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With a Splat, Paintball Fires Into Afghanistan – ABC News


With a Splat, Paintball Fires Into Afghanistan
ABC News
The arrival of recreational paintball to Afghanistan may seem peculiar to outsiders, especially in a country that's known decades of war, faces constant bombings and attacks by Taliban insurgents and is preparing its own security forces for the

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Posted on 29 August 2014 | 9:47 am

Afghanistan’s disputed election It takes two – The Economist (blog)


The Economist (blog)

Afghanistan's disputed election It takes two
The Economist (blog)
Afghanistan's audit is the most comprehensive the UN has ever undertaken; it takes more than light grumbling to stop it. After a pause, work resumed on Wednesday afternoon, without representatives of either candidate present. This was evidently not
Afghanistan Is Not IraqBusinessweek
Delays, fights marred Afghanistan's election recountLos Angeles Times
New York Times: Afghanistan's moment of reckoningMadison.com
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Posted on 29 August 2014 | 7:31 am

Obama to Nominate Career Diplomat as Next Afghanistan Ambassador – Wall Street Journal


Obama to Nominate Career Diplomat as Next Afghanistan Ambassador
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he will nominate P. Michael McKinley to be the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan. Mr. McKinley, a career U.S. diplomat, is currently the deputy ambassador to Afghanistan. He will …
Obama taps veteran diplomat Michael McKinley to be next US ambassador to Bridge River Lillooet News
Obama taps veteran diplomat to be Afghan envoyColumbus Ledger-Enquirer

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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 10:43 pm

Afghanistan and Pakistan Crises Throw US Planning Into Flux – The Diplomat


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Afghanistan and Pakistan Crises Throw US Planning Into Flux
The Diplomat
In Washington's ideal scenario, Afghanistan's presidential palace would have had a new occupant by this time, who'd have been settled in and acclimated to the demands of running Afghanistan. This person would have presumably signed the Bilateral …
Pakistani and Afghan elites cannot afford any more infightingFinancial Times
Pakistan on Brink of Political ChangeKabul Press
Pakistani PM denies asking army to mediateKXNet.com
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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 8:05 pm

Afghanistan’s Troubled Economy – Foreign Policy


Afghanistan's Troubled Economy
Foreign Policy
Afghanistan's presidential elections were greeted with much euphoria earlier this year. While some argued that the vote symbolized a loss for the Taliban, others declared that it showed Afghans were confidant "in their ability to determine their

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 6:14 pm

US moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Yemen – Aljazeera.com


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US moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Yemen
Aljazeera.com
The move comes as the Obama administration seeks to shut down a controversial detainee programme in Afghanistan ahead of its troop withdrawal. Two prisoners were moved from the Parwan detention centre, located on a military base near Kabul, this …
US moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Pakistan, YemenReuters
Prisoners Kept in Secret Moved From Afghanistan To YementeleSUR English

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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 10:54 am

Afghanistan Contender Quits UN Vote Audit – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Afghanistan Contender Quits UN Vote Audit
Wall Street Journal
Observers representing Abdullah Abdullah's presidential campaign failed to show up to take part in a United Nations-supervised audit, which is supposed to sift out fraudulent votes from Afghanistan's June runoff election. WSJ's Nathan Hodge joins Simon …
Afghanistan presidential election in crisis after candidate pulls out of auditFox News
Afghanistan's Moment of ReckoningNew York Times
Pundits Split Over Long-Term US Role in AfghanistanVoice of America
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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 4:03 am

US general killed in Afghanistan – theTrumpet.com


US general killed in Afghanistan
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Harold Greene was shot and killed in a “green on blue” insider attack on August 5, when an officer in an Afghan uniform opened fire at a military training facility in Qargha, Afghanistan. The 55-year-old, two-star general died on a deployment to

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 9:37 pm

How Iraq Explains Why the US Shouldn’t Leave… – Foreign Policy (blog)


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How Iraq Explains Why the US Shouldn't Leave…
Foreign Policy (blog)
The United States has real national security interests at stake in Afghanistan's future and the future of South Asia. Iraq could hardly be a clearer cautionary tale: If the United States withdraws before the Afghan security forces are fully prepared to
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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 1:11 pm

Campbell Takes ISAF Command in Afghanistan – Department of Defense


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Campbell Takes ISAF Command in Afghanistan
Department of Defense
KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2014 – Army Gen. John F. Campbell assumed command of the NATO International Security Assistance Force from Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., during a change of command ceremony held here today.
Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slowsWRAL.com
Campbell takes command in AfghanistanClarksville Leaf Chronicle

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Posted on 26 August 2014 | 7:10 pm

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With a splat, paintball fires into Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The hidden gunman, dressed in long green coveralls and a SWAT-team-style vest and helmet, looks ominous as he takes aim and fires off a short burst.

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 9:46 am

UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A massive audit of Afghanistan's disputed presidential election won't be done until around Sept. 10, the U.N. said Thursday, quashing hopes the new president would be determined before an upcoming NATO summit.

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 6:10 pm

Delays, fights marred Afghanistan's election recount

Inside the hot, musty airplane hangar where international officials were supervising Afghanistan’s presidential election recount, the rival camps had sparred for days until the tension finally boiled over.

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 6:09 pm

Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter

American troops are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by year's end. So the military is sifting through 13 years of accumulated stuff to see what will be scrapped, given away or sent home.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 9:00 pm

U.S. releases two Yemenis from military prison in Afghanistan

Number of non-Afghan detainees in U.S. custody in Afghanistan has fallen below 30

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 5:39 pm

Afghanistan election in crisis after candidate pulls out of audit

KABUL, Afghanistan – One of two men vying to become the president of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, pulled his observers Wednesday from an audit of the country's disputed election over concerns of widespread fraud in a move that throws the already contentious election into further crisis.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 9:23 am

Last post: US mail service winds down in Afghanistan

Even in the age of emails and Internet video chatting, there's nothing like a parcel or a letter from home for US soldiers on deployment in Afghanistan. The incoming mail at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Lightning consists of everything from televisions and T-shirts to golf balls — and still plenty of handwritten envelopes from family and friends. Troops at FOB Lightning have been rushing to …

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:46 am

Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent top hotels. Even government employees nervously await each payday, worried the next might be delayed.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 5:24 am

Afghanistan's Abdullah threatens to withdraw from recount process

The team of Afghanistan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah today added further turmoil to a delayed and bitter election process by threatening to withdraw from a United Nations-assisted vote audit within 24 hours. Fazal Ahmad Manawi, an adviser to Mr. Abdullah, told reporters in Kabul that the audit of more than 8 million ballots from the June 14 runoff election is a “joke” and called for …

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 5:55 pm

Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Pentagon has developed plans that would allow American forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of the year if the contested presidential election drags on and a security agreement isn't signed soon, the top U.S. military officer said Monday.

Posted on 25 August 2014 | 6:21 pm