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Afghanistan, August 2011

Each month in the Big Picture, we post a collection of photographs from Afghanistan.  They feature American forces and those of other countries, and they show us daily life among the Afghan people.  In June, President Obama declared that the United States had largely achieved its goals in Afghanistan, which set in motion an aggressive timetable for the withdrawal of American troops.
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Afghan president's forces taking security lead

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (last year)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai says his country's armed forces are taking over the lead for security around the country from the U.S.-led NATO coalition. Read Post

New Behind-The-Scenes Photos Of Barack Obama On The Campaign Trail

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (2 years ago)

White House photographer Pete Souza has posted his monthly batch of photos to the White House Flickr feed, delivering another behind-the-scenes look into life with President Barack Obama. The August pictures show the President in fu... Read Post

Pentagon Report Declares Afghan Army Unprepared For Independence (VIDEO)

News : Huffington Post (5 years ago)

A Pentagon report intended for military commanders paints a dire picture of the state of Afghan security forces, particularly the Afghan National Army (ANA). President Obama is sending an additional 30,000 troops to the country in a... Read Post


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