Sunday, June 19, 2011

DTN News: Afghanistan Top Stories / Headlines News Dated June 19, 2011

DTN News: Afghanistan Top Stories / Headlines News Dated June 19, 2011
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - June 19, 2011: Comprehensive daily news related to Afghanistanfor the world of TODAY.
*Comprehensive daily news related to Afghanistan Top Stories / Headlines News for the world of TODAY

Barack Obama eyes early Afghan exit

Drone strikes and covert ops weaken al-Qaeda network such that speedy withdrawal would be justified, Obama officials say.

19 Jun 2011

Judge questions soldier's prosecution

A special forces soldier is being prosecuted for punching a member of the Taliban during an ambush in Afghanistan.

19 Jun 2011

Tributes paid to British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Tributes have been paid to British soldier Corporal Lloyd Newell, who was shot dead in small arms fire in Afghanistan.

18 Jun 2011

US opens peace talks with Taliban

Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has confirmed direct contact has been made between the US and the Taliban.

18 Jun 2011

Duke of York awards Elizabeth Cross to soldiers killed in Afghanistan

The Duke of York and thousands of well-wishers braved stormy weather on Saturday to honour troops who served in Afghanistan and remember those who did not make it home.

18 Jun 2011

New York Times

U.S. Ambassador Responds to Karzai's Criticisms

Karl W. Eikenberry’s comments were a rare break from the normally tolerant stance Western diplomats have toward the Afghan president’s anti-coalition rhetoric.

June 19, 2011
    Gates Acknowledges Talks with Taliban

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates acknowledged that the United States had begun preliminary talks as part of an effort to end the war in Afghanistan.

    June 19, 2011
      U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

      The Department of Defense has identified 1,608 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations.

      June 18, 2011
        Afghanistan’s Karzai Says America Is Talking to the Taliban

        President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan made the assertion Saturday in a speech that he also used to fire a broadside against his coalition allies.

        June 18, 2011
          Qaeda Woes Fuel Talk of Speeding Afghan Pullback
          Qaeda Woes Fuel Talk of Speeding Afghan Pullback

          High-ranking officials say Al Qaeda’s original network in the region is crippled, providing a rationale for an accelerated troop reduction.

          June 18, 2011
          Google News
          1. 'This Week' Transcript: Sen. John McCain

            ABC News - 7 hours ago
            ... turning into doves with their calls to end the war in Afghanistan? ... And Bruce Springsteen fans the world over are gathering today to mourn the death ...
            Have GOP Isolationists an Answer for McCain?- Commentary McCain hits 'isolationist' field- Politico 'Ronald Reagan would be disappointed in you': John McCain attacks ...- Daily Mail all 128 news articles »
            Daily Mail
          2. Nine killed in attack on police station in Afghanistan

            Globe and Mail - susan sachs - 1 day ago
            Three suicide bombers attacked a police station in the crowded centre of the Afghan capital today, setting off a gun battle and explosions near several ...
            Taliban suicide assault team strikes in Afghan capital- Long War Journal Taliban kill nine in Kabul police station- Outlook all 525 news articles »
            Sydney Morning Herald
          3. 3 civilians killed, 11 injured in Suicide bombing in N Afghanistan

            Xinhua - Xiong Tong - 9 hours ago
            "Today at around 9:45 am (local time), a suicide bomber blew his explosive-laden ... the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a ...
            US-led soldier killed in S Afghanistan- Press TV 3 more US-led troops die in Afghan war- Press TV Caldwell aims to build up Afghan forces- Marine Corps Times all 283 news articles »
            USA Today
          4. Success Against Al Qaeda Depends on Success in Afghanistan

            The Weekly Standard (blog) - Frederick W. Kagan - Kimberly Kagan - 5 hours ago
            The New York Times reports today that senior officials within the Obama administration are pressing for an accelerated withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan ...
            GOP Rep.: Keep politics out of Afghan decision- CBS News Afghan Efforts at Taliban Reconciliation Get Boost From UN- Bloomberg New UN sanctions list to strengthen fight against terrorism- Jerusalem Post - NPR all 387 news articles »
            Brisbane Times
          5. Another NATO mistake in Libya...Eikenberry on Afghanistan ...

            9&10 News - 12 minutes ago
            ... the Libyan capital today went off target and may have caused civilian casualties. ... KABUL,Afghanistan (AP) — The US Ambassador to Afghanistan says US ...
            Should the US continue its intervention in Libya?- The Guardian NATO admits airstrike went astray in Libya- Salon Tripoli Post all 2178 news articles »
            The Hindu
          6. Commissioner Piebalgs calls for urgent reforms in finance and ...

            IEWY News - 59 minutes ago
            Brussels – EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, today arrived in Afghanistan, for a visit designed to discuss the next steps of EU cooperation with ...
          7. Taliban-U.S. Talks 'Very Preliminary,' Defense Chief Gates Says

            Bloomberg - Catherine Larkin - 5 hours ago
            The Taliban militia ruled Afghanistan, harboring the al-Qaeda terrorist network, ... engaged is always a mistake,” Gates said today on “Fox News Sunday. ...
            War on Terror: Has the U.S. 'used' Afghanistan?- Alaska Dispatch Gates acknowledges talks with Taliban- USA Today New York Times - Tucson Citizen
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