Provincial Officials Promise Investigation
Says January Signing Would Be Fine
Concerned about foreign forces in the region, Iran and Afghanistan have decided to sign a joint cooperation agreement to boost “regional security” amid American efforts to force the Afghan president to seal a security pact with Washington.
US Envoy Admits 'Nowhere Near' Deciding to Leave
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 that would be
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is being depicted in the media as an obstinate spoiler who is sabotaging America’s plans for a decade or more of continued U.S. military occupation of Afghanistan by refusing to sign a status of forces agreement (SOFA) g
When I read this Washington Post article about the two-year-old child that U.S. forces just killed in Afghanistan, I wondered what the child’s name was.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggested on Tuesday that Afghanistan's defense minister or government, instead of a reluctant President Hamid Karzai, could sign a security pact enabling some U.S. troops to stay in the country after 2014.
You cannot negotiate with Iran. That is what they told us for years.
Residents of a village in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province say a Sept. 7 attack killed 14 civilians, most of them their relatives. The U.S. says 11 were killed, mostly Taliban fighters.
After 12 years of occupation by U.S. military forces, Afghanistan set a record for growing opium poppies in 2013, according to newly released data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
US-led NATO forces in Afghanistan on Friday vowed to investigate an airstrike that President Hamid Karzai said killed a two-year-old boy, as acrimony deepens over a deal to allow US troops to stay in the country after 2014.
We came, we saw, we stayed. Forever.
Rice Warns Karzai: Waiting for Election 'Not Viable'
Karzai told National Security Advisor Rice the US must put an immediate end to military raids on Afghan homes and demonstrate its commitment to peace talks before he would sign..."Without a prompt signature, the US would have no choice
Early Friday Afghan President Hamid Karzai declined to sign a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States before the end of year.
In fact, much of the US government's desire for an ongoing military presence in Afghanistan has to do with keeping money flowing to the military industrial complex. Maintaining 9 US military bases in Afghanistan and providing military aid and
Afghanistan's president rebuffed American demands he sign a security pact allowing US forces to stay in the country for another decade, while the US defense secretary warns planning for a post-2014 military presence may be jeopardized
Draft of post-2014 deal, published by Afghan foreign ministry, says US troops will be immune from Afghan prosecution.
If a draft agreement between the Obama administration and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan is finalized, U.S. troops will remain in that country indefinitely — instead of being withdrawn at the end of 2014, as the administration has said.
Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Wednesday that the United States and Afghanistan had finalized the wording of a bilateral security agreement that would allow for a lasting American troop presence through 2024 and set the stage for billions
US Denies That Agreement Is Finalized
While many Americans have been led to believe the war in Afghanistan will soon be over, a draft shows the US is prepared to maintain military outposts in Afghanistan for many years to come, and pay to support hundreds of thousands of Afghan security
The US will maintain exclusive legal jurisdiction over American soldiers and contractors in Afghanistan after 2014 as part of a draft US-Afghan security pact, congressional aides said, providing details of an agreement that entails key concessions fo
Surge Marks Setback to International Efforts to Combat Drug Trade
Last week, Matthieu Aikins at Rolling Stone shed light on evidence that U.S. forces committed war crimes against Afghans, including extra-judicial executions, torture, and disappearances of at least 17 men.
The International Business Times reported Friday that the Department of Veterans Affairs had stopped releasing the number of non-fatal casualties of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, thus concealing what the paper called a “grim milestone” of 1 million
Since it was announced last month that Pakistan’s army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, would be retiring, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has kept the country dangling on his choice, creating a new parlor game for the chattering classes in the process.