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June 21st, 2010

Army passes grim Afghan milestone

Britain’s military operation in Afghanistan passed a grim milestone when the Ministry of Defence announced the death of the 300th UK soldier in the country since Nato operations began in 2001. As British troops prepare for what is likely to be another testing summer in Helmand province, Monday’s announcement is ... continue reading

June 16th, 2010

4 more Lewis-McChord Stryker soldiers charged in Afghan deaths

The five soldiers accused of killing three Afghan civilians over a period of months earlier this year allegedly threw grenades at them and shot them with rifles, according to charging papers released Wednesday by Joint Base Lewis-McChord.Two of the soldiers also are accused of beating and spitting at a fellow ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

5 NATO troops, Afghan official die as attacks rise

KABUL, Afghanistan — Five NATO troops including one American died Tuesday, continuing a grim trend that could make June among the deadliest months of the nearly 9-year-old Afghan war.Five Afghan policemen and a district governor were also killed Tuesday in separate fighting across the country, which has seen an uptick ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

Timing of Leak of Afghan Mineral Wealth Evokes Skepticism

WASHINGTON, Jun 14, 2010 - The timing of the publication of a major New York Times story on the vast untapped mineral wealth that lies beneath Afghanistan's soil is raising major questions about the intent of the Pentagon, which released the information.Given the increasingly negative news that has come out ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

Concern on Capitol Hill about Afghanistan war grows

A series of political and military setbacks in Afghanistan has fed anxiety over the war effort in the past few weeks, shaking supporters of President Obama's counterinsurgency strategy and confirming the pessimism of those who had doubts about it from the start.The concerns, fed largely by unease over military operations ... continue reading

June 11th, 2010

2 US troops, 11 Afghan civilians killed in south

KABUL, Afghanistan — Three international service members and at least 11 civilians died in violence across southern Afghanistan on Friday, including one attack in which a suicide bomber wearing a burqa blew himself up in a bazaar.Violence has spiked recently in Afghanistan's volatile south as Taliban insurgents step up attacks ... continue reading

June 9th, 2010

Gates confident of gains in Afghanistan this year

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Wednesday he was confident enough battlefield and development gains would be made to allow the Afghans to take over security in parts of the country this winter, before next year's planned drawdown is supposed to start.U.S. concerns are growing about allies dropping out of ... continue reading

June 8th, 2010

Solider accused of murder in Afghanistan crossed paths with the Palin family

A U.S. Army soldier who's been charged with murdering three Afghan civilians appears to have crossed paths with the family of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. On Friday, Spc. Jeremy Morlock, 22, of Wasilla, Alaska, was arrested on charges of premeditated murder related to the deaths of three Afghans near ... continue reading

June 8th, 2010

NATO suffers deadliest days this year in Afghanistan

KABUL – Thirteen NATO soldiers have been killed in two days in Afghanistan, marking one of the deadliest bouts for the alliance this year as critics warn of increased Taliban momentum.Seven Americans, two Australians and one French soldier were killed on Monday as they pursued a nearly nine-year war against ... continue reading

June 8th, 2010

Two more U.S. troops die in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two more American troops were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the military said, extending a spike of bloodshed into a second day and pushing the NATO losses in the country to 23 in just over a week.The latest deaths came as insurgents step up bombings and ... continue reading

June 7th, 2010

Nato loses 10 troops in deadly Afghanistan day

Ten Nato soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan in the deadliest day in months for the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf). In the worst of several attacks, five US soldiers died in an improvised bomb blast in east Afghanistan, the US said. Five other Nato troops were killed in a ... continue reading

June 7th, 2010

10 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan in single day

KABUL (AFP) – NATO announced late Monday the deaths of seven more alliance soldiers in Afghanistan, bringing the toll for the day to 10."Today 10 ISAF soldiers were killed in Afghanistan," a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force told AFP.Five of the soldiers died after an improvised explosive device ... continue reading

June 7th, 2010

Ending The Longest War

This past week, the United States recognized a dubious milestone in our country's history as direct war spending for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan topped $1 trillion. Unfortunately, we have reached a second milestone, with the War in Afghanistan passing the Vietnam War to officially become the longest military ... continue reading

June 2nd, 2010

Militants attack Afghan peace conference

KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban militants launched a suicide attack on Afghanistan's national peace conference Wednesday, prompting President Hamid Karzai to interrupt his opening remarks to reassure nervous delegates amid the thump of rockets and rattle of gunfire outside.No delegates were harmed but at least two attackers were killed in fighting ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Options studied for a possible Pakistan strike

The U.S. military is reviewing options for a unilateral strike in Pakistan in the event that a successful attack on American soil is traced to the country's tribal areas, according to senior military officials. Ties between the alleged Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, and elements of the Pakistani Taliban have ... continue reading

May 29th, 2010

U.S. acknowledges mistaken attack on Afghan civilians

The U.S. military acknowledged on Saturday killing 23 civilians and wounding 12 others earlier this year after mistaking them for a convoy of Taliban insurgents.The U.S. report into the incident, which happened in Uruzgan, said the crew of a remote-controlled drone aircraft had "provided inaccurate reporting" ahead of the incident ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

NATO soldier killed in southern Afghanistan

KABUL (AFP) – A bomb favoured by the Taliban has killed a foreign soldier in southern Afghanistan, NATO said Thursday, bringing the number of international troops killed in the country this year to 219.NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the soldier, whose nationality was not revealed, "died following an ... continue reading

May 26th, 2010

Car bomb hits outside NATO base in Kandahar city

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – A car bomb exploded Wednesday outside a small NATO military base in southern Afghanistan's largest city, wounding two Afghans and destroying several cars, police said.It was the latest in a string of bold attacks on high-profile NATO targets in the past two weeks, following a Taliban announcement ... continue reading

May 24th, 2010

More US troops in Afghanistan than Iraq: Pentagon

WASHINGTON – For the first time, more US forces are deployed in Afghanistan than Iraq, amid a buildup of American troops in the Afghan war, the Pentagon said on Monday.About 94,000 US troops are now in Afghanistan, while 92,000 remain in Iraq, where commanders are gradually scaling back the US ... continue reading

May 23rd, 2010

Taliban strikes another major Afghan NATO base

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban claimed responsibility Sunday for a nighttime assault on NATO's biggest base in southern Afghanistan in which insurgents firing rockets, mortars and automatic weapons tried to storm Kandahar Air Field.It was the second such attack on a major military installation this week. Several coalition troops ... continue reading

May 23rd, 2010

Troops wounded as Taliban attack southern Afghan base

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Taliban militants launched a rocket and ground attack on Kandahar airfield in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, the alliance said, days after an assault on another major base in the country. Five rockets were fired at the massive base in the Taliban's spiritual capital where NATO forces ... continue reading

May 23rd, 2010

Militants attack key NATO base in Afghanistan

KABUL – The Taliban said Sunday they were behind an attack on NATO's main base in southern Afghanistan, the third on international forces in a week, showing their determination to meet fire with fire.As US and NATO troops escalate operations against the militants in their heartland of Kandahar province, the ... continue reading

May 21st, 2010

U.S. Soldiers Accused in Afghan Civilian Murders

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan, has gone to extraordinary lengths to reduce the accidental killing of Afghan civilians, but now there is a case in which American soldiers are accused of murder. The alleged killings happened near Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, where U.S. troops are gearing up ... continue reading

May 19th, 2010

Taliban launch attack on US airfield at Bagram in Afghanistan

Insurgents launched a pre-dawn assault today against the giant US-run Bagram airfield in Afghanistan, the second Taliban strike at Nato forces in and around Kabul in as many days.At least 10 insurgents had been killed so far in the "ongoing attack", which started at about 3am with rockets, small arms ... continue reading

May 18th, 2010

Nato turns to militias in Afghanistan battle

Elite American and Nato military units in Afghanistan have discreetly turned for help from the "private armies" of warlords and tribal leaders as a controversial tactic in the war against the Taliban, it can be revealed.Working alongside both US intelligence and special force agencies, irregular Afghan militia groups are increasingly ... continue reading

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