Friday, July 31, 2009

Afghanistan War News Updates -- July 31, 2009

U.S. Marines return from a partnered patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers in Lakari Bazaar, Afghanistan, July 19, 2009. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. James A. Burks

In Afghanistan, U.S. May Shift Strategy -- Washington Post

Request for Big Boost in Afghan Troops Could Also Require More Americans

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is preparing a new strategy that calls for major changes in the way U.S. and other NATO troops there operate, a vast increase in the size of Afghan security forces and an intensified military effort to root out corruption among local government officials, according to several people familiar with the contents of an assessment report that outlines his approach to the war.

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More News On Afghanistan

Fear, violence in Afghan countryside ahead of vote -- AFP
US service member killed in Afghanistan -- AP
Afghan clash kills 11 militants: police -- AFP
4 Afghan guards killed in blast -- AP
FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan, July 31 -- Reuters
Taliban vow to disrupt Afghanistan election -- Reuters
Taliban Vows to Disrupt Afghan Election -- Voice of America
Taliban Actions Speak Louder Than Words, General Says -- U.S. Department of Defense
Analysis: Taliban code seen as bid to spruce image -- Yahoo News/AP
‘New’ Taliban Battle Rules Not So New -- The Danger Room
Translated excerpts from the Taliban code of conduct -- CNN
Roadside Bombs Make For Deadly July In Afghanistan -- NPR
US general may ask for more troops for Afghan war -- AP
ANALYSIS-U.S. Afghan commander may ask for more troops -- Reuters
Drones to target Taliban on both sides of border -- Dawn
US drones to target Taliban in Afghan war: report -- AFP
One Afghan Outpost Guards 100 Miles of Taliban Country -- ABC News
Afghanistan faces growing addiction problem -- L.A. Times
Problems plague rebuilding of war-torn Afghanistan -- Yahoo News/AP
Govt to call for revamped Afghan aid effort -- AFP
To Have and To Hold -- Max Boot, Weekly Standard opinion
Afghan civilian deaths 'increase' -- BBC
UN: Civilian deaths up 24 percent in Afghanistan -- Yahoo News/AP
July Bloodiest Month For US In Afghanistan -- Click2Houston
US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 682 -- AP

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