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Taking a risk with Taliban negotiations, even if the talks are real this time




Intelligence shift shows change in Afghan war aims




A suicide bomber killed more than 30 Afghans in an attack on a hospital in Logar. The Taliban killed two ISAF soldiers in the east. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban fighters in Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul, Khost, Paktika, Laghman, and Balkh.




Afghan MPs hit back over court ruling




Suicide bomber attacks hospital in eastern Afghanistan

More than 30 people, including medical personnel and patients, were killed after a suicide bomber deliberately rammed an SUV packed with explosives into a hospital in Logar.


Special operations forces capture 5 al Qaeda operatives in Afghan southeast

The raid took place in Ghazni province. The targeted facilitator operates in Pakistan, plans operations, and shuttles money and fighters into both Afghanistan and Pakistan.


The Taliban killed five people in a bombing in Kunduz and a policeman in a suicide bombing in Helmand. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban fighters in Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul, Ghazni, Khost, Kunduz, and Sar-i-Pul.




Compound search




Afghans fear US troop drawdown will allow return of Taliban




DC district court denies former Taliban governor's habeas petition

Khirullah-Said-Wali-Khairkhwa.jpgIn a decision released on Thursday, a DC district court denied Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. The court cited Khairkhwa's clandestine meetings with Iranian officials, among other evidence.


Security forces killed and captured several Taliban fighters in Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul Khost, Paktika, Laghman, and Balkh. An ISAF helicopter crashed in Zabul; no casualties were reported.




Military Leaders: We Would Have Handled Afghan War Drawdown Differently




Obama's 'mission accomplished' speech on Afghanistan




Karzai surrounding himself with anti-US advisers




Afghan analysis gives high marks to special ops, but not rest of Petraeus campaign




Officials: Petraeus to hand off Afghan command sooner than expected




On Afghanistan drawdown, Obama sides with Gates over Petraeus




Obama announces rapid drawdown of surge forces from Afghanistan

Ten thousand troops will be withdrawn by the end of the year, and an additional 23,000 troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of the summer of 2012.


Obama Won't Use Troops to Save Afghan Hellhole (Drones, Maybe)




US Ambassador Eikenberry tasks Afghan leadership


 
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