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U.S. “exclusion” from Taliban peace talks

| BRIEFING | Islamabad, Jan 06, 2011 | Pakistan and Afghanistan have reportedly agreed to find a joint method to negotiate directly with the Taliban – one that would exclude the U.S. from the discussions. This pact will not sit well with the U.S. State Department, which thinks the timing is too premature for negotiations with the Taliban. It would rather continue to weaken them through brute military force and ... read more

January 6, 2011

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Dominic Di-Natale

December 17, 2010 12:55 PM

Pakistan bucks again at US terror pressure

Pakistan says the United States is not sufficiently supporting the country's struggle against insurgents. As America's most important ally in the war against Islamic extremists, Pakistan has received billions of dollars in military and economic aid from the United States, Europe and China. The U.S. alone has handed over a significant proportion of $5 billion it has pledged ... read more



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Lauren Green

December 17, 2010 11:38 AM

Providing Faith Comfort for Soldiers at War

The front lines are nothing like home. But for thousands of religious Americans serving their country overseas, a special MP3 player has become a friend through hard times. The players are loaded with spiritual messages, courtesy of The Frontline Faith Project. It's like "somebody by your side to remind you that there's a higher purpose, to remind you of the hardships that ... read more



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Dominic Di-Natale

December 14, 2010 3:35 PM

Life after Holbrooke, Pakistan’s Protector

ISLAMABAD, Dec 14 – Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen appeared here today, 24 hours after the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan clashed with Pakistan's own military chief over what the U.S. considers is this country's indifference to eradicating Islamic militant groups. Adding to the pressure on the authorities is the shocking defection by ... read more



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Mike Tobin

December 9, 2010 2:14 PM

Soldiers with Hammers and Nails

The old adage was that a military force can perform 2 functions: Kill people and Break things.  However, in preparation to deploy to Afghanistan, soldiers from the 3rd Brigade 1st Infantry division out of Fort Knox, in Kentucky are training to build things. In addition to their infantry training, soldiers who volunteer are heading to the nearby Elizabethtown Community ... read more



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Alicia Acuna

December 8, 2010 1:26 PM

Wounded Warriors Hit the Slopes

U.S. Marine Sergeant Carlos Evans just returned from a ski run down one of the Beaver Run Resort hills in the town of Breckenridge, Colorado.  For Sergeant Evans the experience is ... read more



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Mike Levine

October 28, 2010 1:49 PM

DEA, Others Raid Drug Labs In Afghanistan

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, along with U.S. military forces and law enforcement officials from Afghanistan and Russia, have seized nearly $60 million worth of heroin after raiding a series of "clandestine drug labs" in northeastern Afghanistan, according to a senior DEA official. The raids, launched Thursday as part of "Operation Tar Pit," targeted three ... read more



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Conor Powell

October 22, 2010 8:08 AM

U.S. and Afghan Troops Push Deeper Into Taliban Stronghold

ZHARI DISTRICT, Kandahar – Just a few months ago, US troops struggled to leave their bases in Zhari District, Kandahar. Insurgent ambushes were seemingly around every corner. But after a massive clearing operation in September, that has changed and now the soldiers of the 1-502 Infantry Battalion of the 101st Airborne Division are now pushing deeper into the ... read more



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Conor Powell

September 29, 2010 8:54 AM

NATO says Strike on Al Qaeda Successful in Eastern Afghanistan

KABUL- A senior al-Qaida commander who led attacks in Eastern Afghanistan has been killed by a NATO airstrike according to a coalition press release. Abdallah Umar al-Qurayshi was killed Saturday when a bomb hit the compound where he was staying in the violent and remote Korengal valley. In addition to al-Qurayshi, NATO said the airstrike killed Abu Atta al Kuwaiti, ... read more



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Conor Powell

September 21, 2010 8:03 AM

Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan Killing 9 U.S. Troops

KABUL- Nine US troops were killed Tuesday after a coalition helicopter crashed in Southern Afghanistan. According to a NATO statement, three other people, including one US civilian, were also injured in the crash. Today’s deaths bring the total of international troops killed this year in Afghanistan to 529 according to iCasualites.org – the most in one year ... read more



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Conor Powell

September 17, 2010 9:21 AM

Afghan Vote is Test of New U.S. Strategy

KABUL- On the eve of Afghanistan’s second parliamentary election, security around the country is tight, as insurgents vow to derail the vote. At least 20 people have been killed in election related violence, including several candidates, in the run-up to the ballot. Today, the Taliban kidnapped 19 Afghans, including one candidate. The election is a major test of ... read more