Saturday, February 27, 2010

Afghanistan War News Updates -- February 27, 2010

In Afghanistan, U.S. Plans Major Push Into Kandahar -- Washington Post

Even as Marines in Afghanistan continued to fight for control of the Taliban stronghold of Marja, senior Obama administration officials said Friday that the United States has begun initial planning for a bigger, more complex offensive in Kandahar later this year.

The assault on Marja, the largest U.S.-NATO military operation since 2001, is a "prelude to larger, more comprehensive operations," senior Obama officials said Friday. Administration officials declined to say when the Kandahar offensive will begin, but military officials have said that it probably will kick off in late spring or early summer after additional U.S. forces have moved into the area.

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More News On Afghanistan

U.S. Eyes New Target: Heartland of Taliban -- New York Times
UK troops to remain in Afghanistan 'for five years' -- BBC
Suicide squad kill foreigners in onslaught on city hotels -- Times Online
Attack in Kabul points to shifting Taliban tactics -- L.A. Times
Taliban attack in Kabul; insurgents not crippled -- Washington Times
Pakistani Court Blocks Extradition of Top Afghan Taliban Commander -- Voice of America
Training the trainers: Nato shows Afghan security forces the ropes -- Times Online
Fortress Afghanistan -- Strategy Page
Analysts Uncertain on Outcome of NATO's Afghanistan Strategy -- Voice of America

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