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Suicide Bomber Attacks US Base In Afghanistan, 5 American Wounded

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A suicide bomber wearing an Afghan border policeman's uniform blew himself up Thursday at a U.S. base near the Pakistani frontier, wound...

Operation Moshtarak Set: Civilian Casualties 'Inevitable' In US, NATO Offensive In Afghanistan

Rethink Afghanistan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Military officials say that civilian casualties in Marjah, Afghanistan are "inevitable" as U.S. and allied forces launch Operation Moshtarak, the larg...

Afghanistan Avalanches Kill 157 People

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Helicopters ferried rescuers to and bodies away from the site of massive avalanches that blocked an important mountain pass north of Kab...

Blackwater, Now Xe, Vying For $1 Billion Contract To Train Afghan National Police

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Blackwater Worldwide's legal woes haven't dimmed the company's prospects in Afghanistan, where it's a contender to be a key part of President Barack ...

Women For Sale in Afghanistan

Heidi Kingstone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heidi Kingstone

Women have become a commodity in parts of Afghanistan. They can be sold multiple times, kept in rooms, and raped. They are trafficked from Kunduz to Herat, Jalalabad to Kabul, and to other points.

Biggest Afghanistan Battle Looms

AP | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — U.S. troops and their Afghan and NATO allies are planning their biggest joint offensive since the Afghan war's s...

New US Air Strategy In Afghanistan: First, Do No Harm

McClatchy | Nancy A. Youssef | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six months after Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S commander in Afghanistan, issued a tactical directive urging troops to walk away from a fig...

What a Difference Two Months Makes As the Fate of Obama's Presidency Plays Out Far From Washington

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

While all the attention was on Obama's State of the Union address, an event of far greater relevance to the fate of his presidency played out not in Washington, but in London.

3 Americans Killed In Afghanistan, NATO says

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Two U.S. service members and one U.S. employee were killed Friday in eastern Afghanistan, pushing the American death toll this month to ...

Kaf-i-stan

Heidi Kingstone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heidi Kingstone

We seem to wake up each day and think we have the very complex situation figured out, but that quickly changes. Neither Afghans nor ex-pats can read the runes; there is a darker sense overhanging everything.

Is al-Qaeda Winning?

Marwan Bishara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marwan Bishara

What does it say about Washington's ''War on Terror'' that a dozen and a half people with paper cutters forced hundreds of thousands of Western troops into the battlefields of the "greater Middle East" region?

Vision of a State: Ultra-Federalism in Afghanistan

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Signer

An ultra-federalist culture would constantly seek to discover and bridge gaps between local systems for administering justice and the official machinery of the state courts.

Video Of Car Bomb Blast In Kabul

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) -- Taliban militants wearing explosives vests launched a brazen assault on the heart of Kabul on Monday, as suicide bombings and gunbattles near ...

Taliban Attack: Afghanistan Capital Under Assault

AP | ROBERT H. REID and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Taliban militants wearing explosive vests launched a brazen daylight assault Monday on the center of Kabul, with suicide bombings and gu...

Frank Rich: The Missing Link Between Fort Hood And The War In Afghanistan

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For all the right's jeremiads, its own brand of political correctness kept it from connecting two crucial dots: how our failing war against terrorists...

Kai Eide: UN Official Defends Afghanistan Election Despite Widespread Fraud

Los Angeles Times | Laura King | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Days before the outcome of Afghanistan's contentious presidential vote was expected to be announced, the head of the United Nations mission in the cou...

An Open Letter to President Obama About Afghanistan From William R. Polk

The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I was an early supporter of yours. So I hope you will accept the following analysis and proposals as being from a friend as well as a person with cons...

Robert Gates Wants War Advice To Obama Kept Private

The Washington Post | Ann Scott Tyson and Scott Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates stressed Monday that military and civilian leaders should keep their advice to President Obama on Afghanistan privat...

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...

Chris Dortleff A Flight Risk: Ex-Blackwater Guard Charged In Afghan Double Murder Will Be Jailed Until Trial

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NORFOLK, Va. — A former Blackwater contractor charged in the shooting deaths of two Afghans will be held in custody until his trial because his ...

Karzai Effectively Handed 2nd Term After Abdullah Drops From Afghan Election

AP | HEIDI VOGT and ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — President Hamid Karzai effectively secured a second term Sunday when his only challenger dropped out of the race, and the Obama administ...

Time to Rethink Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

The war in Afghanistan continues to escalate, and more are killed each day. While the United States spends billions the Chinese are building industry, jobs and good will.

Kabul Suicide Bombing Kills At Least Eight

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A suicide car bomber struck Tuesday near the home of a former Afghan vice president and a hotel frequented by Westerners, killing at lea...

US Held Secret War Game To Test 2 Afghan Troop Level Scenarios

Washington Post | Greg Jaffe and Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pentagon's top military officer oversaw a secret war game this month to evaluate the two primary military options that have been put forward by th...

Afghanistan: Eight Days From the Ground -- Part 1 of 8

Sara R. Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sara R. Nichols

Kabul's traffic is the perfect metaphor for the mind-numbing status of this ravaged and complex country that our group of nine peace activists visited, with the hope of understanding it somewhat better.