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Eugene Mulero

Watchdog: 'We Don't Even Know What We Spend' On Afghanistan Reconstruction

HuffingtonPost.com | Eugene Mulero | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top watchdog in Afghanistan said Thursday that the U.S. is potentially paying the salaries of nonexistent Afghan police officers, du...

How to Win in Afghanistan: Part 2 -- Adequately Train the Afghan Security Forces

Matt Zeller | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Matt Zeller

Without strong and effective Afghan security forces, the Karzai government will not stand a chance against a resurgent Taliban.

The End of the Afghan War?

Matt Zeller | Posted 11.18.2012 | World
Matt Zeller

If the ANSF were an American football team, ISAF just announced that they will cease training the players (most of whom have never played football) and focus entirely on training the coaching staff, with the expectation that the team will win the Superbowl this year.

Hundreds Of Afghan Soldiers Detained, Fired

Reuters | Mirwais Harooni | Posted 11.04.2012 | World

(Adds comments by Allen, phone call by Rasmussen) * Kabul acts on evidence or suspicion of links to militants * Afghan t...

Another Rogue Attack Kills 2 U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

AP | By KAY JOHNSON | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military trainers handed the new recruit, Mohammad Ismail, his AK-47 to defend his remote Afghan village. He turn...

Joshua Hersh

Afghanistan Green-On-Blue Attacks: Minister Of Defense Announces New Measures

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.12.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The government of Afghanistan has begun to take a series of enhanced measures to prevent the killing of NATO soldiers by Afghan forces, ...

NATO Supply Convoy Ambushed In Western Afghanistan

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 03.29.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Insurgents ambushed a NATO coalition supply convoy in a mountainous area of western Afghanistan, sparking a three-hour firefight...

Afghanistan: Time To End This War

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

There must be an Afghan political solution. The U.S. must assist the Afghans in stabilization the country instead of turning it into a martial state.

Amanda Terkel

Obama Considering Major Boost To Afghan Security Forces, Armed Services Chairman Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is currently considering a proposal to significantly increase Afghanistan's national security forces beyond their...

U.S. Expects To Pay $6 Billion Per Year For Afghan Training

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The United States expects to spend about $6 billion a year training and supporting Afghan troops and police after it begins pulling...

Afghan National Police Filmed by 82nd Airborne: Pot Before Patrol

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

US soldiers don't feel as threatened by the drug-dazed ANP but find them "silly" and have a hard time getting them to be quiet and to focus.

DynCorp Begs to Differ

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

What confidence can we have that the government is even capable of assessing whether DynCorp is doing a good job?

DynCorp Audit Finds Poor Controls On Millions Of Dollars In Afghan Police Program

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Christine Spolar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The private contractor that trains the Afghan police force, a U.S. military program long criticized for wasting money, has failed to document millions...

The Contractors that Couldn't Shoot Straight?

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

It is often true, as supporters of private military contractors contend, that media coverage of their activities is unfair, inaccurate, or biased. Dou...

Congressman Rohrabacher on Afghanistan: Start Drawdown Now

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

According to Congressman Dana Rohrabacher there are three underlying evils at work in Afghanistan that must be addressed: centralization, U.S. military involvement and Hamid Karzai.

Blackwater Took Hundreds Of US Weapons From Military, Afghan Police Using 'South Park' Alias

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON - A Senate investigation accuses the Army of turning a blind eye when a Blackwater subsidiary hired violent drug users to help train the Af...

Blackwater, Now Xe, Vying For $1 Billion Contract To Train Afghan National Police

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Blackwater Worldwide's legal woes haven't dimmed the company's prospects in Afghanistan, where it's a contender to be a key part of President Barack ...

Officials: Afghan Cop Shoots, Kills 2 U.S. Troops

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — An Afghan policeman on patrol with U.S. soldiers opened fire on the Americans, killing two of them before fleeing, officials said Saturd...

US-Backed Militias: New Strategy Against Taliban Will Face Same Old Challenges

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

A new multi-million dollar strategy, with the impressively bland title Afghan Social Outreach Program, has just been approved by Afghanistan's Preside...