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  1. Doval Visits Kabul, Reaffirms India's Commitment to AssistanceRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Outlook

    National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today called on Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah here and reaffirmed India's commitment to assist Afghanistan in building a strong, democratic and prosperous country. Doval, who is on a visit here to follow up on the discussions that President Ghani and CEO Abdullah had with Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this month over telephone, also met his counterpart Hanif Atmar and held talks on a host of bilateral and regional issues.

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  2. Afghan corruption a tougher job after taking on the mafiaRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    John Sopko says taking on the Mafia in Ohio as a young federal prosecutor was less daunting than his current job rooting out waste and corruption in the U.S.- financed attempt to rebuild Afghanistan. "The Mafia had a real code of conduct -- they never bothered federal prosecutors," said Sopko, 62, who's made waves from Washington to Kabul as the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

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  3. 12:51 Afghan opium poppy cultivation hits all-time highRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | AkiPress

    Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has hit an all-time high despite years of counter-narcotics efforts that have cost the US $7.6bn , according to a US government watchdog, reports The Guardian . The UN Office on Drugs and Crime reported that Afghan farmers grew an "unprecedented" 209,000 hectares of opium poppy in 2013, surpassing the previous high of 193,000 hectares in 2007, said John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction.

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  4. NSA Ajit Doval visits Kabul, reaffirms India's commitment to assistanceRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | DNA India

    National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Wednesday called on Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul and reaffirmed India's commitment to assist Afghanistan in building a strong, democratic and prosperous country. Doval, who is on a visit here to follow up on the discussions that President Ghani and CEO Abdullah had with Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this month over telephone, also met his counterpart Hanif Atmar and held talks on a host of bilateral and regional issues.

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  5. $7 Billion in Drug-War Spending Later, Afghan Poppy Cultivation in Full BloomRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Instapundit

    The U.S. is losing the "war on drugs" in Afghanistan, with more than $7 billion invested in counternarcotics efforts since the fall of the Taliban yet poppy-growing at an all-time high. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction issued a report today detailing how the opium suppliers are flourishing thanks to better farm technology and more arable land, defying wipeouts from agricultural disease and interdiction programs to produce bumper crops.

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  6. Market MoverTIGER, Tiger, Burning Bright: Lessons from Carner and HoganRead the original story

    Dec 13, 2009 | American Reporter

    There's a reason why Afghanistan is known as the graveyard of empires. Afghans are not just tenacious fighters, they are equally tenacious when it comes to corruption and playing every possible angle for fun and profit.

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  7. U.S. losing the war on opium-poppy production in Afghanistan despite...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | National Post

    The U.S. is losing the war on opium-poppy production in Afghanistan, where output has grown to record levels despite about $7.6-billion in U.S. counter-narcotics spending there, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Poppy cultivation, which is a "significant" revenue source for the Taliban, has expanded in arid areas of southwestern Afghanistan due to the use of affordable deep-well technology, and has resumed in areas once declared poppy-free, John Sopko wrote in the report released on Tuesday.

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  8. Taliban claim freed ex-Gitmo prisoners visited by members of terror groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Fox News

    The Taliban are claiming that two senior members of the Haqqani terror network recently visited the five former Guantanamo detainees who were traded for an American soldier, raising new questions about the terms of their one-year house arrest in Qatar and eventual release in the spring as U.S. forces leave Afghanistan. The Taliban statement, first reported by the Long War Journal, claims that Qari Abdul Rasheed Omari, a military commander for southeastern Afghanistan, and associate Anas Haqqani were taken into Afghan custody after visiting the former Guantanamo detainees in Qatar earlier this month.

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  9. Afghan Opium Crop at All-time HighRead the original story

    Tuesday | Hispanic Business

    KABUL : Despite $7.6 billion in American counternarcotics efforts since 2002, poppy cultivation has hit a record high in Afghanistan, a US federal watchdog said on Tuesday. In a report released today, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said more than 500,000 acres were cultivated with the illicit poppy crop in 2013.

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  10. The US Spent $7.6 Billion To Curb Opium Production In Afghanistan - And Has Nothing To Show For ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Silicon Alley Insider

    Despite a $7.6 billion US effort to curb opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan, the country had more space dedicated to the crop than ever in 2013, according to a report by the Inspector General responsible for overseeing pium worth $3 billion. Some of the money undoubtedly went towards supporting the Taliban, which has long used Afghanistan's narcotics industry to fund its militant activities.

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  11. Afghan opium poppies flourish defying $7 billion effort by U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Daily Herald

    The U.S. is losing the war on opium- poppy production in Afghanistan, where output has grown to record levels despite about $7.6 billion in U.S. counter- narcotics spending there, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Poppy cultivation, which is a "significant" revenue source for the Taliban, has expanded in arid areas of southwestern Afghanistan due to the use of affordable deep-well technology, and has resumed in areas once declared poppy-free, John Sopko wrote in the report released today.

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  12. $7 Billion Bid to Wean Afghanistan From Opium Trade Is a BustRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Government Executive

    Among the long-term goals of the U.S-led coalition in Afghanistan was helping the war-torn underdeveloped country kick its economic dependency on the cultivation of poppies for the world's illegal opium markets. But after various agencies spent $7.6 billion over more than a decade on counter-narcotics, opium poppy cultivation levels in Afghanistan hit an all-time high in 2013, according to a report released Tuesday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

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  13. Afghan Diplomat Training Begins Third Year In United StatesRead the original story

    Tuesday | WireNews+Co

    A group of 15 young Afghan diplomats kicked off their training visit to the United States at a welcome reception hosted at the State Department this morning by Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Daniel F. Feldman. The Special Representative was joined at the reception by Chinese Embassy Minister Wu Xi and Afghan Charge d'Affaires Mirwais Samadi.

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  14. Afghan Poppy Cultivation At All-Time HighRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Weekday Magazine

    A U.S. watchdog says Afghanistan's poppy cultivation has reached an all-time high, despite the U.S. government spending $7.6 billion to stem production. In a report released on October 21, the Office of the Special Inspector-General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said cultivation increased to 209,000 hectares in 2013, surpassing a 2007 record of 193,000, according to UN data.

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  15. Despite costly U.S. effort, Afghan poppy cultivation hits new highRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Globe and Mail

    Afghan men harvest opium in a poppy field in a village in the Golestan district of Farah province, May 5, 2009. Afghan men harvest opium in a poppy field in a village in the Golestan district of Farah province, May 5, 2009.

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  16. Despite Costly US Effort, Afghan Poppy Cultivation Hits New HighRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan hit an all-time high in 2013 despite years of counter-narcotics efforts that have cost the United States $7.6 billion, the U.S. government watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction spending said on Tuesday. The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime reported that Afghan farmers grew an "unprecedented" 209,000 hectares of opium poppy in 2013, surpassing the previous high of 193,000 hectares in 2007, said John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction.

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  17. China, US partner to train Afghan diplomatsRead the original story

    Monday | China Daily

    A group of young Afghan diplomats began a two-week training session in Washington Monday as part of a joint program co-organized by the United States and China. This is the third year the United States and China have partnered to train early-career Kabul diplomats, who visit the two countries in order to develop their diplomatic, communications and management skills.

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  18. Fight against Afghanistan's opium trade is failing, U.S. report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Los Angeles Times

    For the last decade, the United States has spent $7.6 billion in a massive effort to combat Afghanistan's lucrative opium trade. But after a record harvest last year, the U.S. inspector general for Afghanistan has concluded that the counter-narcotics strategy is failing badly.

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  19. US watchdog: Afghanistan poppy production at record levels despite counternarcotics effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | Stars and Stripes

    U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment observe the surrounding area near a poppy field during a security patrol in Shorab, Helmand province, Afghanistan on September 20, 2014. U.S. Marines SSgt.

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  20. China, U.S. partner to train Afghan diplomatsRead the original story

    Monday Oct 20 | Xinhuanet

    A group of young Afghan diplomats began a two-week training session here Monday as part of a joint program co-organized by the United States and China. This is the third year the United States and China have partnered to train early-career Kabul diplomats, who visit the two countries in order to develop their diplomatic, communications and management skills.

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