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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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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...
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...
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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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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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...
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...
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...
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...


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