|Barack Obama signals end of war in Afghanistan with warning to Pakistan|
Wednesday, 05.02.2012, 03:20pm
WASHINGTON: Air Force One turned into midnight express as US president Barack Obama swept unannounced into Afghanistan on the first anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden to signal an end to war there ahead of a strenuous election season at home.
|Afghanistan seeks Indian help in water infrastructure|
Thursday, 04.26.2012, 01:01am
New Delhi: With long years of conflict reducing the area under irrigation, Afghanistan is looking for assistance from India and other "friendly countries" in building its water infrastructure and management, says visiting Energy and Water Minister Alhaj M. Ismail.
|Vietnam, Afghanistan, and The Pentagon's Memory Failure|
Tuesday, 04.24.2012, 09:03pm
Recently, after insurgents unleashed sophisticated, synchronized attacks across Afghanistan involving dozens of fighters armed with suicide vests, rocket-propelled grenades, and small arms, as well as car bombs, the Pentagon was quick to emphasize what hadn’t happened. “I’m not minimizing the seriousness of this...
|Nato should not 'rush for the exits' from Afghanistan, says British commander|
Tuesday, 04.24.2012, 08:59pm
The commander of a British army brigade that has just returned from Afghanistan has warned against "rushing for the exits". Brigadier Patrick Sanders, commander of 20th Armoured Brigade, painted an encouraging picture of central Helmand province, the base for Britain's 9,500 troops still in Afghanistan. He said local forces ....
|U.S. apologizes for photos with Afghan corpses|
Thursday, 04.19.2012, 02:12am
WASHINGTON -- The White House and the Pentagon voiced regrets Wednesday for newly published photographs that purport to show U.S. troops posing with the bodies of dead insurgents in Afghanistan, with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calling them a violation of America's "core values."
|Our War Against the Pashtuns|
Friday, 04.06.2012, 06:05pm
The situation in Afghanistan is beginning to remind me of an old Russian joke about the difference between an optimist and a pessimist. The optimist says, “Things are so bad, they couldn’t possibly be worse.” And the pessimist says, “No, they could be worse.”