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Wartime interpreter says his problems with FBI began with co-worker in Afghanistan

Joseph Majid’s wartime service as an interpreter for Americans has now been translated into a courtroom fight for the resident of California’s San Joaquin Valley. A U.S. citizen of Afghan … Click to Continue »

Afghanistan Still at War: Military Recruits Elite Troops to Stop Taliban Attacks

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The announcement came a week after Afghan forces in the Helmand province withdrew from the strategic area, effectively ceding the territory to the Taliban.

Exclusive: Afghans plan to double special forces from 17,000 as threats grow - sources

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan plans to double the number of elite special forces from 17,000 troops, officials said, part of a long-term strategy to bolster units stretched and exhausted by persistent attacks from Taliban insurgents and other Islamist militants.

Pakistan to build fence along disputed Afghan border

Pakistan says it has started building a fence along the Afghan border in areas where it says militants have launched cross-border attacks, a move that could worsen tensions with Afghanistan, … Click to Continue »

NATO troops race winter to give Afghan forces a morale boost

The target is behind a slope, the advance is unprotected: crawl, fire! Italian instructors in western Afghanistan have been using the relatively quiet winter to bolster Afghan troops against the Taliban. The war-torn country's security...Show More Summary

America Digs Its Own Afghan Grave

Afghanistan has long been called the “graveyard of empires,” the site of failed invasions. But the U.S. – in its 15-plus-year endeavor – seems determined to dig its own grave there, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar describes. By Paul…Read more ?

Their university was hit by a devastating terror attack. Now these Afghan students are returning to school

Essential Education: Lawsuit brings fresh scrutiny to UC Berkeley's handling of assault allegations March 24, 2017, 12:33 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:A former UC Berkeley student and researcher filed a lawsuit alleging...

Their university was hit by a devastating terror attack. Now these Afghan students are returning to school

Seven months after an insurgent attack shattered their oasis in one of the world’s most turbulent capitals, students are expected to return to classes Saturday at a more heavily secured American University of Afghanistan. While the main campus that was attacked won’t reopen until summer, a smaller...

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Taliban take key Afghan district in south; 9 killed in north

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban captured a key district center in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Thursday while in the country's north, an officer turned his rifle on sleeping colleagues, killing nine policemen, officials said.

Russia may be helping supply Taliban insurgents, U.S. general says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Europe said on Thursday that he had seen Russian influence on Afghan Taliban insurgents growing and raised the possibility that they were helping supply the militants.

Taliban capture key Afghan district; 9 police killed

Afghan security forces amassing for full-scale counter-attack in a bid to retake Sangin district after Taliban assault.

Emboldened Taliban capture key southern district

Taliban fighters captured the strategic southern district of Sangin on Thursday, officials said, another setback for Afghan forces in opium-rich Helmand province ahead of the spring fighting season. The capture of Sangin, where US and...Show More Summary

Violence, corruption threaten Afghan progress in getting kids to school

KABUL/KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan's progress in educating its children is under threat, as growing insecurity and corruption shut more schools and reduced international funding undermines a system struggling to cop...

1,100 Afghan children a day 'to drop out of school'

Some 400,000 Afghan children might not attend classes this year, putting them at great risk, Save the Children says.

Pakistan hosts Afghan Taliban leaders to talk peace talks

The Taliban say Pakistani officials have hosted a meeting with their leadership to try and press the insurgents into peace talks ahead of a multi-nation meeting in April in Moscow. … Click to Continue »

Afghan Taliban signal growing strength with capture of key southern district

KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban fighters have captured the key district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after security forces pulled out, leaving the district center to the insurgents, officials said on Thursday.

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Four A-29 Super Tucano Light-attack Aircraft Delivered to Afghan Air Force

Four A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft arrived for duty at Kabul Air Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan, March 20, 2017, where they will be used by the Afghan Air Force for close-air attack, air interdiction, escort and armed reconnaissance. The latest arrivals, which traveled from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., bring the AAF A-29 inventory from eight

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