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Two North Dakota soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Monday. The soldiers, Sgt. 1st Class Darren Linde, 41, of Devils Lake, and Spc. Tyler Orgaard, 20, of Bismarck, were doing a routine clearance o... Posted on 12/5/12 at 12:44 AM
STORM TRACKER Afghanistan Cold
The harsh winter weather that has hit much of Europe and Asia has also been impacting Afghanistan. This in turn has created another battle for our troops stationed there, fighting the cold and the sno... Posted on 2/22/12 at 3:34 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Minnesota farming soldiers head to Afghanistan
Twenty-two Minnesota National Guard soldiers are heading to Afghanistan on an unusual mission: teach agriculture.
The Guards Agri-Business Development Team leaves for training Tuesday for a one-year ... Posted on 9/30/11 at 10:07 AM
A senior aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the United States on Friday of trying to pressure elements of his government to accept a security deal that would shape the post-2014 U.S. military presence in the country.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign a security deal with the United States, the White House said, and Washington may have to resort to the "zero option" of withdrawing all American troops from the strife-torn country next year, as it did in Iraq.
Jessica Donati and Mark Felsenthal
, November 25, 2013
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in a meeting with U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, proposed new terms for a deal governing troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and said he is in no hurry to sign the accord, the White House said on Monday.
An assembly of Afghan elders endorsed a crucial security deal on Sunday to enable U.S. troops to operate in the country beyond next year, but President Hamid Karzai left the matter up in the air by refusing to say whether he would sign it into law.
Hamid Shalizi and Mirwais Harooni
, November 24, 2013
President Hamid Karzai triggered uncertainty about a vital security pact with the United States on Thursday by saying it should not be signed until after Afghanistan's presidential election next April, prompting the White House to insist on a year-end deadline.
Hamid Shalizi and Jessica Donati
, November 21, 2013
The United States and Afghanistan scrambled to try to finalise a crucial security pact on Wednesday, a day before thousands of Afghan elders were due to start debating whether to allow U.S. troops to stay in the country after 2014.
Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi
, November 20, 2013
Last-minute efforts to finalize a security pact between the United States and Afghanistan were clouded on Tuesday by differences over whether President Barack Obama had agreed to issue a letter acknowledging U.S. mistakes made during the 12-year war.
Hamid Shalizi and Lesley Wroughton
, November 19, 2013
Three more members of a Fargo-based Air National Guard unit are returning home from Afghanistan. The Guard says the airmen with the 119th Security Forces Squadron are scheduled to fly into Fargo on Wednesday afternoon.
A couple of dozen North Dakota Air National Guard members in Afghanistan are scheduled to return home Tuesday night. The guard says more than 20 of nearly 30 deployed to the country since March are scheduled on a flight to Fargo.
The U.S.-led effort to train the Afghan air force faces big challenges ranging from security threats to possible repercussions from procurement scandals that have triggered a review of infrastructure and equipment projects, the U.S. general in charge said.
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