Ariana: An American aid project in Afghanistan that was billed as the world’s biggest program ever designed purely for female empowerment has been a failure and a waste of taxpayers’ money, the head of a government watchdog agency has charged. The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction has repeatedly criticized American aid projects in Afghanistan as wasteful
Tolo News: As insecurity grows in parts of the country along with political issues around elections and the peace process, President Ashraf Ghani says the US strategy to win the war against the Taliban is working. “For the first time, the possibility of peace is really at hand,” President Ghani said in an interview with VICE
The Drive: The estimated annual sustainment costs alone are more than twice what the U.S. Air Force pays to operate a squadron of F-16s for a year – The U.S. military recently awarded the Sierra Nevada Corporation, or SNC, a deal worth over $1.8 billion dollars to support and grow the Afghan Air Force’s fleet
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News September 13, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Negotiations between the United States and the Afghan Taliban for a political settlement to end the protracted war in Afghanistan are stuck over the issue of maintenance of U.S. military bases in the country, according to Waheed Muzhda, a former Taliban official in Kabul who remains in
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 12, 2018 A 27-year-old Afghan refugee has won the Democratic primary for a seat in the legislature of the U.S. state of New Hampshire, defeating a fellow Democrat who held the seat for four terms. Safiya Wazir defeated District 17 State Representative Dick Patten, who said during the campaign that
1TV: Afghanistan’s lawmakers are set to review the bilateral security agreement with the United States as violence flares in the country. The idea was put forward by some lawmakers in the Lower House on Monday and it was approved by majority of the MPs through voting on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Hamid Karzai, a former Afghan president, who
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 11, 2018 The Afghan military has increased its vetting of local forces working with U.S. troops in order to minimize insider attacks, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon on September 11 that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani brought up the issue when the two met
Tolo News: In a book named Every Day Is Extra written by John Kerry, who was engaged in [the] establishment of [the] NUG, Kerry has written that for the first time the establishment of NUG was suggested by President Ashraf Ghani. “Ghani was a west-supporter nationalist Pashtun and technocratic words were coming out of his mouth.
Press TV September 11, 2018 The Taliban militant group is preparing to send a delegation for further talks with US officials in an attempt to end a 17-year-old war in Afghanistan. Two officials involved with the process said on Tuesday that Taliban leaders were meeting to discuss the makeup of the three- or four-person delegation.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 11, 2018 The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said it will “continue to do its work undeterred,” responding a day after U.S. national security adviser John Bolton threatened sanctions if the tribunal investigates alleged war crimes by U.S. personnel in Afghanistan. The Hague-based court, which investigates genocide, crimes against humanity,