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.
Improving the lives of ordinary Afghans was a key tenet of counterinsurgency.
To state that there is no legal cover for U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014 is not accurate.
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.
This wrecked and ruined country cannot be rebuilt by men alone. Women account for 50 per cent of the population.
The BSA, the election as well as the national reconciliation of Afghanistan will have a heavy influence on the country's future transition.
Radio Paighame Milli, which has been operating for 11 years, broadcasts a mixture of news, cultural and religious programming.
The Afghan army has shown it can stand up to the Taliban.
A decision on a final number of troops has been delayed while the Obama administration waited for Karzai to sign an agreement he negotiated late last year.
Patients spoke of clinics without medicine or electricity and selling personal objects to pay for treatments.
I don’t think the Taliban are strong enough to sweep in and take over a unified Afghanistan. I think it’s more likely that it would break into areas of conflict,” Mcchrystral said.
Afghanistan has become America's longest war, stretching over 12 years since U.S. military forces were first sent in 2001, with well over 35ooo troops still there.
More than 100000 people died during the civil war that followed the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan in 1989, a conflict that broke largely along ethnic lines, among the Pashtuns and the smaller Tajik, Hazara and Uzbek populations.
The foregoing also explains Karzai’s belated eagerness to reach an understanding with the Taliban failing which a ferocious civil war in Afghanistan between the Taliban and the non-Taliban forces are likely to ensue after the American military withdrawal.
Yet the most important point, overlooked by the armchair generals and the mongers of doom, is that the Soviets left a government that survived for three years.
Karzai, 56, said his government will ensure "transparent and fair" elections to be held on April 5.