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In response to U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel giving Afghan President Hamid Karzai “until February” to sign a defence agreement, Karzai shot back today that “there is no deadline,” reports Stephanie Gaskell of Defence One. Karzai’s comments come after a year filled with increasingly hot rhetoric toward the U.S., and […]
IT IS hard to say what is most infuriating about Hamid Karzai: his kleptocratic entourage or his profound ingratitude to the Western soldiers whose blood has kept him in power. But his talent for producing the wrong sort of surprises must also be a strong candidate. A loya jirga, an […]
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is holding hostage a multi-billion dollar security agreementwith Washington (and NATO) for the release of 17 Afghan citizens from Guantanamo. Though Karzai’s demand seems to come at the eleventh hour, it’s been at the forefront of his negotiations with the U.S. all along. He also has […]
The U.S. and Afghan governments have agreed to a final draft in a bilateral agreement that lays out the relationship between the two nations and the end to the war in Afghanistan, according to Richard Engel of NBC News. According to a draft copy of the resolution obtained by NBC […]
Reaping what you sow.
[credit provider=”AP”] President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in a press conference today that they are accelerating the process of the transition in Afghanistan. Obama said that beginning this spring, U.S. troops would “move to a support role.””Starting this spring our troops will have a different mission,” […]
[credit provider=”Newsweek” url=”http://www.theblaze.com/stories/the-100-most-iconic-controversial-newsweek-covers-in-history/”] Brookings Institute fellow and counterinsurgency expert Dr. Vanda Felbab-Brown did an AMA on Reddit Monday in which she nailed the problems with America’s efforts in Afghanistan.Here’s her response to Reddit user Salacious’ question “What was the biggest mistake that the US made when we first went in to Afghanistan?”
[credit provider=”AP”] President Hamid Karzai on Saturday blamed foreigners for most of the corruption in Afghanistan and said the withdrawal of NATO troops in 2014 would help rid the country of graft.More than 11 years after a US-led invasion led to billions of dollars in aid flowing into one of […]
President Barack Obama arrived in Afghanistan this morning for a surprise visit on the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden.
[credit provider=”flikr/DVIDSHUB” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvids/5653775402/in/photostream/”] Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) has been sharply criticised for failing to thwart last week’s series of coordinated attacks in the capital and given the Taliban an effective talking point. Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has placed the most weight for the attack intelligence failures on NATO but hasn’t absolved NDS […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Thursday he was considering bringing the 2014 national elections forward by a year, The Washington Post reports.Karzai’s second five-year term of office expires in 2014, the same year that NATO is due to withdraw.
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[credit provider=”AP”] Peace talks between the US and the Taliban could resume within weeks, just as soon as Afghan President Hamid Karzai gives the go-ahead. The last tentative deal, which involved transferring five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay into Afghan custody, fell apart in December because Karzai would not cooperate, the Washington Post notes. […]
[credit provider=”AP”] The disintegration of Afghanistan accelerated last week with the assassination of Ahmed Wali Karzai, President Hamid Karzai’s powerful half-brother.
[credit provider=”Reuters”] The man who killed Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s brother earlier this week spent years as an informant for U.S. and British intelligence officials. He also headed a force of 200 men to fight the Taliban and arrest suspected insurgents, the Washington Post reports. These revelations undermine the Taliban’s […]