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Afghanistan Civilians

Karzai Expresses Anger At U.S. Gov't In Emotional Interview

Posted 03.02.2014 | World

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai expressed anger at the U.S. government in an emotional interview published Sunday night in The Washington Post. ...

PHOTOS: Afghanistan's Untold Stories

Posted 05.14.2012 | World

The war in Afghanistan is far from over, though one might forget as much given the Western media's waning interest in the conflict. As the longest war...

ISAF Apologizes For Afghan Civilian Airstrike Casualties

Posted 05.11.2012 | World

The International Security Assistance Force, NATO's security mission in Afghanistan, and U.S. Forces Afghanistan released a statement on Friday expres...

An Indispensible Ally

Benjamin Lee | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Benjamin Lee

Behind most everything we did in Kandahar, Aminullah was right there, helping us communicate with local leaders. We built roads, schools, clinics, government offices. We brought tribal leaders and government officials together.

Dan Froomkin

Obama's Afghan Legacy: More Civilian Deaths | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- There is no consensus about what good has been achieved in the two-plus years that President Barack Obama has waged war in Afghanistan. ...

Afghan Families Speak Of Loved Ones Killed By U.S. Soldiers | TAIMOOR SHAH and ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For Mullah Allah Dad, a poppy farmer and the mullah of a hamlet of just 15 homes in Kandahar Province, the end came quickly. He was sipping tea when h...

How Much "Success" Can Afghans Stand?

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Turse

As the US approaches the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan, pundits chew over just what "success" in Afghanistan might mean for Washington. What success might mean for ordinary Afghans hasn't been a topic of conversation.

New Civilian Deaths Roil Afghans

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) KABUL - Thousands of Afghans shouting "Death to America!" protested the killings of children Thursday, the latest in a string of controversial ca...

Afghan Report: 'I Was Still Holding My Grandson's Hand -- The Rest Was Gone'

The Guardian | Clancy Chassay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It was 7.30 on a hot July morning when the plane came swooping low over the remote ravine. Below, a bridal party was making its way to the groom's vil...

Sam Stein

Say It Ain't So, Sarah: Palin Smears Obama With Year-Old Discredited Attack | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During an appearance on Fox News this Friday, Sarah Palin claimed that Barack Obama should be disqualified from serving as president because he had on...

The Banality of Rick Ayers or, Hiding in Plain Sight

Marc Garlasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Garlasco

Rick Ayers is rightly upset by the number of dead in Iraq and Afghanistan but in his ire, he blames the wrong guy -- me. I tried my very best to minimize civilian casualties -- as required by the Geneva Conventions.