The upcoming movie “Lone Survivor” recounts the harrowing experience of Marcus Luttrell as he and his fellow Navy SEALS fought off the Taliban in a remote Afghan village. But the intense battle depicted onscreen doesn’t come close to...Show More Summary
Mon December 09, 2013 Little Progress in Afghan Law Banning Violence Against Women VITAMIN W Staff More Afghan women and girls are reporting incidents of violence, but the prosecution of these crimes is still low. A U.N. report released Dec. Show More Summary
Afghan President Hamid Karzai agreed on a cooperation pact with Iran on Sunday, an Afghan official said, while continuing to resist signing a long-term security agreement with the United States. Karzai struck the deal with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran in a move that will be greeted with suspicion by his U.S. ally, which [...]
Associated Press reports that Iran, the greatest supporter of terror throughout the world, told Afghan president Hamid Karzai that they’re concerned about the “tension” caused by the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan and that Afghanistan should expel the foreigners as soon as possible so Iran can feel safer; Earlier on Saturday, U.S. Defense Secretary […]
According to a top secret 2010 report the Russian-made Mi-17 helicopter is better then the US-made Chinook helicopter built by Boeing in Pennsylvania. Army Secretary John McHugh wrote in a 2011 memo "that the Mi-17 stands apart" when compared with other helicopters. Show More Summary
Welcome to another edition of “News in Asia.” Afghanistan There has been no breakthrough in the BSA impasse. Basically, lots of conversation and no action. An Afghan policewoman named Masooma (many Afghans use only one name) was killed by two gunmen; the fourth in six months. Conditions for female police officers are grim, though their […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An influential Democratic senator questioned on Thursday the Obama administration's insistence that Afghan President Hamid Karzai sign a security deal by the end of 2013, suggesting that Washington wait for a "more reliable" lead...
Afghan children attend school at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan on Dec. 1. A new survey shows that Afghans feel their country is improving in part from strides in education. Photo by Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty...Show More Summary
NANGAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shelby Johnson scans the horizon Nov. 18, 2013, during a dismounted patrol from Forward Operating Base Torkham to an Afghan Border Police checkpoint near the village of Goloco. Johnson...Show More Summary
The U.S. could wait until this summer to reach an agreement with Afghanistan on a pact allowing U.S. forces to remain past 2015, but NATO allies could not, Gen. Martin Dempsey said.
At the end of 2014, the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan is scheduled to end, and a new train, advise and assist mission called Resolute Support begins. During Europe’s recent combat training conference, the top brass of more […]
Doug Bandow The longest war in American history drags on, with Washington a captive of purposeless inertia. The Obama administration should bring all U.S. forces home from Afghanistan and turn the conflict over to the Afghans. AfterShow More Summary
BEIRUT - As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gained the upper hand over an internal uprising in the past year, he received a major boost from his allies across the Middle East. The Lebanese paramilitary group Hezbollah, Iraqi Shiite militias, and Iranian military advisors, have all been key in turning the tide of the battle. Show More Summary
The ever-mercurial Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, recently called a council of the nation's tribal elders (a loya jirga) to ratify a bilateral security agreement reached with the United States governing the up to 12,000 U.S. forces...Show More Summary
Karazi is demanding the United States end U.S. raids on Afghan homes.
Ryan Evans Afghan president Hamid Karzai’s refusal to sign the bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the US has official Washington all but calling for his head. Senator Dianne Feinstein says he is “a cipher.” Tom Donilon, President...Show More Summary
Behind a seemingly never-ending game of brinkmanship with the United States over a bilateral security agreement, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has a simple goal, according to U.S. military officials: Ensure that billions of dollars in aid from Washington continues to flow to fee …
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NATO would have to pull all its troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014 if Afghan President Hamid Karzai does not sign a security pact with the United States, alliance chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday. An assembly of Afghan elders, the Loya Jirga, last month endorsed the security pact intended to [...]
Hamid Karzai says he might not sign the US-Afghan security pact until April, despite approval from Loya Jirga.