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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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Outside editorial: Afghanistan, without illusion

...doubly hard to share Obama's upbeat tone after he signed a deal with Afghanistan's notoriously unreliable leader, Hamid Karzai, to prolong some kind of U.S. presence through 2024. Karzai is sometimes our friend, sometimes not. He has been...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-05-06/outside-editorial-afghanistan-without
Opinion
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
What might have been in Afghanistan

...Afghans to reject the Taliban. U.S. civilians were also supposed to combat the corruption of the regime of President Hamid Karzai, which drove many locals toward the Taliban. Not surprisingly, they failed.The title of his book, Little America...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-05/what-might-have-been-afghanistan
Opinion
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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Outside editorial: Accord key to keeping Afghanistan stable

...work if it also succeeds in reversing the rampant corruption that has made Afghans so reluctant to defend President Hamid Karzai's government. Too much time has been lost. Much work remains. The alternative - abandonment and failure - is not...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-05-01/outside-editorial-accord-key-keeping-
Opinion
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

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