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Al Qaeda's Growing Influence in Central Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Judging from the gains made by both Al Shabab and Boko Haram over the past year, the CAR and its neighbors should be concerned.

Why Afghans Are Turning To The Taliban For Help

HuffPostLive | Posted 05.16.2014 | World

Caroline and a panel discuss why Afghan women have turned to the Taliban for help....

Afghan Rabab Comfort Child of the Moon

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

This is for the first time that the sound and rhythm of the Afghan popular solo instrument, rabab intermingles with the sound and beat of modern Western music and the Spanish acoustic guitar.

America as the 21st Century Elysium: An Afghan Comparison

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

Elysium is for Damon, and the millions of other people living in grinding poverty and chaos on earth below, a place of unobtainable tranquility, hope and salvation. And that is exactly what I came to see America as after a recent trip to Afghanistan where I had the grim task of working for a U.S. government agency tracking Taliban suicide bombers and their targeting patterns.

NATO Airstrikes Kill 8 Civilians

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 07.27.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S.-led coalition on Sunday disputed reports that eight civilians, including children, were killed in a NATO airstrike...

U.S. and Afghan Troops Dance Off

SGT Tanangachi Mfuni | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
SGT Tanangachi Mfuni

There are days in Afghanistan when U.S. and Afghan forces are not in firefights with insurgents, neither are they sniffing out roadside bombs, or raiding weapons caches. Sometimes they're just dancing.

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

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...

Gates: Afghanistan Is Not A 'War Without End'

AP | By DONNA CASSATA and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday bluntly rejected suggestions that Afghanistan is a "war without end," defending the U.S. mil...

Afghanistan: No More Excuses

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

After 10 long years, the national conversation on the war in Afghanistan has changed significantly. And now, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, used for years to justify the war, is over.

Reviewing America's Wars [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Since the mainstream media has abdicated all responsibility for reporting the news, I thought today would be a good day to review the current status of America's wars.

Arnold Fields, Afghanistan Reconstruction Watchdog, BLASTED By Congress

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. official charged with combating corruption in the multibillion-dollar effort to rebuild Afghanistan failed Thursday to con...

Obama Suffers Opinion Poll Fallout From Iraq, Afghanistan Wars

Los Angeles Times | Andrew Malcolm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama's approvals began high like Bush's but have now cratered dangerously close to Lyndon Johnson's when he abandoned a reelection bid....

Stryker Brigade Murder Charges: 5 Soldiers Killed Afghan Civilians, Military Says

AP | GEORGE TIBBITS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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Pakistan President: U.S.-Led Coalition Losing Afghan War

AP | PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The U.S.-led coalition's battle against the Taliban has already been lost because of its failure to win over the Afghan people, Pakista...

Attacks On Contractors Surge In Afghanistan

AP | NOOR KHAN and TIM SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The message, very often, is sent with bloodshed. A suicide bombing last week on a fortified Kandahar guesthouse shared ...

McChrystal Walks the Line

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Malou Innocent

McChrystal cannot be faulted for offering his honest opinions. But expressing private assessments about the war's tactics and strategy is one thing: caustically mocking the civilian leadership is quite another.

DynCorp Audit Finds Poor Controls On Millions Of Dollars In Afghan Police Program

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Christine Spolar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The private contractor that trains the Afghan police force, a U.S. military program long criticized for wasting money, has failed to document millions...

Binghamton Mayor To Put 'Cost Of War' Sign On City Hall To Highlight Afghan, Iraq War Spending

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- An upstate New York mayor has announced plans to hang an electronic sign outside City Hall displaying the ongoing taxpayer cost of...

Art Of Decorating The Book: Folger, Library Of Congress, Afghan Exhibits In DC

The Washington Post | Philip Kennicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's no surprise that scrapbooking is enjoying a resurgence in the age of digital cameras, MP3 players and the e-Book. As the stuff of memory and cult...

War Dead

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Afghan Women On International Women's Day

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

A number of Hollywood unions and guilds have organized a night of dramatic readings of blogs and poems written by Afghan Women living in Afghanistan.

Kabul Explosion: Huge Blast Reported In Afghanistan's Capital

AP | AMIR SHAH and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Insurgents struck Friday at hotels in the heart of Kabul with suicide attackers and a car bomb, killing at least 16 people – half ...

5 UK Troops Killed By Afghan Cop

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — The killing of five British troops by a rogue Afghan policeman underlines concerns about training and discipline within the ranks and po...

Western Nations Wary Of Funding Another Afghan Election

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Five months before parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, donor nations are worried about another messy vote and some international off...