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Afghanistan: What’s the cost of 20 years of war?

America’s longest war, which began shortly after 9/11 and lasted more than two decades, killed tens of thousands, dogged four presidents and was ultimately unwinnable despite the staggering cost in dollars and even greater cost in human lives.  Joe Biden’s promise to withdraw all American forces from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 ... Read more

Afghan Women’s Rights After The Taliban: An Historical Analysis

The Taliban has a history of reinforcing the Shariah and asking for women to obey Islamic rules and laws. This begs the question of women’s status and freedom following the movement’s recent takeover. History of Afghan Women’s Rights Although international forces are still present in Afghanistan, the return of the Taliban in the heart of ... Read more

Afghanistan: Who Are The Leaders To Come?

In response to the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, the US intervened militarily quickly, removing the Taliban and vowing to support democracy and eliminate the threat. Two decades later, foreign forces are pulling out of Afghanistan as quickly as they were drawn in. With NATO’s support and Obama’s “troop surge” in 2009, the ... Read more
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Michael joins the SniperCountry family

Welcome Mike Helms – a firearm historian and esteemed Smith & Wesson collector! Sniper Country is delighted to introduce our latest writer to our core team, Michael (Mike) Helms.  We find that Mikes are especially good at writing about firearms… Michael is a firearms historian and handgun shooting enthusiast with almost 20 years of experience ... Read more

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