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Taliban Are Rising Again in Afghanistan’s North

By AZAM AHMEDOCT. 22, 2014

Afghan security officials inspected the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kunduz last month. Credit Jawed Karger/European Pressphoto Agency… 1,477 more words

United States

[468] Afghanistan Drowning in Opium, Ending the Fed & Tribute to Ben Bradlee

by breakingtheset, 10/22/2014

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Afghanistan’s Narco-Economy, Look-Alike Police Harassment, Overhauling the Fed, Iran Nuke Negotiations & Tribute to Ben Bradlee.

Economy

Afghanistan, Turkey ink Strategic Cooperation Pact

Turkey and Afghanistan have signed a strategic cooperation agreement outlining commitments on cooperation in the areas of security, reconstruction, trade, and investment.

The pact was inked during a one-day visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Afghanistan on October 18, the first by a Turkish head of state in nearly 60 years. 84 more words

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Afghan opium trade thriving despite US $7 billion effort

KABUL, Afghanistan — Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, Afghanistan’s new president, has basked in a warm wave of national goodwill since taking office last month. Afghans are just happy the transfer of power happened without bloodshed — a rarity here. 974 more words

Business

'A Much Needed Shot In The Arm': Navy Commander Talks About the Impact the USO has on Deployed Troops

Even bona fide heroes can use a pick-me-up.

Troy Cromer has an Army Commendation Medal, a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Valor, a Combat Action Ribbon an is credited with saving multiple lives during his 2013 deployment to Afghanistan with Navy SEAL Team 10. 375 more words

Troops

A Changing Interest in the Islamic World

Today, i consider myself a student of world history, and I know that an interest in the Islamic world drew me into history. I have not always been fascinated with this region, but I can trace a my interest as far back as my childhood, growing up in a household that read news, politics, and political satire. 574 more words

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