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Losing Ground: Taliban Cover 97% of Afghanistan: Report

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

New research indicates that 80% of Afghanistan now has a permanent Taliban presence and that 97% of the country has "substantial Taliban activity."

Pelosi: Upping Troops To Afghanistan Unpopular

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders in Congress urged the Obama administration Thursday to quickly produce a plan for winning the war in Afghanistan...

Taliban Has Returned To Most Of Afghanistan: Think Tank

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A London-based think tank says that nearly eight years after the U.S. drove the Taliban from power, the Islamist militia has returned to...

Men with Guns, in Kabul and Washington

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Norman Solomon

Should the U.S. government keep destroying Afghanistan in order to "save" it?

Afghanistan Election: Partial Recount Ordered By U.N.-Backed Panel

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A U.N.-backed commission found "convincing evidence" of fraud Tuesday in Afghanistan's presidential election and ordered a recount of su...

US-German Rift Emerges Over Afghan Deaths Case

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — An airstrike by U.S. fighter jets that appears to have killed Afghan civilians could turn into a major dispute for NATO allies Germany a...

George Will Debates NeoCons Over Afghanistan War

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative commentator George Will appeared on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos Sunday Morning and took on NeoConservatives over the cou...

Security Assigned To Oversee Deviant Guards At US Embassy In Kabul

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press Writer KABUL - The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan has banned alcohol and assigned American personnel to watch over ...

Embassy Guard: Sex Acts Required For Promotion At U.S. Embassy In Afghanistan

ABC News | Posted 05.14.2012 | World

Private security guards at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul were pressured to participate in naked pool parties and perform sex acts to gain promotions or as...

State Department Probing "Lord Of The Flies" Atmosphere At Afghan Embassy

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A wide-ranging State Department inquiry into allegations of lewd behavior and sexual misconduct among the private security contract...

US Embassy Guards Gone Wild In Kabul: Prostitution, Brawls, And Vodka Butt Shots

Mother Jones | Daniel Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Drunken brawls, prostitutes, hazing and humiliation, taking vodka shots out of buttcracks-- no, the perpetrators of these Animal House-like antics are...

George Will Calls For Pull-Out In Afghanistan

Politico | MIKE ALLEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

George F. Will, the elite conservative commentator, will call in his next column for U.S. ground troops to leave Afghanistan, according to publishing ...

UN Plans Afghanistan Summit In Kabul For The First Time

guardian.co.uk | Jon Boone in Kabul | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United Nations is planning to host an international summit on the future of Afghanistan for the first time in Kabul as an attempt to bestow credib...

Holbrooke, Karzai Have "Explosive Meeting" Over Afghan Election

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The BBC has learned that the US special envoy to Afghanistan has had what has been described as "an explosive meeting" with President Hamid Karzai ove...

Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai, top rival run nearly even in Afghan vote

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — President Hamid Karzai and his main rival, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, were running virtually even Tuesday in the first f...

Afghan Bomb Strikes At Foreign Entities

The New York Times | TAIMOOR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A huge bomb detonated on Tuesday night in a part of Kandahar where international aid agencies and United Nations offices are ...

A Poet Braves Afghanistan's Bloody Politics

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Two months ago, the Afghan poet Latif Pedram published the poem "Kabul" in the French newsletter Nomade. It is a poem of witness, sorrowful but necess...

5 Thoughts on the Afghan Elections

Patrick Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Barry

With the Afghan elections having taken place today amidst extraordinarily difficult circumstances, I thought I would offer up a few things to keep in mind when reading the coverage.

Obama and the Afghan Election: What It Means, What It Doesn't

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

The Obama administration should sigh with a sense of relief after the election in Afghanistan -- the Taliban failed in their threat to halt the election, and were unable to pull off any of the promised attacks.

Karzai Government Demands Media Blackout On Election Day, Journalists Refuse

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Afghan journalists charged Wednesday that their government was violating the constitution by trying to censor reports of violence on ele...

Afghanistan Restricts Media Ahead Of Election; Press Told Not To Report Attacks

The Associated Press | Fisnik Abrashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL -- Insurgents struck the Afghan capital two days before national elections, firing rockets or mortars at the presidential palace and unleashing ...

Kabul Hit Ahead Of Afghan Poll

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At least seven people, including two UN workers, have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a Western military convoy east of the Afghan capital...

Bomb Attack Against NATO Troops Kills 8

AP | FISNIK ABRASHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Insurgents struck the Afghan capital two days before national elections, firing rockets or mortars at the presidential palace and unleas...

Afghan Warlords, Narco-State Government Not Worth Another Drop of U.S. Blood

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

The Bush-era idea that terrorism is a problem to be dealt with through invasion and occupation of foreign lands has led us down a path that ends with our morally culpability for the behavior of a narco-state flush with cash from the opium trade and U.S. taxpayer dollars.

Kabul Bomb Attack Kills 7 Including UN Staff

AP | FISNIK ABRASHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan killed a U.S. service member, while an American civilian working for the military died after ins...