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Rich Lowry: The military vs. Marlboro

...they deserve the leeway to decide for themselves whether they want to light up or not.If they can fight ISIS, battle the Taliban, brave Ebola and respond to natural disasters around the world - and do it well and without complaint - surely they can handle...
Bob Franken: Church and state: still separate?

...oppressive interpretations of morality and vicious punishment for deviating from it. It's hyperbole to use terms like "Taliban" to describe all but a few of the most hardscrabble zealots. For a large part, in this country we take pride in honoring...
$103K for portrait of girl who was shot by Taliban

NEW YORK (AP) - A British artist's portrait of a young Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education brought in more than $100,000 at auction Wednesday.Christie's said the painting of...
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...the head of a branch of the Pakistani Taliban said his group would give up armed struggle...local Punjab chapter of the Pakistani Taliban, said in a video message that the group...move was the latest blow to the Pakistani Taliban, which last month saw several factions...
What will happen to Afghan women when the Taliban returns?

...happen to Afghan women? Will a resurgent Taliban return them to wearing burqas, withdraw...with the Afghan government and fears the Taliban could again leave women at a disadvantage...doesn't trust any agreement involving the Taliban: "I don't believe they would consider...

...prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan...S. special operations forces by the Taliban Saturday evening, local time, in an...officials said. In a statement, the Taliban said Bergdahl was handed over on the outskirts...

...following five years of captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan, he wasn't joined...Afghanistan in June 2009 and released by the Taliban on May 31 in a deal struck by the Obama administration in which five senior Taliban officials were released from detention...
Cal Thomas: Israel is not America

...of President Obama's release of five Taliban terrorists from the U.S. prison at...made. The exchange has now given the Taliban a victory that the U.S. can ill afford...resulted in America's continued bondage to Taliban extremism.Clearly the president used...

...Afghanistan - Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain Saturday, underscoring...president Afghans have known since the Taliban were ousted in the wake of the Sept...likely to be an intensified campaign by the Taliban to regain power.A security agreement...
Don't celebrate Bergdahl's release

...Bergdahl, traded for five top-level Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, recklessly...if you think the trade of five leading Taliban figures who will almost certainly find...come from Gitmo, makes us safer. The Taliban had long sought the release of its top...


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