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Afghanistan Ends 2014 With Mix Of Violence And Hope

AP | LYNNE O'DONNELL | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan ended 2014 with a mixture of violence and hope on Wednesday, as a Taliban attack was thwarted, a policeman gunn...

This 20 Minute Film Could Change Your Mind About Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 03.05.2014 | Arts

“They have gardens everywhere,” says filmmaker Brenda Dorne. She’s enthusing about an unlikely subject: the Afghan National Army, soon to be the...

Why This Senator Says War Isn't Like Netflix Or Gym Memberships

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate Republicans and Democrats say Congress should vote on whether the U.S. leaves troops in Afghanistan after the NA...

'You Can't Just Keep Deferring And Deferring'

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hinted Thursday at growing U.S. impatience with Afghan President Hamid Karzai for not signing an...

McCain, Graham Put Heat On Foreign Leader

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

* U.S., Kabul seeking to shape post-2014 troop presence * Prisoner issue further straining ties * Senator warns of "irre...

Americans Souring On Obama's Afghanistan Plan

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's approval ratings for handling foreign policy issues generally top his ratings for most domestic issues, i...

Hagel Warns Afghans

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he can't recommend that President Barack Obama continue planning for a post-2014 forc...

Pentagon Says Afghan Forces Will Need 'Substantial' Help Beyond 2014

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Tuesday it is offering no "zero option" for the number of troops that would remain in Afghanistan after the U.S. ...

'Afghans Want Us To Stay'

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2013 | World

By Phil Stewart and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, July 11 (Reuters) - The United States is unlikely to be forced into a "zero option" o...

Obama Expected To Make Big Announcement On Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

STOCKHOLM, May 14 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will announce in the next few weeks how many combat troops the United States will leave in...

General Talks Troops In Afghanistan After 2014

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. should keep troops in Afghanistan after the combat mission ends next year, but a decision on the number can wait until the...

Conflicting Reports Over Number Of U.S. Troops To Remain In Afghanistan

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 04.24.2013 | World

BRUSSELS -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and his NATO counterparts are considering leaving 8,000 to 12,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014, but a d...

U.S. May Leave 10,000 Troops In Afghanistan After 2014

Posted 11.26.2012 | World

The White House is considering a plan to leave around 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to ...

Next Afghanistan Commander Supports Troops There Past 2014

Foreign Policy | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

The next commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan is prepared to testify that he wants to see a robust U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan after the end...

Panetta: Decision On Post-2014 Troop Levels Nears

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 01.12.2013 | World

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT OVER THE PACIFIC — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday the Obama administration is nearing a decision in ...

As Foreigners Leave, Kandahar Worries About Future

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 11.03.2012 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- By switching from studying business management to training as a nurse, 19-year-old Anita Taraky has placed a bet on the futur...

'We Will Be Proud Policemen'

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 10.19.2012 | World

KABUL -- At the gate to the National Police Academy, on the western edge of the Afghan capital, the guard's rifle bolts into firing position. "Stop!" ...

Pulling Out Of Afghanistan A Logistical 'Nightmare'

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2012 | World

By Rob Taylor KABUL, Aug 26 (Reuters) - A senior U.S. logistics commander rejected accusations on Sunday from frontline combat troops t...

Poland To Press For Afghanistan Mission End In 2014

AP | Posted 05.18.2012 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's president says he will press NATO leaders at an upcoming summit to stick to plans to end its military mission in Afghanista...

Joshua Hersh

In Afghanistan, New Mantra Is 'Get Rich By 2014' -- Or Bust

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.18.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- About three years ago, Abdul Fattah grew tired of seeing his cousins driving fancy cars, impressing girls and earning the respec...

Australia Pledges $300 Million To Afghan Forces

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 07.16.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia will contribute $100 million annually for three years beginning in 2015 toward the $4 billion a year cost of running ...

Amanda Terkel

Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Introduce Afghanistan Withdrawal Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Feb. 17, 2009, President Barack Obama announced that he would be sending 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan. The move, he argued, was ...

Amanda Terkel

Obama: 'We Will Defeat Al Qaeda'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is confident that the United States will be able to defeat al Qaeda and prevent the Taliban from regaining contro...

2014 'Is Not A Deadline' Afghanistan

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO may keep fighting in Afghanistan past its 2014 target date for shifting authority to Afghan forces, the alliance's top...

Amanda Terkel

Hillary Clinton Labels Arizona Shooter An Extremist 'Motivated By His Own Political Views'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While many are still debating whether Saturday's tragic shooting in Arizona was politically driven, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton s...