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The Power Of A Shared Meal

Anna Brones | Posted 12.30.2012 | Food
Anna Brones

Food and travel go hand in hand, not just because it allows a view into a culture, but also because it provides a thread for connecting two people from two very different places. Put a pot of tea in the center of table and language barriers immediately begin to wash away.

Drunk Security Contractors in Afghanistan? Again?

Joe Newman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Joe Newman

As troops are replaced with private security contractors, it would be foolish for a new administration to continue to ignore the vivid warnings of what happens when the U.S. outsources its inherent governmental functions.

Joshua Hersh

Afghanistan: The Long and Winding Roads

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

(BANARAS KHAN/AFP/Getty Images) In late 2008, Andrew Wilder set out on a hunt for answers in Afghanistan. For years, Wilder, a former development...

Afghanistan: A War of Moral Attrition

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Rizwan A. Rahmani

The war that should have been fought decisively, in a short and swift manner, is the Afghanistan war. Yet this war will be -- and already is going down in the history as such -- one of the longest wars America has ever fought.

Teenage Suicide Bomber Kills 6 In Kabul

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 11.08.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck at the heart of NATO's operation in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least six Afghan civilians in an ...

Why Afghanistan Can't Wait

Kathy Kelly | Posted 10.10.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

Last week, we spent three anxious hours in an outer waiting area of the "Non-Immigrant Visa" section of the U.S. consulate here in Kabul waiting for our young friends to return from a sojourn through the inner offices where they were being interviewed for visas to come speak to audiences in the United States.

The Pentagon's Shocking Cover-Up Of Horrific Military Hospital Scandal

www.buzzfeed.com | Michael Hastings | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

Top U.S. commanders in Afghanistan waged a sophisticated public relations campaign to obscure horrific conditions at the Afghan National Military Hosp...

WATCH: Where Kabul's Olympic Dream Became A Nightmare

Jeroen Swolfs | Posted 09.29.2012 | Travel
Jeroen Swolfs

The pool was already empty by then. Some people where brought down into the basin and shot against the blue walls. Others were taken up the highest diving board and thrown off.

Video Of Afghan Woman Executed By Taliban Recalls Previous Outrages

Posted 07.10.2012 | World

In a scene that recalled the kind of pre-9/11 reign of terror that many thought ended with the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, a video showing the publ...

Bombs, Attacks Kill Dozens In Afghanistan

AP | By RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 09.07.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Roadside bombs and insurgent attacks killed 16 Afghan civilians, five policemen and two members of the U.S.-led coalition in sou...

Taliban Attack At Kabul Hotel Ends

Reuters | Mirwais Harooni and Samar Zwak | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

By Mirwais Harooni and Samar Zwak KABUL, June 22 (Reuters) - Elite Afghan police backed by NATO forces ended a 12-hour siege on Frida...

Joshua Hersh

U.S.-Funded Court Dishes American Drug War-Style Justice In Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 06.10.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- On a recent Tuesday morning, Ahmad Kazim, a 29-year-old Iranian, found himself sitting in a suspect box in a white-walled room, ...

America's Next Move in Afghanistan Must Be a Non-Military One

Michael Shank | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

The best way America can establish the infrastructure for long-term security and stability in Afghanistan is less through military means and more through improvements to quality of life and basic services.

Memorial Day Kabul: William Stacey's Letter Marks Memorial Day In Afghan Capital

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. Marine Sgt. William Stacey was killed earlier this year by a homemade bomb in southern Afghanistan, a tragedy for which he ...

Afghan Photographer Hopes His Image Will Stop Suicide Bombers

Nicole Glass | Posted 07.22.2012 | World
Nicole Glass

Massoud Hossaini was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for a photo he took of Tarana Akbari, a 12-year old girl who found herself surrounded by dead bodies after a suicide bombing at a shrine in Kabul.

US Ambassador To Leave Afghanistan This Summer

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Veteran U.S. diplomat Ryan Crocker will be leaving his post as ambassador to Afghanistan this summer, an embassy spokesman ...

Will Pakistan's New Foreign Policy Work?

Kiran Nazish | Posted 07.14.2012 | World
Kiran Nazish

The new world capital for Pakistan is Kabul and that is because, as the foreign office puts it, stability and peace in Pakistan is partially dependent on the events outside of Pakistan.

A Wedding in Kabul and the Strategic Partnership Agreement with Afghanistan

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 07.11.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

The Afghan wife of a good friend called not long ago and asked if I'd accompany her to a wedding in Kabul. I wondered why she wasn't taking her husband. "Oh it is much too dangerous for an American but you would be OK," she exclaimed cheerily.

President Obama's 'Peace With Honor?'

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

The president delivered a strong, patriotic speech in Kabul Tuesday. But the fact that he had to sneak into the country after our brave servicemen and women have been fighting there for over a decade speaks for itself.

Why We Have Failed In Afghanistan

Ben Anderson | Posted 07.02.2012 | Books
Ben Anderson

Now that the glowing reports about how well Afghan Security forces performed in putting down last week's attacks in Kabul have died down, it's worth having a serious and honest discussion about what exactly we are about to leave behind in Afghanistan.

Taliban Launch Deadly Attack On Kabul Hours After Obama Visit

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 07.01.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's president has branded his U.S. allies as corrupt, wasteful and contemptuous of Afghan lives. Once he even thr...

Massive Attack Thwarted, 11 Tons Of Explosives Seized

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and PATRICK QUINN | Posted 06.21.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan security forces have arrested five militants with 10,000 kilograms (22,000 pounds) of explosives that they smuggled ...

11 Suicide Vests Reportedly Found Near Ministry Of Defense In Kabul

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.27.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan Defense Ministry was locked down for two hours Tuesday after an intelligence report warned that the highly secur...

Turkish Helicopter Crash Kills 16 In Afghanistan

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 05.15.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A Turkish military helicopter crashed into a house near the Afghan capital Friday, killing 12 Turkish soldiers on board and four...

Surveillance Video Reportedly Shows U.S. Soldier Accused Of Shooting Massacre

AP | Posted 05.14.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. soldier who allegedly shot 16 Afghan villagers was caught on surveillance video that showed him walking up to his...