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How to Screw an Afghan

Tamar Halpern | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics
Tamar Halpern

What's the best way to thank Afghans who have risked their lives helping U.S. troops? Offer them a chance to live in America, and then make the process impossible and the costs astronomical.

Why Afghanistan Can't Wait

Kathy Kelly | Posted 10.10.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

Last week, we spent three anxious hours in an outer waiting area of the "Non-Immigrant Visa" section of the U.S. consulate here in Kabul waiting for our young friends to return from a sojourn through the inner offices where they were being interviewed for visas to come speak to audiences in the United States.

Afghan Screams Aren't Heard

Kathy Kelly | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

Democracy Now interviewed Hakim, who mentors the Afghan Peace Volunteers, about ongoing U.S. military occupation in Afghanistan.

The Training Mission You Don't Hear About

Dan Rather | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Dan Rather

In talking to military leaders -- both Coalition and Afghan -- I sensed an unmistakable optimism that the Afghans would be able to stand up so that the Americans can go home at the end of 2014.

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.

Ethnic Clashes Threaten Afghanistan's Peace Jirga

Ahmad Shuja | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmad Shuja

A divided Afghanistan with a growing Taliban influence is detrimental to U.S. efforts. The plight of the thousands of displaced families aside, the U.S. and its NATO allies should act out of their own interests.

U.S. Approves $209M For Afghan Embassy Projects (POLL)

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

According to the U.S. State Department's website, a contract has been awarded for $209,392,452 to build housing and what sounds like a shopping center...

State Department Fires Vodka Butt-Shots Contractor ArmorGroup

Mother Jones | Daniel Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Animal House antics of ArmorGroup North America's guards have cost the company its 5-year, $189 million State Department contract to protect the U...

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 $...

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 Whistleblower Fired For Exposing Afghanistan Scandal

The Washington Independent | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Project on Government Oversight has just learned that one of its sources for exposing apparent acts of physical and sexual harassment by a State D...