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New Zealand confirms early Afghan exit

New Zealand confirms early Afghan exit

New Zealand confirmed Monday that its troops would end a decade-long deployment in Afghanistan at the end of April next year, about six months earlier than originally planned. The withdrawal was flagged last month after the deaths of three soldiers, […]


Kendall: Afghan Drawdown Logistics to Be ‘Huge’ Undertaking

Kendall: Afghan Drawdown Logistics to Be ‘Huge’ Undertaking

The man who oversaw the logistics of the military withdrawal from Iraq sees a greater challenge coming in the Afghan drawdown, describing it as ‘huge”. Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told reporters logistics is […]


NATO: Central Asian Nations Approve Afghanistan Exit Routes

NATO: Central Asian Nations Approve Afghanistan Exit Routes

NATO has reached agreements with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to allow troops and equipment to transit these Central Asian nations to and from Afghanistan, NATO’s secretary general said yesterday. “These agreements will give us a range of new options and […]


New Zealand troops to leave Afghanistan early

New Zealand troops to leave Afghanistan early

New Zealand said on Tuesday it will withdraw its 145 troops from Afghanistan in late 2013, a year ahead of schedule, after paving the way for an early handover to local authorities. Foreign Minister Murray McCully said the success of […]


NATO traces path out of Afghanistan

NATO traces path out of Afghanistan

NATO leaders mapped a path out of the unpopular war in Afghanistan, backing plans to hand Afghans the combat lead from mid-2013 while vowing to stand by them as they seize their own destiny. In a Chicago summit declaration, US […]


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. […]


Canada heads for Afghan war exit

Canada heads for Afghan war exit

After nine years, 157 troop deaths and over US$11 billion spent, Canada’s combat mission in Afghanistan finally comes to an end this week. With popular support for the war sapped at home, some of the nearly 3,000 Canadian troops, based […]


Obama Announces Troop Reductions, Way Forward in Afghanistan

Obama Announces Troop Reductions, Way Forward in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 – Thanks to the tremendous progress U.S., coalition and Afghan troops have made, the United States will draw down the number of troops in Afghanistan by 10,000 this year and 33,000 by the end of summer […]


Obama declares beginning of end of Afghan war

Obama declares beginning of end of Afghan war

President Barack Obama ordered all 33,000 US surge troops home from Afghanistan by next summer and declared the beginning of the end of the war, vowing to turn to nation building at home. In a watershed moment for American foreign […]


 
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