5 things for Tuesday, July 25: Afghanistan,
CNN International5 things for Tuesday, July 25: Afghanistan, health care, Jeff SessionsCNN InternationalThe Taliban have received better weapons in Afghanistan that may have come from the Russians, according to exclusive videos obtained by CNN. These two videos show sniper rifles, Kalashnikov variants and heavy machine guns that weapons experts say ...and more »
Posted on 25 July 2017 | 3:11 am
Kathy Sullivan: Privatizing the war in
The Union LeaderKathy Sullivan: Privatizing the war in AfghanistanThe Union LeaderThe piece is about a proposed privatizing of the war in Afghanistan, replacing American forces with corporate mercenaries. The idea of hiring a for profit corporation to conduct a war on behalf of the United States is crazy. In Trump World, that makes ...Pitching the 'Forever War' in AfghanistanConsortium Newsall 3 news articles »
Posted on 24 July 2017 | 10:46 pm
US lawmakers slam Donald Trump for lacking
Economic TimesUS lawmakers slam Donald Trump for lacking strategy for Afghanistan, PakistanEconomic TimesWASHINGTON: merican lawmakers have slammed the Trump administration for lacking a "compelling" strategy to fight terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan, even as a top military commander said that the US will have an "enduring" military and diplomatic ...The West On The Brink Of Failure In AfghanistanTOLOnewsUS wants to scapegoat Pakistan for their failures in Afghanistan: Pak SenatorCatch Newsall 14 news articles »
Posted on 24 July 2017 | 10:24 pm
Purchase of Tropical Uniforms for
New York TimesPurchase of Tropical Uniforms for Afghanistan Draws Mattis's RebukeNew York TimesMr. Mattis's harshly worded memo to the Pentagon's acquisitions department, released on Monday, followed a report last month by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. It concluded that the Pentagon needlessly spent millions to ...Mattis slams Pentagon for wasting taxpayer dollars in AfghanistanFox NewsMattis rips Pentagon officials for $28M wasted on Afghanistan camouflageThe Hillall 27 news articles »
Posted on 24 July 2017 | 5:25 pm
Dispatch from Afghanistan: 16 years of
Psuvanguard.comDispatch from Afghanistan: 16 years of intervention with nothing to showPsuvanguard.comOn July 21 the World Affairs Council of Oregon invited former Lewis and Clark College professor Zaher Wahab to share his perspective on the current state of affairs in Afghanistan. After retiring from a four-decade career as a professor of education ...
Posted on 24 July 2017 | 4:31 pm
Hard Graft: The Wasteful War in Afghanistan
Corruption, fraud, theft, waste. These four dull horsemen of the auditor’s apocalypse are as common as violent death in Afghanistan and as the man responsible for overseeing the United States’ $109.7 billion reconstruction effort in the country, John ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 1:13 am
1,000 tonnes onion coming from Afghanistan
Onion supplies from Afghanistan have surged in the past few days with about 1,000 tonnes of kitchen staple coming per day to India through Attari-Wagah land route, say traders. As the import feasibility level is high in case of Afghanistan, supplies may ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 1:06 am
Onion import from Afghanistan increased to
Onion import from Afghanistan has increased as daily 20-25 big trucks carrying about 1,000 tonnes of commodity are coming into India through Attari-Wagah land route, Rajdeep Uppal, former Chairman of CII (Amritsar zone), told PTI. As the import feasibility ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:58 am
Can China Assert Itself in Afghanistan?
Confirmation of Mullah Omar’s death has confused an already difficult picture in Afghanistan. Precarious relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been pushed even closer to breaking point, and the one bright spot, that of increased regional ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 11:07 pm
Why is ISIS failing in Afghanistan?
New Delhi, Aug 28: The ISIS has not been finding the going smooth in Afghanistan. The ease with which it decimated the al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria, one would have expected that the ISIS would make major gains in Afghanistan as well. However, the ISIS seems ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:22 pm
General: No rush to set post-2014 US force
The U.S. should keep troops in Afghanistan after the combat mission ends next year, but a decision on the number can wait until the Afghan army has been tested in this summer's fighting, the top U.S. commander in Kabul said Tuesday.
Posted on 16 April 2013 | 7:59 am
Some hopeful signs out of the Afghan army
Gen. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali, commander of Afghanistan's 203rd Thunder Corps, looked happy as he sat down for lunch in his eastern command post near the border with Pakistan.
Posted on 15 April 2013 | 12:03 pm
Correction: Afghanistan-Opium story
In an April 15 story about a U.N. report on opium production in Afghanistan, The Associated Press miscalculated the price per pound for opium. The correct version is that prices went from about $60 to $85 a kilogram ($27 to $38 a pound) to $300 ($136) in
Posted on 15 April 2013 | 1:16 am
Official says 5 Afghan guards killed in
An Afghan official says insurgents have ambushed a convoy of trucks in a restive province near the capital, Kabul, killing five members of a government guard force.
Posted on 13 April 2013 | 7:53 am
Report: Afghan militants could get contract
Militant groups in Afghanistan could still obtain U.S. government contracts and siphon off American taxpayer dollars because administrative flaws and misunderstandings are hampering a law aimed at weeding out corruption, a top auditor warned Thursday.
Posted on 11 April 2013 | 1:53 pm
Resolved Question: Historical background of
I just finished reading Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseni. I have to say that it's one of the greatest books I ever read in my life.
Anyway, while I was reading the book, I have some trouble understanding the political and historical background of the book. The book mentions how Baba (protagonist's father) hates the Russian. Also, the book talks about the suppressed regime of Taliban and the massacre of Hazara people. Are Russian and Taliban two rival factions during the late 80's and early 90's? Are they both corrupted? Why is a massacre, which happens to be something I had never even heard about in my world history class? Why did the Afghans fleet to Pakistan? Didn't Pakistan have some territorial conflicts with India (which is something I did learn in my history class)?
I know I sound ignorant for not knowing what was going. So, please give me some historical background of Afghanistan in the time the book took place. Also, I'll appreciate it if you can condense the materials instead of posting a textbook for me to read!
Posted on 5 August 2013 | 3:59 pm
Resolved Question: Normal temperature
normal temperature afghanistan
Posted on 17 January 2013 | 10:47 pm
Resolved Question: Can someone please
I've heard so much about it: Russians, osama bin laden in cia, america, 9/11, taliban, but can someone just put it straight and tell me...why are our soldiers in afghanistan
Posted on 2 August 2012 | 6:37 pm
Resolved Question: Afghanistan war(present)?
i would like to know these things about the afghanistan war,its for a school project
what caused it?
What are the australian troops doing there?
What other countries are in that war fighting?
and if you can could you also give me some references like websites[:
best answer gets 10 points.
Posted on 21 March 2011 | 8:36 pm
Resolved Question: What were the main causes
I was just wondering because we see so much about the war in Afghanistan on the news but I don't really know what its about. Does anyone know the main causes, but could you explain them simply because I am just a teen :')) ..Haha, I'm not that young, I just live in the UK and I kind of block myself away from the media
Posted on 7 December 2010 | 4:10 am