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Airman From Fort Oglethorpe Defends Operating Base In Kabul
A U.S. Air Force Airman who calls Fort Oglethorpe home successfully defended his forward operating base here during a more than four hour insurgent attack, July 17, 2014.
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Christian Science Monitor
Jerusalem feels Gazan conflict; Kerry in Afghan elections; impending...
This week's round-up of commentary covers the effects of the Gaza conflict on Jerusalem, John Kerry's deft behind-the-scenes diplomacy during the Afghan elections, Asia's anticipation of rising conflict between US and China, a modern threat to London's historic cabs, and the foreboding future of German-American policy interaction.
8 hrs ago
Middle East Powder Keg Set to Ignite
The Iraq and Afghan wars have cost the U.S. taxpayer upwards of $2 trillion thus far.
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Marine Corps Times
Afghan quick reaction force slowed by logistics failures
A specially trained and equipped Afghan Army quick reaction force is in danger of having its vehicles fall into disrepair, and its soldiers miss out on training due to an inability to supply much-need spare parts and training, a Congressionally-mandated watchdog organization has found.
15 hrs ago
Suicide Bomber Kills Afghan President's Cousin
A cousin and close associate of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by a suicide bomber who hid his explosives under his turban, a provincial official said.
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The Long War Journal
Analysis: Mullah Omar addresses governance of Afghanistan, war against 'invaders' in new message
The "military situation is in favor of [the] mujahideen," Omar claims, because the "blanket of invasion has rolled back from vast areas."
Mon Jul 28, 2014
The Afghan Military's Tracking of U.S. Supplied Weapons Is Sloppy at Best
Hundreds of thousands of U.S.-made machine guns, rifles and pistols supplied to the Afghan National Security Forces have been sloppily inventoried, raising the risk that some could end up in enemy hands, a watchdog reported Monday.
The Washington Post
U.S. paratroopers return to Afghanistan to deal a few final blows against the Taliban
It was a homecoming of sorts for Lt. Col. Paul Larson, returning to this remote corner of southern Afghanistan at the twilight of America's longest war.
War on waste: Pentagon auditor spotlights US billions blown in Afghanistan
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko has shined a spotlight on billions of U.S. tax dollars wasted in the region since taking the position in 2012.
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Afghanistan's Stop-Start Recount
The election authorities in Afghanistan insist they will do their best to ensure the total recount of votes cast in the June 14 ballot will meet its deadline despite frequent stalling.
Muslims mark gloomy Eid amid MH17 crash Gaza conflict
Muslims in Asia marked a grim Eid al-Fitr on Monday, overshadowed by several air tragedies, including the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, and conflicts in Gaza and Pakistan.
Outgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president
Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai says his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor.
Cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan
An exhibition of the artist's cartoons at the French institute in Kabul shows that political satire is alive in Afghanistan, despite concerns over freedom of expression.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
El Paso Times
El Paso airman Steven McNeely's action in Afghanistan helps repel attack
El Paso Airman Steven McNeely helped repel a violent insurgent attack at the Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan on July 17, according to a statement from Air Force officials.
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Mahmud Raoi, Afghanistan - Taliban fighters are scoring early gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the United States moves to complete its withdrawal of combat troops, according to Afghan officials and local ... (more)
Taliban attack Afghan police chief's home
A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
Erie Times News
In Brief: 15 killed in Afghan attacks as vote count stops
Attacks across Afghanistan, including hundreds of Taliban fighters swarming police checkpoints across the south, killed at least 15 people Saturday, officials said, as a recount in the country's presidential election halted before a major holiday.
The Toronto Star
Family keeps hope alive for son, daughter-in-law kidnapped by Taliban
There is the sound of distant construction, the tapping of nails on the wood floor as the family's grey Labradoodle circles the table, faint music from a pop station coming from the kitchen, and then, as they press play, their son Josh's voice fills the room.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Taliban makes aggressive advances in Afghanistan
Taliban fighters are scoring gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the United States moves to complete its withdrawal of combat troops, according to Afghan officials and local elders.
The Flight from Iraq
When the Americans took Kabul, they discovered that one of the clichs about Afghanistan was wrong.