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September 27th, 2010

Pakistan furious over Nato cross-border Taliban raids

Pakistan reacted angrily today after Nato said US helicopters had crossed into its territory from Afghanistan to attack militants, claiming to have killed more than 50 Taliban fighters.The admission that two incursions had taken place over the weekend by helicopters from the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf), and possibly ... continue reading

September 3rd, 2010

5 Jaw-Dropping Stories in Wikileaks' Archives Begging for National Attention

In December 2008, I received an email message from Julian Assange -- the now world-famous public face of the whistleblower organization, Wikileaks. I don’t recall why or how it came about, but he invited me to join a counterinsurgency “analysis team” alongside a number of other academics, journalists and analysts.The ... continue reading

August 30th, 2010

Bodies of 5 campaign workers found in western Afghanistan

(CNN) -- The bodies of five kidnapped parliamentary campaign workers were found Sunday in a remote district of Herat province in western Afghanistan, said Naqibullah Arwin, spokesman for the provincial governor. Arwin said the workers were campaigning for Fawzia Gelani, a female candidate. The workers drove to the area three ... continue reading

August 30th, 2010

Coalition: Attacks in Afghanistan leave more than 30 insurgents dead

(CNN) -- Afghan and coalition soldiers killed more than 30 insurgents, including 13 would-be suicide bombers, as they fought off assaults on two military bases and government buildings in eastern Afghanistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Sunday. The attacks, which happened Saturday morning, were led by ... continue reading

August 24th, 2010

NATO accused of killing 8 civilians during raid in Afghanistan

Officials and residents of Baghlan Province, in northern Afghanistan, accused NATO troops Monday of killing eight civilians during an early morning raid.Mohammed Ismail, governor of the Talah wa Barfak District, said troops entered a district house at 2 a.m. and killed eight civilians, wounded 12 and took nine prisoners.The province's ... continue reading

August 6th, 2010

Afghan civilians killed in nighttime raid by U.S. troops

KABUL, Afghanistan — As many as “a dozen or more” Afghan civilians died during a nighttime raid by U.S. troops hunting for Taliban commanders in eastern Afghanistan, military officials acknowledged Thursday. The episode, which took place Wednesday in Nangarhar province, comes amid escalating tensions between the Western military and the ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2010

Afghan soldier kills US trainers in shooting exercise

KABUL — An Afghan soldier opened fire at a training exercise in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing two US civilian trainers and a fellow Afghan soldier in the second similar shootout in just a week.The shooting raised further questions about the quality of the fledgling Afghan army as the international ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2010

Taliban militants behead six Afghan police officers, officials say

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Taliban militants beheaded six Afghan police officers during a raid in northern Baghlan province, officials said Wednesday. The militants had attacked a school, clinic and the district governor's office in Dahanah-e Ghori. They overran a police checkpoint and killed the six police officers, according to NATO's ... continue reading

July 15th, 2010

Afghan hunt for rogue soldier after British killings

KABUL — A renegade Afghan soldier is on the run after killing three British soldiers on a base in the troubled south of the country, adding to concerns about NATO-led efforts to help build up the Afghan army.Afghan's army chief vowed a full investigation into Tuesday's shooting but Britain, the ... continue reading

July 12th, 2010

VIDEO: Afghans protest killing of civilians

Kabul:  Hundreds of Afghans took to the streets of Mazar-i-Sharif yesterday to protest against mounting civilian deaths, while five US and Nato troops died in separate insurgent attacks on a bloody day of fighting across the country.Protesters chanted slogans against foreign forces and Afghan President Hamid Karzai after US troops ... continue reading

June 30th, 2010

Record Western military deaths in Afghanistan in June

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — As the Afghan war's bloodiest month for Western forces drew to a close Wednesday, the widening scope and relentless tempo of battlefield casualties pointed to a formidable challenge for U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the incoming commander. At least 103 coalition troops were killed ... continue reading

June 29th, 2010

U.S. warned to prepare for longer war in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Gen. David Petraeus on Tuesday cautioned Americans to prepare for several more years of war in Afghanistan and cast the Obama administration's July 2011 timeline to begin withdrawing troops as a highly flexible deadline.Appearing before the U.S. Senate's armed services committee, Petraeus told lawmakers the pace of the ... continue reading

June 27th, 2010

2 U.S. troops killed in operation targeting Taliban, al Qaeda

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Three service members, including two U.S. service members, have died as troops conduct an operation targeting al Qaeda and Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan's Kunar province, the military said Sunday. A combined force of more than 600 Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops were conducting ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

Obama relieves McChrystal of Afghan command

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama swiftly relieved General Stanley McChrystal of his command Wednesday, warning that his stunning criticism of the administration would erode trust in the Afghan war effort.Obama replaced McChrystal with talismanic General David Petraeus, who rescued a losing strategy in Iraq, and warned he would not ... continue reading

June 21st, 2010

9 ISAF soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Nine members of NATO-led forces were killed Monday in several attacks in Afghanistan, officials said. Two U.S. soldiers were killed when an improvised explosive device detonated Monday in eastern Afghanistan, NATO-led forces said. Lt. Col. Tadd Sholtis, a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force, said ... 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 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

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 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 22nd, 2010

Three soldiers, one civilian killed in Afghanistan

KABUL – Three foreign soldiers and one civilian working with NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in two separate incidents in southern Afghanistan Saturday, the alliance said."Two ISAF service members and a civilian working with ISAF died following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan today," ISAF said, without ... continue reading

May 19th, 2010

Taliban insurgents attack Bagram airbase in Afghanistan

• American contractor killed and nine troops wounded• Dozen suicide bombers dead in attack on military baseSuicide bombers carrying rockets and grenades attacked one of the biggest Nato military bases in Afghanistan today, killing an American contractor and wounding nine US troops.About a dozen militants, many wearing suicide vests packed ... continue reading

May 18th, 2010

2 Italian Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

Two Italian soldiers were killed and two others critically wounded when a NATO convoy drove over a roadside bomb in western Afghanistan on Monday.The armored car they were traveling in was part of a column of military vehicles on its way from the western city of Herat to Bala Murghab ... continue reading

Derrick Crowe

Derrick Crowe is a 5-year veteran of Capitol Hill who left D.C. over his objections to Democrats’ choice in the 2008 presidential campaign to urge escalation in Afghanistan.

April 30th, 2010

Don’t Tell Me the Afghanistan War Makes Me Safer

There used to be a man who lived in a town called Khataba in Afghanistan who was a good dancer. His name was Mohammed Dawood. If you are an American, Mohammed was your friend. He trained with International Security Assistance Force’s (ISAF) Taskforce Gunsmoke in Gardez District and completed a ... continue reading

Derrick Crowe

Derrick Crowe is a 5-year veteran of Capitol Hill who left D.C. over his objections to Democrats’ choice in the 2008 presidential campaign to urge escalation in Afghanistan.

April 23rd, 2010

Nothing to See Here, Folks: Covering Up a Massacre in Afghanistan

“I want to ask: What does apology mean? We apologize for our mistakes and repeat our mistakes again? What meaning does this have?” –Sayid Mohammed Mal, Vice Chancellor, Gardez UniversityPlease sign Rethink Afghanistan’s petition calling for an independent, U.N.-led investigation into what happened at Gardez and who tried to cover ... continue reading

April 9th, 2010

Inquiry puts spotlight on U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan In nearly nine years of warfare in Afghanistan, U.S. Special Forces have done their fighting in the shadows, governed by rules largely of their own making. Now, these elite and secretive troops, their actions long shielded from public scrutiny, are the focus of a high-profile investigation ... continue reading

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Apr 4th
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Apr 3rd
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Apr 2nd
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Apr 1st
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Mar 31st
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Mar 24th
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Mar 21st
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