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New Afghanistan president Ghani to visit China
Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani will head to China next week for a three-day visit, his office said in a statement Tuesday, his first trip abroad since being sworn in last month.(10/21/2014 11:06:00 AM)
Fight against Afghanistan's opium trade is failing, U.S. report says
For the last decade, the United States has spent $7.6 billion in a massive effort to combat Afghanistan's lucrative opium trade. But after a record harvest last year, the U.S. inspector general for Afghanistan has concluded that the counter-narcotics strategy is failing badly.(10/21/2014 1:09:09 AM)
Afghanistan's opium problem will keep growing
$7.6 billion later, Afghanistan's dependency on the opium trade continues to expand.(10/21/2014 10:30:58 AM)
US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,207
As of Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at least 2,207 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.(10/21/2014 4:19:02 PM)
Afghanistan anti-corruption task force shuttered amid U.S. troop drawdown
The Pentagon this month will terminate a critical task force responsible for combating corruption in Afghanistan as it tries to reach President Obama's target force of 9,800 U.S. troops in the country β€” adding to concerns about oversight and accountability in a government rife with waste, fraud and abuse. Shuttering ...(10/20/2014 10:25:36 PM)
How the U.S. Wasted $7.6 Billion to Stop Afghan Heroin Production
A new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction provides another painful reminder that despite $7.6 billion of counter-narcotics efforts over the past decade, illegal opium poppy cultivation is at an all-time high in Afghanistan – helping to fuel a heroin epidemic in the United States. β€œIn past years, surges in opium poppy cultivation have been met by a coordinated ...(10/21/2014 1:00:00 PM)
Despite costly U.S. effort, Afghan poppy cultivation hits new high
By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan hit an all-time high in 2013 despite years of counter-narcotics efforts that have cost the United States $7.6 billion, the U.S. government watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction spending said on Tuesday. The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime reported that Afghan farmers grew an "unprecedented" 209,000 hectares (516 ...(10/21/2014 12:26:33 AM)
Six major tasks before Afghanistan's unity government
Kabul, Oct.22 (ANI): The peaceful transition, the first ever in the history of Afghanistan, to a unity government, led by President Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah as CEO has, to great extent, given Afghanistan a sigh of relief, following the fiercely contested elections and respite to the major stakeholders in the region.(10/21/2014 11:35:14 PM)
Report: Afghan drug war is failing
America's drug war in Afghanistan is failing badly, a U.S. government watchdog says in a new report.(10/21/2014 11:50:25 PM)
Monkey Cage: A (fighting) season to remember in Afghanistan
Five lessons from the 2014 fighting season in Afghanistan(10/20/2014 8:44:02 AM)
Source: Yahoo