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British Sniper In Afghanistan Kills Six Taliban With One Bullet

Sniper with L115 A3 Rifle

” A British sniper in Afghanistan killed six insurgents with a single bullet after hitting the trigger switch of a suicide bomber whose device then exploded, The Telegraph has learnt.
  The 20-year-old marksman, a Lance Corporal in the Coldstream Guards, hit his target from 930 yards (850 metres) away, killing the suicide bomber and five others around him caught in the blast.
  The incident in Kakaran in southern Afghanistan happened in December but has only now been disclosed as Britain moves towards the withdrawal of all combat soldiers by the end of the year.”       L115A3.A2X0

” It is understood the L/Cpl was using an L115A3 gun, the Army’s most powerful sniper weapon.”

” Lt Col Richard Slack, commanding officer of 9/12 Royal Lancers, said the unnamed sharpshooter prevented a major attack by the Taliban, as a second suicide vest packed with 20kg (44lbs) of explosives was found nearby.
  The same sniper, with his first shot on the tour of duty, killed a Taliban machine-gunner from 1,465 yards (1,340m).”
Read more at The Telegraph and see below for some background on the L115A3 rifle deployed by the Coldstream Guards .

L115A3 Long Range Rifle

” The L115A3 long range rifle is a bolt-action sniper rifle that is chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum. The L115A3 was introduced as part of the Sniper System Improvement Programme (SSIP), with the first weapons being fielded by 16 Air Assault Brigade in Helmand in 2008. It largely replaces the L96 and L115A1 sniper rifles previously fielded by UK forces. The L115A3 is manufactured by Accuracy International. Among its features are:

  • chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum (8.59mm) with an effective range of +1,100 meters
  • stainless steel, fluted, 686mm barrel
  • Schmidt & Bender 5-25×56 PM II day scope with 25x magnification.
  • Sniper Thermal Imaging Capability (STIC) night scope mounted forward of the day scope allows for target acquisition at night / low-light conditions
  • The weapon can be fitted with a suppressor in order to reduce muzzle flash and noise signature.
  • The stock folds which makes the weapon easier to carry in a backpack.
  • Adjustable cheek-pieces, a stabilizing monopod and an adjustable bipod for improved shooting ergonomics
  • 5-round box magazine “
           For those of you long-range shooters who are drooling over the prospect of adding the “finest .338 sniper rifle in the world” to your collection be prepared to plunk down $35k or more if you can find one . Sure would be a nice addition to anyone’s safe .
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Taliban Gunmen Kill 9 In Luxury Kabul Hotel, Shooting Children In The Head

 

 

 

” The luxury hotel was considered one of the safest spots in the Afghan capital Kabul. Yet, four gunmen walked in, made their way to the restaurant, pulled out hidden pistols and started shooting diners, officials said Friday. They killed nine people, including shooting an AFP journalist, his wife and two children in the head.

  The shooting spree Thursday evening at the Serena Hotel was the latest in a series of high-profile attacks by the Taliban and allied militants as they step up a campaign of violence, vowing to disrupt the April 5 national elections.

  Claiming responsibility for the attack, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said it shows that “our people, if they decide to attack any place, they can do it.”

  The attack was particularly bold because the Serena Hotel was seen as one of the best-protected sites for civilians in the capital. Sheltered behind a non-descript wall, entrants must pass through a security room at the gate where they go through a metal detector and bags are put through an X-ray machine. It is popular among foreigners — both visitors and residents, who would often come for brunch or dinner.

  The attackers hid their small pistols and ammunition in their shoes and socks, Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said — but it was not clear how the weapons went undetected.”

 

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See A Man Return Home From The Army To Find Out His Wife Secretly Lost 100 Pounds

 

 

Before …

 

 

” High school sweethearts Misty and Larry Schaffer had been married since 2008, and Larry never once mentioned Misty’s weight.

  But when Larry, an Army specialist, was deployed for a year to Afghanistan in 2012, Misty decided to give him a big surprise: She went on a secret yearlong diet.”

 

 

After …

 

 

 

 

 

See all the details at Buzzfeed 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Behenna Spending His First Weekend Home

 

 

Michael Behenna

 

” A local solider is spending his first weekend at home with family in a very long time. Former Army First Lt. Michael Behenna served five years for killing an Al-Qaeda operative in Afghanistan. Tonight, he is a free man after being paroled.

  The Behenna family was there waiting when Michael was released from Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Friday. News 9 was there when he returned home to Edmond.

  Vicki Behenna has been fighting for her son’s release. Michael is home now after serving time for killing Ali Mansur. Behenna says he killed Mansur out of self-defense during questioning, saying Mansur reached for his gun.

  The military court found Behenna guilty of unpremeditated murder in a combat zone. After serving a third of his reduced sentence, Behenna was released on parole.”

 

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Swedish Marines’ Parody Of ‘Greased Lightning’ Goes Viral

 

 

” A bunch of Swedish marines based in Afghanistan decided to make a parody video of the famous “Greased Lightning” song from the 1978 movie “Grease.” They never expected it to go viral but, of course, it did.

 
  Thanks to a contributor on Reddit, shortly after the video was uploaded to YouTube over the weekend, it went viral. By Sunday, the video had received over half a million hits and was mentioned in the media worldwide.

  Boris Zelada directed the video, which shows around a dozen Swedish marines, lip syncing and dancing to the classic song. The only difference was, instead of John Travolta and a whole load of snazzy cars, the video offers army vehicles and guys in camo gear. “

Read on at Digital Journal

Obama Regime Orders U.S. Troops In Afghanistan To Carry Weapons With No Bullets!

 

 

 

 

” First they want to give medals for “courageous restraint.” Now they want to tie both hands behinds our soldiers’ backs. This isn’t suicide, it’s negligent homicide, in my book.

  Commanders have ordered a U.S. military unit in Afghanistan to patrol with unloaded weapons, according to a source in Afghanistan. American soldiers in at least one unit have been ordered to conduct patrols without a round chambered in their weapons, an anonymous source stationed at a forward operating base in Afghanistan said in an interview.

“The idea that any combat unit would conduct any operation, including patrolling and even manning a security post—in which direct action may or may not take place—and not having weapons loaded, borders on being criminally negligent in my opinion,” says Lt. Col. W. Thomas Smith Jr., a recognized expert on terrorism and military issues. “This is nothing more than infusing politically correct restrictions into already overly restrictive rules of engagement. And this PC nonsense is going to get people killed.” “

 

Remember , an unloaded rifle is just a very expensive club . Read more at Bare Naked Islam .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Best (And Worst) War Movies Of All Time

 

” War movies have been around as long as cinema has existed. There is something about the horror, bravery, tragedy, and excitement of combat that has inspires filmmakers and put butts in the seats. By our thinking, a good war movie says something specific to the conflict it purports to represent. Historical accuracy is also a plus, but it’s easy to forgive some errors in the face of a good plot or overall effectiveness of a film. We limited our list to conflicts in which the U.S. fought, and we skipped a few, such as Kosovo or Grenada, that didn’t inspire many films. Of course, let us know what movies we’re missing.”

 

 

Worst Korean War Movie: MASH (1970)

” There are not many movies about the Korean War. So it’s annoying that perhaps the most famous one doesn’t actually focus on the conflict. MASH riffs on Vietnam while setting the battlefield hospital in Korea. The helicopter, introduced in Korea as a way to get casualties to hospitals, became an icon of the Vietnam War. The tales of cynical, world-weary doctors who misbehave, save lives, and gripe about the folly of war were comments on the war of the time, not the Korean conflict. The movie is much better than the TV show, though, and has an intriguing mix of comedy and bloody surgery. But these positives do not make MASH a great war movie or even a great antiwar movie. Its attitude and willingness to shock the establishment feel stuck in its time.”
See the best & worst movies of all US conflicts here … See how their choices stack up against yours 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Our Fifteen Thousandth Post

The real men of Operation Red Wing

 

 

” I saw Lone Survivor today. I wept. I’m a female, I can do that sort of thing in public.

Here’s why I wept.

  In the first few minutes of the film, watching the Navy SEALS train, I turned to my friends and said what a travesty it would be if the physical requirements were ever adjusted downwards to accommodate women – or anyone who could not meet them for that matter, regardless of gender or orientation. These men, these warriors, are elite for a reason. They are capable of doing things very few can. That’s the way we want and need them to be.

  But most of all, I wept in anger. I am overcome with rage at the elected politicians who have never served their country in uniform, never seen battle and yet make decisions that affect the life and death of their fellow citizens.

  I am so angry that our rules of engagement, made in courtrooms by people whose personal agenda has nothing to do with victory, restrict the ability of our military to do the thing we send them into battle to do: fight. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolly Birds Of The Hindu Kush

 

 

 

 

” A few weeks back, I wrote:

  At this point, Americans sigh wearily and shrug, “Afghanistan, the graveyard of empire,” or sneer, “If they want to live in a seventh-century s***hole, f*** ‘em.” But neither assertion is true. Do five minutes’ googling, and you’ll find images from the Sixties and early Seventies of women in skirts above the knee listening to the latest Beatles releases in Kabul record stores.

  Dangerous Minds has now assembled a collection of these photographs – not just Kabul coeds and teenyboppers but scientific researchers, too – from the Seventies, Sixties and Fifties, and they’re well worth taking a look at, if only to understand the totality of our failure there.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tonight On ‘The Kelly File’: Marcus Luttrell Responds To Left’s Criticism Of ‘Lone Survivor’

 

 

 

” Some on the left are criticizing Lone Survivor, dismissing it as “war propaganda.” 

Earlier today, the mother of one of the three fallen Navy SEALs responded on Fox and Friends.

Tonight on The Kelly File, don’t miss the response from the real-life “Lone Survivor”Marcus Luttrell.”

 

 

Below is the interview with Matthew Axelson’s mother Donna , from Fox and Friends . You can read the accompanying article here .

 

 

Donna Axelson Interview

 

 

 

Here is an excerpt .

 

” Later in the interview, Steve Doocy asked for her opinion on some criticism of the movie, with some on the left characterizing it as “war propaganda.” 

” Hogwash. Marcus [Luttrell] has been very careful about not bringing politics into this at all. This is just a story about what our military men do. Because as an all-volunteer military, these are men and women who want to do this, who believe in America and want to protect us from additional 9/11 kinds of attacks. It has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with the courage and bravery of our military men and women,” she said.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell Opens Up About The Film Adaptation Of His Bestselling Book Lone Survivor

Marcul Lutrell Blaze

” On tonight’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn welcomed his good friend, former Navy SEAL and author Marcus Luttrell and his wife Melanie for an emotional conversation about his bestselling book and now critically acclaimed film Lone Survivor. Glenn, who attended the premiere of the film with Marcus, has called it the greatest war film he has ever seen.

  While Hollywood is certainly not known for being a pro-military community, the movie adaptation of Lone Survivor offers a very real look into the tragic story of Operation Redwing. A mission that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

  Having authored the book, Marcus served as a consultant throughout the production process, getting to know the cast and crew very well and enlightening them to the realities of the situation. Glenn asked Marcus to describe that process.”

There is more here including more videos and this interview may also be of interest .

Web Exclusive: TheBlaze Breathing Room With Marcus Luttrell

    We saw “Lone Survivor” in a packed theater last night and all we can say is SEE IT !!! And while we are at it do not forget the story of Lt Michael Murphy as told in “Murph The Protector” .

 

Marcus Luttrell Talks ‘Lone Survivor’

 

 

Marcus Luttrell

 

 

 

” There’s no way a whirlwind of movie screenings, press conferences and interviews in Manhattan five-star hotels ever entered Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s mind during the five days he struggled to survive during Operation Redwing in 2005. He wrote a memoir in tribute to his fallen comrades (Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10that became a bestseller and that book is now a movie (Lone Survivor) that stars Mark Wahlberg as Luttrell.

  Luttrell seems like he’s treating this entire process as a continuation of Operation Redwing, that getting the story out about the men who died is a necessary step to completing the mission. He spent a lot of time on set during filming of the movie and now he’s traveling around the world to promote the film. We had a chance to speak with him one-on-one and he talked about his decision to write a book, the experience of working with director Peter Berg and how realistic they tried to be in portraying the mission.”

 

Lone Survivor” opens nationwide on January 10th . Read more at Military.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Know What I Love?

 

Rachel went from this :

 

 

 

 

” I love it when I see a story about a chick who’s a good role model for young girls.  One who’s not naked on a wrecking ball and licking a mallet like an idiot.” 

 

 

To this :

 

 

 

 

” Take Rachel Washburn, age 25, a Philadelphia Eagles former cheerleader:

  Rachel was an Eagles cheerleader from 2007 to 2009 while she was also a student at Drexel University.  She graduated, joined the Army, did paratrooper training, and has now served two tours in Afghanistan as an Army intelligence officer.  “She’s a 1st lieutenant based out of Fort Stewart, Ga., served as part of a Cultural Support Team designed to attach women to existing special ops units with the express purpose of relating more effectively to local women.”

 

 

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Onboard Footage Of An RAF Drone Unleashing Hell On Taliban

 

 

Drone's Eye View

 

 

 

” RAF Pilot Unleashes Hell on Taliban From The Comfort in Lincolnshire First Glimpse Inside Drone HQ

  Sitting before a bank of flickering computer screens and controls, the RAF pilot flies a drone in the skies above Afghanistan.

  But the airman is not operating the £10million Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from the warzone — or even the US.

  Instead, he is 8,000 miles away in a hi-tech control hub in a remote part of East Anglia — poised to order the controversial robot to carry out airstrikes using its fearsome array of Hellfire missiles and laser-guided bombs.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shades Of Vietnam: Spike In U.S. Troop Deaths Tied To Stricter Rules Of Engagement

 

 

 

” The number of U.S. battlefield fatalities exceeded the rate at which troop strength surged in 2009 and 2010, prompting national security analysts to assert that coinciding stricter rules of engagement led to more deaths.

  A connection between the sharp increase in American deaths and restrictive rules of engagement is difficult to confirm. More deaths surely stemmed from ramped-up counterterrorism raids and the Taliban’s response with more homemade bombs, the No. 1 killer of NATO forces in Afghanistan.

  But it is clear that the rules of engagement, which restrain troops from firing in order to spare civilian casualties, cut back on airstrikes and artillery strikes — the types of support that protect troops during raids and ambushes.

In Afghanistan, the [rules of engagement] that were put in place in 2009 and 2010 have created hesitation and confusion for our war fighters,” said Wayne Simmons, a retired U.S. intelligence officer who worked in NATO headquarters in Kabul as the rules took effect, first under Army Gen. Stanley M. McChrystal, then Army Gen. David H. Petraeus.

It is no accident nor a coincidence that from January 2009 to August of 2010, coinciding with the Obama/McChrystal radical change of the [rules of engagement], casualties more than doubled,” Mr. Simmons said. “The carnage will certainly continue as the already fragile and ineffective [rules] have been further weakened by the Obama administration as if they were playground rules.” “

 

 

    The two graphs below offer a stark picture of the Obama administration’s record in Afghanistan . While President “Peace Prize” immediately instituted a troop surge and over the course of his first two years in office more than doubled the amount of boots on the ground , he simultaneously tied the troops hands with prohibitive rules of engagement thus insuring a huge increase in troop deaths

    It’s the same old Democratic story that we witnessed with the Clinton presidency … the desire to seem tough and responsive in the defense of our country without taking the political risk of losing troops . Think Mogadishu ROE and the cruise missile strikes against aspirin factories in Sudan and empty mountaintops in Afghanistan .

 

 

 

   After doubling the troop deployment from 2008 to 2010 and then instituting the very restrictive ROE for the coalition troops it is no wonder that troop fatalities rose dramatically .

 

 

 

 

   The above graph shows that while US troop deaths are finally declining that is more a result of less aggressive soldiering and less patrolling than it is due to more effective rules of engagement .

    While the Obama administration makes a great showing of being sensitive to “collateral damage” in Afghanistan as a reason for the more dangerous , to our troops anyway , rules of engagement it shows no such concern for the deaths of innocents when it comes to the use of drones to do it’s killing

    While increasing amounts of American soldiers were dying in order to spare the lives of non-combatants in Afghanistan Obama had no problem with the killing in indiscriminate fashion of civilians across Africa and the near east through it’s use of drones as the below table ably demonstrates .

 

 

 

 

 

   Peace loving” Obama has taken the strikes and targeted killings to astronomical heights as compared to that “war mongering” ex-president Bush killing nearly five times as many victims in less time .

 

 

 

 

 

    For more on Obama’s drone strike policy and to see where and when the strikes are taking place you can go here and here and here . This is not a record the “Land Of The Free And The Home Of The Brave” should be proud of .

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Art of War!

 

 

Published on Nov 29, 2013

” War and art have been interlinked since the dawn of time, and the war in Afghanistan is no different. War artist Anna Redwood visits the 7th Armoured Brigade, also known as ‘The Desert Rats’ in Camp Bastion. Her mission, along with metalsmiths from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, is to build a giant ten-foot-tall rat out of old armoured vehicle parts.”

TomCruise - My Job’s As Hard As Fighting In Afghanistan

” Tom Cruise not only thinks he trains harder than Olympic athletes, he believes his job as a professional actor is as grueling as fighting the war in Afghanistan — this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

As we reported, Cruise recently sat for a deposition in his $50 million libel suit against a magazine publisher that claimed he abandoned daughter Suri — and his quotes are GOLD. 

First, the Middle East — Tom says his location shoots are just like serving a tour in Afghanistan, “That’s what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal.” “

   Celebrity arrogance is boundless . This is what happens to people when they are provided with a life of great luxury , comfort and ease without actually doing anything of merit .

British Soldier Posed For Photo With Afghan Policeman Who Shot Him Dead Moments Later

 

Corporal Brent McCarthy of McCarthy with a rogue Afghan policemen suspected of shooting dead him and L/Cpl Lee Davies, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards

 

 

” This is jihad. This photo best illustrates the fanatasist policies of the Obama Administration and the West at large. The joke is on us. But it is the families of the victims that pay the ultimate price.

Pictured with the man who shot him dead moments later: RAF policeman grins alongside rogue Afghan policeman who opened fire on him and comrade Daily Mail November 5, 2013

An unwitting British soldier who posed for a photograph with a rogue Afghan policeman was shot dead by him seconds later.

Corporal Brent McCarthy, 25, is pictured with a member of the Afghan Uniformed Police just moments before the shooting.

After the snap was taken the gunman and another accomplice turned their weapons on the RAF policeman.”

 

From Pamela Geller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks To RightWingArt

 

 

 

 

 

    Afghan combat deaths increase nearly 5 fold during President Peace Prize’s administration , and yet the security situation in-country has deteriorated enormously .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Invisible’ Insect-Sized Drones May Soon Be Used By The U.S. Army

 

 

 

 

” Clocking in at a tiny eight-inches long and 2.1 ounces light, the PD-100 Black Hornet, was previously a mere prototype back in 2009, developed by Norwegian company Prox Dynamics AS. It has already been put to work by British infantrymen in Afghanistan, scouting possible routes for enemy ambushes or secretively flying over enemy compound walls for a look inside. The pocket-sized drones, which were unveiled at the Association of the U.S. Army Expo for the first time last week, are meant for a soldier’s personal use, not unlike a walkie talkie, and is similarly easy to operate.

Since the Black Hornet isn’t equipped with infrared abilities, it’s most suited for full daytime reconnaissance missions. The U.S. Army has purchased two Black Hornets, most likely for testing, while the British military already has 324 of the tiny spies waiting in the wings. In the meantime, Prox Dynamics AS is currently working on adding additional sensors and tweaking the drone for the ultimate stealth insect.”

 

 

    This is an amazing leap in technology and one that is surely a welcome addition to the combat soldier’s kit , however , it demonstrates very vividly the need for a comprehensive review of and codification of the legalities of drone use on the domestic front . The potential for abuse by law enforcement of this nearly invisible spy is huge and considering that not a day goes by without us having some story of law enforcement thuggery to report , we most definitely cannot TRUST the State to do the right thing merely because they are the State .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silk Road Jewel Reveals More Of Its Treasures

 

 

 

” I have returned 12 years later with Afghan and French archaeologists to tour some of the oldest, most magnificent and historically significant sites in the world – sites that are shedding light not only on Afghanistan’s past, but on the development of human civilisation, from India to China and beyond.

The Bactrian plain is the treasure house of Afghanistan’s secret history. Across this desert, Alexander the Great marched his army, killed the king of Balkh and married his beautiful daughter, Roxanne. Some 1,500 years later, Genghis Khan swept through and destroyed teeming cities that were melting pots of diversity.

The philosopher Zoroaster, founder of the first monotheistic religion 3,500 years ago, lived and possibly died here. Rumi, the 13th Century poet who wrote in Persian, was born in Balkh – and is also, some Afghans like to think, buried here.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Wait Ends This Week As Swenson Receives Medal of Honor

 

 

” It’s sadly fitting that William Swenson’s Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House on Tuesday has been overshadowed by the government shutdown and the looming debt ceiling crisis.

That’s because Swenson’s heroism at the Battle of Ganjgal in September 2009 has already been overshadowed by the mistakes of his superiors and bureaucratic delays. The former soldier waited more than four years for his recognition, much to the chagrin of his friends and military advocates.”

 

 

 

 

” Swenson, who left the Army in 2011, is the sixth living Medal of Honor recipient for action in Afghanistan, and the second for that fight in the Ganjgal Valley. Former Marine Dakota Meyer was awarded the medal two years ago for his part of that fight, dodging gunfire in another part of the steep terrain before meeting up with Swenson for the final push against the enemy.”

 

 

 

 

” Swenson declined media interviews in the lead-up to the White House ceremony and has been mostly silent since the battle. In an Army release, he called the medal an honor for “those I served with” and “my family and my teammates.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US Marine Generals Removed Over Taliban Attack

 

 

 

 

” In a rare move, the highest-ranking Marine forced two generals into retirement Monday after concluding they should be held to account for failing to secure a base in Afghanistan against a Taliban attack that killed two U.S. soldiers.

Gen. James Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, said in announcing his decision that Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus and Maj. Gen. Gregg A. Sturdevant “did not take adequate force protection measures” at Camp Bastion, an airfield in southwestern Afghanistan that was the Taliban target.

The Sept. 14, 2012 attack caught the Marines by surprise and resulted in the deaths of Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible and Sgt. Bradley W. Atwell. Six Marine Harrier fighter jets were destroyed by the attackers and others were badly damaged.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll Finds People Think The U.S. Has No Obligation To Punish Countries For WMD Use

 

 

” Americans are far more worried that military strikes against Syria will drag the nation further into that country’s civil war than the possibility that staying away will embolden despots in other nations to deploy weapons of mass destruction.

That’s the finding of the latest United Technologies/National JournalCongressional Connection Poll, which also found that fewer than two in five Americans believe the United States has an obligation to punish foreign governments that deploy weapons of mass destruction to kill civilians.

Taken together, the results show a nation wary of further entanglements 12 years removed from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and after the prolonged military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The survey also shows that Republicans, long the nation’s more hawkish party, are now among those most skittish of further interventions abroad.

That can be partly explained away by the fact that President Obama, a Democrat, is leading the current call for strikes against Syria. But it is also evidence that the libertarian, noninterventionist wing within the GOP is growing at the grassroots level. It is tension likely to play out in the 2016 Republican presidential primary.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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