged edge’ of readiness

#Afghan forces preparing for push against #Taliban fighters in #Kunduz

KABUL, Afghanistan — Backed by at least one American airstrike, Afghan forces gathered Tuesday to begin a push to clear Taliban fighters who seized much of the northern city of Kunduz in a surprise assault on Monday. Source: Afghan forces … Continue reading #Afghan forces preparing for push against #Taliban fighters in #Kunduz

#DefenseDepartment under fire for handling of child abuse claims in #Afghanistan 

  The Defense Department is facing mounting criticism for its handling of child abuse allegations involving Afghan commanders, including revived claims that U.S. soldiers were instructed to look the other way when Afghan troops and officers were sexually abusing boys. … Continue reading #DefenseDepartment under fire for handling of child abuse claims in #Afghanistan 

#Taliban free at least 350 prisoners in attack on Afghan jail #Islam #ISIS

This was hidden farther down on the page. Top news was about the shootings……this was just slipped in because no one would read that far down (in fine print)     KABUL, Afghanistan –  More than 350 inmates escaped an … Continue reading #Taliban free at least 350 prisoners in attack on Afghan jail #Islam #ISIS