Afghanistan Archive

Using jobs to lure Taliban

[Skip to the end] At least they are starting to understand the power of employment. Too bad they haven’t figured out how to do it in local currency. Wonder how this will sell politically to unemployed voters here in the States: Afghans Offer Jobs to Taliban Rank and File if They Defect ...Read More

Obama sends 17,000 troops to Afghanistan

[Skip to the end] One more thing his anti war supports told me was just pre-election talk that’s actually happening. Feels more like the Carter administration every day. Obama Sends 17,000 Additional Soldiers to Afghanistan by Edwin Chen and Roger Runningen Feb 17 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama signed an order boosting ...Read More