Media Watch

'19Jan
29

U.S. sees contours of peace accord with Taliban to end war in Afghanistan

KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and the Taliban have sketched the outlines for an eventual peace accord to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan, a U.S. special envoy said on Monday, but there was no...
'19Jan
29

Pentagon and NATO chiefs say Taliban talks have been 'encouraging'

Top U.S. and NATO defense officials are encouraged by the recently concluded U.S. talks with the Taliban that could lead to a peace settlement in Afghanistan and the possible withdrawal of American troops. The...
'19Jan
28

US and Taliban agree in principle to framework for peace deal, US envoy says

An Afghan source close to the negotiations told CNN on Monday that while a ceasefire and US withdrawal were both discussed, neither side came to final conclusions.The source said the Taliban will not agree to a...
'19Jan
28

Sept. 11 defense lawyers threaten hearing boycott over FBI interview of paralegal

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — The attorney for Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged architect of the 9/11 plot, on Monday...
'19Jan
28

The U.S. military's lost wars

One of the finest military memoirs of any generation is Defeat Into Victory, British Field Marshal Sir William Slim’s perceptive account of World War II’s torturous Burma campaign, which ended in a resounding...
'19Jan
28

Misinformation woes could multiply with 'deepfake' videos

Paul Scharre of the Center for a New American Security looks at a "deepfake" video of former US President Barack Obama manipulated to show him speaking words from actor Jordan Peele on January 24, 2019, in...
'19Jan
26

Trans military personnel uncertain over Trump plan to restrict service

In the long term, lawyers and activists battling to ensure that transgender people can serve openly in the US military are convinced they will prevail. Short-term, they are braced for anguishing consequences if the...
'19Jan
25

Washington, DC think-tank will no longer accept funds from UAE

The Center for American Progress says it will no longer accept funding from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), days after two staffers were reportedly fired for leaking an email exchange that suggested improper...
'19Jan
25

Trump to declare national emergency

While the President’s advisers have been divided on the issue, the White House is moving forward with plans to bypass Congress and declare a national emergency over the issue of funding for the wall to keep...
'19Jan
25

'Well Done': Stone indictment details his contacts with Trump camp about Wikileaks

WASHINGTON — Well, today, it's Roger Stone's time in the barrel.The headline this morning is that Stone, the former adviser to President Donald Trump, was charged by special counsel Robert Mueller of obstruction,...

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