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Obama extends US military mission in Afghanistan into '17

...assisting Afghan security forces. The troops will be based in Kabul and at Bagram Air Field, as well as bases in Jalalabad and Kandahar.Ghani welcomed the decision, saying it sent a message to the Taliban and terrorist groups that their actions "will produce...
Nation and World
Afghans want Obama to pressure Karzai

...Afghanistan's independence day in August, my friends in Kandahar were puzzled. Why was the government bothering to to repair the damage. Atif, a former aid worker from Kandahar, Afghanistan, is studying international relations at Tufts...
PCV Profiles: A different time in Afghanistan

...differently. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kandahar, Afghanistan during a time of peace...program. The program was headquartered in Kandahar, about 250 miles southwest of Kabul...expected."I married a woman I met in Kandahar who was also a Peace Corp volunteer...
Afghans tell of US soldier's killing rampage

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Sitting on a dirty straw mat on the parched ground of southern Afghanistan, Masooma sank deeper inside a giant...
Not For Web
Today In Sports History for Wednesday, Feb. 4

...Lindsey Vonn captures her 50th World Cup victory, winning the downhill with temperatures plunging to minus 13 on the demanding Kandahar course in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.2012 - Running back Curtis Martin, the fourth-leading rusher in NFL history...
Five US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan of troops during a night firing exercise in southern Kandahar. In April 2004, former National Football League player instructors who were travelling to Kabul for a seminar. Kandahar provincial spokesman Dawa Khan Menapal said the 33 were taken...
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What might have been in Afghanistan

...on the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar, which were the Taliban heartland, and on Kandahar city, which was Taliban leader the 1990s. I traveled to Helmand and Kandahar in 2010 and 2011 and saw many of the same...
Black Hawk crash kills 7 Americans, 4 Afghans

...insurgent fighters struck the helicopter in Kandahar province on Thursday morning. He with The Associated Press.The Kandahar provincial government backed the Taliban...Kot district, a rural area north of Kandahar city where insurgents move freely and...
Sitka man finds former classmate in Army hospital

...Cheryl Hatch decided to visit an Army hospital at an airfield in Kandahar.Hatch, a professional journalist who met Ancheta during...hear that," Ancheta said Thursday in a phone interview from Kandahar, where he was waiting to board a military flight to Kuwait...
'The Punishment of Virtue:' Inside Afghanistan after the Taliban

...Radio. Sarah Chayes covered the Taliban's departure from Kandahar in December 2001, but stayed on by starting up a humanitarian...Americans to get things right after the Taliban exit than in Kandahar. Instead, U.S. forces helped install Gul Agha Shirzai...


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