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The Fruits Of A $60 Billion U.S. Expenditure In Afghanistan Are Now Secret

The Center for Public Integrity | Julia Harte | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

By Julia Harte, The Center for Public Integrity A month before U.S. Marines and British military forces began their current withdrawal from Afghan...

Suicide Bomber Kills 12 In Police Dining Hall

AP | By DAVID RISING and MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 09.04.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber sneaked into a police dining hall in central Afghanistan at lunchtime Friday and blew himself up, killing...

Afghan Police Accused Of Widespread Violence Against Women

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

By Miriam Arghandiwal KABUL, June 10 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's human rights commission has accused the police of a significant amount...

Afghanistan Police Massacred In Surprise Attack

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Two recently rehired Afghan police opened fire on their commander at a checkpoint in a remote district in the country's ...

This Is What Winning Looks Like

Posted 05.13.2013 | World

With only months left until the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan, the war-torn country's security forces seem nowhere near ready to take over their own...

Afghan Local Policeman Guns Down 5 Colleagues

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A member of Afghanistan's government-backed militia program has shot and killed five of his colleagues, an official said Friday....

Taliban Poison, Gun Down 17 Afghans In Eastern Outpost

AP | AMIR SHAH and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban insurgents poisoned, then shot and killed 17 people as they slept at a local police post in eastern Afghanistan, on...

Insider Attack Kills 4 Police Officers In Afghanistan

AP | Posted 01.02.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Four Afghan police officers were shot dead Friday in southern Helmand province in an insider attack by their colleagues, of...

Afghan Police Officer And Cook Poison Colleagues

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 12.20.2012 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — An Afghan police officer and cook poisoned their colleagues at a checkpoint in an assault coordinated with insurgent fig...

'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!" ...

Green-On-Blue Violence Prompts Drastic U.S. Move

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 11.02.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. military has halted the training of some Afghan forces while it digs deeper into their background following a surg...

Afghan Policeman Guns Down 10 Peers

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 10.11.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan police officer killed at least 10 of his fellow officers on Saturday, a day after six U.S. service members were g...

Afghan Police Kill 3 U.S. Soldiers

Reuters | Abdul Malik | Posted 10.09.2012 | World

LASHKAR GHAR, Afghanistan, Aug 10 (Reuters) - An Afghan police commander and several of his men killed three U.S. soldiers in the southern province ...

Wobbly Pillars Underpin Afghanistan Transition

Mark Schneider | Posted 08.06.2012 | World
Mark Schneider

It is a step forward that NATO leaders adopted a resolution committing to support the transition, and to help build security and development in Afghanistan. However, the firm pillars necessary for the successful implementation of that strategy are clearly not yet in place.

Roadside Bombs Kill 4 Afghan Police, 1 Civilian

AP | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan authorities say two separate roadside bomb blasts have killed five people including four policemen in the east of th...

Afghan Army To Take The Lead

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 12.31.2012 | World

MONS, Belgium -- Afghan forces will soon start taking charge of security for three-quarters of the nation's 28 million people, NATO's top military com...

Poll: More Than Half Of Afghans See Police As Corrupt

AP | KAY JOHNSON | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Less than 25 percent of Afghans say their national police are strong enough to handle security without international forces...

Officials: Afghan Police Clash With NATO Troops

AP | HEIDI VOGT and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 10.10.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — An airstrike by international forces has killed the Taliban insurgents responsible for the downing of a U.S. helicopter thi...

Afghan Police Officer Kills 6 US Service Members

AP | HEIDI VOGT and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – An Afghan border policeman killed six American servicemen during a training mission Monday, underscoring one of the ri...

Policing Afghanistan: How Afghan Police Training Became a Train Wreck

Pratap Chatterjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pratap Chatterjee

When it comes to police training, the use of private contractors is not unusual -- and neither is failure. Who, then, is responsible for this dismal state of affairs?

DynCorp Wins Contract Dispute Over Afghan Police Training

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

Re-tooling the Afghan national police as a counterinsurgency force is a critical part of the military mission in Afghanistan. Now that effort will be ...

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...

Obama Seeks Vastly Expanded Afghan Security Force | THOM SHANKER and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Obama and his advisers have decided to significantly expand Afghanistan's security forces in the hope that a much larger profe...

Death in Kabul

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Abid was the victim of the cheating lawlessness in Afghanistan. Whoever killed him will never be questioned, charged or jailed for the crime.

9 Police Killed in Afghanistan

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KABUL, Afghanistan — Hundreds of Afghans chanted anti-American slogans to protest the deaths of nine policemen who local officials said were kil...