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...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
Local
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
Not For Web
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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Number of US drone strikes in Afghanistan rose sharply

...occurred, they have largely been in support of ground troops during operations and have not been singled out by President Hamid Karzai's administration in its campaign against international airstrikes.The steep rise in the number of weapons fired...

http://juneauempire.com/kim-gamel/2013-02-20/number-us-drone-strikes-afghanistan
In Afghan Taliban birthplace, US troops step back

...summer 2013, when the Afghan military is supposed to take the lead in security across the country. Afghan President Hamid Karzai, as well, has suggested he wants the drawdown accelerated."We are working to make this transition of security happen...

http://juneauempire.com/patrick-quinn/2012-12-24/afghan-taliban-birthplace-us-tr
Afghan gov't says airstrike kills 11 children

...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 latest incident, Associated Press photos showed villagers...

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

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