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Afghan government holds direct talks with Taliban

...representatives, most recently hosted by Qatar and Norway. But the new talks were the first formally acknowledged by the Afghan government; that and the semi-public nature of the talks suggested possible progress after years of frustration in trying...
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Taliban confirm death, choose successor

...between fighters who favor negotiations with the Afghan government and those who want to continue an insurgency that...Manan, and his son, Mohammad Yaqub, came after the Afghan government announced Wednesday that Mullah Omar had died more...
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Afghan soldier kills one U.S. soldier, wounds two

...Ghani, other members of the Afghan government and our international partners to support the Afghan government of national unity as it pursues...said.The Western-backed Afghan government's nearly 13-year war against...
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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...
American citizen killed in Afghan attack

...officers earlier freed some 20 people trapped in the guesthouse, but others remained inside, said Zia Massoud, an Afghan government official. He said at least one of those people was wounded.The hotel has both guest rooms for visitors and a residential...
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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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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...
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...
New debate is about bringing Taliban to table

...reintegration are meant to parallel an Afghan government program that would ensure safety...A big caveat: A previous Afghan government effort at reintegration failed...development that won't go through Afghan government hands. But the bigger strategic...
Outside editorial: Petraeus' risky militia maneuver for Afghanistan

...Petraeus doesn't have enough international and Afghan government troops to protect every hamlet against Taliban infiltration...local police forces, "not militia, no way," an Afghan government official was quoted as saying. Call it what they...


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