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The Talibanization of Central Afghanistan

Erin Fitzgerald | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Erin Fitzgerald

Recent months have witnessed a surge of Taliban activity in historically more stable regions of Afghanistan, with an increasing number of insurgent attacks taking place in the provinces surrounding Kabul.

$360 Million In U.S. Combat Support Lost To Afghanistan Insurgents, Criminals

AP | RICHARD LARDNER and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- After examining hundreds of combat support and reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan, the U.S military estimates $360 million in U.S. ...

Dozens Of Americans Killed In NATO Helicopter Crash In Afghanistan

AP | SOLOMON MOORE and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 10.06.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them ...

Clear and Present Danger: The Haqqani Network

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 10.03.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Will troop withdrawal leave a vacuum rapidly filled by the march of the Haqqani network?

Afghan Women at a Crossroads

Michael Soussan | Posted 10.01.2011 | World
Michael Soussan

On the eve of Ramadan, Kabul is a city on the edge. Following a spike in recent attacks by Taliban forces, few city-dwellers I spoke to to held out much hope for a peaceful holiday season.

U.S. Troops Begin Afghanistan Drawdown

AP | By HEIDI VOGT | Posted 09.12.2011 | World

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- The first troops to leave Afghanistan as part of the U.S. drawdown handed over their slice of battlefield Wednesday t...

Sarkozy: France Will Pull 1,000 Troops Out Of Afghanistan By End Of 2012

Reuters | Philippe Wozajer | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

By Philippe Wozajer KABUL, July 12 (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy said during a visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday that France will ...

Only Suspect Freed In Horrifying Mutilation Case

New York Times | ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The only suspect arrested in the case of a woman mutilated by having her nose and ears cut off has been released, according to l...

Cargo Plane Crashes Into Afghanistan Mountaintop, Say Officials

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 09.04.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan police investigating the crash of a cargo plane carrying equipment for the U.S. military in eastern Afghanistan were...

Revealed: Elaborate Ruse Behind Massive Bank Fraud In Afghanistan

The Washington Post | Posted 08.31.2011 | World

The top two officials of Kabul Bank used fake names, forged documents, fictitious companies and secret records as part of an elaborate ruse to funnel ...

Afghanistan: The Spreading Insurgency (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 08.30.2011 | World
Kimberly Abbott

The government's impotence and the staggering insecurity in Afghanistan have left officials with much to gain from partnering with insurgents. I spoke with Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for Afghanistan about the insurgent threat.

Kabul Hotel Attack Suspect Killed By NATO Airstrike

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 08.30.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S.-led coalition on Thursday blamed an al-Qaida affiliated network working jointly with Taliban fighters for a deadly...

Suicide Bomber Hits Intercontinental Hotel In Afghanistan's Capital

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 08.28.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai vowed Wednesday that his army and police would be ready to take over from foreign forces as p...

Afghanistan's Army In Danger Of Taliban Infiltration

The New York Times | Posted 08.28.2011 | World

For someone who had once joined an insurgent group, and whose family was tied to a top Taliban commander, Akmal had a strikingly easy path into the Af...

Desperately Seeking Mullah Omar

Michael Hughes | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

U.S. and Afghan intelligence have illustrated their desperation by spreading fabrications about Omar's death, hoping to provoke him to react with haste and angrily issue denials via statements or audio recordings that could give up his position.

The Neutrality of Language

Robert Weller | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Robert Weller

It seemed so horrible when I first heard Though that Kabul suicide bombing blast lent just the right tone For the day some said would be the apo...

Afghan in Exile: Taking a Stand Against the Karzai Cartel

Michael Hughes | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

That "our man in Kabul" heads a criminal state is anything but breaking news, yet what remains a mystery is America's continual support for the brothers Karzai as the U.S. neglects promoting Afghans whose power isn't derived from drugs, guns and money.

If Only Bin Laden Had Been Killed 13 Years Ago

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 07.01.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

Bin Laden evaded capture and lived on as an embodiment of what the "War on Terror" was all about. Tonight, I remember the thousands who died anywhere al Qaeda practiced his rituals of fear.

Taliban Declares Start Of Spring Offensive In Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2011 | World

April 30, 2011 5:32:21 AM KABUL, April 30 (Reuters) - The Taliban declared the start of a spring offensive on Saturday, warning they planned to...

The Last Fighting Season

Global Post | Charles M. Sennott | Posted 06.27.2011 | World

KABUL -- The snows of the Hindu Kush have melted and the poppy harvest is winding down. That means Afghanistan's "fighting season" is about to begi...

More Die In Second Day Of Quran Burning Protests In Afghanistan

AP | By PATRICK QUINN | Posted 06.01.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghans rioted for a second day Saturday to protest the burning of a Quran in Florida, killing nine people in Kandahar and injur...

NATO Says Its Forces Repel Attack On Kabul Base In Afghanistan

AP | By DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 06.01.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Three insurgents attacked a NATO base on the outskirts of Afghanistan's capital Saturday but were killed by coalition force...

An Economic Handover in Afghanistan

John Sullivan | Posted 05.29.2011 | World
John Sullivan

Afghanistan's economic and security futures are intertwined; neither will be secure without the other. After ten years of NATO engagement in Afghanist...

Security Transition in Afghanistan

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced that local security forces will take over control in the provinces of Bamiyan, Panjshir, and much of Kabul, from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) beginning in July.

One Blue Sky Above Us

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kathy Kelly

Peace activists, who have a long history of opposing war preparations in Colorado Springs, are protesting a USAF plan to acquire a new Combat Aviation Brigade, consisting of 120 helicopter gunships.