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Afghan desert the enemy for US armoured vehicles

Afghan desert the enemy for US armoured vehicles

Spin Boldak District, Afghanistan: At dawn a long line of US armored vehicles prepared to leave Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak for a high-risk mission into uncharted territory. But they met a different kind of enemy from the one they […]


US, UK Public Support for Afghan War Declines

US, UK Public Support for Afghan War Declines

Opinion polls in the United States and Britain indicate that on the eighth anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan Wednesday, public support for the conflict is slipping. An Associated Press poll finds only 40 percent of Americans […]


Obama, Other Leaders Receive Afghan Resources Request

Obama, Other Leaders Receive Afghan Resources Request

WASHINGTON: As President Barack Obama and senior defense and national security leaders reconvened meetings today on the way forward in Afghanistan, they did so with the addition of Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s list of requested resources, the Pentagon press […]


Eight years on, NATO still seeks strategy to counter Taliban

Eight years on, NATO still seeks strategy to counter Taliban

Kabul: Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, NATO is struggling to define a strategy to counter a spreading insurgency in Afghanistan, as a mounting coalition death toll saps public support. President Barack Obama, voted in to the White […]


Afghan Decision Expected in Matter of Weeks

Afghan Decision Expected in Matter of Weeks

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama is getting the ground-level perspective on Afghanistan, and soon will address the strategy and resources needed in the country, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said here today. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates expects a decision on […]


US military leaders back current Afghan strategy

US military leaders back current Afghan strategy

Washington: Top US military leaders support sticking with the current strategy in Afghanistan instead of a smaller-scale mission focused on hunting down Al-Qaeda figures, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The commander of the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, […]


Afghan war report puts Obama in tough spot

Afghan war report puts Obama in tough spot

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama is on perilous political ground between his military and an anxious American public, after his top commander in Afghanistan warned the war could be lost without more troops. US and NATO commander General Stanley McChrystal’s […]


Critical Failures In Planning, Resourcing the Afghan and Iraq Wars

Critical Failures In Planning, Resourcing the Afghan and Iraq Wars

The United States is now losing the war in Afghanistan, and is failing to consolidate its victory in Iraq. Reversing this situation requires changes in strategy, but it also requires significant additional resources. It may be tempting for the Obama […]


US drones to target Taliban in Afghan war: report

US drones to target Taliban in Afghan war: report

Washington: The US military plans to use more drone aircraft to target Taliban militants in Afghanistan while focusing less on hunting down Al-Qaeda figures, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. Although defeating the Al-Qaeda terror network remains an overriding […]


 
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