Friday, March 29, 2013

Afghanistan War News Updates -- March 29, 2013

U.S. soldiers prepare fighting positions to support coalition forces during Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 4, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann

Hopes Of Taliban Deal Hit By Afghan-Pakistan Dispute -- Global Post/AFP

Recriminations between Afghanistan and Pakistan on Thursday undermined hopes that a recent thaw in cross-border relations could help bring Taliban militants to the peace table.

Western officials believe Pakistan, which backed Afghanistan's 1996-2001 Taliban regime, has a crucial role to play in efforts to negotiate a political settlement with the Islamist extremists and end more than a decade of war.

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More News On Afghanistan

ISAF Joint Command Operational Update March 29, 2013 -- ISAF
Suicide attack near US Consulate kills 10 Peshawar city -- Khaama Press
The female frontier: 1 girl, 19 men at Brit military outpost in Afghanistan -- The SUN
Spanish Tigers Deployed to Afghanistan
-- Ares/Aviation Week
Russia looks into various options of establishing repair bases in Afghanistan -- New Europe
How Sesame Street tones down for Afghanistan -- DAWN/AFP
Endgame in Afghanistan
-- The Nation
U.S. must decide about troops in Afghanistan -- Ronald E. Neumann, Washington Post
Hamid Karzai, confused by the U.S. -- Stephen Biddle and Michael O’Hanlon, Washington Post

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