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U.S. Formally Ends War In Afghanistan

AP | LYNNE O'DONNELL | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end Sunday with a quiet flag-lowerin...

U.S. And Afghanistan Finally Agree On Crucial Security Pact

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

KABUL, Nov 19 (Reuters) - The United States and Afghanistan have agreed a final version of a crucial security pact outlining where and how many U.S....

Eline Gordts

No Easy Path For Afghan And Iraqi Interpreters Who Risked Lives For U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Eline Gordts | Posted 06.23.2013 | World

“The Americans are not going to be here forever,” Taliban militants told Faizi while he was on assignment in a Kandahar prison. “Now we know you...

Afghan Villagers Flee Their Homes Fearing U.S. Drones

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 03.28.2013 | World

KHALIS FAMILY VILLAGE, Afghanistan -- Barely able to walk even with a cane, Ghulam Rasool says he padlocked his front door, handed over the keys and h...

Obama: U.S. Mission In Afghanistan To Shift To Supporting Role

AP | Posted 01.11.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says the U.S. role in Afghanistan will shift to a support role later this spring and he will soon get recommendat...

Poll: Most Afghans Optimistic About Future

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 11.14.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Most Afghans believe their country is headed in the right direction but still worry about the lack of security resulting from th...

As With Politics, It's All Local

Connie K. Duckworth | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Connie K. Duckworth

The international community has come under sharp criticism by Afghans, who see little local impact from the billions of dollars poured into Afghanistan from the top down since 2002.

All In A Day: Suicide Car Bomb, Homemade Bomb, Roadside Bomb, Grenade

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 05.31.2012 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle full of explosives outside a district police headquarters in southern Afghanistan on Thu...

Afghanistan Arising

Edward Corcoran | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

Afghanistan is at a tipping point. Good policies can indeed lead to a vibrant, modern nation. Poor policies will not lead to a new Taliban government, but to a fragmented society fighting itself.

Thousands Of Troops Could Remain In Afghanistan After 2014

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 06.12.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Adm. Bill McRaven, the head of U.S. special operations, is mapping out a potential Afghanistan war plan that would replace thousands of ...

Karzai: Afghan-U.S. Deal Will Be Studied 'With Magnifying Glass'

AP | HEIDI VOGT and AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.22.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's president said Thursday that his government is "taking a magnifying glass" to proposals for the country's str...

U.S. Ambassador Blames Haqqani Network For Kabul Attack

Posted 11.14.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan on Wednesday blamed the Pakistani-based Haqqani network for the coordinated attack again...