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Afghan Insurgency More Pervasive, Mullen Says

Afghan Insurgency More Pervasive, Mullen Says

KABUL: The insurgency in Afghanistan has become more pervasive, more sophisticated and more violent, said the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff here today. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said during a news conference with Afghan and American reporters that […]


US says Afghan pullout date not fixed

US says Afghan pullout date not fixed

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama’s administration said that a July 2011 target date to begin withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan was not set in stone, while stepping up warnings over corruption. The day after Obama unveiled his new plan for turning […]


NATO ‘confident’ on Afghan role, some allies reluctant

NATO ‘confident’ on Afghan role, some allies reluctant

BRUSSELS: The NATO chief said Wednesday he was confident Washington’s allies would step up and boost their role in Afghanistan, despite France and Germany already refusing to pledge extra troops for the war. US President Barack Obama announced he was […]


US military says Afghan force numbers no secret

US military says Afghan force numbers no secret

Washington: The Pentagon said on Tuesday it had made no secret about the expanding US force in Afghanistan, despite a report suggesting troop numbers had been downplayed by the Obama administration. The Defense Department had consistently said the number of […]


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 […]


 
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