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Reopening Pakistani routes crucial for NATO exit plan

Reopening Pakistani routes crucial for NATO exit plan

With Pakistan so far unwilling to reopen supply routes to Afghanistan, NATO faces a potential logistical nightmare as it prepares for a costly withdrawal of military hardware over the next two years. In the run-up a NATO summit that opened […]


NATO a step closer to getting out of Afghan war

NATO a step closer to getting out of Afghan war

NATO took a step closer to getting out of the Afghan war on Sunday as the Kabul government announced local forces would take over control of security in a large new slice of the country. In the third phase of […]


NATO allies to debate Afghan war

NATO allies to debate Afghan war

NATO foreign and defence ministers gather for two days of talks Wednesday expected to focus on their troop withdrawal from Afghanistan as a Taliban onslaught underscores difficulties in ending the decade-old war. The talks will lay the groundwork for a […]


Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan Provides Grim Lessons for the US Exit

Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan Provides Grim Lessons for the US Exit

Because the Soviet Union is no more, it is relatively easy to both forget that it spent almost a decade in Afghanistan, and dismiss the possibility that there is anything to be learned from Moscow’s experience in that long-benighted country. […]


60% of Americans say Afghan war not worth cost: poll

60% of Americans say Afghan war not worth cost: poll

Sixty percent of Americans believe the war in Afghanistan is not worth its costs, and nearly the same number advocate an early US pullout from the country, a new poll showed. The survey by ABC News and The Washington Post […]


Taliban back peace talks but warn no surrender

Taliban back peace talks but warn no surrender

Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgents warned Thursday that their support of peace talks did not mean they had given up fighting or accepted the constitution of the “stooge” government in Kabul. The comments came as the United States announced that it would […]


Taliban reject Afghan-US deal

Taliban reject Afghan-US deal

The Taliban on Sunday rejected as a “show” the endorsement by a traditional assembly of a strategic partnership deal with the United States that could allow its troops to remain in Afghanistan for years. In a statement sent to media, […]


US probe says border attack was not Pakistani plot

US probe says border attack was not Pakistani plot

An attack on US troops in 2007 that left an American officer dead was the act of a rogue Pakistani gunman and not a plot by the country’s military, according to a US probe released Monday. For years, details of […]


Taliban hit US-run base in southern Afghanistan

Taliban hit US-run base in southern Afghanistan

Taliban militants armed with guns and explosives attacked a US-run base in Kandahar on Thursday, with blasts and gunfire reverberating for four hours around the southern Afghan city. A group of “three to four” armed men, possibly with suicide vests, […]


 
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