Afghanistan

3 Dead In Military Helicopter Crash Were Experienced Pilots

Officials say the three National Guard members killed when a helicopter crashed in an upstate New York field this week were experienced pilots with past deployments to Afghanistan
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Targeted Killings Of Afghan Journalists Threaten Free Media In Afghanistan

A recent string of targeted killings in Afghanistan has created an atmosphere of fear among Afghan journalists who say they cannot carry out their duties under growing threats.The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee, a local media advocacy group,...

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'we Actually Won The War We Needed To Fight': Trump's Pick For Ambassador To Afghanistan On Why...

A US soldier and an Afghan police office arm wrestle before a joint patrol in Maiwand District in Kandahar Province, January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Burton US troops are still fighting in Afghanistan nearly 20 years after first arriving in the...
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‘really Quite Shocking’: Inside The Ugly Transition At The Pentagon

The Pentagon blocked members of President Joe Biden’s incoming administration from gaining access to critical information about current operations, including the troop drawdown in Afghanistan, upcoming special operations missions in Africa and the...
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Palantir’s God’s-eye View Of Afghanistan

The company’s software can sift through enormous amounts of data, and those metrics can be used to make life-or-death decisions.

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Afghanistan Threatened With Rising Violence Once Again

Humanitarians seek $1.3 billion to help millions in war-weary Afghanistan. Homes for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan. January 2021. Credit: OCHA Afghanistan/Fariba HousainiBy Magdalena KirchnerNEW DELHI, India,...
Related topics: India, New Delhi

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How Close To ‘fully Withdrawn’ From Iraq And Afghanistan Are We?

Fully withdrawn, no. But we’re getting pretty close; the U.S. military presence in these countries is now about as minimal as it can get.
Related topics: Iraq, Military

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Afghanistan: Oxfam Report Worries That Peace Talks Will ‘jeopardize Fragile Gains Made For...

Gains for women’s rights in Afghanistan, you say? Over the past two decades? Do tell! Are Afghan women no longer forced to wear burqas? Are they attending schools without fear of jihad attacks designed to discourage women from getting an...
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Gunmen Assassinate 2 Female Afghan Judges In Kabul  

Officials in Afghanistan said Sunday two female judges working for the Supreme Court were shot dead in the capital, Kabul, the latest victims of targeted killings in recent months.    A court spokesman said the slain judges were on their way to...
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Compare And Contrast: Democrat Dc War Zone Vs. The Hunger Games (video)

In the days leading up to the Biden inaugural, the nation’s capital has been turned into an occupied military zone like Baghdad. In fact, there are more US troops in the nation’s capital today than in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan...
Related topics: World Videos, Joe Biden, Military, Iraq, Baghdad, Syria

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Pakistan Announces Its 1600-mile Wall On Afghanistan Border To Keep Out Jihadis Is Nearly Complete

Walls are only racist when Trump wants to build them. “Pakistan military: Fence bordering Afghanistan nearly done,” by Munir Ahmed, Associated Press, January 11, 2021: ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s military said Monday it has nearly...
Related topics: Pakistan, Military, Islamabad

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Taliban Welcome Us Troop Drawdown In Afghanistan, Reaffirm Commitment To February Deal

KABUL (Sputnik) - The Taliban see the US troop drawdown in Afghanistan as a "good advancement" in implementing the February deal, the spokesman for the movement’s political office in Doha said on Saturday.
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Us Force Levels In Afghanistan, Iraq Down To 2,500 Each, Acting Defence Secretary Says

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Pentagon has fully carried out US President Donald Trump's order to draw down troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, and now has just 2,500 soldiers stationed in each country, Acting Secretary of Defence Christopher Miller said...
Related topics: Iraq, Pentagon, Donald Trump

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Modi's Security Advisor Visits Kabul To Dispel Concerns On India's 'non-involvement' In Taliban Deal

Recent visits by top Taliban leaders to Pakistan ahead of the second rounds of talks that began this month have caused concerns in India about the close ties between the insurgent group and Islamabad. Pakistan has already advised against India's...
Related topics: Kabul, India, Taliban, Pakistan, Islamabad

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Iran’s Suggestion Of Using Shiite Fighters In Afghanistan Seen As Risky

A recent Iranian offer for Afghanistan to use Iran-backed Shiite militias in the fight against Islamic State militants is viewed by some Afghan lawmakers and experts as a threat to Afghanistan’s volatile security.Since the beginning of Syria’s...
Related topics: Iran, Syria

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Impeaching Trump Is A Pyrrhic Victory

Wednesday was the second saddest day in modern history on Capitol Hill.As the House voted to impeach Donald Trump for a second time, the Capitol was ringed by more American troops than are on duty in Kabul or Baghdad. While not visible in the TV...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Kabul, Iraq, Baghdad

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Global Voices Seeks An Editor To Lead Our Greater Central Asia Coverage

Image of Osh bazar in Bishkek. Photo by Filip Noubel, used with permission. Are you a writer and editor with a deep understanding of and curiosity about all facets of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and...
Related topics: World Photos, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

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Extra Bonus Quote Of The Day

“There are more troops right now in Washington DC than in Afghanistan. And they are here to defend us against the commander in chief, the President of the United States and his mob.” — Rep. Seth Moutlon (D-MA), arguing on the House...

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Pompeo Alleges Iran New 'home Base' Of Al-qaeda

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged Tuesday that arch-enemy Iran has become a new "home base" for Al-Qaeda worse than Afghanistan, an assertion questioned by experts. In a speech a week before leaving office, Pompeo confirmed a New York Times...
Related topics: Mike Pompeo, Iran, Al-qaeda

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There Will Be More Us Troops In Dc For Biden's Inauguration Than In Iraq And Afghanistan Combined,...

The National Guard is ramping up its presence in Washington, DC, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration following the Capitol siege on January 6. Kent Nishimura/Getty Images In the wake of the Capitol siege, security is being ramped...
Related topics: Joe Biden, Iraq

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