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The Detangler: The Mother of All Bombast - LA Progressive (press release) (subscription) (blog);

The Detangler: The Mother of All Bombast - LA Progressive (press release) (subscription) (blog)

LA Progressive (press release) (subscription) (blog)The Detangler: The Mother of All BombastLA Progressive (press release) (subscription) (blog)MOAB Plenty has been written on MOAB, the biggest non-nuclear weapon used by any side in any war since the end of World War II. But nobody has examined the story like we do, here. There is another dimension to this, entirely. We'll explore it in detail.and more »

The 'Mother of All Bombs' blast site is still off-limits, but here's who it may have killed - Business Insider;

The 'Mother of All Bombs' blast site is still off-limits, but here's who it may have killed - Business Insider

Business InsiderThe 'Mother of All Bombs' blast site is still off-limits, but here's who it may have killedBusiness InsiderMOAB This undated photo provided by Eglin Air Force Base shows a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, the U.S. military's largest non-nuclear bomb, which contains 11 tons of explosives. Eglin Air Force Base via AP. A week after US forces ...and more »

US troops still battling Islamic State near site of bomb strike - official - The Star Online

US troops still battling Islamic State near site of bomb strike - officialThe Star OnlineKABUL (Reuters) - U.S. troops are still battling suspected Islamic State fighters near the site where a massive bomb was dropped in eastern Afghanistan last week, a U.S. military official said on Wednesday. Nicknamed "the mother of all bombs", the GBU ...and more »

Fighting ongoing near site of US blast in Afghanistan: NATO - Yahoo News;

Fighting ongoing near site of US blast in Afghanistan: NATO - Yahoo News

Yahoo NewsFighting ongoing near site of US blast in Afghanistan: NATOYahoo NewsFighting was still ongoing Wednesday near the site in eastern Afghanistan where the US dropped a massive bomb on an Islamic State group stronghold six days ago, a NATO spokesman said. Security forces have denied access to residents and media to the ...and more »

Trump's Dangerous Blank Check - Project Syndicate;

Trump's Dangerous Blank Check - Project Syndicate

Project SyndicateTrump's Dangerous Blank CheckProject SyndicateNEW YORK – The US Department of Defense's decision to drop an 11-ton Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb over a remote Islamic State (ISIS) redoubt in Afghanistan does not reflect a coherent counterterrorism policy. As many commentators have ...and more »

Bangladeshi among militants killed in Afghanistan MOAB strikes - Dhaka Tribune;

Bangladeshi among militants killed in Afghanistan MOAB strikes - Dhaka Tribune

Dhaka TribuneBangladeshi among militants killed in Afghanistan MOAB strikesDhaka TribuneThe massive US bomb dropped on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan last week killed militant fighters from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, India, and other countries, an Afghan official said, reports a German news agency ...and more »

At Least 13 Daesh Leaders Killed in US MOAB Attack in Afghanistan - Sputnik International;

At Least 13 Daesh Leaders Killed in US MOAB Attack in Afghanistan - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalAt Least 13 Daesh Leaders Killed in US MOAB Attack in AfghanistanSputnik InternationalAt least 13 key leaders of the Daesh terrorist group were killed in last week's US airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, involving the GBU-43 bomb, media reported Wednesday citing sources in the Ministry of Defense. MOSCOW (Sputnik) ...and more »

Afghans Want More 'Mothers of All Bombs' - Foreign Policy (blog);

Afghans Want More 'Mothers of All Bombs' - Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)Afghans Want More 'Mothers of All Bombs'Foreign Policy (blog)Afghan leaders are keen to see more U.S. power on display in the battle against ISIS forces. By Ruchi KumarRuchi Kumar is a journalist in Afghanistan. April 19, 2017; facebook twitter google-plus reddit LinkedIn email. Afghans Want More 'Mothers of All ...and more »

Is Trump Taking Us to War Everywhere? - OtherWords (blog);

Is Trump Taking Us to War Everywhere? - OtherWords (blog)

OtherWords (blog)Is Trump Taking Us to War Everywhere?OtherWords (blog)No one expected Trump to be a peace president, but he seems bent on taking us to the verge of World War III. By Olivia Alperstein · olivia-alperstein. No one ever expected Donald Trump to be a peace-loving president. On the campaign trail, he endorsed ...and more »

Govt has no info on death of Indians in Afghan bombing - The Indian Express

Govt has no info on death of Indians in Afghan bombingThe Indian ExpressThere were media reports that 13 suspected Islamic State fighters from India were among the 96 militants killed when the US military dropped the non-nuclear bomb. 0. Shares. Facebook · Twitter · Google Plus · Whatsapp. By: PTI | New Delhi | Published ...and more »

MOAB: Media Obsessed About Bomb - The Journal;

MOAB: Media Obsessed About Bomb - The Journal

The JournalMOAB: Media Obsessed About BombThe JournalThey call it the “Mother Of All Bombs,” and The GBU-43/B MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Burst) certainly is a big one, but after the past few days, I've come to believe that cable-news media may not understand the concept of “hyperbole.” If you haven't ...and more »

US drops the “mother of all bombs” on cave complex in Afghanistan - WSU Guardian;

US drops the “mother of all bombs” on cave complex in Afghanistan - WSU Guardian

WSU GuardianUS drops the “mother of all bombs” on cave complex in AfghanistanWSU GuardianOn Thursday, April 13, the United States dropped the “mother of all bombs” on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan. This so-called “mother of all bombs” is the most powerful conventional non-nuclear bomb in the American arsenal and it's so huge ...and more »

No information about death of Indian in US` MOAB attack on ISIS target in Afghanistan: Govt official - Zee News;

No information about death of Indian in US` MOAB attack on ISIS target in Afghanistan: Govt official - Zee News

Zee NewsNo information about death of Indian in US` MOAB attack on ISIS target in Afghanistan: Govt officialZee NewsA government official on Wednesday said there was no information about death of any Indian in the April 13 bombing by the US on an ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan. . By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 20:04. Comment. 0.and more »

13 Indian Daesh Terrorists Suspected Dead in US Bombing in Afghanistan - Sputnik International;

13 Indian Daesh Terrorists Suspected Dead in US Bombing in Afghanistan - Sputnik International

Sputnik International13 Indian Daesh Terrorists Suspected Dead in US Bombing in AfghanistanSputnik InternationalThe Mother of All Bombs attack by the United States in Afghanistan killed 13 Daesh fighters from India. The bomb attack was carried out in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan last week. The estimated death toll amounted to 96 people, according to local ...and more »

Government has no info on death of Indians in Afghan bombing - Economic Times;

Government has no info on death of Indians in Afghan bombing - Economic Times

Economic TimesGovernment has no info on death of Indians in Afghan bombingEconomic TimesNEW DELHI: The government has no information about the death of any Indian when the US dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb in an ISIS stronghold in Aghanistan. A top Home Ministry official said the central government has received no ...and more »

Security forces deny access to site of US blast in Afghanistan - Independent;

Security forces deny access to site of US blast in Afghanistan - Independent

IndependentSecurity forces deny access to site of US blast in AfghanistanIndependentJalalabad, Afghanistan | AFP | Security forceswere still blocking accessWednesday to the site in eastern Afghanistan where the US dropped a massive bomb on an Islamic State group stronghold six days ago. The US military dropped its GBU-43/B Massive ...and more »

Using MOAB can exert positive but limited effects on the Afghan peace process - Global Times

Using MOAB can exert positive but limited effects on the Afghan peace processGlobal TimesOn April 13, the US military dropped "Mother of All Bombs" on an Islamic State (IS) cave complex in Achin District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) is a large-yield bomb touted as the most powerful ...and more »

MOAB: The Grotesque Game of Good Bombs v Bad Bombs - Sputnik International;

MOAB: The Grotesque Game of Good Bombs v Bad Bombs - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalMOAB: The Grotesque Game of Good Bombs v Bad BombsSputnik InternationalThe Mother of all Bombs (MOAB), dropped by the US in Afghanistan, tells us everything about a culture that views the world through the morally indefensible prism of good Western bombs versus bad non-Western bombs. Thus we had the gushing Western ...and more »

13 Indian IS terrorists reportedly killed in US bombing in Afghanistan - The American Bazaar;

13 Indian IS terrorists reportedly killed in US bombing in Afghanistan - The American Bazaar

The American Bazaar13 Indian IS terrorists reportedly killed in US bombing in AfghanistanThe American BazaarThirteen Indians among terrorists were killed in the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) attack by the US military in Afghanistan last week, reported an Afghan news agency. The news agency Pajhwok reported that an unarmed security official confirmed the ...and more »

Massive Bomb In Afghanistan Killed Uzbeks, Tajiks, Russians, Pakistanis - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty;

Massive Bomb In Afghanistan Killed Uzbeks, Tajiks, Russians, Pakistanis - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyMassive Bomb In Afghanistan Killed Uzbeks, Tajiks, Russians, PakistanisRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyThe massive U.S. bomb dropped on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan last week killed militant fighters from Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, India, and other countries, an Afghan official said. "Most militants killed in the attack ...and more »