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Commentary: A salute for Afghanistan retrograde efforts – ArmyTimes.com


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Commentary: A salute for Afghanistan retrograde efforts
ArmyTimes.com
Following 13 years of war in Afghanistan, the unsung heroes of our nation's military are the Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and defense contractors who have, and continue to, execute the monumental effort of equipping our forces in theater

Posted on 1 February 2015 | 3:07 pm

What If America Had Never Invaded Afghanistan? – The Atlantic


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What If America Had Never Invaded Afghanistan?
The Atlantic
Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Osmani, the Taliban's military leader for southern Afghanistan, sat stolidly, his great bulk supported in an overstuffed chair to my left. It was October 2, 2001, and events had been hurtling forward since the terrorist attacks

Posted on 1 February 2015 | 12:01 pm

WORLD CUP TEAM WATCH: Battling the odds, Afghanistan out to prove a point – ABP News


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WORLD CUP TEAM WATCH: Battling the odds, Afghanistan out to prove a point
ABP News
With just a fortnight left for the World Cup to begin, ABP Live runs a check on the teams participating in the tournament. We start the journey with minnows Afghanistan, who have battled the odds to qualify for the tournament.

Posted on 1 February 2015 | 8:53 am

Foxborough man ‘commutes’ 6580 miles to job in Afghanistan – Washington Times


Foxborough man 'commutes' 6580 miles to job in Afghanistan
Washington Times
Over the past six years, Panzieri, 43, has made 25 round trips between Foxborough and Kabul or Jalalabad, Afghanistan. After spending the holidays at home on Spruce Street with Lisa Tuohey and their four children, he left again last week, traveling 6

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Posted on 1 February 2015 | 6:12 am

3 Men Shot in Afghanistan Worked for North Carolina Firm – ABC News


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3 Men Shot in Afghanistan Worked for North Carolina Firm
ABC News
A North Carolina-based firm says it employed the three military contractors who were shot to death earlier this week in Afghanistan. Praetorian Standard Inc. of Fayetteville identified the men slain Thursday as Walter D. Fisher of North Myrtle Beach
3 contractors shot, killed in Afghanistan worked for NC firmWXII The Triad
3 U.S. contractors shot in Afghanistan worked for N.C. firmMilitary Times
2 S.C. men among 3 contractors shot in AfghanistanThe State

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Posted on 31 January 2015 | 11:11 pm

ISIS in Pakistan and Afghanistan: Taliban Fighters Sign Up, Commanders Say – NBCNews.com


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ISIS in Pakistan and Afghanistan: Taliban Fighters Sign Up, Commanders Say
NBCNews.com
… the new branch of ISIS in October. ISIS' media arm this week declared Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan to be one region called the province of Khorasan — the name given to a historic region that covers part of modern-day Iran, Afghanistan and
Pakistanis fleeing offensive find new dangers in AfghanistanYahoo News
Pakistanis flee offensive, find danger in AfghanistanMilitary Times

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Posted on 31 January 2015 | 9:11 pm

Former Fayetteville police officer killed in Afghanistan attack – WTVD-TV


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Former Fayetteville police officer killed in Afghanistan attack
WTVD-TV
Four U.S. contractors killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on Afghanistan's Kabul airport worked for a Fayetteville-based firm. Among those killed Thursday was a former Fayetteville police officer. Retired Fayetteville Police Chief Ron Hansen
Names released of contractors killed in AfghanistanFayetteville Observer
Friends, family remember North Myrtle Beach contractor killed in AfghanistanMyrtleBeachOnline.com
The Guardian view on Afghanistan: war quickens as politicians falterThe Guardian
Sydney Morning Herald -The State
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Posted on 31 January 2015 | 1:28 pm

World Cup Cricket’s Best Hope: Team Afghanistan – Newsweek


Newsweek

World Cup Cricket's Best Hope: Team Afghanistan
Newsweek
That explains at least some of the passion for cricket in Afghanistan. It's a craze of dramatically recent origin, and yet it already plays a serious role in national identity. Cricket has become an expression of hopes of national unity, national
Afghanistan's cricket team heads to World CupBBC News
Afghanistan prepare for 'dream' World Cup debutIBNLive

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Posted on 30 January 2015 | 10:30 am

Three US contractors killed in ‘insider attack’ in Afghanistan – Reuters


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Three US contractors killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan
Reuters
An increase in so-called insider attacks in Afghanistan eroded trust between government forces and their international allies in the final years of the combat mission that ended in 2014, prompting foreign forces to scale back interaction with Afghans.
3 American Contractors Killed In Insider Attack In AfghanistanHuffington Post
Taliban claim responsibility for Kabul attackUSA TODAY
Taliban says agent infiltrated Afghan's security forces for attack that killed Fox News
CBS News -Los Angeles Times -Voice of America
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Posted on 30 January 2015 | 7:57 am

Inconvenient Truths in Afghanistan – New York Times


New York Times

Inconvenient Truths in Afghanistan
New York Times
In late December, as they do every few months, American military officials in Kabul sent a trove of data to the office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction for its quarterly report. Over the years, such figures have told an
US Military Classifies Information About Afghanistan's TroopsABC News
The Pentagon's New Afghanistan Policy—Way More SecrecyWar is Boring
Transparency goes on holiday in AfghanistanWashington Post (blog)
Headlines & Global News -Christian Science Monitor -CNN
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Posted on 29 January 2015 | 3:01 pm

Afghanistan – Yahoo News Search Results

What If America Had Never Invaded Afghanistan?

The story of one spy’s last-ditch effort to stop a war.

Posted on 1 February 2015 | 12:28 pm

Why is more data on Afghanistan war being classified, former US commanders ask

Now former military commanders are speaking out against the move. “I find it ridiculous,” says retired Col. Peter Mansoor, former executive officer to retired Gen. David Petraeus in Iraq. Though the US command in Afghanistan has cited security reasons, “I’m hard pressed to think of a legitimate reason to classify it at this stage of the game,” says retired Lt. Gen. David Barno, commander of US …

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 7:27 pm

Pakistanis fleeing offensive find new dangers in Afghanistan

KHOST, Afghanistan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have sought shelter at a sprawling refugee camp in a volatile region of Afghanistan after crossing the mountainous border to escape a military onslaught against insurgents.

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 9:04 am

Afghans prepare for 'dream' Cricket World Cup debut

At an indoor academy in Kabul, Afghanistan's cricketers are training hard for their debut in the upcoming World Cup tournament in Australia and New Zealand next month. The Afghans' opening match against Bangladesh in Canberra on February 18 will mark the culmination of a fairy-tale journey for a team born in the ashes of decades of war. Afghanistan qualified for the last two World Twenty20 …

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 8:16 am

Dozens killed in Afghanistan in attacks on funeral, checkpoint

A suicide bomb attack on a funeral in east Afghanistan killed 16 people and injured another 39 on Thursday, a local official said, an unusually high death toll for a single bombing in a country ravaged by decades of war. Separately, Taliban militants attacked a checkpoint operated by a group of armed villagers late on Wednesday evening, killing 11 people, according to another official. The …

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 2:53 pm

Afghanistan, Ireland handed 2019 World Cup boost

Afghanistan and Ireland's hopes of reaching the slimmed-down 2019 World Cup were given a massive boost Wednesday when they were placed amongst the 10 Test-playing nations in a revised qualifying system. The International Cricket Council (ICC) said the two nations will now join the 10 Full Members in the rankings-based qualification system for the 2019 tournament. The top eight-ranked sides as at …

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 12:00 am

After vote, Afghanistan still can't form working government. Why?

The Afghan parliament today rejected the majority of President Ashraf Ghani’s cabinet nominees, a development expected to further delay the formation of an Afghan government that has been in limbo for nearly a year. The parliament’s vote is a setback for the unity government of Mr. Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan’s chief executive officer. The struggle to finalize a working government …

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 7:22 pm

Afghanistan arrests militants linked to journalist killing

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan has arrested two alleged militants from a Taliban splinter group that claimed responsibility for killing a Swedish journalist in Kabul, an official said Wednesday.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 1:53 pm

Afghanistan look to repeat Ireland shock factor at ICC World Cup

Afghanistan hope to follow the World Cup giant-killing blueprint drawn up by fellow outsiders Ireland when they make their debut at the game's showpiece tournament. Ireland defeated mighty Pakistan to reach the Super Eights stage at the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean before defeating England in a high-scoring match in the 2011 tournament in India. "My wish would be to emulate what Ireland have …

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 3:48 am

Attacks on journalists threaten media freedom in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When Afghan journalist Hussain Sirat's car disappeared in late December, he assumed it was simply theft, until a man called to say that he had the vehicle, and a gun with which he planned to kill him.

Posted on 21 January 2015 | 10:06 am