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Afghan Forces

'We Will Be Proud Policemen'

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 10.19.2012 | World

KABUL -- At the gate to the National Police Academy, on the western edge of the Afghan capital, the guard's rifle bolts into firing position. "Stop!" ...

NATO Chief Praises Afghan Forces

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 06.14.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- NATO's chief says the professionalism of Afghan security forces and their recent suppression of Taliban attacks in Kabul gave h...

Australia Pledges $300 Million To Afghan Forces

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 07.16.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia will contribute $100 million annually for three years beginning in 2015 toward the $4 billion a year cost of running ...

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.

Taliban Steps Up Attacks In Kandahar With Second Day Of Blasts

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Two explosions rocked Kandahar on Tuesday, the second day of deadly blasts in the southern Afghan city where Taliban ins...

Military Training Of Afghan National Police Mired In Contract Dispute

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Christine Spolar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the war in Afghanistan intensifies, a contract dispute in Washington is interfering with the Obama administration's plan to rebuild the Afghan nati...

Afghans Say The Country Needs More Afghan Forces, Not U.S. Troops

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the Helmand River Valley, where more American troops have shed their blood this year than anywhere else, the police chief has a simple message to t...

16 Die in Strike Against Afghan Warlord

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. and Afghan forces attacked a remote village in a mountainous region of northeastern Afghanistan following reports that...