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Afghanistan Insurgency

Insurgents Attack Key U.S. Base In Afghanistan

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan insurgents bombarded a U.S. base and destroyed a NATO helicopter, killing three Afghan intelligence employees, officials ...

Insurgents Kill 5 Civilians In Afghanistan Rocket Attack

AP | AMIR SHAH and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 08.30.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Insurgent rockets killed five Afghan civilians Thursday while they were waiting on the side of a road for a bus in the east of t...

2 NATO Service Members Killed In Attack

AP | Posted 07.04.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO says that two coalition service members have been killed in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan. NATO says the two wer...

Suspected Insurgents Open Fire On Investigators Of Afghanistan Shooting Massacre, Officials Say

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

By Rob Taylor and Mirwais Harooni KABUL, March 13 (Reuters) - Suspected insurgents opened fire on Tuesday on senior Afghan investigators of the mas...

Afghans Arrest Army Turncoat, Taliban Leader

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 09.29.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A senior Defense Ministry official who allegedly leaked secrets that helped the Taliban stage suicide attacks in Kabul has ...

Afghanistan: The Spreading Insurgency (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 08.30.2011 | World
Kimberly Abbott

The government's impotence and the staggering insecurity in Afghanistan have left officials with much to gain from partnering with insurgents. I spoke with Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for Afghanistan about the insurgent threat.

Paranoia And Distrust Spreading In Afghan Insurgency After Losses

The New York Times | CARLOTTA GALL | Posted 06.01.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan Taliban are showing signs of increasing strain after a number of killings, arrests and internal disputes that have re...

Jason Linkins

Efraim Diveroli, 20-Something Arms-Dealing Fraudster, Sentenced To Four Years In Prison | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even as Floridians brace for a new wave of fraudulence to consume their waking existence, they can happily shut the door on another local bit of crimi...

Afghanistan: Investing in Insurgents

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

Just press 're-set.' That approach may work for Russia, but Afghanistan? I wouldn't count on it. When is comes to dealing with Afghanistan, inevitably one's understanding of "what is" and "what things seem to be" becomes pretty clouded.

Mullah Omar Leading Afghan Insurgency In Extraordinary Military Comeback

New York Times | SCOTT SHANE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Eight years later, Mullah Omar leads an insurgency that has gained steady ground in much of Afghanistan against much better equipped American and NATO...

Mullen Expects Casualties To Rise In Afghanistan

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — The nation's highest-ranking military officer told soldiers and Marines on Monday that the insurgency in Afghanistan has gr...

Pakistan's Half-hearted Military Offensives Aren't Enough

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

The Pakistani military has launched an offensive against the Taliban in the South Waziristan region, but it isn't working. To effectively fend off the militants, a much stronger effort is needed.

'Afghan Insurgency Can Sustain Itself Indefinitely,' Top U.S. Intel Chief Says

Wired | Noah Shachtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Taliban not only has the "momentum" after the most successful year in its campaign against the United States and the Kabul government. "The Afghan...

Afghan Insurgency Stronger Than Ever, Taliban Training Extremely Young Soldiers (VIDEO)

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The war President-elect Barack Obama is inheriting in Afghanistan includes an insurgency that's stronger than ever. And it's creeping ever-closer to ...

Afghan Warlord, Gulbeddin Hekmatyar, Interview: Discusses Insurgency And Switch From US Ally To Enemy (VIDEO)

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From remote mountains in northeastern Afghanistan, one of the country's most notorious terrorists has attacked U.S. troops and evaded capture for near...

22-Year-Old Efraim Diveroli, Awarded $300 Million Defense Contract To Arm Afghan Forces, Supplied Them With Aging, Defective Arms

New York Times | C. J. Chivers, Eric Schmitt, Nicholas Wood and Mr. Chivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Since 2006, when the insurgency in Afghanistan sharply intensified, the Afghan government has been dependent on American logistics and military suppor...