US Drone Strike In Pakistan Blows Up Afghanistan Peace Talks

By: Tuesday November 5, 2013 9:23 am

Though few Americans may give it much thought, the country remains at war in Afghanistan. The war has already cost the lives of 2,192 American service members with the financial costs running in the hundreds of billions of dollars. And with that expending of blood and treasure has come next to nothing in tangible results [...]

Karzai Accuses America Of Collaborating With Taliban

By: Monday March 11, 2013 6:30 am

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is pointing the finger at America for continued instability in his country. To America’s shock and dismay, Karzai claimed that the America and Taliban were colluding to continue the war beyond 2014 when US forces are set to withdraw by working together in series of recent bombings. His comments came as [...]

After Karzai Criticism, US Looking for Exits in Afghanistan

By: Thursday October 4, 2012 12:14 pm

Not a good sign for your signature war policy when the lead partner in the country in question says it’s doomed to failure. Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said on Thursday that the U.S.-led war on militancy would “not be successful,” and accused Western media of waging “psychological warfare” on his country. The outgoing leader said [...]

Taliban Rocket Attack Damages JCS Chairman’s Plane in Afghanistan

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 9:35 am

I’ve been lax in getting around to the disturbing acceleration of “green-on-blue” incidents in Afghanistan. The entire situation is kind of too depressing to contemplate. We’re coming up on the 11th anniversary of war in that country, and even a process like recruitment for the local security forces, which everyone has touted as the best [...]

Failed Mission: Bipartisan Congressional Intelligence Leaders Say Taliban Stronger After Afghan Surge

By: Monday May 7, 2012 9:50 am

Another policy that the election of Francois Hollande could shift a bit is the war in Afghanistan. Hollande recommitted today to removing French troops by the end of the year, which Nicolas Sarkozy vowed as well, but only to catch up to Hollande’s position. Last week the President announced in a surprise visit to Afghanistan [...]

US/Taliban Peace Talks Faltering, With Broad Implications Post-Withdrawal

By: Monday March 26, 2012 10:20 am

The International Crisis Group has a new report out showing that the so-called reconciliation talks with the Taliban are actually going nowhere, and that civil war could result from a US continuing to lead those talks. The think tank believes that responsibility should shifted to the United Nations. In a report released Sunday, the Brussels-based [...]

US Policy in Afghanistan Unraveling After Massacre

By: Thursday March 15, 2012 8:15 am

While demonstrations and protests have been muted, the massacre of 16 Afghan civilians by a US soldier (or soldiers; still no clarity on that) has begun to unravel US policy in the war. The military transferred the soldier to Kuwait, a move that has sparked outrage among the population, who think that justice ought to [...]

Afghan Report Possibly Leaked to Rebut Rush to Withdrawal

By: Wednesday February 1, 2012 9:35 am

A leaked NATO report suggests that the Pakistani security services are helping the Afghan Taliban in their insurgency program, and that even Afghan lawmakers want to sign up with the Taliban. The Taliban in Afghanistan are being directly assisted by Pakistani security services, according to a secret Nato report seen by the BBC. The leaked [...]

Marines in Afghanistan Urination Video Identified

By: Friday January 13, 2012 10:55 am

The Defense Department has identified the four Marines who urinated on dead Taliban soldiers in an infamous video that turned up this week. The military may charge the Marines with war crimes, though a final decision has not been made. As investigators begin the job of determining who is guilty of what crime, the Marines [...]

Marine Video Urinating on Dead Taliban Soldiers Could Damage Peace Talks

By: Thursday January 12, 2012 8:15 am

Taliban negotiators approaching discussions on a peace deal with the United States claim that the talks will not be derailed by the emergence of a new video showing Marines urinating on dead Taliban soldiers. The video, released near the 10th anniversary of the opening of the terrorist prison at Guantanamo, was released anonymously on YouTube. [...]

Report: US Agrees in Principle to Transfer Taliban Prisoners to Afghanistan

By: Tuesday January 3, 2012 2:19 pm

Let’s follow up on today’s item about the Taliban opening an office in Qatar, to begin work on a peace and reconciliation deal in Afghanistan. The counterpart to this action was supposed to be the transfer of several Taliban detainees at Guantanamo into Afghan custody. Because of the constraints placed by Congress on the movement [...]

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