Saturday, January 26, 2013

Afghanistan War News Updates -- January 26, 2013

U.S. Army Sgt. William Russell, left, and U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ryan Schulte provide security at the entrance to the Farah provincial Directorate of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock's facilities in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2013. Coalition members attended the opening of a greenhouse there to mark the completion of the second phase of a project to support agriculture and agribusiness development. Russell and Schulte are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup

Budget Cuts Could Hurt Afghan War: Pentagon -- Khaama Press

Pentagon officials on Friday warned that across-the-board budget cuts would harm Afghan war effort as the Obama administration intends to shield the military’s combat mission from the reductions, The Associated Press reported.

Ashton Carter, the deputy defense secretary, said in an interview in his office with a small group of reporters, “There will be second-order effects on the war.

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More News On Afghanistan

Pentagon says budget cuts could hurt Afghan war effort, warns of major furloughs ahead -- FOX News/AP
Afghan suicide bomber kills anti-terror chief -- Al Jazeera
Over dozen killed, injured in Afghanistan's suicide attack -- ANI
Suicide bombing kill or inure at least 8 in Ghazni province
-- Khaama Press
Suicide Bomber Kills Two Civilians in Afghanistan -- Naharnet
Taliban suicide bomber kills 5 civilians in attack on ISAF convoy -- Threat Matrix
Afghan Officials Criticize U.N. Report on the Abuse and Torture of Detainees -- New York Times
Prince Harry Won't Be Redeployed in Afghanistan -- Daily Beast
Afghans sell daughters to pay drug lords -- CNN
Afghanistan's new generation: Modern, ambitious ... naive? -- Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
An Afghanistan Write-Off Isn’t an Option
-- Michael Keating and Matt Waldman, New York Times
I killed people in Afghanistan. Was I right or wrong?
-- Timothy Kudo, Washington Post

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