Friday, April 29, 2011

Afghanistan War News Updates -- April 29, 2011

WADI WATCH - U.S. Army Pfc. Aaron Birmingham keeps on eye on a wadi or dry gully in Andar, Afghanistan, April 21, 2011. Birmingham is an infantryman assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's Company D, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade. The area is known as a Taliban stronghold and is where the unit received small arms fire earlier in the month. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Guffey

Petraeus’s Optimism About Afghanistan Not Shared At CIA -- Foreign Policy

CIA Director Leon Panetta and ISAF Commander Gen. David Petraeus will get new assignments Thursday, with Panetta being nominated to head the Pentagon and Petraeus replacing him at the CIA. But the CIA and the military have completely different assessments of the NATO-led force's progress in Afghanistan, placing Petraeus in charge of a bureaucracy largely skeptical of his optimistic analysis of the war.

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More News On Afghanistan

Report touts progress in Afghanistan war -- Yahoo News/AP
Afghan violence rises amid troop surge-Pentagon -- Reuters
3 NATO Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan -- RTT News
Air Force Academy professor Phil Ambard killed in Afghanistan -- Denver Post
NATO officers: Taliban planning spate of violence --
Tough summer ahead in Afghanistan, says Joint Chiefs chair -- Government Executive
NATO general: Mass Afghan jailbreak not endangering military gains -- M&C
Karzai considers military draft in Afghanistan instead of all-volunteer army -- Washington Post
To Lead Afghan War, Obama Chooses Marine Known for Swaying Sunnis in Iraq -- New York Times
Next ISAF commander Allen described as an educated, deliberate leader -- Stars And Stripes
How Allen's Time In Iraq May Serve Him In Afghanistan -- NPR (Audio)
Lt. Gen. John Allen to lead in Afghanistan -- Marine Times
U.S. military dismayed by delays in 3 key development projects in Afghanistan -- Washington Post
Funding cuts delay Afghan programs -- UPI
AfPak envoy comes down heavy on Pakistan -- Hindustan Times
‘Pakistan, US will work together to resolve Afghan conflict’ -- Daily Times
Fareed Zakaria on scaling back the U.S. role in Afghanistan -- CNN
Taliban finding clarity as NATO struggles to deliver message -- Reuters

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