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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...
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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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...
PCV Profiles: A different time in Afghanistan

...field surveyor, the Peace Corps assigned me to the Afghan government's land survey program. The program was headquartered...occured in Ghazni, about 100 miles southwest."The Afghan government had established a program with the help of the US...
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...
Black Hawk crash kills 7 Americans, 4 Afghans

...The Taliban said Thursday that the insider attacks are part of a strategy to undercut the alliance between the Afghan government and international forces."Mujahideen have cleverly infiltrated the ranks of the enemy according to the plan given...
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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Missing in action: Afghan lawmakers

...province of Paktia, said corruption in government had encouraged legislators to engage in similar practices."The Afghan government paved the way for corruption. This has led certain members of parliament to engage in corruption and abuses...
In Afghan Taliban birthplace, US troops step back

...size or timing of next year's drawdown. Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said recently that NATO and the Afghan government intend to begin the final phase of transition by the mid to latter part of 2013 - suggesting he prefers a later start...
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...


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