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War in Afghanistan

War in Afghanistan

Afghanistan commanders warn U.S. force is insufficient

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Afghanistan commanders warn U.S. force is insufficient

Even though U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, American military commanders say that may not be enough to fight the Taliban. Eric Bjornlund of Democracy International discusses the recent election and reports of fraud.

Posted: August 24, 2009 14:10   Comments: 73
Taliban abducted Afghans who dared to vote

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Taliban abducted Afghans who dared to vote

Afghanistan's presidential election continues to generate widespread allegations of fraud and intimidation as the votes are counted. James Bays of Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English takes a look at what some Afghans faced.

Posted: August 24, 2009 11:19   Comments: 1
In Afghanistan, a kaleidoscope of alliances and betrayals

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In Afghanistan, a kaleidoscope of alliances and betrayals

Worldfocus contributor Scott Bohlinger is a political analyst living in Afghanistan. He compares how people talk about politics and their candidates in the U.S. and Afghanistan.

Posted: August 21, 2009 13:45   Comments: 1
Afghan women’s futures must not be overlooked

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Afghan women’s futures must not be overlooked

Afghanistan is heading to the polls for national elections -- but out of 41 presidential candidates, only two are women. Progress has been slow since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. Masha Hamilton of the Afghan Women's Writing Project describes women's concerns as Afghanistan's future takes shape.

Posted: August 20, 2009 12:20   Comments: 2
Afghans, observers weigh in on democratic process

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Afghans, observers weigh in on democratic process

Syed Rahim, an independent Afghan journalist, discusses how Afghans view Thursday's election and Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English reports on the possibility of widespread fraud.

Posted: August 20, 2009 09:16   Comments: 1
Objectives and weaknesses differ in Afghanistan and Iraq

Interview and Video

Objectives and weaknesses differ in Afghanistan and Iraq

Nora Bensahel of the Rand Corporation explains the differences between the conflicts and objectives in Afghanistan and Iraq. Also, watch a video on how the Obama administration measures success in Afghanistan.

Posted: August 19, 2009 13:30   Comments: 2
Securing the vote in volatile northeastern Afghanistan

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Securing the vote in volatile northeastern Afghanistan

A U.S. Marine embedded trainer with the Afghan National Army describes the atmosphere in northeastern Afghanistan, a well-known insurgent haven, ahead of national elections.

Posted: August 18, 2009 15:53   Comments: 1
Afghan election excitement overshadows Taliban threat

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Afghan election excitement overshadows Taliban threat

On Tuesday, the Taliban launched a series of attacks on the Afghan city of Kabul. Kimberly Marten of Columbia University discusses U.S. strategy ahead of the election and examines whether the attacks are a sign of what's to come on election day.

Posted: August 18, 2009 14:12   Comments: 0
Taliban tightens noose around Afghan city ahead of vote

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Taliban tightens noose around Afghan city ahead of vote

In Afghanistan on Tuesday, with the election two days away and the campaign winding down, the Taliban is doing all it can to let voters know they are not safe. Zeina Khodr of Al Jazeera English reports on the dangers in the southern city of Kandahar.

Posted: August 18, 2009 11:53   Comments: 0
Taliban threats loom over Afghanistan’s upcoming election

Interview (video)

Taliban threats loom over Afghanistan’s upcoming election

The United States believes that upcoming elections in Afghanistan will legitimize the government, but the Taliban is doing all it can to disrupt the vote. Alex Their of the United States Institute of Peace and Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English break down Afghanistan's complex political scene

Posted: August 17, 2009 15:22   Comments: 0
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