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The Spy Who Tried to Stop the Afghan War

The history of Afghanistan — or at least its contemporary reality — may have been decided by a few feet.

On Dec. 5, 2001, when a 2,000-pound smart bomb fell from the sky, Hamid Karzai was standing in an Afghan schoolhouse. 888 more words

Afghanistan

'But Bush is the dumb one': Obama calls Afghan president by the wrong name [video]

Yeah, well, unfortunately it’s not warm enough for him to get the guy’s name right:

did POTUS just mistakenly refer to President Ghani as Karzai?

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US Politics

U.S. and Afghan officials lay groundwork for future relations

U.S. and Afghan officials laid the groundwork for new relations between the two countries on Monday, including plans to seek American funding to maintain an Afghan security force of 352,000 and long-term counterterrorism efforts, the… 826 more words

Defence Watch

News Summary: Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve; GOP, House of Representatives; Sanctions, Russia; Boston 2024, Olympics; Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan

The Wall Street Journal

“As if on Cue, Data Weaken As Fed Meets” (A1)

Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve: This year, with a better labor market and growing economy, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Chairwoman, is preparing to lift interest rates. 638 more words

News Summary

How CIA Cash Went Into Al Qaeda's Pocket

Declassified documents revealed at a trial of a suspected terrorist show that millions of dollars in CIA cash fell into the hands of al Qaeda and was used by Afghan officials in a ransom payment. 490 more words

World News

My first book review published today! Written on Vishal Chandra's 'The Unfinished War In Afghanistan'. Do tell how it reads

For us, Afghanistan is destroyed. It is turning to poison, and not only for us but for all others in the world… Maybe one day they (Americans) will have to send hundreds of thousands of troops to deal with that, and if they step in, they will be stuck. 749 more words