Donald Trump might be considered the superpower version of an Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and this particular cult did not come from nowhere, but from a land of growing extremity, a country that now, it seems, may be willing to preside over not just cities in ruin but a planet in ruin, too. Doesn’t that seem just a little extreme to you?
The Inspector General’s report shows the shambolic state of the 16.5-year military quagmire in Afghanistan, where the U.S.-led coalition has been trying to stabilize a beleaguered puppet government in the face of stubborn resistance by such groups as the Taliban.
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- The ongoing Afghan quagmire appears to be a vast funnel sucking away billions of dollars of reconstruction funds and U.S. taxpayer money with nearly no oversight or accountability, a new report by a U.S. government watchdog has warned. The audit, by the