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PHOTOS: 15th Anniversary Of Taliban Takeover In Kabul

Posted 11.26.2011 | World

On September 27, 1996, the bodies of former Afghan president Mohammed Najibullah and his brother Ahmadzai swung from a traffic post in a busy Kabul ro...

Afghan U.S. Government Employee Kills American In Kabul Office Attack

AP | HEIDI VOGT and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan working for the U.S. government killed a CIA contractor and wounded another American in an attack on the intellig...

Afghanistan Reconciliation Reboot

Michael Hughes | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The notion that cutting a deal with the Pakistani-supported Taliban will achieve any semblance of stability is a dangerous and delusional one.

An Opportunity In Afghanistan: Peace Still Possible With Women's Help

Wazhma Frogh | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Wazhma Frogh

If Afghan women were provided the opportunity to lead a national dialogue, they could bring people together in a way that men haven't done.

Obama's Vietnam

Michael Hughes | Posted 11.15.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Going beyond a surface-level reading one finds a number of eerie similarities between Afghanistan and Vietnam in terms of military, political and strategic blunders committed by the U.S.

Security Jitters in Afghanistan

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Afghan and NATO forces ended a 24-hour attack by militants on the U.S. embassy and NATO headquarters in what has been a secure district in Kabul, raising new concerns about Afghanistan's security.

Kabul Attack: Did The Taliban Score A Propaganda Victory?

AP | By HEIDI VOGT and AMIR SHAH | Posted 11.14.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- American officials Wednesday blamed the bold attack on the U.S. Embassy on a Pakistan-based group allied with the Taliban, ackno...

Insurgents Fire Grenades At U.S. Embassy, Security Forces Raid Building

AP | PATRICK QUINN and AMIR SHAH | Posted 11.13.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Teams of insurgents firing rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons struck at the U.S. Embassy, NATO headquarters an...

How Afghanistan Is Rebuilding Itself

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

"One of the things that people don't appreciate is how dramatically far Afghanistan has come in the last ten years, in terms of the capacity for governance."

Scott Brown Gets National Guard Training In Afghanistan

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Scott Brown is winding up a weeklong training session in Afghanistan as a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Br...

The Talibanization of Central Afghanistan

Erin Fitzgerald | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Erin Fitzgerald

Recent months have witnessed a surge of Taliban activity in historically more stable regions of Afghanistan, with an increasing number of insurgent attacks taking place in the provinces surrounding Kabul.

$360 Million In U.S. Combat Support Lost To Afghanistan Insurgents, Criminals

AP | RICHARD LARDNER and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- After examining hundreds of combat support and reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan, the U.S military estimates $360 million in U.S. ...

Dozens Of Americans Killed In NATO Helicopter Crash In Afghanistan

AP | SOLOMON MOORE and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 10.06.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them ...

Clear and Present Danger: The Haqqani Network

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 10.03.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Will troop withdrawal leave a vacuum rapidly filled by the march of the Haqqani network?

Afghan Women at a Crossroads

Michael Soussan | Posted 10.01.2011 | World
Michael Soussan

On the eve of Ramadan, Kabul is a city on the edge. Following a spike in recent attacks by Taliban forces, few city-dwellers I spoke to to held out much hope for a peaceful holiday season.

U.S. Troops Begin Afghanistan Drawdown

AP | By HEIDI VOGT | Posted 09.12.2011 | World

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- The first troops to leave Afghanistan as part of the U.S. drawdown handed over their slice of battlefield Wednesday t...

Sarkozy: France Will Pull 1,000 Troops Out Of Afghanistan By End Of 2012

Reuters | Philippe Wozajer | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

By Philippe Wozajer KABUL, July 12 (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy said during a visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday that France will ...

Only Suspect Freed In Horrifying Mutilation Case

New York Times | ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The only suspect arrested in the case of a woman mutilated by having her nose and ears cut off has been released, according to l...

Cargo Plane Crashes Into Afghanistan Mountaintop, Say Officials

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 09.04.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan police investigating the crash of a cargo plane carrying equipment for the U.S. military in eastern Afghanistan were...

Revealed: Elaborate Ruse Behind Massive Bank Fraud In Afghanistan

The Washington Post | Posted 08.31.2011 | World

The top two officials of Kabul Bank used fake names, forged documents, fictitious companies and secret records as part of an elaborate ruse to funnel ...

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.

Kabul Hotel Attack Suspect Killed By NATO Airstrike

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 08.30.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S.-led coalition on Thursday blamed an al-Qaida affiliated network working jointly with Taliban fighters for a deadly...

Suicide Bomber Hits Intercontinental Hotel In Afghanistan's Capital

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 08.28.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai vowed Wednesday that his army and police would be ready to take over from foreign forces as p...

Afghanistan's Army In Danger Of Taliban Infiltration

The New York Times | Posted 08.28.2011 | World

For someone who had once joined an insurgent group, and whose family was tied to a top Taliban commander, Akmal had a strikingly easy path into the Af...

Desperately Seeking Mullah Omar

Michael Hughes | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

U.S. and Afghan intelligence have illustrated their desperation by spreading fabrications about Omar's death, hoping to provoke him to react with haste and angrily issue denials via statements or audio recordings that could give up his position.