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Five Things Afghan History Can Teach Us

Suleiman Wali | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home
Suleiman Wali

Today, Afghanistan is an Islamic Republic, a middle path between a secular and theocratic form of government. It's time to realize the potential of this compromise, and to allow the great powers of democracy and Islam to finally reconcile in Afghanistan.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senator: U.S. Military 'Frustrated' With Afghanistan War

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) believes that the discovery and killing of Osama bin Laden in Abottabad, Pakistan has provided the United Stat...

Amanda Terkel

Violence Likely To Increase In Afghanistan In Coming Months

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.05.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration issued its third progress report on Afghanistan and Pakistan on Tuesday, concluding that the U.S. strategy is s...

Amanda Terkel

Military Downplays Key U.S. Objective In Afghan War

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is contradicting comments by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen on whether a military o...

Amanda Terkel

Obama's Af-Pak Review Touts Progress, Lays Framework For Sustained Commitment

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's much-anticipated annual review of the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan is upbeat on progress and reaffirm...

Karzai Administration Members Receiving Secret Payments From The CIA

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Several Afghan officials believed to be receiving CIA money. These paid informers are believed to be a key source of information in a government whose...

Will Assassinations Work In Afghanistan?

Huffington Post | Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today's Af-Pak round-up: Will assassinations work in Afghanistan? The CIA has "turned itself into a paramilitary operation at the service of the mili...

WATCH: Guardian's Uncompromising Look At The Afghanistan Endgame: 'It's Taken A Year To Move 20km'

Huffington Post | Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today's AfPak round-up: Endgame in Afghanistan: "It's taken a year to move 20km." Filmmaker Sean Smith presents an unvarnished picture of Afghanistan...

NATO Ramps Up Attacks On Taliban

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today's AfPak news round-up. Taliban adapt to Marine tactics. Insurgents' counteroffensive in the town of Marjah illustrates how they have adapted t...

AFP: Washington Lowering Expectations In Afghanistan

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today's AfPak news round-up. McChrystal's last report: Don't expect any progress this year. According to a report submitted by the former commander t...

Nicholas Sabloff & Faiz Lalani

Pakistan Militants Find New Haven

HuffingtonPost.com | Nicholas Sabloff & Faiz Lalani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pakistani Taliban regroup in North Waziristan. The Pakistani military ostensibly routed out Taliban militants from its tribal areas during a large-sca...

Nicholas Sabloff & Faiz Lalani

NATO Troops Open Fire On Vehicle, Kill 4 Unarmed Afghans

HuffingtonPost.com | Nicholas Sabloff & Faiz Lalani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NATO troops kill four unarmed Afghans. NATO troops shot at a vehicle, killing four unarmed Afghan civilians in Khost province, reports Reuters. The c...

Guardian: Karzai Has Lost Faith In US Ability To Defeat Taliban

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Round-up of today's AfPak news. Has Karzai lost faith in the US's fight against the Taliban? Amrullah Saleh, the former head of Afghanistan's intell...

Taliban Rejects Peace Talks Because They 'Think They're Winning' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today's AfPak news round-up. "We're funding both sides of the war" -- Afghan contractors accused of using U.S. money to bribe Taliban. A number of s...

AfPak News, June 2: U.N. Official Says U.S. Should End Drone Attacks In Pakistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Afghan police not up to the job in Marjah. The poor performance of an elite cadre of officers deployed to Marjah has cast doubt on the Afghan police's...