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Afghanistan vet honored as troops head to Iraq

...hidden by walls from a compound across the street, lobbed three grenades into the patrol base. One injured an Afghan National Army soldier. The second did not detonate.The third landed close to Carpenter and Eufrazio.Carpenter placed himself...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/afghanistan-vet-honored-troops-head-i
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Alaska Digest

...the fall of the Taliban, Jawad has participated in reform of the Ministry of Defense and worked to rebuild the Afghan National Army. Along with his diplomatic duties in the United States, Jawad also serves as Afghanistan's nonresident ambassador...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112007/sta_20071120004.shtml
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Afghanistan ambassador details successes, struggles

...Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban includes helping reform the Ministry of Defense and working to rebuild the Afghan National Army. Jawad highlighted a number of successes during Tuesday's speech, including political and economic development...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112107/loc_20071121022.shtml
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Are Afghan forces ready to go it alone?

...ministry have recently intensified their recruitment processes. Defense Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi says the Afghan National Army now has 180,000 members and will reach 195,000 by October 2012. The army is expected to have 240,000 members...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-01-12/are-afghan-forces-ready-go-it-alone
Opinion
Outside editorial: Afghanistan: Never mind

...will be worth it on that glorious day in December 2014, when the last U.S. soldier turns his post over to an Afghan National Army soldier. That's the goal set by Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who by then, we must assume, will have been...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111410/opi_736112460.shtml
Opinion
Alaska Digest

...worked with the United States and Afghan military experts to help reform the Ministry of Defense and rebuild the Afghan National Army. Among his many accomplishments, Jawad was instrumental in drafting Afghanistan's foreign investment laws and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111507/sta_20071115011.shtml
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