Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Afghanistan War News Updates -- November 30, 2011

NATO: Communication Lines Open Between Coalition And Pakistan During Recent Border Incident -- Washington Post/AP

KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO says Pakistan is showing signs it might be willing to cooperate with the coalition again in the wake of NATO airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani troops.

NATO spokesman in Kabul, German Brig. Gen. Carsten Jacobson, said Wednesday that Pakistani security forces fully cooperated with NATO during a cross-border incident the night before in Paktia province along the border. He says details about who was firing at whom are still being collected and that no one was injured in the incident.

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More News On Afghanistan

US scrambles to contain Pakistan fallout ensure no new rifts on Afghanistan strategy -- Washington Post/AP
Afghan officials voice scant remorse to Pakistan -- Washington Post
Afghan President Urges Pakistan to Attend Bonn Conference -- Voice of America
Pakistan Dismisses Calls to Attend Afghan Conference -- Voice of America
Pakistan Boycotts Afghanistan Conference -- Wall Street Journal
Pakistan says decision on Afghanistan conference is final -- DAWN/Reuters
Pakistan to Boycott Next Week’s Meeting on Afghanistan After NATO Strike -- Bloomberg
Pakistan urged to rethink Bonn Afghan talks boycott -- BBC
Pakistan sets conditions for Bonn peace conference -- AFP

Combined Force Captures Haqqani Network Leader
-- US Department of Defense
NATO Service Member Dies in Afghanistan -- ABC News/AP
Terrorist attack foiled in Kabul -- New Kerala
Afghanistan: 40 000 troops exit next year -- News24
Bulgaria to Make Major Withdrawal of Afghanistan Troops by 2014 -- Novinite
Dempsey Makes Case for Progress in Afghanistan -- US Department of Defense
Transfer of security responsibility will test Afghan National Security Forces -- Long War Journal

Survey: Afghans Living Longer, Fewer Infants Die
-- New York Times/AP
Afghanistan maternal mortality drops, survey suggests -- BBC
Afghanistan life expectancy rising as healthcare improves, survey shows -- The Guardian
One in ten Afghan children die before age 5 - survey -- Reuters

Kabul doles out mineral mining rights -- UPI
How to win in Afghanistan -- Ronald E. Neumann, Washington Post
Road to recovery in Afghanistan goes through the countryside -- Edward Girardet, Christian Science Monitor
Afghanistan's Bonn Conference: 4 things you need to know -- Christian Science Monitor
Afghanistan Conference 'Doomed to Failure' -- Spiegel Online

At least 1,724 US military deaths in Afghanistan since 2001
-- Washington Post/AP

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