Afghanistan War News Updates — May 24, 2012

Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, briefs reporters at the Pentagon, May 23, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

 

Allen: Troops In Afghanistan Are Fully Supplied Despite Rift With Pakistan — Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — Despite ongoing diplomatic tussles with Pakistan and the continued closure of land supply routes, U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan have all the food, fuel and ammo they need, the war’s top commander said Wednesday at the Pentagon.

Marine Gen. John Allen spoke to reporters two days after NATO leaders at a summit in Chicago agreed on a “road map” to wind down operations in Afghanistan.

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More News On Afghanistan

Combined Force Detains Taliban Leader — US Department of Defense
2 roadside bombs slam Michigan National Guards in Afghanistan; 10 wounded — Detroit Free Press
Afghanistan: 17 Taliban rebels killed, 54 detained — Zee News
Afghan intelligence says it foiled massive bomb plot — L.A. Times

Allen Anticipates Much Summer Activity in Afghanistan — US Department of Defense
ISAF Commander Anticipates Much Summer Activity in Afghanistan — Defpro

Quarter of U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan by end of September — Foreign Policy
Allen: U.S. troop draw down from Afghanistan to begin ‘very shortly’ — CNN
General says Afghanistan will need “combat power” — Reuters
ISAF to assess Afghan security every six months — Zee News

Afghanistan War: Taliban, Pakistan And Iran Could Hamper NATO Exit — Huffington Post
NATO-led force to leave Afghanistan but Taliban risk remains — Xinhuanet

Deployed Marines face electrocution threat — Marine Times
Large Footprint in Afghanistan Can be Counterproductive: Obama — Defpro

Afghan girls poisoned in second anti-school attack — Reuters
Poisoned in the classroom: 125 Afghan girls rushed to hospital after ‘Taliban attacked school with toxic powder’ — Daily Mail
Official: 122 girls, 3 teachers poisoned at Afghan school — CNN

NATO summit’s forgotten people: Afghan civilians
— New York Daily News
Afghans Say Kidnapped Aid Workers in Mountains, Talks Begin — New York Times/Reuters
Afghan civilians flock to Army medics with ailments new and old — Stars and Stripes

Insight: Iran’s “Great Game” in Afghanistan — Amie Ferris-Rotman, Reuters
Ready or not, it is Afghanistan’s turn to carry the fight — Brian Stewart, CBC
Afghan war is not over yet — Stephen Tankel, CNN
Pipe dream in Afghanistan? — Alexandros Petersen, UPI

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,851
— AP

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