Afghanistan War: Can The US Gains Last? -- Tom A. Peter, Christian Science Monitor
Almost 11 years into the US-led war in Afghanistan, the situation still remains so tenuous in some parts of Afghanistan that locals worry about the safety of accepting aid from the West.
At a recent meeting of local government officials in east Afghanistan, a US Department of Agriculture representative lays out plans to build cold storage facilities for local farmers that would allow them to sell produce out of season at higher prices.
After listening quietly, Mohammad Hasan, a senior sub-governor asks a question that sparks nearly an hour of debate and ultimately questions whether the US mission here has worked at all.
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Series of Afghan attacks kill up to 50: officials -- AFP
Nearly 50 people killed in more than a dozen bombings in Afghanistan -- AP
Suicide Attackers, Motorcycle Bomb Kill More Than 45 in Afghanistan -- Voice of America
Bombings in southern and northern Afghanistan kill at least 40 civilians -- Washington Post
Bombings in Afghanistan kill dozens of people -- L.A. Times
Attacks kill scores in Afghanistan -- CNN
Afghanistan Suicide Attacks: Multiple Suicide Bombers Kill Dozens, Injure More Than 100 -- Huffington Post
Afghan bombers target markets, hospital, 38 dead -- Reuters
Attacks on Afghan markets kill dozens -- The Guardian
Afghanistan-Pakistan border fighting erupts in Kunar -- BBC
Tensions again rising between Afghanistan, Pakistan -- Stars and Stripes/Institute for War & Peace Reporting
NATO: Afghan policeman fires on coalition forces in 5th similar attack in a week; no deaths -- Washington Post/AP
End Sought to Attacks on Allies by Afghans -- New York Times
37 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan this year -- New York Daily News
Green on Blue attacks on the rise in Afghanistan -- Examiner
Shootings by Afghan forces take growing toll on NATO troops -- Peter Bergen, CNN
Afghanistan denies talks with jailed Taliban commander -- France24/AP
Afghan officials met key Taliban figure in Pakistan -- Reuters
Have Obama And Romney Forgotten Afghanistan? -- Huffington Post/New Yorker