Saturday, January 12, 2013

Afghanistan War News Updates -- January 12, 2013

After Karzai's Visit To Washington, Fears About U.S. Withdrawal Linger In Afghanistan -- Washington Post

KABUL — When President Hamid Karzai left for Washington this week, some Afghans wondered what he would bring back. Their leader had a long list of demands, but he would be meeting with an American president whose top priority was a U.S. military withdrawal.

The meeting between the two leaders at the White House on Friday appears to have yielded progress on at least a few of the issues on Karzai’s list — a U.S. pullout from Afghan villages and a full handover of the country’s military detention center at Bagram.

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More News On Afghanistan

Pentagon announces death of Virginia soldier in Afghanistan -- AP
NATO soldier die following blast in western Afghanistan -- Khaama Press
Taliban attack security check post in Badghis province -- Khaama Press
Afghan, Coalition Force Arrests Taliban Leader in Baghlan -- US Department of Defense
Militants destroy 10 Afghanistan-bound trucks -- Press TV
Afghan Taliban Welcome US 'Zero Option' On Troops --
Taliban welcome complete withdrawal of US troops -- Khaama Press

Obama Says Afghan Forces Accelerate Taking Security Lead -- Bloomberg Businessweek
US troops will end 'most' Afghanistan combat this spring
-- BBC
Obama: US war in Afghanistan winding down -- AP
Afghanistan war: US to shed combat duties sooner -- Christian Science Monitor
Obama announces reduced U.S. role in Afghanistan starting this spring -- Washington Post
Obama Accelerates Transition of Security to Afghans -- New York Times

Fourth living veteran of Afghanistan war to receive Medal of Honor -- Stars and Stripes
Afghanistan War Hero to Receive Medal of Honor -- ABC News
Afghan battle hero Clinton Romesha to receive Medal of Honor -- NBC

Afghanistan: The challenge of 'good' vs 'bad' militias -- Christian Science Monitor
Pakistan’i military ousmarts the US in Afghanistan -- Ehsan Azari Stanizai, Middle East Online
Whither Obama’s Afghanistan policy?
-- Mary Habeck, Foreign Policy
The Afghan War’s Last Chapter?
-- New York Times editorial

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