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Inconvenient Truths in #Afghanistan – NYTimes.com #StateBuilding #Empire

In late December, as they do every few months, American military officials in Kabul sent a trove of data to the office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction for its quarterly report. Over the years, such figures have … Continue reading

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Exploitation of Mineral Resources in #Afghanistan | United States Institute of Peace

Published: December 1, 2014 By: William A. Byrd & Javed Noorani Mining companies in Afghanistan are wantonly exploiting the country‚Äôs mineral resources with little or no taxes and royalties going to the government. Contracting of mines has been susceptible to … Continue reading

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The War Over U.S. War Crimes in #Afghanistan Is Heating Up

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is tiptoeing closer to a confrontation with the United States. The key issue is U.S. detention practices, and the alleged use of torture, in Afghanistan. A report just released by the office of … Continue reading

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BBC News – Kabul police chief quits amid rising militant violence

Kabul’s police chief has resigned, following a surge in attacks by Afghan militants on foreigners in the city over the past two weeks. General Zahir Zahir gave no reason for his resignation, his spokesman said. Three South Africans were killed … Continue reading

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http://english.al-akhbar.com/node/20146 The second shock and awe that Iraqis have been subjected to in recent history of the country: “Baghdad is in a state of panic. The streets are empty. Gunmen are 20 kilometers (12.42 miles) away from the capital. Popular … Continue reading

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