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10 Afghan Police Shot Dead In Insider Attack, Official Says

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.26.2016 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Jan 26 (Reuters) - A rogue policeman collaborating with insurgents in southern Afghanistan shot dead 10 colleagues on Tuesday a...

Afghan Security Woes Continue Unabated

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Abdullah Sharif

President Obama recently announced a course correction relative to the U.S. troop reduction in Afghanistan. He is now convinced that the woes of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are far from over.

The Guards of Kabul, From the 'Frontline' of the Afghan Capital

Franz J. Marty | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Franz J. Marty

In the past weeks Kabul has been shaken by numerous suicide attacks. According to the security situation, armed guards seem to be posted at every corner of the Afghan capital.

Afghan Forces Prepare To Fight Alone As Foreign Troops Leave

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2014 | World

By Kay Johnson HELMAND/KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan, Oct 28 (Reuters) - On watch for a possible Taliban attack, Afghan forces on Tu...

A Twitter Essay On Torture In Afghanistan You Just Have To Read

Posted 05.14.2014 | World

Few words are necessary when the facts speak for themselves. So when Afghanistan reporter Matthieu Aikins saw the recent New York Times report of a 23...

Staggering Number of Afghan Police Die Every Week In Fighting Season

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Nearly 80 Afghan police have died every week during the current fighting season, officials said Tuesday, as the national security forces take on the b...

Police Officers Go 'Fishing' With RPG, Kill 6 Kids

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.06.2013 | World

Eight Afghan police officers have been arrested following a fishing accident that killed six children in the Doshi district of northern Baghlan provin...

U.S. Exit Strategy Falters in northern Afghanistan

David Wood | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
David Wood

The U.S. exit strategy for Afghanistan is taking a beating in the northern city of Kunduz, a bustling, cosmopolitan, university town where women often...

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.

Taliban Attack At Kabul Hotel Ends

Reuters | Mirwais Harooni and Samar Zwak | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

By Mirwais Harooni and Samar Zwak KABUL, June 22 (Reuters) - Elite Afghan police backed by NATO forces ended a 12-hour siege on Friday...

Amanda Terkel

Watchdog: U.S. Risks Wasting Billions In Afghan Security Aid Given 'Inadequate Planning'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United States is at risk of wasting roughly $11.4 billion unless it comes up with a plan for constructing and maintaining nearly 900...

Increasing Literacy Is Key To Training The Afghan Army

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The current focus of the NATO presence in Afghanistan is to train the Afghan army and police force to take over responsibility for the country's secur...

Rethinking Afghanistan's Sticky Icky Quagmire

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Mull

There is definitely a huge drug problem in Afghanistan, and our strategy seems to be the cause of it. Our allies that we desperately rely on are all high on drugs, selling drugs, or both. And not only are we paying for it, people are dying because of it.

Afghan Police Training Delayed: DynCorp Contract Extended As Pentagon Plans For Re-Bid

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Christine SpolarHuffington Post Investigative Fund A troubled multi-billion contract that has failed to create a reliable national police force in...

Afghan Police Are 'A $6 Billion Fiasco': Newsweek

Newsweek | T. Christian Miller, Mark Hosenball, and Ron Moreau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Six billion dollars later, the Afghan National Police can't begin to do their jobs right--never mind relieve American forces....

To Speed Recruits, U.S. Cuts Afghan Police Training to Six Weeks

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Christine Spolar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.S. government's plan to rapidly grow the ranks of Afghan police officers has run into a shortage of instructors and training camps, prompting U....

Blackwater Likely To Get Afghan Police Training Contracts

Laura Rozen | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former officials familiar with the deal say that Blackwater is likely to get a Defense Department-issued contract worth several hundred million dollar...

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 ...

The Eikenberry Cables

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Mills

Eikenberry's cables were a forceful argument against the "Obama Surge" of 30,000 American troops to Afghanistan. Some time after the cables were written, Eikenberry drank the Kool-Aid.

Iraqi Police Contract Flaws Raise Questions About Afghan Effort

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Christine SpolarHuffington Post Investigative Fund In a report that offers lessons for the growing war in Afghanistan, the inspector general overs...

Missing Elements of a Comprehensive Strategy in Afghanistan

Lisa Schirch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lisa Schirch

The center of gravity in Afghanistan is not the military war, but the "war of ideas." America's version of the Taliban, the KKK, was not defeated. The force of public opinion made them irrelevant.

White House Leaning Against Surge In Afghanistan's Police, Army Forces

Wall Street Journal | YOCHI J. DREAZEN and MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration has soured on a call from its top commander to double the size of the Afghan police and army, reflecting the White House's co...

Afghan Strategy: Child Rapist Police Return When US, UK Troops Leave

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Gareth Porter | Inter Press Service WASHINGTON, Jul 29 (IPS) - The strategy of the major U.S. and British military offensive in Afghanistan's He...

Iran Offers To Train Afghan Police

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran is prepared to join the international effort to train Afghanistan's police force, the Iranian police chief has said....