Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Afghanistan War News Updates -- February 6, 2013

U.S. soldiers depart a village after a meeting with Afghan border police leaders near Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, Jan. 24, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment and Security Force Assistance Team 8. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann

U.S., Afghanistan At Odds Over Weapons Wish List -- NPR

The U.S. and the international community have pledged $16 billion to support Afghan security forces after NATO troops complete their draw down at the end of 2014. That money covers the cost of troops and equipment.

But just what equipment will be provided? Afghan military officials want big-ticket planes, tanks and other conventional weapons.

However, the U.S. says the Afghans need to get their strategic priorities in order and focus less on prestige hardware and more on weaponry and equipment suitable for counterinsurgency warfare.

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More News on Afghanistan

ISAF Joint Command operational update, Feb 6 -- ISAF
2 Afghan women killed, 3 children injured in US troops operation -- Khaama Press
Civilians reported killed in Afghanistan
-- UPI
At Least 4 Killed In Bomb Explosion At Afghanistan Hotel -- RTT News
Explosion in a hotel in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan -- Khaama Press
Pocket-sized drones deployed to Afghanistan
-- NBC News
Taliban say a US drone downed in SW Afghanistan
-- Press TV
Taliban group dismiss tripartite summit outcome on Afghanistan -- Khaama Press
Taliban spokesman dismisses London talks on Afghan war -- Global Post/AFP
Afghanistan - Taliban peace talks: Too many cooks in the kitchen -- CBS
India prepared for US pullout from Afghanistan: Govt
-- Times of India
Afghanistan welcome reversing Kam Air from US blacklist
-- Frontier Post
Pakistan ends blockage for 3,700 Afghan containers -- Khaama Press
Making Amends for Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan
-- Una Moore, UN Dispatch
US fighting for a lost cause in Afghanistan -- Doyle Mcmanus, Gulf News

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