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Are Afghan forces ready to go it alone?

...forces, many local residents are asking one question: Are local forces really up to the task?As of Dec. 26, the Afghan government assumed responsibility to providing security in three districts in Helmand province - Marja, Nad Ali and Nawa...
Five US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan extremis," when troops fear they are about to be killed.Airstrikes have long caused tensions between the Afghan government and coalition forces, especially when they cause civilian casualties.Airstrikes that kill coalition soldiers are...
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Afghan president says US wants to keep 9 bases

...after American combat troops withdraw in 2014 and the Afghan government will let them as long as it gets "security and economic...operations against al-Qaida and other extremists.The Afghan government would have to approve any such decision, but months...
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Number of US drone strikes in Afghanistan rose sharply

...increasingly taking the back seat in operations and Afghan government forces in the lead.The total number of civilian...abuses by armed groups, a worrisome trend as the Afghan government works to assert control beyond its seat in Kabul...
Taliban attack trends: Never mind

...influencing ordinary Afghans. It's that influence which needs to be overcome in order to ensure the viability of the Afghan government."Over the last year it has become clearer and clearer that not only was the measurement meaningless, but it became...
Afghan gov't says airstrike kills 11 children

...Afghan civilians caught in the crossfire has been a major point of contention between international forces and the Afghan government. Earlier this year, Afghan President Hamid Karzai banned his troops from requesting coalition airstrikes.In the...
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Afghans want Obama to pressure Karzai

...distributed on the condition that the Afghan government cleans up its act. This often...U.S. government. Had the Afghan government been able to resolve its internal...and make their support of the Afghan government contingent on its performance...
Nobody wins in Afghanistan's runoff election criticism arose and an Afghan government infamous for its ineptitude...the war will substitute for an Afghan government that is minimally effective...efficient government. But the Afghan government is an amalgam of consummate...
U.S. role in Afghanistan has had positive effects

...Afghan fighting, but that the Afghan government can win over individual Taliban...will continue aiding a corrupt Afghan government after 2014. Crocker warns what...Crocker advised. It requires the Afghan government to reduce corruption before...
This time the world will help

...or more the United Nations estimates will be needed over the next decade, but enough to get started. If the new Afghan government holds, and if the money is spent effectively, surely more will follow. These are big "ifs," of course. Even...


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