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Taxpayers on the hook for Afghan “Ghost students”

Remember those statements by the Canadian and U.S. governments (along with other governments from NATO nations) that millions of kids in Afghanistan were getting an education? 332 more words

Defence Watch

Afghanistan's Shaky Foundations

The collapse of Afghanistan’s political order, compounded by an array of economic, environmental, and security challenges, has become a growing fear for many in the country. 29 more words

United States

Obama expected Tuesday to announce change in US troop withdraw

Obama is expected to announce in the coming days a modified plan on U.S. troop withdraw in Afghanistan to help that country’s new government fight the Taliban and other emerging insurgent groups. 609 more words

In The News

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


'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

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