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U.S. Troops Have Stolen Millions in Iraq and Afghanistan - Slate Magazine
Tue, 05 May 2015 08:45:53 GMT

Slate Magazine

U.S. Troops Have Stolen Millions in Iraq and Afghanistan
Slate Magazine
Military fuel in Iraq and Afghanistan has been a perennial target of theft during the past 14 years of war. In Afghanistan, fuel moved around the country in “jingle trucks,” tankers adorned with kaleidoscopic patterns and metal ornaments. At Fenty, for ...
US military personnel have been convicted of $50 million worth of crimes in ...Center for Public Integrity

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These US airmen refused to be taken hostage in Afghanistan. Now they'll get ... - Washington Post
Tue, 05 May 2015 23:19:58 GMT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

These US airmen refused to be taken hostage in Afghanistan. Now they'll get ...
Washington Post
On Sept. 27, 2014, a team of U.S. Special Operations troops were dropped into a volatile village in Afghanistan's Helmand province. The U.S. military had withdrawn thousands of troops from the country in the previous year, and the mission called for 14 ...
North Hills native to receive Silver Star for heroics in AfghanistanPittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Afghanistan's Poppy Farmers Say New Seeds Will Boost Opium Output - Huffington Post
Tue, 05 May 2015 20:56:35 GMT

PLANT

Afghanistan's Poppy Farmers Say New Seeds Will Boost Opium Output
Huffington Post
ZHARI, Afghanistan (AP) — It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan — the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new ...
New poppy seeds to boost Afghanistan's opium outputPLANT
Why Poppies Continue To Bloom in AfghanistanOutlook

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Afghanistan, domestic violence and divorce: one woman's harrowing story - The Guardian
Tue, 05 May 2015 06:00:16 GMT

The Guardian

Afghanistan, domestic violence and divorce: one woman's harrowing story
The Guardian
Seventeen months after Setara's husband cut her face and chest with a knife, disfiguring her for life and only narrowly failing to kill her, the laws of her native Afghanistan have still not allowed her to divorce him. The reason is not because anyone ...



Afghanistan's Too Dangerous for Congress - Daily Beast
Wed, 06 May 2015 09:17:19 GMT

Daily Beast

Afghanistan's Too Dangerous for Congress
Daily Beast
The U.S. has spent trillions in taxpayer dollars fighting a war in Afghanistan and training and equipping the country's security forces. But this summer sees the beginning of the traditional fighting season, when Taliban violence flares up. And with ...



Believing in Afghanistan - Huffington Post
Wed, 06 May 2015 02:24:23 GMT

Huffington Post

Believing in Afghanistan
Huffington Post
Last week I went to a new restaurant. On my way home, I stopped and got some fresh French baked goods. Later the same day, I got an email about a brand new international standard salon that I should check out. I live in present day Kabul Afghanistan.



Afghanistan Sentences 4 Men to Death in Deadly Mob Assault - Voice of America
Wed, 06 May 2015 07:20:01 GMT

Voice of America

Afghanistan Sentences 4 Men to Death in Deadly Mob Assault
Voice of America
A court in Afghanistan sentenced four men to death Wednesday for the deadly mob beating of a 27-year-old woman in March. The men are part of a group of 49 people put on trial in connection with the assault, including 19 police officers accused of ...
Afghanistan judge sentences 4 to death in mob killing of womanLos Angeles Times
Afghanistan judge sentences four to death for mob killing of woman accused of ...ABC Online
US due to stop managing Afghan airspace by end of JuneSunHerald.com

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Maimed Defending Afghanistan, Then Neglected - New York Times
Sat, 02 May 2015 18:56:29 GMT

New York Times

Maimed Defending Afghanistan, Then Neglected
New York Times
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan — Saheb had a problem: His left leg had been blown off by a Taliban bomb and he could not afford a prosthesis. He also had a solution: His 11-year-old daughter, Noor Bibi, whom he sold last year for $3,000 to pay for a new leg.
Taliban Claims Responsibilty for Attacks that Kill 18 AfghansVoice of America
Taliban open to peace talks, but only if all US forces leave AfghanistanWashington Post
Taliban kill 17 Afghans even as they 'welcome' peace pushYahoo News
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Blessed peacemakers: Low-key talks offer hope in Afghanistan, Syria - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Wed, 06 May 2015 04:00:23 GMT

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Blessed peacemakers: Low-key talks offer hope in Afghanistan, Syria
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Agreement appears to have been reached on the Taliban establishing an office for negotiations in Doha, the Afghan government's agreeing to put the country's constitution on the table for discussion, Taliban acceptance of education for women in ...
China fails to convince Taliban to speak to AfghanistanIBNLive
US assassination drone strike kills 17 in east AfghanistanPress TV
Afghanistan: a silver lining?DAWN.com
VideoNewsUs -Xinhua -Sputnik International
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Afghanistan Reconstruction: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics - The Diplomat
Tue, 05 May 2015 21:14:50 GMT

The Diplomat

Afghanistan Reconstruction: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics
The Diplomat
As Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction—SIGAR for short—my business is checking alleged facts, digging out actual facts, and identifying weaknesses, failures, uncertainties, corrupt acts, and delusions. I hope that makes me the ...




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