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The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan was unavoidable

Benjamin Joffe August 29, 2021
Since the outset of the conflict, the United States has spent $113 billion dollars training and equipping the Afghan National Army in preparation for them to westernize and democratize Afghanistan once U.S presence ends.  
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A conversation with composer Simon Taufique on “The Interpreters”

Melissa Azofeifa November 10, 2019
"The Interpreters” is a documentary that follows the lives of three interpreters in Afghanistan and Iraq. Phillip Morris, Malik and Mujtaba represent over 50,000 local interpreters who helped U.S. soldiers on the ground communicate with locals and gather intel.
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“The Breadwinner” film brings a powerful story to the Wang Center

Lajiere Blake October 21, 2019
The art of storytelling and animation is captured beautifully in “The Breadwinner.” Based on the novel of the same name by Deborah Ellis, the film does a great job of hooking viewers in from the very start.
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Sept. 11 had a bigger impact than you think

Mike Adams September 11, 2018
We need to recognize the common denominator of pain that day, wrought from the innocent in nearly every corner of the Earth, if we are ever to truly heal.
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An American flag waving. Typically devotion and patriotism go hand in hand, but they can also lead to issues and arguments. PUBLIC DOMAIN

VESO empowers student veterans, spreads awareness among civilians

Anna Correa May 3, 2018
The Veteran Students Organization (VESO) is a group dedicated to uniting veteran students with each other and the campus community, bringing awareness to social issues and difficulties that concern veterans during their college careers and post-service lives.
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Journalist David Rohde discusses Taliban kidnapping and escape

Journalist David Rohde discusses Taliban kidnapping and escape

Mike Adams February 25, 2018
Rohde was smuggled under a sheet in the car on a three-day journey to a Taliban base in Pakistan.
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Pulitzer-winning war correspondent talks Syria, covering conflicts

Mike Adams March 31, 2017
When asked what the United States could do to make a difference in Syria, Gutman pointed to the lessons of Afghanistan, stressing that the answer is far from simple.
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Immigration lawyers educate students on Muslim travel ban

Jill Ryan February 2, 2017
The State Department has stated visas from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen will be revoked.
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Stony Brook Alumnus Spotlight: Momina Mustehsan

Thomas James December 4, 2016
Momina Mustehsan is a Stony Brook alumnus whose musical talent has been recognized from the United States to Pakistan.
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Stony Brook professor James Klurfeld of the School of Journalism, right, served as the moderator for the annual Great Debate on Dec. 3rd, 2015, with this years topic on the growing threat of the Islamic State. CHRISTOPHER CAMERON/THE STATESMAN

Great Debates tackles US strategy against Islamic State

Jessica Chin December 6, 2015
Two teams debated about how to defeat monsters Thursday afternoon at the Humanities Institute — the monsters to which they referred being ISIS and extremism.
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Stony Brook honors those who served with Veterans Day ceremony

Stony Brook honors those who served with Veterans Day ceremony

Rebecca Liebson November 5, 2015
In anticipation of Veterans Day, the Office of Veterans Affairs, in cooperation with the Veteran Student Organization, held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday.
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Members of the Honor Guard line up prior to the start of the U.S. Army Chief of Staff change of responsibility ceremony, meanwhile, a former Green Beret was discharged for doing the responsible thing and stopping an Afghan Police Officer from raping a child. Photo Credit: Cherie A. Thurlby. (Released)

Why does standing up to child rape in the Army get you discharged?

Jonathon Kline October 6, 2015
A former Green Beret was involuntarily separated from the U.S. Army last month after he physically assaulted a Afghan Local Police commander who was raping a child for weeks.
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