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Afghan Corruption

Operation Omari: The Taliban & Afghanistan's Vicious Cycle of Violence

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 04.14.2016 | Home
Abdullah Sharif

The Afghan Taliban just announced the launch of a spring offensive against the National Unity Government. This spring offensive, dubbed "Operation Omari," is named to honor the late Taliban leader Mullah Omar who died in 2013, but whose death was kept a secret until last year.

The Great Afghan Corruption Scam

Dilip Hiro | Posted 06.02.2013 | Home
Dilip Hiro

Between 2005 and 2007, when American combat forces in Afghanistan doubled, the Pentagon's budget for the Afghan War leaped from $17.2 billion to $34.9 billion annually. In this period, opportunities for corruption rose exponentially.

David Wood

'We're Not Gonna Walk Backward': Panetta On Our Future In Afghanistan | David Wood | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Starting Sunday, tens of thousands of troops from the 10th Mountain, 101st Airborne and the 1st Armored Divisions will begin boarding ai...

Karzai Asks Us to Leave (Most of) Afghanistan, and We Should Listen

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.15.2012 | Home
Mitchell Bard

What happens next is up to the Afghan people, not us. The country's president has asked us to leave. If he doesn't want us there, we shouldn't be there. In fact, we should beat Karzai's timetable and get most of our troops out of Afghanistan as soon as is safe and practical.

Karzai Asserts Control Over U.S.-Backed Anticorruption Units

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Upset by the recent arrest of a key adviser accused of taking a bribe, Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday sought to have...

Afghan Corruption Czar Is "Dead Meat" If He Pursues Top Graft

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When Afghan President Hamid Karzai was in Washington last month, President Obama and his aides repeatedly maintained that the Afghan leader was making...

The Obama-Karzai Summit: A Whole Lotta Nuthin'

Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Doug Sarro

The much-heralded four-day visit by Afghan President Hamid Karzai to the United States was a bust. Far from a new beginning, all this week's Obama-Karzai summit delivered was more of the same: renewed American commitments repaid with empty rhetoric from the Afghan president.


Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nick Mills

Even as the United States has ramped up its military presence in Afghanistan with the Obama Surge, other forces are poised to withdraw: the Dutch and...

Corruption Investigation Targets Afghan Ministers

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Two Afghan cabinet ministers are under investigation for alleged corruption, the attorney general's office has said....

Hamid Karzai Responds To Corruption Allegations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In an interview due to be broadcast tonight on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Margaret Warner talks exclusively to Afghan President Hamid Karzai about ...

Afghan Poppy Palace Photo Tour

True/Slant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Here in Kabul, the poor live in unimaginably squalid conditions and the rich live like kings. Kings in very ugly castles. We call them Poppy Palaces ...