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Eurocopter's AS 550 Fennec and Bell Textron's 407 were competing for the Indian Army contract for 197 light helicopters to replace its aging fleet of Chetaks (Alouette II) and Cheetahs (Alouette III). Now the whole tender is being reissued, which may...
From: Defense Industry Daily | By: Joe Katzman | Monday, September 1, 2014
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An Afghan official says a suicide car bombing has killed three policemen in the eastern Nangarhar province.
From: Fox News | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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U.S. combat troops will be gone by year's end and Afghanistan is still trying to sort out its presidential election. The Taliban, meanwhile, have launched some of their largest offensives in years.
From: NPR | By: Sean Carberry | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Many of the hospitals run by the armed forces are so small and the trickle of patients so thin that doctors and nurses say their ability to properly treat serious illnesses is compromised....
From: New York Times | By: SHARON LaFRANIERE and ANDREW W. LEHREN | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Curated by Mikko Takkunen, a collection of the most interesting photojournalism and documentary photography from across the web....
From: Time | By: Mikko Takkunen | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Syria's state news agency says the military killed "many terrorists"
From: Time | By: hcregan | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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John McCain and Lindsey Graham want Obama to confront ISIS now. They don't specify how....
From: The Atlantic | By: Peter Beinart | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The Dutch government says it plans to send 100 troops to northern Afghanistan as part of a NATO mission due to start in 2015, when the alliance's combat mission in the war-weary nation ends....
From: Fox News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Arun Rath talks to journalist Shane Harris about his Foreign Policy story on "Lady al-Qaida," Aafia Siddiqui. The Pakistani-born woman was arrested in Afghanistan in 2008.
From: NPR | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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“Historic Temples in Pakistan: A Call to Conscience” is a book-length attempt to record in pictures the history of an Islamic country’s Hindu past, especially as extremist activity mounts against Pakistan's religious and ethnic minorities, including...
From: Reuters | By: Ankush Arora | Monday, September 1, 2014
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BRUSSELS/KABUL (Reuters) - NATO will declare "mission accomplished" this week as it winds down more than a decade of operations in Afghanistan but departing combat troops look likely to leave behind political turmoil and an emboldened insurgency....
From: Reuters | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Attacks in Afghanistan have killed three policemen and four Afghan soldiers, officials said Tuesday.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Mogadishu (AFP) - US military forces launched air strikes against the leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, the government said Tuesday, claiming "casualties" but with no details if the main target was killed. "The Americans carried out a major...
From: Business Insider | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Two policemen were killed while one civilian and a police officer wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Tuesday morning, said a provincial source.
From: China.org.cn | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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YOU NEVER LEAVE A MAN BEHIND! Unfortunately, we all too often leave man's best friend behind: Even if it did come at some additional cost, so what? Going by simple cost-benefit analysis, the military wouldn't go to such great lengths to retrieve the...
From: Popehat | By: Patrick Non-White | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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This week they pounced on President Obama for saying he had “no plan yet” on dealing with Islamic State militants. These same warmongers hammered Obama for announcing his plan for withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan.
From: New York Daily News | By: Denis Hamill | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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AUSTRALIA will enter a historic partnership with NATO at the group’s summit in Wales this week, giving the Australian Defence Force greater access to the planning and decision-making of the world’s most powerful military alliance. US President Barack...
From: Free Republic | By: The Australian | Monday, September 1, 2014
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But those two campaigns offer clues on how it should be done
From: Time | By: Mark Thompson | Monday, September 1, 2014
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Afghanistan is expected to send its defense minister to a NATO summit in Wales this week, NATO officials said on Monday, after a political crisis dashed hopes that a newly-elected president could make his debut on the international...
From: Reuters | Monday, September 1, 2014
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If I'm reading this correctly,  the British Prime Minister will require that British citizens who have spent considerable time in Iraq and Afghanistan will have to attend "deprogramming" classes if they return to England.  The enormous economics literature...
From: Environmental and Urban Economics | By: Matthew Kahn | Monday, September 1, 2014
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KABUL (Reuters) - Talks on a power-sharing deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates have collapsed, a top leader said on Monday, rekindling fears of ethnic unrest over disputed election results....
From: Reuters | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Coming cuts to DND deeper than expected, new documents showThe post Canada talks tough on Ukraine, but cuts $2.7B from defence in 2015 appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Monday, September 1, 2014
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KABUL (Reuters) - Talks on a power-sharing deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates have collapsed, a top leader said on Monday, rekindling fears of ethnic unrest over disputed election results.
From: The Star Malaysia | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Lunchtime summaryJohn Bercow backs down over Commons clerk appointment 6.17pm BST My colleague Patrick Wintour says the Lib Dems are saying they have not yet agreed to relocation for terror suspects subject to Tpims.Lib Dems briefing it has not agreed...
From: The Guardian | By: Andrew Sparrow | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Nato is to create a 4,000-strong “spearhead” high-readiness force that can be deployed rapidly in eastern Europe and the Baltic states to help protect member nations against potential Russian aggression, according to Nato officials. Leaders from...
From: The Raw Story | By: Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian | Monday, September 1, 2014
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After boycotting a United Nations-supervised audit of all votes from June's disputed runoff, Afghan presidential hopeful Abdullah Abdullah has now threatened to pull out from the entire political process if his demands are not met in 24 hours. Controversies...
From: Voice of America | By: Ayaz Gul | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Every Labor Day in the last few years, we hear about the decline of unions and how that has been a bad thing. What I find striking is how economically uninformed most of this commentary is. Start with the fact...
From: Econlog | By: David Henderson | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The Dutch government says it plans to send 100 troops to northern Afghanistan as part of a NATO mission due to start in 2015, when the alliance's combat mission in the war-weary nation ends.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed a veteran player to their practice squad — a war veteran. Alejandro “Ali” Villanueva, a West Point graduate who spent three tours of duty with the Army in Afghanistan, has been added to the team’s practice...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Nathan Francis | Monday, September 1, 2014
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It's not that Dempsey is unaware of the challenges facing Afghanistan. It's that the General, along with President Barack Obama, thought that the US would by now not only have an agreement with the Afghans, but — thanks to a presidential election that...
From: Free Republic | By: VICE NEWS | Monday, September 1, 2014
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KABUL (Reuters) - Talks on a power sharing deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, have collapsed, a top leader said on Monday, rekindling fears of ethnic unrest over the disputed vote....
From: Reuters | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Can five seemingly unrelated stories spread across four countries Afghanistan Pakistan India and Sri Lanka have anything in common Yes seems to say journalist author Meenakshi Iyer Read on for more...
From: Hindustan Times | Monday, September 1, 2014
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KABUL (Reuters) - Talks on a power sharing deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, have collapsed, a top leader said on Monday, rekindling fears of ethnic unrest.
From: The Star Malaysia | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned the deliberate killing of 12 civilians in the western province of Farah for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.
From: UN News Centre | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Not long ago, we wrote about the Silver Star awarded to one of Staten Island’s own, Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis. Ollis died a year ago in eastern Afghanistan. But this...
From: New York Post | By: Post Editorial Board | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A disaffected British colonial officer with a yearning for heroism is relegated to a doomed imperial outpost where he meets a native boy with a yearning for heroes - and from this unlikely pairing, Nick Harkaway's Tigerman weaves its fantastic, moving...
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Justin Hickey | Monday, September 1, 2014
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More than 12 years after the Bush administration sent the first prisoners here, tensions are mounting over whether President Obama can close the prison before leaving office....
From: New York Times | By: CHARLIE SAVAGE | Monday, September 1, 2014
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This Week with George Stephanopoulos marks the death of one service member in Afghanistan. SGT Christopher W. Mulalley, 26, Eureka, CA According to iCasualties, the total number of allied service members killed in Afghanistan is now 3468 In addition,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: oresmas | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Navy SEAL Tom Hruby tried out for the Northwestern University football team as a walk-on this season. Based on the posted Wildcats 2014 roster, it appears he made the team (jersey #35), which is probably no surprise at all for someone who has successfully...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Robert Jonathan | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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David Snepp knows that sooner or later thousands of Americans will be coming home from the war Afghanistan. But he worries about the thousands of Afghans who won?t be able…Click to Continue »...
From: Charlotte Observer | By: Jim Morrill | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The next homestand starts on Monday against the Washington Nationals, and several olde-tyme Dodgers will be in the house to sign free autographs for fans.  Below are the scheduled autograph opportunities and other odds and ends for this upcoming homestand.BTW,...
From: Dodgers Blue Heaven | By: Ernest Reyes | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Canada mulls participation in the alliance's long-term strategy for rapid reaction force to counter a resurgent RussiaThe post NATO pushes for bigger crisis response brigade appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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We’ve tortured people. There are pictures. Under a 2009 law, more than 2000 photo taken at American military facilities have been kept from view. On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union won an important victory for transparency when a federal...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The only player the Steelers signed to their practice squad today who has not spent time with them this summer is a true war hero -- 6-foot-9 Alejandro “Ali” Villaneuva, a West Point graduate who spent three tours of duty in the Army in Afghanistan,...
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Australia suffered a dismal three-wicket defeat to perennial outsiders Zimbabwe in the Triangular Series one-day match in Harare. The Zimbabweans hadn't won since beating minnows Afghanistan last month and had been on a seven-match losing run. But the...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Danny Collins | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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At noon on Saturday, the Real Americans of the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area were set to celebrate National Impeach Obama Week by meeting at the White House to call for the immediate impeachment of Kenyan Usurper President Barry Soetoro....
From: Wonkette | By: Beth Ethier | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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While Afghanistan is allowed to export to India through Pakistan, India is not allowed to export to Afghanistan through Pakistan.
From: The Economic Times | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, the unravelling of the Middle East and Afghanistan in peril make this one of the alliance’s most consequential summits
From: Financial Times | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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A news agency in Iran is reporting that a car crash involving Afghan migrants has killed 14 people.
From: Fox News | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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