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Afghanistan Security

Afghan Security Woes Continue Unabated

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Abdullah Sharif

President Obama recently announced a course correction relative to the U.S. troop reduction in Afghanistan. He is now convinced that the woes of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are far from over.

Obama Calls Karzai, Plans To Conclude Security Pact With His Successor

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, May 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called Afghan President Hamid Karzai from Air Force One after departing Afghani...

Civilian Casualties Soar In Afghanistan

Reuters | Jessica Donati | Posted 09.29.2013 | World

(Refiles to expand coding; text unchanged) * Casualties in Afghanistan up by 23 percent compared to 2012:U.N. report * ...

Amanda Terkel

Afghan Army Growth Hampered By Staffing Shortages | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Afghan National Army (ANA) is growing, and getting it fully staffed and trained is key to the pace of U.S. withdrawal. The internati...

Afghanistan Security Deteriorates, Internal UN Maps Show

Wall Street Journal | YAROSLAV TROFIMOV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Internal United Nations maps show a marked deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan during this year's fighting season, countering the O...

Sam Stein

US Spends Ten Times More On Afghanistan Than Airport Security | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The botched Christmas airliner attack, followed by a steady stream of alarming reports about the vulnerability of airports, has prompted questions abo...

Afghanistan UN Security Lapse Is Inexcusable: Foreign Correspondent

True/Slant | Michael Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I try to avoid posts like this, weighing in with a strongly held opinion about something I have no first hand information of. The initial reports are ...

Has Kandahar Already Fallen?

Erica Gaston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Erica Gaston

With Taliban control present in large swaths of Afghanistan, the question is less where is this situation going, but where has it already gone? And the critical follow-up: Is there a way to turn it around?

Afghanistan Security Contracts Make Millions For Texan Couple

Mother Jones | Daniel Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It was March 2002, and Del and Barbara Spier were flat broke. The Texas couple, grandparents of five and owners of a small, Houston-based private inve...