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Who Are the Dudes and the Vipers, and Why Are They Bombing the Afghans?

The U.S. Air Force continues to bomb Afghanistan -- the civilian toll remains unknown.

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“We have no authority nor any agreements,” he said in regard to conducting operations in Iraqi airspace from the many U.S. military bases in the region. Nor, said Handy, was he aware of any ongoing negotiations about forging such an accord before the fast-approaching deadline to remove all U.S. troops from the country at the end of this year.

Nick Turse is the associate editor of and a senior editor at AlterNet. His latest book is The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan (Verso). You can follow him on Twitter @NickTurse, on Tumblr, and on Facebook

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