Kevin Norris

7 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Follower | @kevpnorris | Keep up with Kevin Norris on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Kevin Norris”

As Afghan Troops Take The Lead, They Take More Casualties

The Taliban have been waging a particularly bloody offensive this year now that Afghan government forces are in charge of security. The result: Afghan army and police are suffering record numbers of casualties — far more than NATO ever did at the height of its troop presence in Afghanistan.<p>So even …

Shutdown: The right's new litmus test

In 2010, a candidate’s stance on the Wall Street bailout was the litmus test that separated real conservatives from RINOs, or Republicans in Name Only.<p>This spring, it was comprehensive immigration reform. Anyone who supports it, the reaction on the right went, should be viewed with suspicion at …

Syria conflict: Assad hints at Germany mediation role

<b>Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has raised the possibility of Germany acting as a mediator to try to end his country's 30-month-long civil war.</b><p>Speaking to Germany's Der Spiegel magazine, Mr Assad said he "would be delighted if envoys came from Germany".<p>But he stressed that Damascus would not …

Middle East

Congo's Conflict Minerals Fund Rebels' Brutal War, Use Of Child Soldiers In Sub-Saharan Africa (PHOTOS)

The computer or tablet on which you're reading this post is more likely than not shrouded in blood.<p>You see, diamonds aren't the only minerals at the heart of violent conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa. In the October issue of National Geographic, reporter Jeffrey Gettleman and photographer Marcus …