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Civilian Casualties Soar In Afghanistan

Reuters | Jessica Donati | Posted 09.29.2013 | World

(Refiles to expand coding; text unchanged) * Casualties in Afghanistan up by 23 percent compared to 2012:U.N. report * ...

U.S. Freezes $700 Million In Aid To Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The leaders of a U.S. House-Senate negotiating panel have agreed to freeze $700 million in U.S. aid to Pakistan until...

Who's Really "Relying on Assumptions and Beliefs to Shape Reality" in Afghanistan War Debate?

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

The Afghanistan Study Group report is out, and the fight is on. A number of critiques have been leveled at the report, one of the most influential being Joshua Foust's over at Registan.net.

Defusing Explosive Landscapes

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Denselow

IEDs are the ideal metaphor for the American-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Despite all its firepower and money, the US has been unable to defuse these weapons of the weak.

Push Into Helmand Triggered Severe Spike in Civilian Death Rate, Failed its Objectives

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

More troops are not the answer in Afghanistan. We need to lower the overall level of military conflict as quickly as possible, and the only way to do that is to sharply reduce the number of U.S. troops.