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NATO’s Afghan strategy in jeopardy: experts

NATO’s Afghan strategy in jeopardy: experts

Coalition leaders say otherwise, but experts warn that NATO’s decision to limit joint operations with Afghan forces threatens the alliance’s strategy to hand over power and withdraw by 2014. Announced on Tuesday, the move marks a setback to the US-led […]


NATO defensive over unprecedented Afghan base losses

NATO defensive over unprecedented Afghan base losses

NATO was forced onto the defensive Monday over a humiliating attack on one of its most heavily guarded bases in Afghanistan that destroyed six US fighter jets in unprecedented damage in the 10-year war. At a weekly press conference given […]


US Suspends Afghan Local Police Training for Further Vetting

US Suspends Afghan Local Police Training for Further Vetting

In light of a recent rise in insider attacks against coalition forces, U.S. Forces Afghanistan officials have suspended the training of about 1,000 Afghan Local Police recruits, pending re-vetting of current participants in the program. Officials emphasized that partnered operations […]


US must seal border for Waziristan push: Pakistani official

US must seal border for Waziristan push: Pakistani official

Pakistan has told Washington that US forces must seal the Afghan border in the event of any offensive against the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network in North Waziristan, an official said Saturday. The Haqqanis, blamed for some of the deadliest attacks in […]


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 […]


 
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