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Bergdahl describes Taliban captivity

...he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape...infantry unit. He was held for nearly five years by Taliban militants.Taliban spokesmen could not be immediately reached for comment...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-09/bergdahl-describes-taliban-captivity
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Author, charity founder urged to come clean about his history

...him. Did he make up the story about how he decided to devote his life to building schools? Was he really kidnapped by the Taliban when visiting a remote part of northwestern Pakistan? Did he lie to sell books?Mortenson doesn't relish the prospect of...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-09-19/author-charity-founder-urged-come-cle
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Malala plotter chosen as Pakistani Taliban chief

...Thursday as the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, nearly a week after a U.S. drone...its attempt to strike a deal with the Taliban to end years of violence.Mullah Fazlullah...unanimously appointed the new leader by the Taliban's leadership council, or shura, after...

http://juneauempire.com/ishtiaq-mahsud/2013-11-08/malala-plotter-chosen-pakistan
Congress worries Iraq crisis could be repeated in Afghanistan

...U.S. forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, with fears that hard-fought gains could be wiped out by a resurgent Taliban.Senior Obama administration officials insist Afghanistan is not Iraq, with a population far more receptive to a continued...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/congress-worries-iraq-crisis-could-be
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Taliban attack trends: Never mind

...longer count and publish the number of Taliban attacks, a statistical measure that it...incorrectly reported a 7 percent drop in Taliban attacks in 2012 compared to 2011. In...statements by allied officials that the Taliban was in steep decline.Anthony Cordesman...

http://juneauempire.com/robert-burns/2013-03-06/taliban-attack-trends-never-mind
Today in Sports History

...to life in prison.Five years ago: Pfizer agreed to pay a record $2.3 billion settlement for illegal drug promotion. A Taliban suicide bomber attacked officials leaving a mosque in Afghanistan, killing the country's deputy intelligence chief and 23...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-02
State
The Taliban has a long-term strategy

The Taliban's on-again, off-again approach to...for example, an impostor posing as a top Taliban emissary seeking to initiate a peace process...Hamid Karzai to initiate talks with the Taliban, was blown up by a visitor who concealed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-01-11/taliban-has-long-term-strategy
Opinion
Rumors of talks with Taliban are premature

...is expended on rumors of talks with the Taliban. If you believe the tales, Afghan President...brother Qayum) was talking to Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar's No. 2 man, Mullah...any talks between U.S. officials and Taliban leaders. A third says the United States...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042810/opi_626493626.shtml
Opinion
New debate is about bringing Taliban to table

...Afghanistan is all about talking to the Taliban. In London, where nearly 70 countries...tribal assembly that would include the Taliban and would seek "peace and reconciliation...off-load his Afghan problem by selling out to Taliban leader Mullah Omar, or whether Karzai...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020310/opi_558290802.shtml
Opinion
Taliban posting gains in northern Afghanistan

...fast spiraling out of control with the Taliban making a number of important gains. In...example, a recent visitor reported that the Taliban have set up their own administration rivaling...the least," Dorronsoro said. "The Taliban will move the insurgency to the north...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071609/opi_464472371.shtml

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