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Afghan President Directly Contradicts Hagel Over Treaty Deadline

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 […]
Afghan President Directly Contradicts Hagel Over Treaty Deadline
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Karzai Holds Afghan Security Agreement Hostage For Release Of Gitmo Detainees

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 […]
Karzai Holds Afghan Security Agreement Hostage For Release Of Gitmo Detainees
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Brookings Fellow Sums Up Afghanistan Debacle In Two Short Paragraphs

[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?”
Brookings Fellow Sums Up Afghanistan Debacle In Two Short Paragraphs
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That Huge Attack In Kabul Last Week Can All Be Blamed On One Simple Thing

[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 […]
That Huge Attack In Kabul Last Week Can All Be Blamed On One Simple Thing
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The Taliban Is Ready To Negotiate Peace With The US

[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. […]
The Taliban Is Ready To Negotiate Peace With The US