Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghanis as they take over responsibility for the country’s security. 369 more words
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Ashraf Ghani has been sworn in as Afghanistan’s new president, replacing Hamid Karzai at a ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul.
It comes after six months of deadlock amid a bitter dispute over electoral fraud and a recount of votes. 8 more words
As Canada ramps up its military response to the Islamic State, few Canadians are aware that there are still seven Canadian officers serving in Afghanistan 38 months after the Canadian Forces ended its combat mission in Kandahar and five months after its military training mission closed in Kabul. 1,024 more words
Two Afghan stories this week suggest much about U.S. progress in winning hearts and minds there. The first involves Hamid Karzai. Afghanistan’s departing president, the “Mayor of Kabul,” Karzai asserted that “America did not want peace for Afghanistan, because it had its own agendas and goals here.” It’s easy to paint Karzai as a dissembling ingrate, which is exactly what the American ambassador to Afghanistan did in response. 349 more words