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Kabul Attacks Blamed on NATO Intelligence

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has branded the Taliban’s 18-hour siege of Kabul and places across eastern Afghanistan on Sunday an intelligence failure and called for an investigation into NATO security operations.

Taliban Talks Come to a Halt in Afghanistan

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Pointing to "the shaky, erratic and vague standpoint of the Americans" as one key reason for their decision, Taliban leaders in Afghanistan put the kibosh on plans to meet with U.S. envoys, releasing a statement on Thursday explaining the change of plans.

Pakistan Denies Taliban Ties in Afghanistan

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Claims made by NATO that Pakistan is in cahoots with the Afghan Taliban are tantamount to "old wine in an even older bottle," according to Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar. However, this particular batch of wine represents thousands of mandatory conversations (read: interrogations) versus Khar's official denial.

NATO Forces Fire on Targets Inside Pakistan

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In an incident that could lead to even more tension between the U.S. and Pakistan, NATO has confirmed that one of its aircraft engaged in an attack across the Pakistani border, purportedly to fire on suspected militants.

Mexico May Look a Little Colombian

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In an apparent mixing of official messages, President Obama has contradicted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by rejecting the analogy that Mexico is becoming more and more like 1990s drug-heyday Colombia, when 40 percent of the country's territory was controlled by rebel groups.

Afghan Officials Say 10 Election Workers Killed in Airstrike

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Were they election campaign workers peacefully going about their business in a convoy in northern Afghanistan, or were some 10 people reported killed Thursday in a NATO-led airstrike actually insurgents? In this case, both versions are being claimed as fact.

Obama: Iraq Drawdown Is 'on Schedule'

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The term withdrawal seems a bit overstated when it comes to describing the changing US military strategy in Iraq, but President Obama emphasized the thematic over the technical in a speech he delivered Monday (continued).

You Say Militant, I Say Terrorist

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What's in a name? Well, quite a bit, according to the newly crowned military commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, as he pushes to designate a group of militants in Pakistan as "terrorists."

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