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Afghanistan Airstrikes

NATO Airstrike Mistakenly Kills 4 Afghan Policemen

AP | AMIR SHAH and KIM GAMEL | Posted 06.04.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An airstrike by U.S.-led forces mistakenly killed four policemen and two civilians in eastern Afghanistan, an Afghan official sa...

Top U.S. General Says He Can Work With Airstrike Ban

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 04.19.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The top American commander in Afghanistan said on Sunday that he believes the U.S.-led NATO coalition can operate effective...

Karzai: No More Airstrikes

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 02.16.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that he will issue a decree banning Afghan security forces from asking international...

Karzai Slams U.S. For Not Consulting On Airstrike

AP | HEIDI VOGT and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's president said Saturday that the United States has put the two countries' security pact at risk with a unilat...

NATO Apologizes For Civilian Deaths In Airstrike

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

PATROL BASE PUL-I-ALAM, Afghanistan — The top commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan offered a somber apology on Friday in an eastern ...

While Coming to Terms With its Own History, Is the German Military Increasing its Global Presence?

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sigurd Neubauer

Germany's increased NATO engagement in Afghanistan has served as a catalyst for a vigorous domestic debate, as the public is deeply divided over whether its troops should serve in combat operations.

Afghan Ultra-Violence: Petraeus Triples Air War

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

November is ordinarily the month when the air war in Afghanistan -- and really, the whole American-led campaign -- ratchets down for the winter. This ...

Americans Don't Flinch -- They Duck!

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

President Obama and the U.S. people haven't faced up to the ugly truth that, in Afghanistan, the U.S. has routinely committed atrocities against innocent civilians. By ducking that truth, the U.S. reinforces a sense of exceptionalism.

Franz Josef Jung, German Minister, Quits Over Afghan strike fallout

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Germany's labor minister resigned Friday after conceding that he didn't see a military report on a deadly September airstrike in northe...

"We Deeply Regret..."

Conn Hallinan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conn Hallinan

Afghans were incinerated to make sure that German Chancellor Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and Foreign Minister Steinmeier's Social Democratic Party did not overly suffer for their support of the war.

Military: US Airstrikes In Afghanistan Likely Killed 26 Civilians

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A U.S. warplane failed to follow all operational rules in a complex battle in Afghanistan last month that killed an estimated 26 ci...

U.S. Personnel Made Major Errors In Airstrikes That Killed Afghan Civilians, Military Report Finds

New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT and THOM SHANKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A military investigation has concluded that American personnel made significant errors in carrying out some of the airstrikes in western Afghanistan o...

Karzai Says US Airstrikes "Not Acceptable"

AP | FISNIK ABRASHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Video of the aftermath of a disputed incident involving American forces and the Taliban shows bloodied bodies of children laid out with ...