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Paying Afghanistan’s Bills – New York Times


Paying Afghanistan's Bills
New York Times
By the end of the year, Congress will have appropriated more money for Afghanistan's reconstruction, when adjusted for inflation, than the United States spent rebuilding 16 European nations after World War II under the Marshall Plan. A staggering

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Posted on 2 October 2014 | 3:04 pm

Welcome to Suicide Bomber Rehab – Vocativ


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Welcome to Suicide Bomber Rehab
Vocativ
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN—In a small, sparse cell inside a detention facility here in the Afghan capital, a young disabled man in a baggy brown uniform limped toward me, his feet bent and crooked, his arms outstretched like Frankenstein's monster. Sitting in
Australian man 'executed' in AfghanistanSydney Morning Herald
Australian man tortured and killed by Taliban in Afghanistan, family saysThe Guardian
Dual citizen tortured and killed in Afghanistan was targeted because he was ABC Online
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty -Yahoo!7 News
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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 1:31 pm

Al Roker, Jay Leno kick off USO comedy tour in Afghanistan – Today.com


AL.com

Al Roker, Jay Leno kick off USO comedy tour in Afghanistan
Today.com
Al and Leno had troops show off their non-military skills in what Al called the TODAY version of “Afghanistan's Got Talent.” Servicemen took turns playing kazoo, doing Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonations and beatboxing – and everyone got rewarded with …
Auburn flag shines in Today Show broadcast from Afghanistan with Jay Leno, Al AL.com
ECU airmen show Pirate pride from Afghanistan on TODAY ShowWITN

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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 11:01 am

Afghanistan Signs Security Pact With US, NATO – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Afghanistan Signs Security Pact With US, NATO
Wall Street Journal
Combined, the security deals will allow international troops to remain in Afghanistan after December to focus on two missions: training Afghan security forces and conducting counterterrorism operations. They are directly linked to the continued

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 9:02 am

Afghanistan Suicide Bombing: Taliban Militants Attack Buses Carrying Afghan … – Huffington Post


Afghanistan Suicide Bombing: Taliban Militants Attack Buses Carrying Afghan
Huffington Post
The bombings, for which the Taliban claimed responsibility, came a day after Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact allowing U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of the year to support Afghans as they take over the fight

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 6:22 am

Mending Alliance, US and Afghanistan Sign Long-Term Security Agreement – New York Times


New York Times

Mending Alliance, US and Afghanistan Sign Long-Term Security Agreement
New York Times
KABUL, Afghanistan — American and Afghan officials signed a long-term security pact here on Tuesday, nearly a year after the agreement was cast into limbo by a breakdown of trust at the highest levels of each allied government. The new Afghan

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 1:02 am

Afghanistan, US sign security agreement – Fox News


Fox News

Afghanistan, US sign security agreement
Fox News
KABUL, AfghanistanAfghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghanis as they take

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 9:15 pm

Afghanistan Signs Security Pacts With US, NATO – Voice of America


Voice of America

Afghanistan Signs Security Pacts With US, NATO
Voice of America
Afghanistan has signed long-delayed security pacts with the United States and NATO to authorize deployment of a small international military force in the country after the end of the year. The Taliban has rejected the deal as “shameful and shocking.”.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 5:42 pm

New Afghanistan pact means America’s longest war will last until at least 2024 – The Guardian


The Guardian

New Afghanistan pact means America's longest war will last until at least 2024
The Guardian
The longest war in American history will last at least another decade, according to the terms of a garrisoning deal for US forces signed by the new Afghanistan government on Tuesday. Long awaited and much desired by an anxious US military, the deal …
Don't forget about AfghanistanThe Hill (blog)
Taliban Stage Attacks on Day After Afghanistan and US Sign Security DealNew York Times
Suicide bomb attacks in Afghanistan kill 7, wound 21Fox News
CNN -Washington Post -National Journal
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 4:29 pm

US signs pact to keep troops in Afghanistan past 2014 – Reuters


Reuters

US signs pact to keep troops in Afghanistan past 2014
Reuters
KABUL (Reuters) – Officials from Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement to allow American troops to stay in the country after the end of the year, filling a campaign promise by new President Ashraf Ghani.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 1:49 pm

Afghanistan – Yahoo News Search Results

Afghanistan: No End in Sight to America’s Longest War

Last week, the United States signed a bilateral security agreement that will end America’s longest war. Under the terms of the bill, about 12,500 NATO forces would remain in Afghanistan until at least 2024; It remains unclear how much it would cost to keep American troops in Afghanistan for the next decade. For instance, it was already known that the majority of American troops would be leaving …

Posted on 2 October 2014 | 12:15 pm

Afghanistan invites world cricketers to play on home soil

Incheon (South Korea) (AFP) – Afghanistan's cricket chief on Wednesday called on top nations to tour the country, insisting it is safe and has world class facilities boosted by foreign money.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 10:18 am

Crisis averted? Afghanistan, US sign security pact (+video)

The pact, along with a similar deal between NATO and Afghanistan, will allow Western troops to stay in Afghanistan past the end of this year. It also means that foreign aid can resume flowing into Afghanistan – a critical need for the country.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 1:48 am

U.S. and Afghanistan sign vital, long-delayed security pact

The security agreement allows 9,800 American troops to remain to help train and advise Afghan forces.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 10:29 pm

Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghans as they take over the fight against the Taliban insurgency.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 5:30 pm

Afghanistan and US sign long-delayed troop pact

Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a deal to allow about 10,000 US troops to stay in the country next year, as new President Ashraf Ghani took a major step towards mending frayed ties with Washington.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 5:13 pm

U.S., Afghanistan sign long-delayed security pact

The security agreement allows 9,800 American troops to stay beyond 2014 to help train, advise Afghan forces.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 3:49 pm

Crisis averted? Afghanistan, US sign security pact

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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 2:56 pm

Afghanistan signs Bilateral Security Agreement with U.S.

JC Finley KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 30 (UPI) — Afghanistan's new government signed a much delayed Bilateral Security Agreement with the U.S. and a Status of Forces Agreement with NATO on Tuesday.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 2:32 pm

U.S. signs pact to keep troops in Afghanistan past 2014

By Kay Johnson KABUL (Reuters) – Officials from Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement to allow American troops to stay in the country after the end of the year, filling a campaign promise by new President Ashraf Ghani. National security adviser Hanif Atmar and U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham signed the bilateral security agreement in a televised …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:24 pm