Posts tagged as: afghanistan

10 aid workers killed by Taliban

10 aid workers killed by Taliban

In an ambush that highlighted the growing dangers faced by foreign charity organizations in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters gunned down a 10-member international medical team, including six Americans, in the country’s northern wilderness, the aid group and local officials said Saturday. According to provincial police and the International Assistance Mission, the Kabul-based group that organized the [...]

WikiLeaks puts Afghans lives at stake-Gates

WikiLeaks puts Afghans lives at stake–Gates

An announcement by the Taliban that they were going through classified military dispatches from Afghanistan posted by the Web site WikiLeaks “basically proves the point” that the disclosures put at risk the lives of Afghans who had aided American forces, said US Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates last Sunday. Gates, a former director of [...]

US army fails to protect Afghan informers-WikiLeaks founder

US army fails to protect Afghan informers–WikiLeaks founder

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has hit out at the US military, saying that it bears the ultimate responsibility for any deaths of Afghan informers in the wake of the publication by his organization of 75,000 leaked files of American army secrets. Amid accusations that publishing the files put people’s lives at risk, Assange and WikiLeaks—the [...]

Robert Gates slams WikiLeaks

Robert Gates slams WikiLeaks

Asserting that the security breach had endangered lives and damaged the ability of others to trust the United States government to protect their secrets, US Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Thursday denounced the disclosure this week of 75,000 classified documents about the Afghanistan war by the Web site WikiLeaks. The documents were “a mountain [...]

WikiLeaks reveals secret Afghanistan documents

WikiLeaks reveals secret Afghanistan documents

On Sunday night, the White House lashed out at a stunning leak of secret documents that suggest Americans had been misled about the war in Afghanistan. In a statement, National Security Adviser James Jones said, “The United States strongly condemns the disclosure…which could put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk and threaten [...]

Missing US service members may have been captured by Taliban

Missing US service members may have been captured by Taliban

A ground and air search is being undertaken by coalition forces in Afghanistan for two US service members missing since July 23 who may have been captured by the Taliban. According to a statement on NATO’s website that didn’t identify their nationality, the two left a compound in the capital, Kabul, in a vehicle two [...]

US stands with Afghanistan-Clinton

US stands with Afghanistan–Clinton

On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed the US and its allies will stand by Afghanistan even as fears are growing about the course of the nearly nine-year-old war and the Obama administration plans to begin withdrawing American troops from the country next year. Amid the rising death toll of foreign troops [...]

Kabul Conference hints at NATO withdrawal

Kabul Conference hints at NATO withdrawal

The Kabul Conference set to start Tuesday may hint at something that the United States and other sponsors of Afghanistan’s government have been dancing around for some time: A target date for ending what is already America’s longest running foreign war. A British newspaper obtained a leaked draft of the communiqué that US Secretary of [...]