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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived Monday night in Kabul on an unannounced visit to meet with top U.S. and Afghan personnel ahead of July's planned start of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, a White House official said.

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WikiLeaks cables on Afghanistan show monumental corruptionupdated: Fri Dec 03 2010 14:51:00

Hundreds of U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks paint a picture of corruption in Afghanistan at every level of government and society.

Committee to plan contractors' phaseout in Afghanistanupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 12:13:00

In what is seen as a bow to international pressure to delay implementation of a ban on private security contractors, the Afghan government said Wednesday it will form a committee to plan the phasing out of those contractors without endangering development projects.

Afghanistan's president remembers 9/11updated: Sat Sep 11 2010 12:13:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai -- whose country harbored the al Qaeda terror network when the group attacked the United States nine years ago -- used the September 11 anniversary to deplore the assault and call for an effective counterterrorism strategy in the longstanding Afghan war.

Holbrooke: McChrystal dismissal 'necessary'updated: Wed Jul 14 2010 20:10:00

President Barack Obama's dismissal of the top commander in Afghanistan was "extremely unfortunate" but "necessary," according to Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Report warns of overwork, low morale at U.S. Embassy in Afghanistanupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 19:55:00

A State Department inspector general's report says the U.S. Embassy staff in Afghanistan suffers from morale problems, overwork and the constant demands of visiting VIPs, which the report calls "war tourism."

Afghan success 'attainable'updated: Wed Dec 09 2009 21:07:00

Gen. David Petraeus and Karl Eikenberry testify before Congress on the scope of the Afghanistan mission.

Petraeus: Wait until December 2010 to gauge U.S. success in Afghanistanupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 21:07:00

Coalition forces can attain "success" in Afghanistan, but U.S. officials should wait until December 2010 before they can measure the progress of the troop surge, a top U.S. commander told a Senate committee Wednesday.

Top general testifiesupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 20:07:00

Gen. Stanley McChrystal testifies before Congress on the plan for the surge of U.S. troops into Afghanistan.

McChrystal: Uprooting bin Laden and Taliban key to winning in Afghanistanupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 20:07:00

Finding al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and rolling back a resurgent Taliban are necessary steps toward winning the war in Afghanistan, the top U.S. commander there told a Senate committee Tuesday.

Obama discusses Afghanistan troop surge with general, ambassadorupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 01:52:00

President Obama met with his top officials in Afghanistan on Monday to reiterate what is needed for the success of the troop surge he ordered, while the Pentagon announced the first U.S. forces in the surge will deploy later this month.

Karl Eikenberry, Obama's man in Afghanistanupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 17:09:00

The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan has a unique résumé: he served two tours in the country as a general, training Afghan police and troops, before trading his uniform for a diplomat's business suit.

Afghan sticking pointsupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 17:09:00

President Obama is rejecting all Afghan war options on the table right now. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports.

Afghan president's office asks what U.S. ambassador saidupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 17:09:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's office contacted the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan about reports the ambassador warned against sending more U.S. troops to the country, a Karzai spokesman told CNN Thursday.

Hundreds of Afghan votes declared invalidupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 11:43:00

Afghan presidential election results from five polling stations were declared invalid by the Electoral Complaints Commission on Thursday because of fraud.

Afghan election fraudupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 11:01:00

Heavy fraud leads to votes being thrown out in the Afghan presidential elections. CNN's Atia Abawi reports

Afghanistan commission orders partial vote recountupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 11:01:00

Afghanistan's Electoral Complaints Commission on Tuesday ordered a partial recount of the ballots in the August 20 presidential election.

U.S. urges Karzai to allow vote fraud probeupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 04:10:00

Increasingly credible allegations of vote fraud were the topic of conversation Monday night for a meeting between U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, senior State Department officials said.

14 from U.S. Embassy security staff in Afghanistan firedupdated: Sat Sep 05 2009 02:32:00

Fourteen employees of a U.S. security contractor accused of wrongdoing at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan have been fired and were leaving the country, the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan said Friday.

Voter gripes abound as Afghans count presidential ballotsupdated: Sun Aug 23 2009 13:14:00

More than 200 allegations of irregularities in last week's presidential elections in Afghanistan have been registered, according to the independent commission set up to handle such complaints.

General wants wife in Afghanistan if he becomes ambassadorupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 17:12:00

As a career military officer, Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry is familiar with sacrifice for his country and long stretches away from home.

U.S. sending more troops to thwart Taliban offensiveupdated: Wed Feb 14 2007 13:18:00

Expecting the resurgent Taliban to stage a spring offensive, the U.S. military is moving a brigade of troops into Afghanistan, instead of Iraq, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.

NATO expands role in Afghanistanupdated: Thu Oct 05 2006 05:46:00

NATO's military operation formally expanded into eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, extending the alliance's presence across the war-torn nation.

The other insurgencyupdated: Fri Jun 16 2006 08:51:00

Remember the ad slogan "Pork - The Other White Meat?" The new slogan here should be "Afghanistan -- The Other Insurgency."

General: More Taliban in southern Afghanistan updated: Wed May 10 2006 12:33:00

The Taliban's influence has grown in parts of southern Afghanistan over the past year, the top U.S. commander in that country said Wednesday.

U.S.: Aid to Pakistan up to $50Mupdated: Mon Oct 10 2005 01:09:00

The United States will provide initial aid of up to $50 million for reconstruction and relief efforts in Pakistan in the aftermath of a weekend earthquake that killed at least 30,000 people across the region.

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