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Afghan forces and their allies were responsible for more than half of all civilian deaths in the first three months of 2019.
If the United States and NATO forces withdraw from Afghanistan, it is very likely that Russia will return to its traditional role as the Afghan government's principal sponsor. Already, the Kabul government has asked Moscow for additional military aid and Moscow has agreed to sell Afghanistan an unknown number of Mi-35 attack helicopters.
This stark imagery of war notwithstanding, there is actually very little conflict that takes place in Kabul. Some nights might be interrupted by the muffled sound of a small explosion occurring somewhere in the city or the odd exchange of gunfire, but for the most part, the city is mostly free of any actual violence.
Separately, two U.S. service members and a civilian were killed in an aircraft crash in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, the
"We did lose all seven crew members," a spokeswoman for National Air Cargo told Reuters by telephone from Florida, where
Zabul, wedged between Kandahar and Ghazni, has seen much violence in recent weeks, including a suicide bomb attack in early
Congressman Duncan Hunter, who served in the Marines in Iraq and occasionally had a chance to interact with Dunford, said
Paktia, a small province about 100 km (62 miles) south of the capital Kabul, has been beset by increasing violence over the
Lost In Transition: As U.S. Transfers Power In Afghanistan, Accountability For Civilian Casualties Is Unresolved
"ISAF has been trying for a long time to figure out how to avoid the blame-game on civilian casualties," said Erica Gaston
But three days before NATO leaders meet in Chicago to discuss Afghanistan strategy, British Member of Parliament David Miliband
Protesters shouted "Death to America!" and "Death to (President Hamid) Karzai" in a large demonstration on the outskirts
The Taliban said it had no information about the kidnappings, which officials said took place on July 11. Lashkar Gah is
KABUL, Afghanistan -- From Baghdad to Kabul and coming soon to Langley, Va., there's a single image that Gen. David Petraeus
On August 5, ISAF spokespeople still claimed to lack information on the outcome of this promised "joint investigation." However
If you can't protect the population generally, from the perspective of COIN doctrine, you lose. If you lack a legitimate host nation government as a partner, you lose. And guess what? According to that doctrine the United States is losing. Badly.
I believe we would be taking a giant step forward if our media made a greater effort to tell us about what is actually working in Afghanistan (and Iraq) rather than telling us about so much that is not.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE WILSON, Afghanistan -- Hamayon, a 24-year-old Afghan interpreter for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan's