Afghanistan blast kills 3 amid security transition KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A large bomb exploded in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least three people on the day the international military coalition hands over responsibility for fighting the Taliban insurgency to the nascent national army and police they have been training.
June 18, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
Afghanistan to kick off Taliban peace talks in Qatar By Dylan Welch and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan will send a team to Qatar for peace talks with the Taliban, President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday, as the U.S.-led NATO coalition launched the final phase of the 12-year war with the last round of security transfers to Afghan forces. Karzai's announcement was the first possible step forward in the peace process, which has struggled ...
June 18, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
Afghanistan War: Afghans poised to take security lead from U.S., NATO One of the most significant turning points in one of America's longest and costliest wars is imminent: Afghanistan's fledgling security forces are taking the lead for security nationwide, bringing the moment of truth on the question of whether they are ready to fight an insurgency that remains resilient after nearly 12 years of conflict.
June 16, 2013 - The Oregonian
David Petraeus in Washington Post ...a letter to NATO soldiers and civilians in Afghanistan, a gesture he also made when he took over command of US troops in Iraq in 2007, Petraeus wrote, "We must never forget that the decisive terrain in Afghanistan is the human terrain."