Afghanistan's biggest obstacle is its
OCRegisterAfghanistan's biggest obstacle is its governmentOCRegisterDuring his unannounced visit to Afghanistan earlier this month, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered misguided praise for the Afghan government as he reaffirmed the U.S. commitment there. He lauded the country for having “come quite a distance ...Conflict Portrait: AfghanistanPeace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) (press release) (blog)Afghanistan in 2017: A Survey of the Afghan People Coming Nov. 14The Asia Foundation - In Asiaall 12 news articles »
Posted on 1 November 2017 | 7:33 pm
Iraq and Afghanistan vets call VA motto
Stars and StripesIraq and Afghanistan vets call VA motto 'sexist'Stars and StripesMarines refill their rifle magazines during the live-fire portion of their training at Camp Korean Village, Iraq, July 31, 2006. A group of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have asked Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to “remove the outdated motto ...and more »
Posted on 1 November 2017 | 2:04 pm
Another Grim Report About the Afghanistan
Reason (blog)Another Grim Report About the Afghanistan War. Is There Anyone Who Cares?Reason (blog)Meanwhile, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) says civilian casualties in air strikes conducted by the U.S. and its allies have gone up 50 percent since last year. Two-thirds of those casualties are women and children. (UNAMA ...Afghanistan Inspector General Ready to Criticize War “The First Day I'm out of this Job”The District Sentinel News Co-opall 2 news articles »
Posted on 1 November 2017 | 11:43 am
India's first consignment of wheat
Economic TimesIndia's first consignment of wheat assistance to AfghanistanEconomic TimesThe port is likely to ramp up trade among India, Afghanistan and Iran in the wake of Pakistan denying transit access to New Delhi for trade with the two countries. According to officials, six more wheat shipments will be sent to Afghanistan over the ...The Fence Driving a Wedge Between Pakistan and AfghanistanBloombergIndia Sending Wheat through Iran to AfghanistanVoice of AmericaOman's Diplomatic Bridge in AfghanistanHuffPostThe Diplomat -Xinhua -India Todayall 130 news articles »
Posted on 1 November 2017 | 9:59 am
Here's how soldiers prepare for nine months
VICE NewsHere's how soldiers prepare for nine months in AfghanistanVICE NewsClose to 400 members of Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division board their chartered flight to Kuwait in the early hours of Thursday October 19, they will then transfer into Afghanistan's Bagram Airfield on a C-130 military transporter. Harriet Dedman ...
Posted on 1 November 2017 | 7:55 am
Hard Graft: The Wasteful War in Afghanistan
Corruption, fraud, theft, waste. These four dull horsemen of the auditor’s apocalypse are as common as violent death in Afghanistan and as the man responsible for overseeing the United States’ $109.7 billion reconstruction effort in the country, John ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 1:13 am
1,000 tonnes onion coming from Afghanistan
Onion supplies from Afghanistan have surged in the past few days with about 1,000 tonnes of kitchen staple coming per day to India through Attari-Wagah land route, say traders. As the import feasibility level is high in case of Afghanistan, supplies may ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 1:06 am
Onion import from Afghanistan increased to
Onion import from Afghanistan has increased as daily 20-25 big trucks carrying about 1,000 tonnes of commodity are coming into India through Attari-Wagah land route, Rajdeep Uppal, former Chairman of CII (Amritsar zone), told PTI. As the import feasibility ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:58 am
Can China Assert Itself in Afghanistan?
Confirmation of Mullah Omar’s death has confused an already difficult picture in Afghanistan. Precarious relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been pushed even closer to breaking point, and the one bright spot, that of increased regional ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 11:07 pm
Why is ISIS failing in Afghanistan?
New Delhi, Aug 28: The ISIS has not been finding the going smooth in Afghanistan. The ease with which it decimated the al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria, one would have expected that the ISIS would make major gains in Afghanistan as well. However, the ISIS seems ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:22 pm
General: No rush to set post-2014 US force
The U.S. should keep troops in Afghanistan after the combat mission ends next year, but a decision on the number can wait until the Afghan army has been tested in this summer's fighting, the top U.S. commander in Kabul said Tuesday.
Posted on 16 April 2013 | 7:59 am
Some hopeful signs out of the Afghan army
Gen. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali, commander of Afghanistan's 203rd Thunder Corps, looked happy as he sat down for lunch in his eastern command post near the border with Pakistan.
Posted on 15 April 2013 | 12:03 pm
Correction: Afghanistan-Opium story
In an April 15 story about a U.N. report on opium production in Afghanistan, The Associated Press miscalculated the price per pound for opium. The correct version is that prices went from about $60 to $85 a kilogram ($27 to $38 a pound) to $300 ($136) in
Posted on 15 April 2013 | 1:16 am
Official says 5 Afghan guards killed in
An Afghan official says insurgents have ambushed a convoy of trucks in a restive province near the capital, Kabul, killing five members of a government guard force.
Posted on 13 April 2013 | 7:53 am
Report: Afghan militants could get contract
Militant groups in Afghanistan could still obtain U.S. government contracts and siphon off American taxpayer dollars because administrative flaws and misunderstandings are hampering a law aimed at weeding out corruption, a top auditor warned Thursday.
Posted on 11 April 2013 | 1:53 pm
Resolved Question: Historical background of
I just finished reading Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseni. I have to say that it's one of the greatest books I ever read in my life.
Anyway, while I was reading the book, I have some trouble understanding the political and historical background of the book. The book mentions how Baba (protagonist's father) hates the Russian. Also, the book talks about the suppressed regime of Taliban and the massacre of Hazara people. Are Russian and Taliban two rival factions during the late 80's and early 90's? Are they both corrupted? Why is a massacre, which happens to be something I had never even heard about in my world history class? Why did the Afghans fleet to Pakistan? Didn't Pakistan have some territorial conflicts with India (which is something I did learn in my history class)?
I know I sound ignorant for not knowing what was going. So, please give me some historical background of Afghanistan in the time the book took place. Also, I'll appreciate it if you can condense the materials instead of posting a textbook for me to read!
Posted on 5 August 2013 | 3:59 pm
Resolved Question: Normal temperature
normal temperature afghanistan
Posted on 17 January 2013 | 10:47 pm
Resolved Question: Can someone please
I've heard so much about it: Russians, osama bin laden in cia, america, 9/11, taliban, but can someone just put it straight and tell me...why are our soldiers in afghanistan
Posted on 2 August 2012 | 6:37 pm
Resolved Question: Afghanistan war(present)?
i would like to know these things about the afghanistan war,its for a school project
what caused it?
What are the australian troops doing there?
What other countries are in that war fighting?
and if you can could you also give me some references like websites[:
best answer gets 10 points.
Posted on 21 March 2011 | 8:36 pm
Resolved Question: Why is there a war in
I want to know why exactly we are fighting in Afghanistan. Many people say it's for the oil and blablabla...but my sister had a soldier that came to her class and told the class that they are fighting to turn the governement around...or something like that. I know that we must be their for a real cause, what is motivating us to fight against or even for Afghanistan? Thx in advance!
Posted on 15 March 2010 | 9:15 am