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As Pick for No. 2, Tim Kaine Sees Gifts Come Under Scrutiny

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Under Virginia's lax ethics rules at the time, the gifts that Tim Kaine received as governor, which had a total value of more than $160,000, were all legal as long as they were disclosed.

Afghanistan: President Obama's Vietnam

Consortium News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Exclusive: President Obama is keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan fighting an unwinnable war for fear of the political consequences if he faces reality and admits defeat, an echo of Vietnam, writes Jonathan Marshall.

Will Afghanistan's Lone Fighter Succeed?

The Diplomat - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Many Afghans and foreign observers acknowledge that Afghanistan's honeymoon under Hamid Karzai— when money, jobs, foreign aid, and NGOs were abundant and everywhere— is over.

Something strange is going on

Daily Times - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
According to news reports, the PM has been well enough to receive Prince Charles, former Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, and of course, his cabinet members and his family.
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Afghan army recruits prepare to deploy into an increasingly deadly war

Los Angeles Times - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
It took two months for Zia-ul Haq, 23, to persuade his family to let him join the Afghan National Army. Like hundreds of recruits at an army training center outside Kabul, he said he was driven by patriotism and a desire to defend his country.
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York County judge seeing real, albeit slow, progress in Afghanistan

York Dispatch - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Any time you have that situation ... it can lead to corruption," Trebilcock told The York Dispatch last week. "Under (former Afghan president Hamid) Karzai's administration, corruption was rampant, and powerful people were protected from being ...

Karzai urges more focus on rooting out militants in Pakistan

Khaama Press (press release) (blog) - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has urged for more focus on rooting out militants in Pakistan, joining the Afghan government officials who are criticizing Pakistan for allowing the Afghan militant groups to use its soil for attacks in Afghanistan.
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Chilcot Report: Tony Blair made Early Push for Regime Change in Iraq

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
It was nine months since the Taliban had been removed from power in Afghanistan, and Powell wrote a few sentences in the margin of his copy, recommending that officials should try to identify an Iraqi Hamid Karzai, the US-backed post-Taliban president, ...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan's abdication on War

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified that the international terrorist threat against the United States remains on an upward trajectory as of 2016.

Donald Trump's journey of change should comfort evangelicals

Washington Times - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
We met people as diverse as the former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, former President Bill Clinton, Spike Lee and Katie Couric.
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Afghanistan Receives 5 New Attack Helicopters

The Diplomat - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The five light gunships arrived at Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport on July 16, 2016, via heavy transport aircraft from a USAF base in the United States.

Afghan rulers in the dock

The Express Tribune - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Hamid Karzai was elevated to the office of president in Kabul. The US and its allies directed billions of dollars to the Karzai administration for the reconstruction of the war-ravaged country.
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Afghanistan: Family and in-laws of teen burnt alive blame each other

International Business Times UK - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The incident comes more than four years after 15-year-old Sahar Gul was rescued from her in-law's house after she refused to engage in prostitution.

Afghanistan receives more armed MD 530F helicopters

IHS Jane's 360 - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The helicopters arrived at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul aboard a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III airlifter on 16 July, bringing the AAF's total inventory up to 23.

Around the world

Bend Bulletin - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
... respect for soldiers and officers long mistreated by the government and now battered by the resurgent Taliban. The president's outreach also contrasts with the practices of his immediate predecessor, Hamid Karzai, who showed solidarity with ...
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
In 2011, Ahmed Wali Karzai, 48, a half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and a powerful figure in Kandahar, was killed at his home by a bodyguard.
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The fight against the Taliban is going better than expected

Washington Post - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Ghani's comments marked a significant departure from the policy of his predecessor, Hamid Karzai. During his final years in office, Karzai halted night raids on Taliban targets and frequently accused the United States of killing civilians in airstrikes ...

Afghan Air Force receives five new combat helicopters from US

Business Standard - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
"Five new MD-530 Cayuse Warrior helicopters arrived at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, July 16, 2016, via a C-17 Globemaster III from McChord Air Force Base, Wash.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher responds to Salon article about his dealings with the Taliban

Salon - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Such a move would have precluded the folly of installing the corrupt government of Hamid Karzai. If Ms. Parton thinks congressmen don't gather information by such means, then she is staggeringly naïve.