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EUPOL Afghanistan

EU Police Mission in Afghanistan (EU)
Begin: 06/07

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United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UN-Peacebuilding)
Begin: 03/02

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Resolute Support

Begin: 01/15

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Criticism over troop withdrawal emerges from beyond G.O.P. (04.06.2014)

Criticism of President Obama’s announcement that American forces would leave Afghanistan by the end of 2016 has begun to come not just from his Republican adversaries, but also from another quarter: former military officers and civilian officials who worked for years to develop and defend his...

NATO to keep around 12,000 troops in Afghanistan next year-U.S. official (04.06.2014)

A NATO-led training mission in Afghanistan next year is likely to total about 12,000 soldiers, including about 8,000 Americans, while some 1,800 Americans will conduct counter-terrorism missions, a senior U.S. military official said on Wednesday.

Taliban threaten Afghan election, warn voters to stay away (02.06.2014)

Taliban insurgents threatened Monday to attack Afghanistan's run-off presidential election, warning voters to stay away from polling stations for fear of injury or death. Afghans are due to go to the polls on June 14 to choose whether Ashraf Ghani or Abdullah Abdullah should succeed President Hamid...

Taliban infighting escalating in Afghanistan and Pakistan (30.05.2014)

The Taliban organizations in Pakistan and Afghanistan are undergoing unprecedented divisions that pose both new opportunities and challenges for the two neighbors battling insurgencies.

US to keep 9,800 Afghanistan troops after 2014 (27.05.2014)

(T)he US will then gradually withdraw troops until only a small residual force remains after 2016. The remaining troops would guard the US embassy, train Afghan forces and support counter-terrorism operations.

Risks multiply as Afghanistan readies for election run-off (21.05.2014)

Both candidates vying to be the next president of Afghanistan are convinced they will win and that only cheating can stop them -- setting the stage for a fraught election when campaigning starts Thursday.

Afghan election body sacks thousands over fraud ahead of runoff (21.05.2014)

Afghanistan's election commission said on Wednesday it had fired more than 3,000 staff accused of fraud in the first round of the country's presidential election, as it sought to quell fears that it might fail to deliver a legitimate outcome.