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Paratroopers, Afghans build post in heart of Taliban country

Paratroopers, Afghans build post in heart of Taliban country

For a company of paratroopers planted in the heart of Taliban country, newly built Joint Security Station Hasan in southern Ghazni Province is a chance to make a real difference. Conceived as a blockade against arms, explosives and fighters streaming […]


How the Taliban mastered the operational art of modern war

How the Taliban mastered the operational art of modern war

The greatest intellectual challenge in Fourth Generation war—war against opponents that are not states—is how to fight it at the operational level. NATO in Afghanistan, like the Soviets three decades ago, has been unable to solve that riddle. But the […]


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 […]


Pakistan approves new guidelines for US ties

Pakistan approves new guidelines for US ties

Pakistan’s parliament on Thursday unanimously approved new guidelines on relations with the United States which include a ban on transporting weapons through the country to Afghanistan. The recommendations drawn up by a national security committee also include a call for […]


NATO denies accelerating Afghanistan troop withdrawal

NATO denies accelerating Afghanistan troop withdrawal

NATO’s chief denied on Monday that the alliance was speeding up the withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan as he sought to clear up “confusion” over the pullout planned for the end of 2014. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen insisted […]


Pakistan fighter jet strike kills 20 Taliban

Pakistan fighter jet strike kills 20 Taliban

Pakistani warplanes pounded militant hideouts in the northwestern tribal area before dawn on Wednesday, killing at least 20 Taliban insurgents, security officials said. The jets targeted hideouts in the tribal Orakzai district and at least four compounds were hit, they […]


Pakistan condemns NATO leak on Taliban support

Pakistan condemns NATO leak on Taliban support

Pakistan on Wednesday hit out angrily at a leaked NATO report accusing its spies of secretly aiding the Afghan Taliban, saying that pre-dawn air strikes killed at least 20 local Taliban fighters. Pakistan’s alliance with the United States and NATO […]


Taliban, US Negotiators Meet in Qatar

Taliban, US Negotiators Meet in Qatar

Afghan Taliban negotiators are meeting with U.S. officials in Qatar for a series of discussions aimed at building trust between the two sides ahead of the upcoming peace talks. Maulavi Qalamuddin, who once led the group’s religious police, said Sunday […]


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 […]


 
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