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News Topic - Afghanistan

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Bond set for Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada A U.S. immigration judge has set bond at $25,000 for two Afghan soldiers who took off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts last month to avoid returning to Afghanistan, where they say their lives are in...
ABC6 | Providence/New Bedford | 19 hours, 3 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Providence, Rhode Island
Readout of the Presidents Video Conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Today, the President spoke with President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan by video conference, along with his Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah. The President again commended the President and Dr. Abdullah on their po
The White House | 19 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Wonkblog: Its official: the U.S. drug war in Afghanistan is a $7.6 billion failure The U.S. government wasted $7.6 billion on an ill-conceived drug war in Afghanistan that was doomed to failure from the start, according to a scathing new report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. The Afghan opium poppy cro
Washington Post | 20 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Colonel defends communication failure A SENIOR Australian army officer says he accepts directions designed to protect soldiers in Afghanistan weren't followed when three diggers were killed.
News.com.au | Oct 22, 2014 10:42 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Afghan Opium Poppy Cultivation Hits All-Time High As of June 30, 2014, the U.S. had spent approximately $7.6 billion on counter-narcotics efforts in Afghanistan
Time.com | Oct 22, 2014 07:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Life along Afghanistan's highway one in pictures Around 14 million people live along highway one, a 2,000-kilometre ring road that connects the countries largest cities Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kabul, Ghazni and Kandahar. Snaking around the Hindu Kush across barren deserts and imposing mountain passes, th
The Guardian | Oct 22, 2014 04:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Local Veteran Receives Service Dog Following Two Tours in Afghanistan Three Charlotte charities teamed up to provide a trained service dog to an Air Force veteran who suffers from PTSD and several injuries.
Fox Charlotte | Oct 22, 2014 02:56 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Charlotte, North Carolina
U.S. losing drug war in Afghanistan despite $7.6B eradication effort, inspector general reports In the last decade, the United States has spent $7.6 billion in an effort to combat Afghanistans lucrative opium trade. But a record harvest last ...
PittsburghLive.com | Oct 22, 2014 12:18 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Govt News: New Leaders Named at DHS and The Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, the former International Security Assistance Force commander in Afghanistan, took command of the Marine Corps during a change-of-command event held Friday at Marine Barracks in Washington D.C.
1888PressRelease.com | Oct 22, 2014 12:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Afghanistan world's top opium producer despite billions spent by US Afghanistan's opium sales in 2013 were up 50 percent from the year before.
KPLC - TV | Oct 21, 2014 11:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Lake Charles, Louisiana