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Two British men being investigated by FBI over Afghanistan bribery allegations – The Independent


Two British men being investigated by FBI over Afghanistan bribery allegations
The Independent
Robert Gillam and Simon Davies of Mondial Defence Systems were arrested on 2 December, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (Sigar) to the US Congress and US Secretaries of State and Defence. Mondial …

Posted on 24 May 2015 | 7:56 pm

Last Maryland soldier killed in Afghanistan was overseas with son – Baltimore Sun


Last Maryland soldier killed in Afghanistan was overseas with son
Baltimore Sun
The family resemblance is clear from the photograph, even without looking at the name Turner stitched to the front of the two Army uniforms. By chance, the two men had deployed to Afghanistan at the same time — the young son on his first overseas

Posted on 24 May 2015 | 7:21 pm

As Taliban Advance, Afghanistan Reluctantly Recruits Militias – New York Times


Military Times

As Taliban Advance, Afghanistan Reluctantly Recruits Militias
New York Times
KABUL, Afghanistan — Facing a fierce Taliban offensive across a corridor of northern Afghanistan, the government in Kabul is turning to a strategy fraught with risk: forming local militias and beseeching old warlords for military assistance, according
Top U.S. commander says IS actively recruiting in AfghanistanMilitary Times
Top General Predicts Longer International Presence in AfghanistanMilitary.com
ISIS is recruiting, but not operational in Afghanistan: NATO generalAl-Arabiya
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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Posted on 24 May 2015 | 6:42 pm

War, as viewed through the lens of a photographer – CNBC


CNBC

War, as viewed through the lens of a photographer
CNBC
She'd been embedded with NATO troops in Afghanistan, and held hostage during the Iraq War—before she and three fellow New York Times journalists were kidnapped by forces sympathetic to former leader Moammar Gadhafi during the Libyan uprising in …

Posted on 24 May 2015 | 6:09 pm

Joining forces: Iraq, Afghanistan vets’ #GoSilent pledge honors Memorial Day’s … – BizPac Review


BizPac Review

Joining forces: Iraq, Afghanistan vets' #GoSilent pledge honors Memorial Day's
BizPac Review
The IAVA, founded in 2004, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan New York-based advocacy group for veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It quietly began its #GoSilent campaign only a few years ago in response to what its members considered Americans' …

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Posted on 24 May 2015 | 5:02 pm

Latest from Iran – Press TV


Press TV

Latest from Iran
Press TV
General John F. Campbell, the commander of the NATO Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, told reporters in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday that ISIL is making use of a sophisticated social media campaign in order to woo local Taliban militants.

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Posted on 24 May 2015 | 5:58 am

Afghanistan Combat Vet, 20, Goes AWOL From Colorado Army Base – ABC News


ABC News

Afghanistan Combat Vet, 20, Goes AWOL From Colorado Army Base
ABC News
Daniel Domres' "personality was different" after Afghanistan, the young man's father said — he was "not communicative" and withdrew from his friends and family. And since January, Domres has had "sporadic" contact with the family, Tom Domres said.

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Posted on 23 May 2015 | 10:50 pm

Notes On A Month Spent Embedded In Afghanistan – WABE 90.1 FM


Notes On A Month Spent Embedded In Afghanistan
WABE 90.1 FM
We met no women. And so it's very hard to answer the question what is life like for women in Afghanistan because I didn't meet any. I think it's important to remember that there are really two countries. And the country that I experienced is a man's

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Posted on 23 May 2015 | 9:16 pm

Afghanistan, Pakistan Deal Causes Controversy… – Foreign Policy (blog)


Foreign Policy (blog)

Afghanistan, Pakistan Deal Causes Controversy…
Foreign Policy (blog)
Afghanistan. Deal with Pakistan causes controversy. Reports of dissatisfaction and disagreement over an intelligence deal that Afghanistan signed with neighboring Pakistan have surfaced (RFE/RL, Pajhwok). It was reported on Monday that the spy agencies …
Dollars Disappear in Afghanistan With Exiting U.S. TroopsBloomberg
Iraq, Afghanistan forces struggling despite years of U.S. investment, trainingWashington Times
NATO's Involvement in Afghanistan Beyond 2016Huffington Post
Yahoo News -The National
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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 12:56 pm

Satellite photos of Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan, before and after US … – Washington Post


Gizmodo

Satellite photos of Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan, before and after US
Washington Post
The top U.S. watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction released a new report Wednesday that details how the military constructed an extravagant $36 million headquarters building at a major U.S. military base in Afghanistan, even though the top general
Boondoggle HQ: The $25 Million Building in Afghanistan Nobody NeededGizmodo
Pentagon Blew $36M on Unwanted Afghanistan Outpost: ReportNBCNews.com
3 Army officers should be disciplined for wasteful spending in Afghanistan: auditMcClatchy Washington Bureau
Newsweek -Military.com
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Posted on 20 May 2015 | 7:33 pm

Afghanistan – Yahoo News Search Results

Foreign fighters are spilling into Afghanistan, helping the Taliban

A new wave of attacks that killed 18 Afghan soldiers over the weekend included rare beheadings.

Posted on 15 April 2015 | 1:37 am

Afghanistan, Pakistan Seek to Increase Bilateral Trade

Officials from Pakistan and Afghanistan held talks Tuesday on an agreement that would boost bilateral commerce and lower the cost of trading items between the neighboring countries. A Pakistani delegation led by Trade Minister Khurrum Dastagir visited Kabul for the negotiations. Pakistan's Minister of State for Education and Narcotics Control, Muhammad Balighur Rehman, told parliament that …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 9:12 pm

Afghan warlord warns of Islamic State rise

Afghanistan could face a war with the Islamic State group if the government does not resolve internal differences and improve the security situation, one of the country's most powerful warlords warned in an interview with The Associated Press.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 6:15 pm

AP Interview: Afghan warlord says government disunity fueling Islamic State group presence

Afghanistan could face a war with the Islamic State group if the government does not resolve internal differences and improve the security situation, one of the country's most powerful warlords warned in an interview with The Associated Press.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 2:57 pm

AP Interview: Afghan warlord warns of Islamic State rise

HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan could face a war with the Islamic State group if the government does not resolve internal differences and improve the security situation, one of the country's most powerful warlords warned in an interview with The Associated Press.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 2:42 pm

Afghanistan’s defining fight: Technocrats vs. strongmen

If men like Atta Mohammad Noor remain powerful, can the country become a modern democracy?

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 1:12 am

Chinese demands, rebels and Buddhist ruins stall Afghan copper dream

By Frank Jack Daniel and Mirwais Harooni MES AYNAK, Afghanistan (Reuters) – China and Afghanistan remain deadlocked over a stalled $3 billion copper mine five months after Beijing demanded royalties be slashed by almost a half, underlining Kabul's struggles to support itself as foreign aid dries up. The copper, lying beneath the ruins of an ancient Buddhist city, is one of the world's largest …

Posted on 12 April 2015 | 3:18 am

Five abducted aid workers killed in Afghanistan

The bullet-ridden bodies of five aid workers have been found, weeks after they were abducted by armed gunmen in the volatile south of Afghanistan, officials said Saturday. The group of Afghan workers for Save the Children was snatched by armed gunmen in Trinkot, capital of the strife-torn Uruzgan province, on March 3, according to statement by the United Nations. A spokesman for the provincial …

Posted on 11 April 2015 | 3:43 pm

Afghanistan vows action after IS-style beheading video

Afghanistan on Tuesday vowed action against Taliban-allied Uzbek insurgents after they posted a video purportedly showing the beheading of a former Afghan soldier, highlighting their apparent tilt towards the Islamic State group. A local commander of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), which has so far held a low profile in Afghanistan, was recently reported to have pledged support to the …

Posted on 7 April 2015 | 9:04 pm

$45 Billion in Tax Dollars Goes Missing in Afghanistan

A new report from the office of John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), revealed that there’s virtually no way to know what happened to a large chunk of money the Defense Department spent in Afghanistan before 2010. Unlike in most of SIGAR’s reports, Sopko did not include any recommendations in this audit.

Posted on 1 April 2015 | 12:30 pm