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Afghanistan
Edited by Leon Felkins


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Always Turning the Corner in the Afghan War
01-06-2014  •  http://www.fair.org, By Peter Hart 
Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution is what you might call a part of part of foreign policy elite, constantly churning out op-eds and TV-ready soundbites about current and pending US wars, and generally being taken seriously.  
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Why the US Wants To Stay In Afghanistan
01-08-2014  •  http://original.antiwar.com, Jack A. Smith 
The U.S. is supposed to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan by the end of this new year. 
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Robert Lee
News
Killing of boy, 4, by US troops frays Afghan ties further
01-10-2014  •  AFP 
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday condemned US troops for killing a four-year-old boy in the southern province of Helmand, in a fresh strain to troubled relations between Washington and Kabul. 
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Powell Gammill
News
After 12 Years, £390bn, and Countless Dead, We Leave Poverty, Fraud – and the Taliban in Afghanistan
01-15-2014  •  unz.com/ 
The country is in such a bad way as western troops depart that leaders can only spin, almost to the point of lying 
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Swimming Against the Tide in Afghanistan: Why the US Troops Don’t Need to Stay
01-15-2014  •  antiwar.com 
The bottom line when it comes to Afghanistan is that the U.S. has failed in virtually every one of its objectives.  
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Afghan president accuses US of killing 7 children in airstrike
01-15-2014  •  AFP 
President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday accused the United States of killing seven children and a woman in an airstrike in central Afghanistan -- an incident set to further damage frayed ties between the two allies. 
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Powell Gammill
News
New video surfaces of U.S. prisoner from Afghan war
01-15-2014  •  Reuters 
The U.S. military has seen a new video [which you can't see] of Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier taken hostage by the Taliban in 2009 and the only known U.S. prisoner of war from the Afghan conflict, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. 
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Powell Gammill
News
Afghanistan cracks down on advertising in favor of U.S. troops
01-22-2014  •  Reuters 
Afghanistan's government, increasingly at odds with Washington, is cracking down on advertisements that promote keeping US troops in the country after 2014 and has shut down a spot aired by the country's most widely watched broadcasters. 
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Powell Gammill
News
Afghan president says U.S. should start talks with Taliban or leave
01-26-2014  •  Reuters 
President Hamid Karzai appeared to stiffen his resolve on Saturday not to sign a security pact with Washington, saying the United States should leave Afghanistan unless it could restart peace talks with the Taliban. 
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Powell Gammill
News
Kabul suicide bomb kills Afghan defence staff
01-28-2014  •  aljazeera.com 
At least four people killed and others wounded in bombing of Ministry of Defence vehicle claimed by Taliban. 
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Robert Lee
News
Afghan president Hamid Karzai suspects U.S. secretly behind Kabul restaurant bombing
01-28-2014  •  AFP 
Afghan President Hamid Karzai suspects the United States may have backed insurgent-style attacks to undermine his government but has no evidence to support his theory, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Karzai, whose relations with Washington h 
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Powell Gammill
Feature Article
America's Criminal Afghanistan Legacy
Stephen Lendman
   anti-war
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News
NATO chief doesn't see Karzai signing security pact
02-03-2014  •  http://www.reuters.com, By Adrian Croft 
President Hamid Karzai is unlikely to sign a pact for U.S. and NATO forces to stay in Afghanistan after 2014 and will probably leave the choice for his successor, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Saturday. 
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Robert Lee
News
Watch A Crowd Of Angry Afghans Stone The Wreckage Of A Predator Drone
02-05-2014  •  David Cenciotti 
The following footage made its first appearance on Facebook a couple of days ago.  
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Afghanistan frees detainees US calls 'dangerous'
02-13-2014  •  AP 
Afghanistan released 65 accused militants from a former U.S. prison on Thursday despite protests from the American military, which says the men are Taliban fighters who will likely return to the battlefield to kill coalition and Afghan forces. 
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Powell Gammill
News
Civilians are dying. Campaigners are being kidnapped.
02-18-2014  •  http://www.independent.co.uk, Robert Fisk  
Why was Karim Khan prevented from speaking out against drone warfare? 
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Robert Lee
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US wars in Afghanistan, Iraq to cost $6 trillion
02-18-2014  • 
The decade-long American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq would end up costing as much as $6 trillion, the equivalent of $75,000 for every American household, calculates the prestigious Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. 
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Powell Gammill
News
The Secret Battles Between US Forces and Chechen Terrorists
02-20-2014  •  ABC News 
For the last 12 years, US Special Operations forces have repeatedly engaged in fierce combat in Afghanistan against ruthless Taliban allies from Chechnya, who have the same pedigree as their terrorist brethren threatening to disrupt the Winter Olympi 
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Powell Gammill
News
US Mulls Plan for 3,000 Troops to Stay in Afghanistan
02-24-2014  •  http://news.antiwar.com,  
Pentagon Still Wants at Least 10,000 
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Obama makes it official: U.S. planning for full Afghan withdrawal
02-25-2014  •  Yahoo! News blog 
After giving him the silent treatment for 8 months, President Obama called Afghan President Karzai. The message? A blunt warning that all US troops will leave his war-torn country by 2015 unless Karzai or his successor sign a bilateral security agree 
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Powell Gammill
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Former CIA Agent: Back to Afghanistan? - Michael Scheuer
02-28-2014  •  Next News Network 
NATION | As the war in Afghanistan drags on to its 13th year, Americans are becoming increasingly tired of the conflict. The Founding Fathers knew America, like all nations, would be forced to fight wars. A process to declare war is written into the  
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Uncle Freedom
News
Lessons from a Surge Skeptic
03-15-2014  •  By Kelley Vlahos 
Lt. Col. Daniel Davis reflects on the state of the Army as Afghanistan winds down. 
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Election Monitors Flee Afghanistan After Hotel Attack
03-24-2014  •  http://news.antiwar.com,by Jason Ditz 
NDI, OSCE Withdraw Just Two Weeks Ahead of Vote 
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US seeking buyers for old military equipment
03-31-2014  •  AP 
The United States is trying to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including sophisticated and highly specialized mine resistant vehicles as it packs up to leave Afghanistan after 13 years of war, officials said Monday. 
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Powell Gammill
News
Iraq and Afghanistan: The physical and mental toll, by the numbers
04-01-2014  •  http://www.washingtonpost.com, By Scott Clement 
The 2.6 million Americans who volunteered to fight on IED-laden battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan have returned home with a panoply of problems borne out of their service.  
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Robert Lee
Feature Article
Afghans Vote
Stephen Lendman
   Afghanistan
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News
Watchdog: Significant Fraud in Afghan Election
04-11-2014  •  http://news.antiwar.com, Jason Ditz 
Full Scope of Fraud Still Unclear as Commission Vows to Throw out Ballots 
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Robert Lee
News
Afghanistan Newspeak: 10 ways the US skews the narrative
04-12-2014  •  http://www.globalpost.com, Jean MacKenzie 
NATO forces aren't 'leaving' but 'transitioning.'  
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Scrap Heap of War: Billions in equipment being left behind in Afghanistan
04-13-2014  •  http://www.foxnews.com, By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos 
How much "stuff" is the United States military leaving behind as it withdraws from Afghanistan after 12 years of war? Try some $6 billion worth. And much of it may yet end up in a junk pile. 
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Robert Lee
News
This is what it takes to pack up the US war in Afghanistan
04-21-2014  •  http://www.globalpost.com, Sarah Dougherty 
"For size and complexity, think of something in between D-Day and the moon landing.”  
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