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  • ** FILE ** An Afghan man, injured in a suicide attack gestures from an ambulance in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 18, 2011. Men dressed in Afghan army uniforms stormed the police station near the presidential palace and opened fire said Mohammed Honayon, an eyewitness. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

    Shooter in Afghan army uniform kills NATO trooper

    A man in an Afghan army uniform shot and killed a NATO service member Saturday, and the Taliban said the assailant was a sleeper agent who had infiltrated the Afghan military.

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    DE BORCHGRAVE: Obama's Afghanistan disaster

    President Obama has just finished explaining to the world that he is ordering 10,000 troops home from Afghanistan this year and another 23,000 by September 2012, which will still leave some 70,000 until 2014, when his secretary walks in, notepad at the ready, and says, "The Taliban called. They said, 'Take your time.' "

  • Illustration: Afghanistan by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    MCKELLIPS: Afghans' corruption defeats their courage

    I am a private-sector civilian working alongside the U.S. military here on the front lines in Afghanistan. I am part of the "civilian surge," investing 16-hour days to win the hearts and minds of Afghans by mentoring the Afghan National Army, Police and Border Patrol.

  • Illustration: Koran

    DE BORCHGRAVE: Playing with fire

    A Southern Baptist preacher with a flock of 50 in Gainesville, Fla., decided to mark the ninth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, by lighting a fire that quickly circled the globe - with a public burning of the Koran, much the way Hitler ordered public bonfires with books written by Jews.

  • An Afghan army, struggling

    In southern Afghanistan, the focus of the U.S. war effort, nearly all the Afghan soldiers are foreigners. Most don't even speak the local language. They have to communicate through interpreters hired for the Americans.

Formation of Afghan National Army and Afghan Border Police prior to combat operation against Taliban Forces. (Photo by Cory Schulz)

    BASE NEWS: Afghans embrace U.S. troops

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE BERMEL, Afghanistan | U.S. media reports on Afghanistan often fail to capture the success in the country brought about by the cooperation between the military and Afghans -- and the appreciation of the latter.

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