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Afghanistan Wants 50 Taliban Off UN Blacklist

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Afghan government is asking the United Nations to remove 50 Taliban members from a U.N. blacklist, in an effort to promote peace talks with insurgents and end the 10-year war. The head of the U.N. committee overseeing sanctions against al-Qaida and the Taliban said Tuesday the committee will make a decision on whether to […]

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Afghanistan Wants 50 Taliban Off UN Blacklist

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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The Afghan government is asking the United Nations to remove 50 Taliban members from a U.N. blacklist, in an effort to promote peace talks with insurgents and end the 10-year war. Officials with the U.N. committee overseeing sanctions against al-Qaida and the Taliban say they are weighing the request and will make a decision in […]

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Gates Says NATO Forces Ready for Decisive Blow in Afghanistan

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says U.S.-led NATO forces in Afghanistan are on track to deliver a “decisive blow” against the Taliban. Gates spoke Tuesday in Kabul as he wrapped up a four-day trip to visit American troops in southern and eastern Afghanistan. The trip is his last to the country before he steps down […]

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Australian PM Defends Afghanistan Military Mission

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the recent deaths of four servicemen in Afghanistan will not deter the country in its mission to support the U.S.-led war against the Taliban and al-Qaida. Ms. Gillard defended the country’s presence in Afghanistan Tuesday when she and Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, the head of Australia’s defense forces, […]

Obama to Decide on Afghanistan Troop Drawdown

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House says U.S. President Barack Obama will soon decide on the scope and pace of the drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan set to begin in July. Mr. Obama met with his national security team Monday to discuss situation in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan. The meeting was the first since U.S. special forces […]

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Obama to Soon Decide on Troop Pullout in Afghanistan

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House says U.S. President Barack Obama will soon decide on the scope and pace of U.S. troop withdrawals in Afghanistan. Mr. Obama met with senior advisors and military officials Monday for his monthly meeting on Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan, the first since al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was killed May 2 in a […]

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Gates Continues His Farewell Tour in Afghanistan

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is wrapping up his last official visit to American troops in Afghanistan with a visit to a base in Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan. Secretary Gates is retiring at the end of the month. He has used this trip to outline his recommendations for a soon-to-begin U.S. […]

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Gates Continues His Farewell Tour in Afghanistan

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is wrapping up his final visit to American troops in Afghanistan with a visit to a base in Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan. Secretary Gates is retiring at the end of the month. He has used the trip to outline to troops his recommendations for a soon-to-begin […]

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Gates Continues His Farewell Tour in Afghanistan

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is bidding a final farewell to the U.S. troops in Afghanistan. He flew Monday to a troop base in Paktika province, which borders Pakistan. The forward operating base in Omnah district is in a remote and dangerous part of the province. Secretary Gates, who is retiring at the end […]

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4 NATO Soldiers Die as Gates Bids Farewell to Troops in Afghanistan

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is retiring at the end of the month, visited southern Afghanistan Sunday to say goodbye to American troops fighting Taliban insurgents. In his remarks during visits to bases in Kandahar and Helmand provinces, Gates said a soon-to-begin U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan should start with support troops, not combat […]

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