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Afghanistan

Gen. Petraeus faces Senate hearings prior to confirmation
The US Senate is holding hearings that are expected to confirm the appointment of General David Petraeus as the new commander of the war in Afghanistan.

June 30, 2010 03:41

What’s next for the US war in Afghanistan?
Many are wondering how the switch from Gen. McChrystal to Gen. Petraeus will affect the policy and strategy in Afghanistan.

June 26, 2010 22:52

Russia-US relations are not all about security – presidents
Russia and the US have some disagreements, but neither side will let that get in the way of a strong working relationship – that was the message from Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama, who held a joint press conference.

June 25, 2010 17:36

Russia seeks protection from Afghan drug flow
The head of the Russian drug enforcement agency has said his country wants to set up a permanent military base in Kyrgyzstan in order to stem the continuous flow of illegal drugs from Afghanistan.

June 25, 2010 17:36

UN says Afghan opium use rises with parents giving drugs to children
The United Nations has expressed alarm about the rise in drug abuse across the world in its annual report on narcotics.

June 24, 2010 19:02

Obama replaces Gen. McChrystal with Gen. Petraeus
US President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of Afghanistan commanding Gen. Stanley McChrystal and will nominate Gen. David Petraeus as his replacement.

June 24, 2010 15:22

McChrystal blowing off steam, Washington full of babies – Paul Craig Roberts
US General Stanley McChrystal was summoned to Washington after making controversial statements in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine.

June 29, 2010 12:19

Report: Gen. McChrystal Submits Resignation
US General Stanley McChrystal has offered to resign from his position as the commander in Afghanistan, according to Time Magazine’s Joe Klein who cites an unnamed source, reports CNN.

June 23, 2010 10:14

Some of US taxpayers’ money leaks to Taliban – report
US taxpayer dollars are finding their way to the pockets of the Taliban, according to a new 75-page congressional report about the military's use of Afghan security firms.

June 23, 2010 11:43

Russia seeks more military presence in Kyrgyzstan
Russia is suggesting creating a military base in Kyrgyzstan to fight drug trafficking through it from neighboring Afghanistan. The drug flow is among the causes for destabilized situation in the country, Moscow believes.

June 23, 2010 05:07

Afghanistan: Nearly 10 years and more than 1,000 American lives
It’s been close to 10 years since the United States sent troops into the country of Afghanistan in the “War on Terror.” Nearly a decade later, more than 1,000 Americans have been killed.

June 17, 2010 05:18

Is the war in Afghanistan a lost cause?
The US-led war in Afghanistan continues to struggle and US President Barack Obama has decided to postpone the Kandahar offensive.

July 13, 2010 06:58