1 hr ago | The Guardian
To pacify Afghanistan and wipe out the guerrillas in the mountains, the Soviet Union would need an estimated force of 250,000 to 400,000 combat troops, according to the International Institute of Strategic Studies.
6 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine
Muhammad Naeem , a spokesman for the Office of the Taliban of Afghanistan, speaks during the opening of the Taliban Afghanistan Political Office in Doha on June 18. U.S. President Barack Obama has defended U.S. efforts to get Afghan peace talks started at a new Taliban office in Qatar.
10 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor
14 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -
In the hours following an announcement by the Taliban and the United States saying they were ready to begin peace talks, we received reminders of just how tenuous that situation is: On Tuesday night the Taliban said they fired two rockets near Bagram airbase in Kabul.
14 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has decided to suspend talks on a security pact with the United States, accusing Washington of mixed messages regarding peace talks with the Taliban, his spokesman said on Wednesday.
The hardline Islamic Taliban movement has proved to be a formidable fighting force in Afghanistan and a major threat to its government.
Four American troops were killed Tuesday in an insurgent attack on Afghanistan's Bagram air base, a US defense official said, as Washington announced plans to hold talks with the Taliban.
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In this Thursday, June 13, 2013 photo, An Afghan National Army soldier aims his weapon, in Sangin district of Kandahar province southern Afghanistan.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond during a visit to the main British base in Afghanistan, Camp Bastion in Helmand province /MOD/Crown Copyright/PA Wire) The handover of security in Afghanistan to its own armed forces is a "hard-fought milestone", Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said.
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United States Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson smiles during an interview June 17, 2013 at his official residence in Ottawa.
"Afghanistan MASH units are in GREAT NEED of sheets!" said the Facebook page created to help.
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