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US in Afghanistan: opinion divided over suspension of joint operations

Published September 20, 2012 by The Guardian
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The US military caught London and other Nato allies by surprise when it rushed into halting on-the-ground operations with Afghan security forces, after four Americans and two British soldiers were killed by local policemen at the weekend.

Pakistan says Afghan peace requires clarity from U.S., Taliban

Published June 25, 2012 by Reuters
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KABUL (Reuters) - A hoped-for peace deal ending the war in Afghanistan will likely remain out of reach unless both the United States and the Taliban put more clear, consistent offers on the table, a senior diplomat from Afghanistan's influential neighbor Pakistan said.

Trip To Afghanistan Gives Uncertain Outlook

NPR's Tom Bowman is just back from a month in Afghanistan, where he went out on several missions with U.S. and Afghan security forces. Bowman speaks with host Rachel Martin about what he saw and the way ahead in the war.

Panetta Visits Afghanistan Amid Mounting Violence

Published June 8, 2012 by The New York Times
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KABUL, Afghanistan — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrived in Afghanistan on Thursday after the deadliest day for civilians this year, caused in part by a NATO airstrike the day before in which Afghan officials say 18 women and children were killed.

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China steps up Afghan role as Western pullout nears

Published June 4, 2012 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - China and Afghanistan will sign an agreement in the coming days that strategically deepens their ties, Afghan officials say, the strongest signal yet that Beijing wants a role beyond economic partnership as Western forces prepare to leave the country.

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UN: Civilian Casualties Drop in Afghanistan

Published June 1, 2012 by Voice of America
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The United Nations says civilian casualties in Afghanistan's decade-long war have dropped by more than 20 percent in the first four months of this year as compared to the same period in 2011.

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As Obama opens NATO summit in Chicago, focus is on winding down Afghanistan war

Published May 21, 2012 by The Washington Post
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CHICAGO — NATO leaders began a two-day summit here Sunday that will finalize plans to turn control of Afghanistan over to its own security forces by the middle of next year, a milestone on the way to concluding the alliance’s combat role by the end of 2014.

NATO to endorse Afghan exit plan, seeks routes out

Published May 21, 2012 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - NATO leaders will endorse plans to hand over combat command in Afghanistan by mid-2013 on Monday and seek practical progress in opening routes to bring an international army of more than 130,000 back home from an unpopular, resource-draining war.

UN urges massive support for Afghan forces

Published May 21, 2012 by Associated Press
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has been urging participants at this weekend's NATO summit to provide "predictable, massive, long-term support" for Afghanistan's security forces to promote stability and ensure that the country is never again a base for international terrorism, the U.N. envoy to Afghanistan said Friday.

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