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
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...
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...
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
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
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.
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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...
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
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)...
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...