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The Rise of China and Threats in Afghanistan

by Ihsanullah Omarkhail  for the Saker blog China’s development has attracted worldwide attention in recent years. The growing economy and advances in military buildup are heatedly debated around the world and particularly in China since it opened up its door to ...

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Afghanistan War Report – September 23, 2017: US Deploys More Troops And Warplanes

The US is increasing its military involvement in the Afghanistan conflict in an attempt to take an upper hand in a battle against the Taliban. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced on September 18 that the US will send more ...

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Afghanistan War Report – September 16, 2017: Taliban Attacks NATO Convoy

On Friday, a Taliban suicide bomber driving a car bomb slammed into a convoy of NATO forces near Kandahar Airbase in Trank Pul area of Kandahar province. Kandahar provincial governor spokesperson, Fazal Bari Baryalai, said the attack “totally destroyed” one ...

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Afghanistan War Report – September 2, 2017: New US Strategy Leads To Further Escalation Of Conflict

On August 30, the Taliban claimed that it downed a US helicopter in the Afghan province of Logar and that 20 US soldiers were killed in the attack. A spokesman for the US military in Afghanistan, Bob Purtiman, denied the ...

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Foreign Policy Diary – Violence Escalates in Afghanistan

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