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Afghanistan Withdrawal

Undetonated U.S. Explosives Put Afghan Children In Serious Danger

The Washington Post | Posted 04.10.2014 | World

KABUL — As the U.S. military withdraws from Afghanistan, it is leaving behind a deadly legacy: about 800 square miles of land littered with undetona...

The Afghan Ballet: Why Washington Doesn't Want to Leave Afghanistan

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Washington and Kabul have, for endless months, been performing a strange pas de deux over the issue of American withdrawal. The less Karzai complied, the more Obama administration and Pentagon officials betrayed an overwhelming need to stay.

Obama Tells Pentagon To Plan For Afghanistan Withdrawal In Warning To Karzai

AP | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

BY JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blunt warning to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, President Barack Obama threatened on T...

Obama and Karzai Sparring in Afghanistan

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

Karzai is reportedly making serious overtures to the Taliban, no doubt offering them a power-sharing agreement. Whether he will be successful in achieving this in the waning days of his presidency remains an open question.

Gates Memoirs Illustrate How Militaristic the U.S. Has Become

Ivan Eland | Posted 03.16.2014 | World
Ivan Eland

If Biden was wrong about advocating a rapid U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan (and Iraq) and Obama was wrong in adopting the Afghan escalation without believing it, then the only viable option left was evidently escalating and being excited about it.

U.S.-India Relations Will Endure Despite the Khobragade Controversy

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Ronak D. Desai

If recent headlines are to be believed, the arrest and alleged mistreatment of Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade on December 12 in Manhattan have triggered an unprecedented deterioration in bilateral relations between Washington and New Delhi.

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...

Amanda Terkel

Afghanistan Withdrawal Puts Programs For Women And Girls At Risk

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As coalition forces withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014, it will be increasingly difficult to ensure that U.S. taxpayer dollars intended f...

A Fresh Start For U.S.-Pakistani Relations?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

As President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in Washington today, American officials have struck a positive tone ahead of their talks.

The War for Drugs -- Afghanistan 12 Years Later

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Our second longest war has already played Houdini, doing a remarkable disappearing job in "the homeland." Almost 12 years after it began, no one here, it seems, is considering how to assess American "success" on that distant battlefield.

The Forgotten War

Ann Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ann Jones

Will the U.S. still be meddling in Afghanistan 30 years from now? If history is any guide, the answer is yes. And if history is any guide, three decades from now most Americans will have only the haziest idea why.

Karzai: No Rush For Afghan Security Deal

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 11.17.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's president said Tuesday that he was in no rush to sign a security deal with the United States, once again dash...

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...

War and the Afghan Shepherd

Ward Carroll | Posted 09.23.2013 | World
Ward Carroll

My clearest view of the war and how it might turn out came during my days in Paktika Province near the border with Pakistan when I was embedded with elements of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division.

'Afghans Want Us To Stay'

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2013 | World

By Phil Stewart and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, July 11 (Reuters) - The United States is unlikely to be forced into a "zero option" o...

The $34 Million Military Headquarters That No One Will Ever Use

The Washington Post | Rajiv Chandrasekaran | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

The U.S. military has erected a 64,000-square-foot headquarters building on the dusty moonscape of southwestern Afghanistan that comes with all the to...

Obama Considers Full Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

The New York Times | Posted 07.08.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — Increasingly frustrated by his dealings with President Hamid Karzai, President Obama is giving serious consideration to speeding up the...

Far Apart on Bilateral Strategic Agreement, Congress Should Make Politics, Economy Center of Afghanistan Partnership

Adam Cohen | Posted 07.13.2013 | World
Adam Cohen

Congress' plummeting interest in spending generally, and in Afghanistan specifically, threatens to scuttle any ongoing relationship between the two countries.

Top U.S., Afghan Officials Discuss Security Pact

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.11.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Senior American and Afghan officials held talks Saturday to try to iron out the details of a key pact signed a year ago that def...

Kerry Organizes Afghan Post-Withdrawal Security Talks

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 06.24.2013 | World

BRUSSELS — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brought senior Afghan and Pakistani officials together Wednesday for security talks aimed at impro...

General Talks Troops In Afghanistan After 2014

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. should keep troops in Afghanistan after the combat mission ends next year, but a decision on the number can wait until the...

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...

Joint Chiefs Chairman Visits Afghanistan To Assess US Withdrawal

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 06.05.2013 | World

BAGRAM, Afghanistan — A weekend visit to Afghanistan by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is aimed at assessing the type and level of ad...

U.S. Hands Over Strategic Base To Afghanistan

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 05.30.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan special forces took control of part of a troubled province bordering Kabul from U.S. troops on Saturday, ending a we...

Afghans To U.S. Forces: Get Out

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Several hundred demonstrators chanting "U.S. special operations forces out!" marched to the Afghan parliament building in Kabul ...