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May 17th, 2010

Afghan prosecutor issues arrest warrant for US army officer over police killing

• Kabul prosecutor seeks 'outlaw militia' for killings• Hamid Karzai's brother denies link to accused groupAn Afghan prosecutor has issued an arrest warrant for an American special forces commander over allegations that a police chief was murdered by a US-trained militia.Brigadier General Ghulam Ranjbar, the chief military prosecutor in Kabul, ... continue reading

May 17th, 2010

Afghanistan war: Kandahar offensive is now in the slow lane

Kandahar, Afghanistan — Although it's just beginning, the U.S.-led effort to pacify Kandahar – the Taliban's spiritual capital in southern Afghanistan – already appears to be faltering.Key military operations have been delayed until the fall, efforts to improve local government are having little impact, and a Taliban assassination campaign has ... continue reading

May 16th, 2010

US service member killed in Afghan insurgent attack; official's driver killed in separate attack

KABUL (AP) - NATO says a U.S. service member has been killed following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan.Alliance spokesman Col. Wayne Shanks confirmed an American died Sunday but declined to provide details, pending notification of the family of the service member.Twenty-four NATO troops, including 16 U.S. service members, have ... continue reading

May 14th, 2010

Afghan protests over Nato raid in Nangarhar province

Hundreds of villagers in the Afghan province of Nangarhar are protesting over a Nato raid on Thursday, which they claim killed several civilians.There is no independent confirmation of the death toll but local estimates vary from six to 11 dead. Nato officials confirmed an operation targeted a Taliban hideout, but ... continue reading

May 13th, 2010

Obama, Karzai say Afghan war to worsen

WASHINGTON — President Obama and his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai, appeared side by side yesterday in a stiff, choreographed effort to demonstrate they have set aside differences over how to prosecute the war in Afghanistan.Both acknowledged the war is likely to worsen in the months ahead as U.S. troops push ... continue reading

May 13th, 2010

Karzai's Bad Boy Brother Selling Material to Kill U.S. Troops

Qalat, Zabul Province, Afghanistan — On May 7, General David Petraeus held a meeting with the owner of a Kandahar company that legally sells ammonium nitrate. This fertilizer is a key ingredient of home made explosives (HME) used in the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) or vehicle-borne explosive devices (VBIEDs) that ... continue reading

April 19th, 2010

Ready for Kandahar battle, Taliban say

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - The Taliban are moving fighters into Kandahar, planting bombs and plotting attacks as NATO and Afghan forces prepare for a summer showdown with insurgents, according to a Taliban commander with close ties to senior insurgent leaders.NATO and Afghan forces are stepping up operations to push Taliban fighters ... continue reading

April 16th, 2010

Afghans blame both US, Taliban for insecurity

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — With a U.S.-led offensive only weeks away to clear the Taliban from this key southern city, many residents blame foreign troops and the Afghan government as much as the Taliban for pushing Kandahar toward the brink of chaos — the very thing the military hopes to reverse.The ... continue reading

April 16th, 2010

NATO strikes killing more Afghan civilians

KABUL — Deaths of Afghan civilians by NATO troops have more than doubled this year, NATO statistics show, jeopardizing a U.S. campaign to win over the local population by protecting them against insurgent attacks.NATO troops accidentally killed 72 civilians in the first three months of 2010, up from 29 in ... continue reading

April 12th, 2010

Rioters vent fury at US after Nato troops kill Afghan civilians on bus

Nato's hopes for winning over the Afghan population in the south of the country ahead of a massive new military campaign took a major blow yesterday when Nato soldiers opened fire on a civilian bus in Kandahar City and killed four passengers.Eighteen passengers were also injured in the shooting, which ... continue reading

March 31st, 2010

Mullen in Afghan war zone as US gears up for Kandahar

KABUL — The top US military commander on Tuesday visited Marjah, the frontline of US-led operations against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan where a battle for Kandahar is already ramping up.Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in the battle zone a day after President ... continue reading

March 31st, 2010

AP source: Kandahar offensive to begin in June

WASHINGTON — NATO forces in June will make a long-planned assault on the Taliban's spiritual home in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, a senior military official said Monday.The goal is to rid the city of Taliban forces before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins in August, according to ... continue reading

March 27th, 2010

US troop deaths double in Afghanistan

KABUL – The number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan has roughly doubled in the first three months of 2010 compared to the same period last year as Washington has added tens of thousands of additional soldiers to reverse the Taliban's momentum.Those deaths have been accompanied by a dramatic spike ... continue reading

March 1st, 2010

Afghanistan bans coverage of Taliban attacks

KABUL – Afghanistan on Monday announced a ban on news coverage showing Taliban attacks, saying such images embolden the Islamist militants, who have launched strikes around the country as NATO forces seize their southern strongholds.The announcement came on a day when the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) fighting the ... continue reading

March 1st, 2010

Afghan violence kills four NATO soldiers, 10 civilians

Twin car bombs and multiple other attacks killed four NATO soldiers and 10 Afghans Monday, taking foreign troop deaths this year well above the level for the first two months of 2009.The NATO deaths in southern and western Afghanistan mean 105 foreign soldiers have been killed in the country this ... continue reading

February 23rd, 2010

Afghanistan war: Marjah offensive is trial run for Kandahar push

Kabul, Afghanistan — The current U.S.-led military operation – the Marjah offensive in Helmand province – is a trial run for what could be the decisive clash with the Taliban in Afghanistan this summer in the area that is its spiritual home – Kandahar.Officials at the U.S.-led International Security Assistance ... continue reading

February 23rd, 2010

Toll of US dead in Afghan war hits 1,000: website

WASHINGTON — The number of US soldiers who have died in the Afghan war has reached 1,000, according to website Monday, a grim milestone in the conflict launched more than eight years ago.The independent website, which tracks military deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq, said 54 US soldiers have died ... continue reading

February 13th, 2010

Canadian soldier killed, 4 injured in Afghan training accident

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The body of a Canadian soldier killed during a training accident at a range northeast of Kandahar city is on its way home.Thousands turned out at Kandahar Airfield on Saturday to bid farewell to Cpl. Joshua Caleb Baker. Four other soldiers were injured in Friday's accident.The military ... continue reading

January 2nd, 2010

Afghan militant attacks set pace for a bloody 2010

KABUL — Afghanistan's war exited 2009 on a sour note for an international community that has committed thousands of troops and billions of dollars into transforming the country into a peaceful, modern democracy.And there is only likely to be more violence in 2010, analysts said.As tens of thousands of soldiers ... continue reading

December 28th, 2009

U.S. Troop Fatalities Double in Afghanistan

A U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan on Sunday raised the American death toll in 2009 to exactly twice the number of those soldiers killed there in that country in 2008. After eight years in Afghanistan, 940 U.S.—and 613 coalition—soldiers have died.  Casualty statistics are available at iCasualties.  —JCLAgence France-Presse via ... continue reading

December 18th, 2009

Afghan Elders to U.S.: Let Us Do Fighting

CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier traveled with Admiral Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, through Kandahar and Helmand Provinces in Afghanistan. She filed this dispatch after landing in Basra, Iraq — her first trip back since Memorial Day 2006.As we flew in to Forward Operating Base Frontenac, the ... continue reading

November 4th, 2009

Meet Afghanistan's model police force: inexperience, drugs and double agents

The Afghan national police has achieved a reputation for being badly trained, riddled with drug addicts and, many fear, infiltrated by secret Taliban agents.Despite the importance of the Afghan police – increasingly seen by counterinsurgency experts and desperate western politicians as vital to gradually bringing conflict in Afghanistan to a ... continue reading

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Apr 4th
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Apr 3rd
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Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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Mar 21st
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Mar 19th
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Mar 19th
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Mar 17th
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Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Mar 13th
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