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Life in War, Afghanistan – in pictures – The Guardian


The Guardian

Life in War, Afghanistan – in pictures
The Guardian
Life in War is probably the only book about Afghanistan that isn't just filled with images of conflict. Saeedi photographed daily life in the context of war. Speaking the language, Majid embedded with the Afghan people rather than with an alien army.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 10:11 am

It’s official: U.S. war on drugs in Afghanistan is $7.6B failure – Ames Tribune


Drug War Chronicle

It's official: U.S. war on drugs in Afghanistan is $7.6B failure
Ames Tribune
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government wasted $7.6 billion on an ill-conceived drug war in Afghanistan that was doomed to failure from the start, according to a scathing new report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
The US has waged a $7.6 billion drug war in Afghanistan, and now the problem LA Daily News

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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 7:03 am

Taliban Are Rising Again in Afghanistan’s North – New York Times


New York Times

Taliban Are Rising Again in Afghanistan's North
New York Times
CHAHAR DARA, Afghanistan — The last time Afghans in the northern province of Kunduz felt so threatened by the Taliban was in 2009, just before President Obama deployed thousands of troops to push the insurgents back from the outskirts of the province
In Afghanistan's north, Taliban gains ground and courts local supportDaily News & Analysis
In Afghan north, Taliban gains groundReuters UK
In Afghan north, Taliban gains ground and courts local supportDaily Press

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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 2:10 am

Book Talk: Women in Afghanistan, through a looking glass – Reuters


Book Talk: Women in Afghanistan, through a looking glass
Reuters
The comment exposed a striking truth about girls growing up in Afghanistan, the worst place in the world to be born female, according to the United Nations. The more Nordberg looked into it, the more examples she found of Afghan parents raising

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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 1:58 am

Afghanistan’s new president to visit China next week: Chinese FM – CCTV


Afghanistan's new president to visit China next week: Chinese FM
CCTV
BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) — Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, will pay a state visit to China from next Tuesday to Friday, his first foreign visit since taking office last month, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday
Obama extends new offer for Afghanistan's new leaders to visit White House Minneapolis Star Tribune
India reaffirms continued support to Afghanistan's economy and securityKhaama Press

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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 1:40 am

UK military ‘made wrong calculations’ on Afghanistan – BBC News


BBC News

UK military 'made wrong calculations' on Afghanistan
BBC News
Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army has told the BBC. Gen Sir Peter Wall said they thought they had a "reasonable force" for their limited objectives, but he now admits
Afghanistan War: UK Lacked 'Clear And Achievable Strategy' Claim Military International Business Times
Fighting simultaneously in Iraq and Afghanistan created "perfect storm" for Telegraph.co.uk
Army chiefs 'put troops at risk of massacres in Afghanistan'Express.co.uk
The Week UK -Western Morning News
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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 1:29 am

US ordered to explain withholding of Iraq and Afghanistan torture photos – The Guardian


The Guardian

US ordered to explain withholding of Iraq and Afghanistan torture photos
The Guardian
The return of the US to war in Iraq raises the stakes for the case. Unlike in 2012, when Panetta certified that the release of the photographs would endanger the US military in Afghanistan, some 1,600 US troops are also now in Iraq again, this time to
Obama Withholding 2100 Iraq and Afghanistan Torture Photos 'Worse than Abu International Business Times UK
Judge Slams Obama Administration for Hiding Torture Photos From Iraq RIA Novosti
The Obama Administration Doesn't Want You To See 2100 U.S. Military Torture Carbonated.tv (blog)

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 2:57 pm

Ashraf Ghani Races to Make His Mark on Presidency in Afghanistan – New York Times


New York Times

Ashraf Ghani Races to Make His Mark on Presidency in Afghanistan
New York Times
KABUL, AfghanistanAfghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, is a man in a hurry to break from his predecessor's governing style. Best not make him late. He drove the point home this month when he started a meeting without the prominent and widely …
A NEW PAGE FOR AFGHANISTAN?Daily Sabah
Moving beyond the new deal in AfghanistanHindustan Times
Afghanistan: A Dangerous Projection of Presidential InaugurationCenter for Research on Globalization

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:33 pm

This map shows all the areas in Afghanistan where poppy production rose – Washington Post


The Intercept – First Look Media

This map shows all the areas in Afghanistan where poppy production rose
Washington Post
The U.S. military is closing in on the end of its long war in Afghanistan, and Washington has spent $7.6 billion trying to reduce the production of poppy, the brilliantly blooming plant whose resin is made into heroin and other opioids. The legacy thus
Afghan opium poppy cultivation hits all-time highThe Guardian
Surprise: US Drug War In Afghanistan Not Going WellThe Intercept – First Look Media
The War in Afghanistan is Far from OverJust Security
The Diplomat -Slate Magazine (blog) -Stars and Stripes
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 5:23 pm

A (fighting) season to remember in Afghanistan – Washington Post (blog)


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A (fighting) season to remember in Afghanistan
Washington Post (blog)
With little fanfare, and even less Western media coverage, another April to October fighting season is now grinding to a bloody close in Afghanistan. This year's campaign offers an unusually revealing glimpse of the Government of Afghanistan's exposed …
Afghanistan conflict: Life inside a Taliban strongholdBBC News
The West Made Lots of Promises to Afghan Girls, Now Its Breaking ThemDaily Beast
Haqqani Leaders Detained in Persian Gulf, Not Inside AfghanistanWall Street Journal
Port Huron Times Herald -NDTV -RAWA News
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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 12:45 pm

Afghanistan – Yahoo News Search Results

Afghanistan War: UK Lacked 'Clear And Achievable Strategy' Claim Military Leaders

British military leaders, including two former army chiefs, admitted that their troops were “under-prepared and under-resourced” during their extended deployment in Afghanistan , according a BBC report . They also added that the military had been led into a “perfect storm” in 2004 by trying to sustain simultaneous campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 10:05 am

Life in War, Afghanistan – in pictures

Iranian photographer Majid Saeedi has won the 2014 FotoEvidence Book Award for his project Life in War. An exhibition of his work and other entrants is on now at the Bronx Documentary Center and runs until 26 October Though Saeedi has spent his professional life photographing different conflict zones. This project focused exclusively on the people whose lives have been crushed by the war in …

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 8:30 am

Fighting simultaneously in Iraq and Afghanistan created "perfect storm" for British Armed Forces

Former British Army heads have admitted that the British military was not prepared or equipped to fight in two countries at the same time

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:06 pm

Wonkblog: It’s official: the U.S. drug war in Afghanistan is a $7.6 billion failure

Afghan opium poppy cultivation is at record levels.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:01 pm

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,207

As of Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at least 2,207 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 8:19 pm

How the U.S. Wasted $7.6 Billion to Stop Afghan Heroin Production

A new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction provides another painful reminder that despite $7.6 billion of counter-narcotics efforts over the past decade, illegal opium poppy cultivation is at an all-time high in Afghanistan – helping to fuel a heroin epidemic in the United States. “In past years, surges in opium poppy cultivation have been met by a coordinated …

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 5:00 pm

New Afghanistan president Ghani to visit China

Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani will head to China next week for a three-day visit, his office said in a statement Tuesday, his first trip abroad since being sworn in last month.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 3:06 pm

Afghanistan's opium problem will keep growing

$7.6 billion later, Afghanistan's dependency on the opium trade continues to expand.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 2:30 pm

Fight against Afghanistan's opium trade is failing, U.S. report says

For the last decade, the United States has spent $7.6 billion in a massive effort to combat Afghanistan's lucrative opium trade. But after a record harvest last year, the U.S. inspector general for Afghanistan has concluded that the counter-narcotics strategy is failing badly.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 5:06 am

Despite costly U.S. effort, Afghan poppy cultivation hits new high

By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan hit an all-time high in 2013 despite years of counter-narcotics efforts that have cost the United States $7.6 billion, the U.S. government watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction spending said on Tuesday. The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime reported that Afghan farmers grew an "unprecedented" 209,000 hectares (516 …

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 4:26 am