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U.N. Reports Rising Afghan Casualties

The number of civilians killed or wounded rose 31 percent in the first six months of the year, the report said. KABUL, Afghanistan — The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan continued to climb in the first half of 2010,

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NATO Admits Shooting Victims Were 4 Afghan Civilians Not ‘Known Insurgents’

KABUL – NATO acknowledged Wednesday that four unarmed Afghans who were killed this week when a military convoy opened fire on their vehicle were all civilians, correcting an earlier claim that two of the dead were “known insurgents.” The shooting

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Yet Another Airstrike Massacre in Afghanistan

Here’s U.S. Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaking to scholars and security experts at the Brookings Institution on May 17: “We cannot succeed in Afghanistan or anywhere else, but let’s talk specifically about Afghanistan, by

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NATO Snubs Ukraine, Georgia in Blow to Bush; Greece Plans Veto

By James G. Neuger NATO rebuffed bids by Ukraine and Georgia to be put on a path toward membership, dealing a blow to President George W. Bush’s goal of extending the western military alliance into the former Soviet heartland. Allied

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