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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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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
Philanthropist Bill Gates hopes polio will be eradicated by 2018

...polio cases in Afghanistan compared with 80 last year, "so progress being made is impressive."Afghan President Hamid Karzai said "Afghanistan will strive harder and harder and harder, and hopefully we will win, sooner rather than later...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-09-28/philanthropist-bill-gates-hopes-polio
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Suicide attack kills 41 at Afghan mosque

...wall, some writhing and moaning in pain.Friday's bombing took place at roughly the same time as Afghan President Hamid Karzai was taping his Eid al-Adha televised message to the nation. In the address, Karzai urged Taliban insurgents "to...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-10-28/suicide-attack-kills-41-afghan-mosque
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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
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'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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