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No military viewpoint imposed on Afghanistan analysts, CIA director says

"An Associated Press article published today presents an inaccurate picture of my thoughts on the CIA's Afghanistan analysis," Director Petraeus said...

ISAF Ministers pledge support to Afghanistan beyond 2014

Defence Ministers of the 49 nations which contribute to ISAF expressed strong commitment to support Afghanistan throughout the transition process...

Afghanistan and India engage in closer cooperation with strategic partnership

The two countries notably agree to establish a Strategic Dialogue to provide a framework for cooperation in the area of national security. The Dialogue...

UN envoy urges Afghans to seize opportunity for dialogue, despite recent setbacks

The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan stressed the need to seize the window of opportunity for dialogue and reconciliation that exists, despite the...

India cannot watch with complacency the growing turmoil in Afghanistan

Some recent violent incidents in Afghanistan have come as a sharp reminder of the fragility of the situation in that country. Earlier this month, the Taliban...

NATO undeterred by Insurgent Attacks, British army Maj. Gen. Tim Evans says

"We're not going to abandon Afghanistan," said British army Maj. Gen. Tim Evans, chief of staff for the International Joint Command headquarters. "And...

Taliban losing ability to attack broadly, Panetta says

Insurgent attacks like the one at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul indicate the Taliban are losing their ability to attack coalition forces on...

Defense Secretary Panetta believes U.S. close to defeating al-Qaeda

Panetta, who arrived in Afghanistan this afternoon, said the United States has identified some of the key al-Qaida leadership in Pakistan, Yemen...

Obama announces troop reductions, Way Forward in Afghanistan

Thanks to the tremendous progress U.S., coalition and Afghan troops have made, the United States will draw down the number of troops in...

Security Council votes to separate Al-Qaida and Taliban sanctions lists

The Security Council voted unanimously to split sanctions it has imposed on Al-Qaida and those against the Taliban, creating two lists of individuals...

Afghanistan at important point in struggle, Gates says

The conflict against the Taliban in Afghanistan has reached an important inflection point in the struggle for the future of the country, Defense Secretary...

Anders Fogh Rasmussen assures Afghanistan of NATO's commitment

NATO's Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen met with President Karzai today to discuss NATO's long-term commitment to Afghanistan and...

NATO, Afghan Forces make "huge" gains in North

Coalition efforts in northern Afghanistan have become more relevant over the past year with the addition of new capabilities from U.S. forces, the top commander for the...

Coalition has momentum in Afghanistan, Petraeus says

The Taliban's momentum has been reversed in most areas of Afghanistan, but the progress achieved there is fragile and reversible, the commander of NATO and U.S. forces...

"The Taliban control far less territory than they did a year ago," Gates told

Over the past year, the additional forces that we put in place, and the increasing capabilities of the ANSF, have allowed us significantly to expand, and move closer to...

Opium cultivation in Afghanistan expected to fall despite high prices

Poppy cultivation in Afghanistan is expected to decline slightly this year despite the prevailing high prices of opium, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)...

U.S., Afghan forces hold former insurgent havens

Key areas of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province in recent months have become free of insurgent control for the first time, a U.S. commander there said. "We’re holding...

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