Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Afghanistan War News Updates -- December 28, 2010

FORTIFIED OUTPOST - Active duty and reserve component U.S. Navy Seabees secure and fortify a remote combat outpost on the eastern edge of Khavejeh Molk, Afganistan, Dec. 13, 2010. The village is located approximately 25 miles north of Kandahar and is being used as a patrol base for the U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Michael B. Watkins

Iran Seen Providing More Training, Weapons To Afghan Insurgents -- Washington Examiner

The recent arrest of a Taliban fighter suspected of trafficking weapons from Iran to Afghanistan comes at the end of a year in which Iran greatly increased its efforts to disrupt the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan, military and intelligence officials say.

Over the past year, military officials have uncovered evidence of Iran training Afghan insurgents to make less detectable bombs out of plastic and supplying them with automatic rifles and other small arms. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has also tutored Taliban sympathizers in guerrilla warfare tactics.

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More News On Afghanistan

Revealed: The classified maps that show Afghanistan is becoming more dangerous... with number of high risk areas spreading -- The Daily Mail
UN charts escalation of violence in Afghanistan -- The Telegraph
Afghan Security Deteriorates -- Wall Street Journal
Coalition Reports Progress in Afghanistan, UN Data Paint Bleaker Picture -- Voice of America

Explosion kills 3 in northern Afghan province -- Xinhuanet
Taliban car bomb kills three in Kandahar -- AFP
Car Bomb Kills 1 and Hurts 26 Near Afghan Police Station -- New York Times
10 militants killed in Afghanistan -- Press TV (Iran)

NATO, Afghan officials offer conflicting accounts of deadly raid in Kabul -- Washington Post
Coalition, Afghans split over Kabul raid -- Washington Post
NATO goals in Afghanistan doomed to failure if night raids continue - -Xinhuanet
Medvedev signs Afghan transit deal with France into law -- RIA Novosti

Round Table: Afghanistan's Political Breakdown -- CBS News
Taliban Recede: Coalition or Winter's Advance? -- Time Magazine
Afghan war to escalate in 2011 -- Hindustan Times
Pondering A 'Plan B' In Afghanistan -- Rachel Martin, NPR
Afghanistan War: making counterinsurgency work -- Stephanie Gaskell, Global Post
Obama’s Afghanistan Review: A Perspective From Pakistan -- Shabana Fayyaz, Eurasia Review

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