The Afghanistan War is Still happening http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22702/all en Afghan surge: Obama’s great gamble comes to an end http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120924/afghan-surge-obama-withdrawal <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; widows: 0; orphans: 0">KABUL &mdash; Almost three years after US President Barack Obama vowed to &quot;seize the initiative&quot; with a surge of US forces to Afghanistan, his great gamble has come to an end. The final remnants of those extra troops departed last week, leaving behind a country still wracked by violence and bitterly divided, and still unsure of what those soldiers achieved.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120924/afghan-surge-obama-withdrawal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War The Afghanistan War is Still happening The Handover World Leaders Conflict Zones Want to Know Military War Politics United States Tue, 25 Sep 2012 10:21:00 +0000 Chris Sands 5720346 at http://www.globalpost.com Losing Afghanistan: Clerics now openly support the Taliban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120926/islam-sharia-nato-taliban <p>KABUL &mdash; The occupation, they say, has actively encouraged a litany of personal and political ills in an effort to weaken the bedrock of society: Islam. Far from being radical, their message is part of a mainstream demand for the creation of an independent state that would impose corporal punishment, stricter dress codes for women and greater censorship of the media.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120926/islam-sharia-nato-taliban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War The Afghanistan War is Still happening The Handover World Leaders Conflict Zones Want to Know Diplomacy Military World Religion United States Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:36:00 +0000 Chris Sands 5720636 at http://www.globalpost.com