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Five US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

...in 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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-11/five-us-troops-killed-friendly-fire-a
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-04-08/afghan-govt-says-airstrike-kills-11-c
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-05-10/afghan-president-says-us-wants-keep-9
Not For Web
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...

http://juneauempire.com/heidi-vogt/2012-08-17/black-hawk-crash-kills-7-americans
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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-11-04/pcv-profiles-different-time-afghani
Neighbors
This Day in History

...In 1942, the Philippine capital of Manila was captured by Japanese forces during World War II. In 2002, the new Afghan government confirmed that American bombs had killed the Taliban's intelligence chief (Qari Ahmadullah). Eduardo Duhalde...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010207/sta_20070102011.shtml
News
Outside editorial: Ignorance wins as Quran-burning prompts killing spree

...episode has appealed to the lowest common denominator - ignorance - on both sides of the Western-Muslim divide. The Afghan government should dispense swift justice to those who murdered. As for Jones, the only hope is that he now recognizes the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-04-06/outside-editorial-ignorance-wins-qura
Opinion
A sensible way forward for the US in Afghanistan

...remains a resilient fighting force able to launch sophisticated military operations, and the predatory behavior of the Afghan government continues to push a steady stream of recruits into the arms of the insurgency. Meanwhile, the Afghan army and police...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-06-15/sensible-way-forward-us-afghanistan
Opinion
Afghanistan's worst fear about Pakistan confirmed

...allegations that have circulated for years regarding the ISI's support for such insurgent organizations battling the Afghan government.But Mullen's statement was much more explosive, since he accused the ISI of sponsoring devastating attacks specifically...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-10-19/afghanistans-worst-fear-about-pakista
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-01-12/are-afghan-forces-ready-go-it-alone
Opinion

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