Topic: Gulab Mangal
Millions are paid to Afghan private security companies to deliver food and ammunition to NATO troops. But the companies are accused of human rights abuses and paying the Taliban.
10/28/2010 12:26 pm
A bomb attack in southern Afghanistan killed at least 8 people today, according to reports. It appeared aimed at a Western antidrug program targeting the world's largest opium production by encouraging farmers to plant alternative crops.
03/31/2010 09:39 am
Western and Afghan officials have outlined ambitious plans for a new Marjah that include erecting new schools, reforming the police force, and upending the drug trade. Rebuilding Marjah and other towns is now seen as critical to NATO's Afghanistan war strategy.
03/04/2010 12:34 pm
In Helmand Province, poppy cultivation funds insurgent activities. As the operation began, the US military announced a US soldier had been captured in another province.
07/02/2009 01:00 am