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US Withdrawal Afghanistan

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

The $60 Billion Question: Can Afghanistan Take The Taliban And ISIS On Its Own?

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- American taxpayers have spent $62.5 billion on Afghanistan's military and police forces since the U.S. invaded that country in 2001. It ...

Ali Watkins

Why The U.S. Can't Be Done With Afghanistan Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the United States accelerating its withdrawal from Afghanistan after helping to establish a new unity government there, a congressi...

Can We Afford Another Failed State in Afghanistan? Beyond the 2014 Drawdown

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Zaman Stanizai

In the annals of U.S. foreign policy, Afghanistan stands as a typical case where a flawed military strategy has sidelined viable political solutions. Washington incentivized war through perks and privileges, and four-star promotions and undermined peace efforts. The U.S. has had a war strategy, but no political strategy or a clear exit strategy.

Obama Is So Done With Karzai

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated with his Afghan counterpart, President Barack Obama is ordering the Pentagon to accelerate planning for a full U.S. tro...

America's Million Dollar Afghan Scrap Yard

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 11.06.2013 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — The withdrawing U.S. military is destroying most of the equipment it is leaving behind in Afgh...

U.S., Afghanistan Near Agreement On Post 2014 Strategy

Posted 07.31.2013 | World

The United States and Afghanistan have reportedly moved closer to a bilateral agreement that spells out the presence of American forces in the country...

Russia Mulls Sending Troops To Tajik-Afghan Border

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2013 | World

By Amie Ferris-Rotman KABUL, May 17 (Reuters) - Russia, predicting instability once NATO-led troops withdraw from Afghanistan by the e...

Taliban Threat Will Continue Long After Withdrawal, Gen. Dempsey Says

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 04.08.2013 | World

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- The United States accepts that a diminished but resilient Taliban is likely to remain a military threat in some parts...

Afghans Weighs Immunity For U.S. Troops

AP | HEIDI VOGT and AMIR SHAH | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan president said Monday that a meeting of the nation's elders should convene to decide whether U.S. troops staying...

Many Afghans Hopeless As U.S. Exit Nears

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 08.02.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Asadullah Ramin has lost all hope in his homeland – he's so worried about what will happen when U.S. and international tro...

Will Civil War Hit Afghanistan When The U.S. Leaves?

www.newyorker.com | Posted 09.01.2012 | World

In the eleven years since the American invasion of Afghanistan, Abdul Nasir has become a modern and prosperous professional. A worldly man in his late...