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War in Afghanistan

War in Afghanistan

For Afghanistan’s Karzai, era of U.S. hand-holding is over

Analysis

For Afghanistan’s Karzai, era of U.S. hand-holding is over

Afghan President Hamid Karzai was set for a three-way meeting with his Pakistani and American counterparts on Wednesday, to discuss how to combat the growing threat of the Taliban. Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner writes about Karzaiā€™s changing relationship with the U.S. under the Obama administration.

Posted: May 6, 2009 09:00   Comments: 1
Estonia emerges from Soviet rule to fight in Afghanistan

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Estonia emerges from Soviet rule to fight in Afghanistan

After NATO backed President Obama's new approach to the war in Afghanistan at a summit this weekend, Worldfocus reports on the commitment of one NATO ally -- the small eastern European nation of Estonia, population 1.3 million.

Posted: April 6, 2009 13:28   Comments: 15
NATO looks toward Afghanistan as it turns 60

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NATO looks toward Afghanistan as it turns 60

Kimberly Marten, chair of the political science department at Barnard College, Columbia University discusses NATO's 60th anniversary and the international role in Afghanistan's expanding war.

Posted: April 3, 2009 13:49   Comments: 5
Iran offers to help reconstruct Afghanistan

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Iran offers to help reconstruct Afghanistan

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top foreign officials met at the Hague to discuss America's new plan to stabilize Afghanistan. Lisa Curtis of the Heritage Foundation discusses the small but important step that the United States and Iran took toward improving three decades of tense, often bitter relations.

Posted: March 31, 2009 15:05   Comments: 2
U.S. announces ambitious new strategy in Afghanistan

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U.S. announces ambitious new strategy in Afghanistan

John Nagl, president of the Center for a New American Security, discusses the Obama administration's plan and reports of an agreement between Taliban militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan to focus on fighting American combat troops.

Posted: March 27, 2009 16:08   Comments: 3
Pakistan’s military connected to militants in Afghanistan

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Pakistan’s military connected to militants in Afghanistan

Mark Mazzetti, author of the New York Times article that connects the Pakistani military to Afghani militants including al-Qaeda, discusses Taliban's widening campaign.

Posted: March 26, 2009 17:10   Comments: 8
The debate on Australia’s role in Afghanistan

Perspectives

The debate on Australia’s role in Afghanistan

Australia lost a tenth soldier in the war in Afghanistan, the second to be killed this week. About 1,000 Australian soldiers are serving in Afghanistan, and NATO has requested more. Worldfocus contributors debate Australia's role in the war.

Posted: March 20, 2009 09:08   Comments: 4
Afghanistan may be a quagmire worse than Iraq, Vietnam

Analysis

Afghanistan may be a quagmire worse than Iraq, Vietnam

As the Obama administration weighs a major expansion of Afghan security forces, Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner, the former deputy foreign editor of the Washington Post, writes about reviewing the U.S. war strategy in Iraq before determining new strategy in Afghanistan.

Posted: March 19, 2009 15:18   Comments: 1
U.S. plans to upsurge soldiers and police in Afghanistan

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U.S. plans to upsurge soldiers and police in Afghanistan

Thom Shanker of The New York Times discusses the U.S. plan to double the size of Afghan security forces and set a goal of about 400,000 soldiers and police. The plan is awaiting President Obama's approval and comes with a hefty price tag.

Posted: March 19, 2009 15:13   Comments: 0
Newly-minted Estonian soldiers head to Afghanistan

In the Newsroom

Newly-minted Estonian soldiers head to Afghanistan

Producer Sally Garner is reporting from Estonia and writes from a military base about the newly-independent country's contribution to the war in Afghanistan.

Posted: March 13, 2009 16:22   Comments: 1
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