Afghanistan War News Updates — February 12, 2012

Risks Of Afghan War Shift From Soldiers To Contractors — New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — Even dying is being outsourced here.

This is a war where traditional military jobs, from mess hall cooks to base guards and convoy drivers, have increasingly been shifted to the private sector. Many American generals and diplomats have private contractors for their personal bodyguards. And along with the risks have come the consequences: More civilian contractors working for American companies than American soldiers died in Afghanistan last year for the first time during the war.

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More News On Afghanistan

War In Afghanistan News – 12 FEB 2012 — War On Terror News
Seven Taliban killed, 18 held in Afghanistan — Yahoo News/IANS
Gunmen kill provincial judge, child in Afghanistan — Yahoo News/AP
Gunmen assassinate provincial judge in Nangarhar — Khaama Press
Afghan forces allegedly cross into Balochistan — Dawn/AP
Border violation: Afghan forces kill 2 in Balochistan — Express Tribune
Afghan forces intrude into Pakistan; kill 2 — The Nation

Afghanistan denies Taliban army infiltration systemic — ABC News
Afghan attacker may not have acted alone, suggests Taliban propaganda video — Brisbane Times
Attacks on Coalition Troops by Afghan Security Forces Tend to Reflect Local Grievances, According to General — Ottawa Citizen

Taliban: Changed, but still a potent threat — Yahoo News/AFP
Marine honored for Afghanistan counterattack — CBS/AP
Afghans Fret Flight of Hard Cash a Sign of Things to Come — New York Times/Reuters
In Afghanistan, a Soviet Past Lies in Ruins — New York Times
Afghan women fear Taliban return — AFP
A Loss We Can Live With — James Traub, Foreign Policy


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