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December 11th, 2012
12:13 PM ET

Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan rescue

CNN's Barbara Starr profiles a Navy SEAL who died in a raid that freed a doctor being held captive in Afghanistan.

RELATED STORY: U.S. Navy SEAL killed in operation to rescue American doctor in Afghanistan


Filed under: Afghanistan • Barbara Starr • Military • Navy SEALs
October 18th, 2012
10:29 PM ET

U.S. contractors allegedly drunk in video

CNN's Brian Todd reports on a video that allegedly shows U.S. security contractors drinking, doing drugs in Afghanistan.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Brian Todd
September 18th, 2012
03:11 PM ET

Camp Bastion attack details

Brian Todd reports on new details of the Taliban attack on Camp Bastion; length of firefight, breach of perimeter.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Brian Todd • Military
August 13th, 2012
10:11 AM ET

Special Ops troops lured then killed

A man in an Afghan military uniform kills three U.S. troops, Chris Lawrence reports on the latest in a string of attacks.

RELATED STORY: Afghan police officer fires on NATO troops


Filed under: Afghanistan • Chris Lawrence • Military
July 25th, 2012
09:40 AM ET

Starving patients, surgery without meds

CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the Congressional probe into abuse at a U.S. funded hospital in Afghanistan.

RELATED STORY: Congress to hear allegations of failings at US funded Afghan hospital

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Barbara Starr • Congress • Military
May 22nd, 2012
04:30 PM ET

Wolf Blitzer's interview with Hamid Karzai

Wolf Blitzer sat down with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the NATO summit in Chicago to discuss a wide range of issues including the U.S. withdrawal plan, Pakistan, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, President Obama and more. See below for the full interview in three parts.

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Blitzer's interview with Karzai: Part 1

CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Afghan President Hamid Karzai discuss Pakistan, the Taliban, and the U.S. withdrawal plan.

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Blitzer's interview with Karzai: Part 2

CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Afghan President Hamid Karzai discuss Afghanistan - U.S. relations and Rep. Rohrabacher.

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Blitzer's interview with Karzai: Part 3

CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Afghan President Hamid Karzai discuss Obama, Romney and Ben Kingsley


Filed under: Afghanistan • Hamid Karzai • Interviews • NATO
May 21st, 2012
07:06 PM ET

Karzai: Still no agreement with NATO

Afghan Pres. Hamid Karzai tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer there is still no resolution on allowing supplies into Afghanistan.

RELATED STORY: Karzai: I will not let congressman into Afghanistan


Filed under: Afghanistan • Hamid Karzai • Interviews • Pakistan
May 21st, 2012
06:56 PM ET

Karzai: I will not let congressman into Afghanistan

If Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-California, an influential member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is looking for a country to visit as a member of a congressional delegation, he can cross Afghanistan off his list.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Rohrabacher have been at loggerheads over the congressman's push for a more decentralized Afghan government. Asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer about the disagreement, Karzai said he is against letting Rohrabacher into the country.

FULL STORY ON CNN"S SECURITY CLEARANCE BLOG

RELATED STORY: Karzai: Still no agreement with NATO


Filed under: Afghanistan • Dana Rohrabacher • Hamid Karzai • Wolf Blitzer
Blitzer to interview Afghan President Hamid Karzai
May 21st, 2012
11:35 AM ET

Blitzer to interview Afghan President Hamid Karzai

CNN's Wolf Blitzer sits down with Afghan President Hamid Karzai for an exclusive interview at the NATO summit in Chicago. This will air Monday during the 5pm ET hour on CNN.

On Monday, NATO countries are expected to sign off on President Obama's exit strategy from Afghanistan that calls for an end to combat operations next year and the withdrawal of troops by the end of 2014.

Karzai met with President Obama on Sunday and both agreed that the end of the war is close. Karzai reiterated his commitment to the withdrawal timetable, "so that Afghanistan is no longer a burden on the shoulder of our friends in the international community, on the shoulders of the United States and our other allies."

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Chicago • Hamid Karzai • NATO
BLITZER'S BLOG: President Obama’s olive branch to the Taliban
May 3rd, 2012
01:54 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: President Obama’s olive branch to the Taliban

By CNN's Wolf Blitzer

(CNN)
– For a long time, U.S. intelligence officials have testified before congressional committees that there are probably fewer than 100 al Qaeda terrorists remaining in Afghanistan. They have suggested that there are many more al Qaeda members in other countries, including Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

If true, and I believe it is, that raises this question: Why does the United States still have 90,000 troops in Afghanistan and virtually none in those other countries?
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Filed under: Afghanistan • al Qaeda • Barack Obama • Situation Room • Taliban • Wolf Blitzer
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