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UK plans ‘significant uptick’ in Afghanistan special ops – reports
28 Aug 2017 11:22

UK plans ‘significant uptick’ in Afghanistan special ops – reports

Hard on the heels of Donald Trump’s decision to wage a more aggressive war in Afghanistan, London reportedly prepares to ramp up SAS covert operations there. According to British intelligence, Afghanistan could fall to the Taliban if the US pulled out.

 
Khalilzad Says Trump Deserves High Marks For New Strategy
24 Aug 2017 15:26

Khalilzad Says Trump Deserves High Marks For New Strategy

In a newspaper article this week, Zalmay Khalilzad pointed out that Trump has acknowledged Pakistan is playing a double game.

 
Glavin: Admit it. We
10 Aug 2017 09:57

Glavin: Admit it. We've lost Afghanistan

It’s a bitter pill that Afghanistan’s ethnic minorities find themselves increasingly obliged to swallow: marginalization from the political mainstream and an upswing in suicide-bomb atrocities and massacres that the Pashtun-dominated government in Kabul stands accused of either ignoring or addressing ...

 
Security Scanners Installed At Kabul Gates
7 Aug 2017 10:36

Security Scanners Installed At Kabul Gates

Security officials said they have installed four scanners at entrances to Kabul and will install four others in the near future.

 
Swamp for Trump: Third US President vows to win 16-year Afghan War
5 Aug 2017 09:36

Swamp for Trump: Third US President vows to win 16-year Afghan War

Clearly frustrated by the Pentagon’s ineffective strategies, Donald Trump has vowed to fire some of his top generals and aggressively gain ground in Afghanistan. But will the US president be able to prevail in a ۱۶-year war where his two predecessors failed?

 
Can the US defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan?
2 Aug 2017 09:24

Can the US defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan?

Can the US defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan? Security is worsening as the Taliban continue to control large parts of the country.

 
Pentagon should declassify report on ‘child sex abuse’ by Afghan forces – govt watchdog
1 Aug 2017 15:14

Pentagon should declassify report on ‘child sex abuse’ by Afghan forces – govt watchdog

The Pentagon should declassify a report on alleged sexual abuse of children by Afghan security forces, a US government watchdog said, adding that Washington should not provide further security assistance to Kabul if there is “credible” information on the claims

 
USS Fitzgerald crash: Seven navy crew missing off Japan
17 Jun 2017 11:46

USS Fitzgerald crash: Seven navy crew missing off Japan

Seven US Navy crew members are missing after their ship collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan.

 
Gen. Keane: 10,000 to 20,000 additional troops needed in Afghanistan
17 Jun 2017 10:27

Gen. Keane: 10,000 to 20,000 additional troops needed in Afghanistan

Gen. Jack Keane, former vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, called the United States' 16-year-long involvement in Afghanistan a "disgrace" and said some 10,000 to 20,000 additional troops were needed to win the war.

 
1 May 2017 15:23

'Shockingly high' losses for Afghan forces over winter

Levels of violence generally dip in winter months, but this year Taliban carried out several major attacks, says report.

 
Former President Hamid Karzai Claims There Is No Difference Between ISIS and America
22 Apr 2017 08:40

Former President Hamid Karzai Claims There Is No Difference Between ISIS and America

Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai claimed Wednesday that the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) was a tool of the U.S. Karzai, a former ally to Washington who has become increasingly critical of U.S. foreign policy, said America’s’ two-year fight against ISIS has been “weak.”

 
Taliban violence threatens Afghan elections: HRW
16 Mar 2014 19:41

Taliban violence threatens Afghan elections: HRW

Taliban tactics of terror and intimidation only expose their fear of the ballot box and the Afghan people’s right to choose their next government.

 
Afghanistan not all chaos and uncertainty
13 Mar 2014 10:24

Afghanistan not all chaos and uncertainty

Improving the lives of ordinary Afghans was a key tenet of counterinsurgency.

 
Existing Afghan deal would cover US post-2014
12 Mar 2014 11:08

Existing Afghan deal would cover US post-2014

To state that there is no legal cover for U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014 is not accurate.

 
Standing up for Afghanistan
11 Mar 2014 18:55

Standing up for Afghanistan's besieged army

The real power and emotion of such a loss can only be understood if officials continue to promote the love and responsibility for one's nation among the people.

 
Afghanistan to replicate Sri Lanka
9 Mar 2014 11:29

President Karzai:

Afghanistan to replicate Sri Lanka's peace story

The first demand by the Afghan people is peace and complete stability in the country.

 
Why Washington doesn’t want to leave South Asia
9 Mar 2014 11:01

The Afghan Ballet:

Why Washington doesn’t want to leave South Asia

The less Karzai complied, the more Obama administration and Pentagon officials betrayed an overwhelming need to stay.

 
Competition or Cooperation in Afghanistan?
8 Mar 2014 10:16

India and Pakistan:

Competition or Cooperation in Afghanistan?

Afghanistan is the site of an intensifying Indo-Pakistan proxy war are common.

 
Female schooling success in Southeast Afghan province
6 Mar 2014 18:21

Female schooling success in Southeast Afghan province

This wrecked and ruined country cannot be rebuilt by men alone. Women account for 50 per cent of the population.

 
A pivotal year for Afghanistan
6 Mar 2014 10:49

A pivotal year for Afghanistan

The BSA, the election as well as the national reconciliation of Afghanistan will have a heavy influence on the country's future transition.