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The $113 Billion Hole: Ten Things America Gave Up This Year to Pay for the War in Afghanistan: here.
Cost Of Afghan War Hangs Over Obama’s Decision On Troop Withdrawals: here.
Afghanistan occupation forces death toll hits 250 for 2011: here.
On Sunday, the departing US Ambassador, Karl Eikenberry, used a speech to students in the western Afghan city of Herat to rebuke President Hamid Karzai: “”When we hear ourselves being called occupiers and worse, our pride is offended and we begin to lose our inspiration to carry on”: here.
While the media focuses on Obama’s anticipated announcement of a limited withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the US administration is carrying out behind-the-scenes negotiations for permanent bases in the country: here.
Arianna Huffington: I’m in sun-and-creativity-soaked Cannes but can’t stop thinking about Kabul — specifically President Obama’s looming announcement of how many, or how few, troops he is going to bring home from Afghanistan as part of his long-promised start to a complete withdrawal by 2014 (that’s 13 years after the war began, for those keeping score at home). We know that it’s easier to start a war than to finish one — and we are seeing a case study of this in Afghanistan despite the fact that there’s a clear, widespread, and growing consensus on the value of us getting out. Indeed, even as we approach the mere announcement of the pullout, the pushback parade has begun — an aggressive campaign designed to ensure that the number of troops the president brings home is as small as possible: here.
War-weary US citizens were braced for disappointment today as President Barack Obama prepared to set out a “gradual” Afghanistan withdrawal which would see just 10,000 of the 100,000 US soldiers in the country removed within the next year: here.
The financial scandal that broke Afghanistan’s Kabul Bank: The Guardian: here.