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Afghan warlord warns of Islamic State rise

...After the Taliban fall in the 2001 U.S.-led invasion, Khan became Herat's governor. Ghani's predecessor, Hamid Karzai, made Khan minister of water and energy in 2005 in an attempt to clip his wings, fearing he'd become too autonomous...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/afghan-warlord-warns-islamic-state-ri
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Five US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

...joint operations and are responsible for calling in air support when needed. Because of constraints placed by President Hamid Karzai, such airstrikes are usually called "in extremis," when troops fear they are about to be killed.Airstrikes have...

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

...people headed to a Mississippi casino. Afghanistan's first direct presidential election began (interim president Hamid Karzai emerged the winner). Australian Prime Minister John Howard won a historic fourth term in national elections. World-renowned...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-10
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Afghan president says US wants to keep 9 bases

...in 2014 and the Afghan government will let them as long as it gets "security and economic guarantees," President Hamid Karzai said Thursday in his first public offer in talks about the future relationship between the two uneasy allies.U.S...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-05-10/afghan-president-says-us-wants-keep-9
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Who to root for in Afghanistan?

...Louis Post-Dispatch: Last week, Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., took a long walk with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai in the gardens of the presidential palace in Kabul. At the end of their Tuesday stroll, Karzai grudgingly agreed to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102809/opi_509935381.shtml
New debate is about bringing Taliban to table

...Taliban. In London, where nearly 70 countries gathered last week to help resolve Afghanistan's problems, President Hamid Karzai called for a tribal assembly that would include the Taliban and would seek "peace and reconciliation." The media...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020310/opi_558290802.shtml
Opinion
'The Punishment of Virtue:' Inside Afghanistan after the Taliban

...morphed, with backing from President Hamid Karzai, into a political campaign against...S. Embassy in Kabul, even to Hamid Karzai himself. The most active player...top U.S. official as well as Hamid Karzai. Shirzai was indeed ousted, only...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100606/boo_20061006003.shtml
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The tragic death of Benazir Bhutto

...as her bodyguards. A similar team has effectively (so far) contributed to the protection of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. According to Winsor, Bhutto deferred to her husband, who declined the offer, believing her adoring crowds and local...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123107/opi_20071231003.shtml
Opinion
Rumors of talks with Taliban are premature

...struck by how much hot air is expended on rumors of talks with the Taliban. If you believe the tales, Afghan President Hamid Karzai (or his brother Qayum) was talking to Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar's No. 2 man, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042810/opi_626493626.shtml
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Karzai government reaching out to insurgents (with US support)

...coordinated American and Afghan efforts to bring Taliban leaders and fighters in from the cold. When Afghan President Hamid Karzai is inaugurated again next week, he will call for peace and reconciliation with Afghan insurgents. Popular pressure...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111309/opi_516071883.shtml

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