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Jun 23, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
Jun 22, 2010
Jun 22, 2010

White House summons U.S. commander of Afghan campaign

KABUL (Reuters) – The White House has summoned the top U.S. general in Afghanistan to Washington to explain controversial remarks critical of the Obama administration, U.S. military officials said on Tuesday.

The move comes a day after General Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, apologised for comments by his aides insulting some of President Barack Obama’s advisers in an article to be published in Rolling Stone magazine.

Jun 22, 2010
Jun 18, 2010
via Afghan Journal

It’s all mine, says Afghan media

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(Quick, find some lithium before the batteries run out... pic by author)

A colleague blogged earlier this week about the report that says Afghanistan is sitting on a veritable fortune in mineral resources – between $1-3 trillion, depending on how optimistic you are.

Although another colleague analysed more critically what enormous difficulties need to be overcome to see even a fraction of that sum, it hasn’t stopped the Afghan media from getting excited.

Jun 10, 2010
Jun 10, 2010