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After Pivotal 2014, Afghanistan Faces New Challenges With Less Help – Voice of America


Voice of America

After Pivotal 2014, Afghanistan Faces New Challenges With Less Help
Voice of America
ISLAMABAD—. Officials and politicians in Afghanistan believe the country's political and security transitions in 2014 have set the stage for a secure and prosperous future for the war-wounded nation. But critics are skeptical about the optimism and

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 10:05 am

Afghanistan’s chaos today could be our problem tomorrow – Al-Arabiya


Afghanistan's chaos today could be our problem tomorrow
Al-Arabiya
Former President of Afghanistan Hamed Karzai's initiative to make peace with the Taliban didn't succeed because Afghan Taliban members are rooted in Pakistan, according to my sources, and so no progress can be made without Pakistan playing a role.

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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 5:52 am

Afghanistan is different today because of U.S. troops – Statesman Journal


Statesman Journal

Afghanistan is different today because of U.S. troops
Statesman Journal
The long war in Afghanistan is winding down, with American forces gradually pulling out and turning over control of security to Afghan forces. Green Berets from Fort Bragg have seen other conflicts reach this point, only for reversals to erase those gains.
Prediction: Obama will decide to keep US troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016Reuters Blogs (blog)
War in Afghanistan is not America's longestFinancial Times

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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 5:05 am

US Government Sends 4 Guantanamo Prisoners Back to Afghanistan – NBCNews.com


NBCNews.com

US Government Sends 4 Guantanamo Prisoners Back to Afghanistan
NBCNews.com
The United States released four Guantanamo Bay prisoners to their home country of Afghanistan on Friday, the first such transfer to the war-torn country since 2009, the Department of Defense announced Saturday. Defense officials said Shawali Khan, Khi

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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 4:00 pm

Romania: 450 Troops To Afghanistan – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty


Romania: 450 Troops To Afghanistan
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Outgoing President Traian Basescu says Romania has committed an extra 450 troops to Afghanistan starting next year in addition to the previously announced 200 military instructors and trainers. Basescu said December 20 that Romania's Supreme Council …

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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 2:33 pm

14 Killed in Attacks in Afghanistan – Voice of America


Reuters

14 Killed in Attacks in Afghanistan
Voice of America
Seven police officers have been killed in a northern Afghanistan province after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents. Police officials in Jawzjan province say five other police officers were wounded in the attack late Saturday. The Taliban
Afghanistan: Taliban Attack PoliceNew York Times
The Unspeakable in AfghanistanTruth-Out
Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan Reach New High In 2014: UNHuffington Post
The Hindu -Reuters -Irish Independent
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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 12:00 pm

Pentagon returns four Guantanamo detainees to Afghanistan – Fox News


TIME

Pentagon returns four Guantanamo detainees to Afghanistan
Fox News
"The United States is grateful to the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for its willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility," the Pentagon said. "The United States coordinated with the
US Transfers 4 Guantánamo Prisoners to AfghanistanTIME
US sends four Guantanamo prisoners home to AfghanistanReuters
4 Gitmo Prisoners Released For Return To AfghanistanNPR (blog)
BBC News -CNN -ABC News
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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 3:22 am

The good news in ‘Afghanistan’s Marshall Plan’ – Reuters Blogs (blog)


The good news in 'Afghanistan's Marshall Plan'
Reuters Blogs (blog)
As the U.S. continues its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, it's worth taking a look at how much the nation has spent on aid–and how effective it has (or hasn't) been. Certainly, the numbers are high. A July quarterly report (PDF) released by special

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 8:56 am

Afghanistan’s New Millionaires – Businessweek


Businessweek

Afghanistan's New Millionaires
Businessweek
In the U.S., wartime contracting is often associated with such names as Blackwater (now known as Academi), DynCorp International, Triple Canopy, and others, but on the ground in Afghanistan, the Pentagon depended on a small army of locals. And as …

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:59 am

An Especially Deadly Day in Afghanistan – The Atlantic


The Atlantic

An Especially Deadly Day in Afghanistan
The Atlantic
Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen unloaded a volley of violence across Afghanistan Saturday, killing two U.S. soldiers, assassinating a Supreme Court official, picking off 12 men working to clear land mines, and killing seven Afghan soldiers on a …
Taliban Ramp Up Fatal Attacks in AfghanistanNew York Times
Multiple attacks kill many in AfghanistanAljazeera.com
Afghanistan attacks kill 20 on day of violenceBBC News
Financial Times -Los Angeles Times -USA TODAY
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Posted on 15 December 2014 | 8:41 pm

Afghanistan – Yahoo News Search Results

After Pivotal 2014, Afghanistan Faces New Challenges With Less Help

Officials and politicians in Afghanistan believe the country's political and security transitions in 2014 have set the stage for a secure and prosperous future for the war-wounded nation. But critics are skeptical about the optimism and believe a lot will depend on how the new Afghan leaders tackle the challenges in the wake of dwindling foreign financial resources. An intensified Taliban …

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 10:06 am

He reunites soldiers, dogs left behind

Staff Sgt. Edwin Caba served in Afghanistan for nearly three years. Like his fellow soldiers, he longed for a sense of normalcy during his tours.

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 5:08 pm

Afghanistan was Fort Bragg's war

For the past 13 years, the histories of Fort Bragg and Afghanistan have been deeply intertwined.

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 4:15 pm

4 from Gitmo sent to Afghanistan

The U.S. government has repatriated four more detainees from its military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, moving them to Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Saturday.

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 12:27 pm

Roadside bomb kills seven civilians in Afghanistan

At least seven people including children were killed when a roadside bomb struck a vehicle in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, the latest civilian casualties which soared to a record high this year. The explosion occurred late Saturday when the pickup truck was driving from Asadabad, the capital of Kunar province, to Nari district close to the border with Pakistan. "Last evening a …

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 8:17 am

4 prisoners at Guantanamo returned to Afghanistan

Four terror suspects flew home to Afghanistan after a decade at the Guantanamo Bay prison, the Pentagon said Saturday. Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani and Mohammed Zahir were…

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 7:02 pm

Afghan leader's two-man government raises concerns

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Ashraf Ghani has promised a complete overhaul of Afghanistan's government to root out corruption and incompetence, but after three months in office, three missed deadlines and countless promises, he and his election rival-turned-deputy have yet to appoint a single Cabinet minister.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 2:46 pm

Afghan civilian casualties hit record high: UN

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit a record high this year, a UN report said, highlighting worsening violence as US-led troops leave after more than a decade of fighting the Taliban.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 1:18 pm

Afghanistan's New Millionaires

Can Afghanistan's nouveaux riches stay rich after the U.S. pulls out?

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 11:11 am

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills policeman

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police officer was killed and three were wounded Thursday when a suspected suicide bomber they were pursuing detonated his explosives-laden vehicle, an official said.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:57 pm