Afghanistan War http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/18756/all en It's a slow revolution for Afghanistan's women http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/101004/afghan-womens-rights-taliban <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/101004/afghan-womens-rights-taliban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Health Tue, 05 Oct 2010 10:20:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5590098 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan War: The talk about "The Talks" is just talk http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/101020/afghanistan-war-taliban-peace-talks <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/101020/afghanistan-war-taliban-peace-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Thu, 21 Oct 2010 10:17:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5593626 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan War: Let the transition begin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/101104/afghanistan-war-ashraf-ghani <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/101104/afghanistan-war-ashraf-ghani" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Fri, 05 Nov 2010 10:41:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5597241 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan War: Bulldozing through Kandahar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/101109/afghanistan-war-us-bulldozes-villages-final-offensive <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/101109/afghanistan-war-us-bulldozes-villages-final-offensive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Wed, 10 Nov 2010 11:52:00 +0000 Ben Gilbert 5598354 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan War: Is the US giving up the northeast? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/110103/afghanistan-war-video-pech-valley <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/110103/afghanistan-war-video-pech-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Tue, 04 Jan 2011 10:48:00 +0000 News Desk 5608440 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan War: Should we stay or should we go? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/110117/afghanistan-war-photos-pech-valley-taliban-us-troops <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/110117/afghanistan-war-photos-pech-valley-taliban-us-troops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Tue, 18 Jan 2011 10:18:00 +0000 Harry Sanna 5611324 at http://www.globalpost.com Winter of our discontent http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/afghanistan/winter-our-discontent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Afghanistan is heading for tough times as political crisis deepens and fuel all but disappears. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jean MacKenzie </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> KABUL, Afghanistan &mdash; Returning to Afghanistan after a month away is never easy. I had been looking forward to it, though, if only to escape from the storm of national self-flagellation that followed the wrenching tragedy in Tucson. After a steady diet of Giffords-watching, Palin-bashing, and bilious diatribes about &ldquo;vitriol in the public discourse,&rdquo; I was almost ready to embrace Kabul, where violence and death are more mundane occurrences, and hence more readily absorbed.</p> <p> That cavalier attitude did not survive my first 24 hours.</p> <p> Meetings with friends and colleagues yielded an unremittingly bleak picture of Afghanistan&rsquo;s present, and an even darker view of the future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/afghanistan/winter-our-discontent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Dispatches: Af/Pak Wed, 19 Jan 2011 18:23:46 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5616017 at http://www.globalpost.com In Afghanistan, armed with an iPhone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/110123/afghanistan-war-iphone-apps <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/110123/afghanistan-war-iphone-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Mon, 24 Jan 2011 10:26:00 +0000 Harry Sanna 5612804 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan War: Petraeus expects decisive moment in coming months http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/110202/afghanistan-war-general-petraeus <p> Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, said yesterday that the uprising in Egypt had ramifications that resonate around the world, including Afghanistan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/110202/afghanistan-war-general-petraeus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Aid Wed, 02 Feb 2011 23:21:00 +0000 Charles M. Sennott 5613991 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan War: Should the US be talking to the Taliban? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/110209/afghanistan-war-nyu-report-taliban <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/110209/afghanistan-war-nyu-report-taliban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Conflict Zones Wed, 09 Feb 2011 17:05:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5614962 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan War http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/afghanistan-war <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-seo"><legend>SEO</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-metatitle"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> War in Afghanistan News | GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-metadesc"> <div class="field-label">Meta Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost - Your source for up to date war in Afghanistan news. 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Pillai.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/afghanistan/india-invite-pakistani-home-secretary-talks-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific Diplomacy War Politics India BRIC Yard Pakistan GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 14 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5616155 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan War: New attack rocks Kabul’s sense of security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/110214/afghanistan-war-kabul-suicide-bombing <p> Two security guards were killed and two other persons wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside the gates of a hotel and shopping complex in downtown Kabul on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/110214/afghanistan-war-kabul-suicide-bombing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Asia-Pacific Middle East Mon, 14 Feb 2011 18:13:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5615851 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan’s imperial presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/110218/afghanistan-war-hamid-karzai-parliament <p> Afghan President Hamid Karzai is ruling all but unchecked these days, having neutralized the other branches of his government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/110218/afghanistan-war-hamid-karzai-parliament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War World Leaders Sun, 20 Feb 2011 13:29:17 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5624717 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghan Security: The Ostrich Factor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/afghanistan/afghan-security-the-ostrich-factor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As the situation worsens in an important eastern province, some security officials are keeping their heads buried firmly in the sand. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jean MacKenzie </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Saturday was a very bad day in Jalalabad, the capital of the eastern province of Nangarhar. At least 18 people died and up to 80 were injured when insurgents in police uniforms attacked a bank where security forces were lined up to receive their monthly pay packet.</p> <p> Local doctors say the final death toll will be much higher than immediately reported &ndash; as many as 40, according to one surgeon at the main Jalalabad hospital.</p> <p> The attackers included suicide bombers and gunmen; many of the injured were hit by flying debris from the initial explosion. But according to The New York Times, after a protracted gun battle, when everyone thought the worst was over, an insurgent in a police uniform managed to detonate his own explosive vest as he was being carried to an ambulance. This killed many more, including rescue workers. Eyewitnesses, unable to unravel the sequence of events, thought that the ambulance itself had contained a bomb.</p> <p> While the scale of the tragedy was out of the ordinary, the fact of the attack was very much business as usual. In the past month, Nangarhar has witnessed no fewer than five explosions &ndash; one in a music store in Jalalabad, one in a parked motorcycle, another that damaged a NATO plane at the airfield, and at least two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) outside the city that targeted government vehicles. There were at least ten casualties &ndash; less dramatic than Saturday&rsquo;s toll, but still significant in a province that is supposed to be one of the safer locales in the country.</p> <p> Just over a month ago, a friend of mine was badly injured by an IED on the busy road between Jalalabad and Torkham, the border area with Pakistan. He required eye surgery to repair a damaged cornea as a result of the attack.</p> <p> Nevertheless, when an Afghan reporter interviewed Nangarhar&rsquo;s Chief of Police, General Ali Shah Paktiawal, a day or two before the latest assault, he insisted that everything was fine.</p> <p> &ldquo;Don&rsquo;t listen to those reports,&rdquo; Paktiawal instructed the reporter. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve had a security seminar here. Nangarhar is doing well.&rdquo;</p> <p> On February 11, Paktiawal and other officials hosted a conference in Jalalabad on the transfer to Afghans of full control over security &ndash; the much-vaunted &ldquo;Inteqal&rdquo; or &ldquo;Transition&rdquo; that has commandeered headlines and quite a bit of funding over the past several months. They all decided that Jalalabad was more than up to the task.</p> <p> According to President Hamid Karzai, this transition will begin next month, right after the Afghan New Year, which falls on March 21.</p> <p> But perhaps Paktiawal&rsquo;s confidence deserves a bit of toning down.</p> <p> The security forces in Nangarhar were caught by surprise in Saturday&rsquo;s attack; despite the obvious target represented by the high concentration of police, no one was prepared for trouble.</p> <p> The chief of police and his deputy were among those injured in the assault &ndash; fortunately, not seriously. But they lost at least seven officers in the blast, for which the Taliban promptly claimed responsibility.</p> <p> &ldquo;We inflicted heavy casualties on the security forces of the puppet government,&rdquo; a Taliban spokesman said, as reported in The New York Times.<br /> Paktiawal and his colleagues are still insisting that they can handle the responsibility for their own security. But with just one month to go before Transition begins, some observers may be forgiven for getting a bit nervous.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/afghanistan/afghan-security-the-ostrich-factor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Dispatches: Af/Pak GlobalPost Blogs Sun, 20 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5625601 at http://www.globalpost.com