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McChrystal On 60 Minutes: Afghanistan "A Little Worse" Than Gen. Stanley M. McChrystal Expected (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Things in Afghanistan are "probably a little worse" than Gen. Stanley M. McChrystal expected. 60 Minutes aired its interview Sunday night with Gen. M...

Band-e-Amir Pictures: Photos Of Afghanistan's First National Park

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan designated it's first national park this year, Band-e-Amir. The 228-square-mile park is a group of six lakes situated high in the Hindu Ku...

UN Official Temporarily Leaves Afghanistan Over Dispute Over Election

CP | Jason Straziuso (CP) | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A top American official at the United Nations mission in Afghanistan has temporarily left the country following a disagreement w...

U.S. May Oust Contractor At Kabul Embassy

nytimes.com | GINGER THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The State Department official responsible for overseeing private contracts said Monday that the government was seriously considering terminating its $...

Tom Ricks And The Military's New Philosophical Embeds

Columbia Journalism Review | Tara McKelvey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Thomas E. Ricks has a photograph of a general--Ulysses S. Grant, looking haggard and defeated in Cold Harbor, Virginia--on the wall of his office. His...

Afghanistan Election: Abdullah Abdullah Calls For Criminal Inquiry Into Vote Rigging

Times Online | James Hider in Kabul | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan's opposition leader has called for a criminal investigation into allegations of massive vote rigging in last month's elections -- and accu...

Afghan Election: Pressure Mounts For Karzai To Strike A Deal

The Observer | Declan Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Five US soldiers were among dozens killed in a wave of violence in Afghanistan as pressure grew on President Hamid Karzai last night to strike a power...

Keep Al Qaeda in Our Crosshairs

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Obama has a very tough decision to make: whether or not to accept the troop level increase recommendation from his field commanders under mounting pressure from some prominent Congressional Democrats to reject it.

Losing Ground: Taliban Cover 97% of Afghanistan: Report

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

New research indicates that 80% of Afghanistan now has a permanent Taliban presence and that 97% of the country has "substantial Taliban activity."

Men with Guns, in Kabul and Washington

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Norman Solomon

Should the U.S. government keep destroying Afghanistan in order to "save" it?

George Will Debates NeoCons Over Afghanistan War

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative commentator George Will appeared on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos Sunday Morning and took on NeoConservatives over the cou...

Security Assigned To Oversee Deviant Guards At US Embassy In Kabul

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press Writer KABUL - The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan has banned alcohol and assigned American personnel to watch over ...

Embassy Guard: Sex Acts Required For Promotion At U.S. Embassy In Afghanistan

ABC News | Posted 05.14.2012 | World

Private security guards at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul were pressured to participate in naked pool parties and perform sex acts to gain promotions or as...

US Embassy Guards Gone Wild In Kabul: Prostitution, Brawls, And Vodka Butt Shots

Mother Jones | Daniel Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Drunken brawls, prostitutes, hazing and humiliation, taking vodka shots out of buttcracks-- no, the perpetrators of these Animal House-like antics are...

George Will Calls For Pull-Out In Afghanistan

Politico | MIKE ALLEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

George F. Will, the elite conservative commentator, will call in his next column for U.S. ground troops to leave Afghanistan, according to publishing ...

UN Plans Afghanistan Summit In Kabul For The First Time

guardian.co.uk | Jon Boone in Kabul | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United Nations is planning to host an international summit on the future of Afghanistan for the first time in Kabul as an attempt to bestow credib...

Holbrooke, Karzai Have "Explosive Meeting" Over Afghan Election

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The BBC has learned that the US special envoy to Afghanistan has had what has been described as "an explosive meeting" with President Hamid Karzai ove...

Afghan Bomb Strikes At Foreign Entities

The New York Times | TAIMOOR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A huge bomb detonated on Tuesday night in a part of Kandahar where international aid agencies and United Nations offices are ...

A Poet Braves Afghanistan's Bloody Politics

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Two months ago, the Afghan poet Latif Pedram published the poem "Kabul" in the French newsletter Nomade. It is a poem of witness, sorrowful but necess...

5 Thoughts on the Afghan Elections

Patrick Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Barry

With the Afghan elections having taken place today amidst extraordinarily difficult circumstances, I thought I would offer up a few things to keep in mind when reading the coverage.

Obama and the Afghan Election: What It Means, What It Doesn't

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

The Obama administration should sigh with a sense of relief after the election in Afghanistan -- the Taliban failed in their threat to halt the election, and were unable to pull off any of the promised attacks.

Afghanistan Restricts Media Ahead Of Election; Press Told Not To Report Attacks

The Associated Press | Fisnik Abrashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL -- Insurgents struck the Afghan capital two days before national elections, firing rockets or mortars at the presidential palace and unleashing ...

Afghan Warlords, Narco-State Government Not Worth Another Drop of U.S. Blood

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

The Bush-era idea that terrorism is a problem to be dealt with through invasion and occupation of foreign lands has led us down a path that ends with our morally culpability for the behavior of a narco-state flush with cash from the opium trade and U.S. taxpayer dollars.

Kabul Hit Ahead Of Afghan Poll

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At least seven people, including two UN workers, have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a Western military convoy east of the Afghan capital...

HuffPost Review: Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi

Katya Wachtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katya Wachtel

This is the story of one of the thousands of silhouettes who roam war-zones every day so that we, thousands of miles away, can grasp what is happening on the front-line of wars that affect life on this continent too.