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Afghanistan News-links 30 August 2008

US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 512
The Associated Press –
29, 2008, at least 512 members of the US military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the US invasion of Afghanistan in late …
ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g3dO01zk6vBUdavNiW-Zfe-SJuvQD92S7TUG0

Rolling back on eight years of the Bush White House
guardian.co.uk – UK
The central element is the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq, under a 16-month timetable, and providing more resources for Afghanistan. …
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/30/barackobama.democrats20081

AFGHANISTAN’S POPPY FIELDS
Canada.com – Don Mills,Ontario,Canada
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – An old man waits with his two sons outside of a United Nation’s distribution centre on a scorching hot August day in Kandahar City. …
www.canada.com/topics/news/world/story.
html?id=8a20382a-090a-430e-8fa0-c370763f60d5

Time to Target the Taliban Drug Cartel
U.S. News & World Report – Washington,DC,USA
This week the United Nations released new statistics on Afghanistan’s opium production, and the upshot is that the country will remain the world’s top…
www.usnews.com/blogs/sam-dealey/2008/08/
29/time-to-target-the-taliban-drug-cartel.html

500 Afghans attend service for slain NGO worker
The Daily Yomiuri – Osaka,Japan
He relayed information passed on by Tetsu Nakamura, a medical doctor who represents the group in Afghanistan and Pakistan, about the ceremony and other …
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20080830TDY03302.htm

Prince Harry Desperate to Return to Front Line in Afghanistan
FOXNews – USA
AP March 1: Britain’s Prince Harry steps off a plane at RAF Brize Norton, England, on his return from Afghanistan. March 1: Britain’s Prince Harry steps off …
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,413207,00.html

Nearly a dozen militants killed in Afghanistan: coalition
AFP –
KABUL (AFP) — The US-led coalition in Afghanistan said Friday its troops had killed almost a dozen militants after coming under attack while operating near …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iF_wIBMR-0RnN_7oDVOxgBpffEXQ

Afghan base is “world’s busiest trauma hospital”
Reuters UK – UK
By Luke Baker CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (Reuters) – From the outside it’s a prefabricated building in the midst of the desert, an unremarkable one storey …
uk.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUKB31459720080829

US-led coalition: 12 militants dead in Afghanistan
The Associated Press –
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The US-led coalition says a dozen militants were killed in a gunbattle with coalition forces in Afghanistan. …
ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i8dGftY
b0s4XWdUMRdIVs3vh1CKAD92RQIPO0

US Toll in Iraq, Afghanistan
By Fergie(Fergie)
29, 2008, at least 512 members of the US military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the US invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its figures …
fergdawg.blogspot.com/2008/08/us-toll-in-iraq-afghanistan_29.html

Surging in Afghanistan: Too Much, Too Late?
By chrisy58
Bush’s claim that he’s “truly not that concerned” about Osama bin Laden, the administration is erecting 10 “Wanted” billboards in Afghanistan, offering rewards of $25 million for bin Laden, $10 million for Taliban leader Mullah Omar, …
chrisy58.wordpress.com/2008/08/30/surg
ing-in-afghanistan-too-much-too-late/

Barack Obama and Afghanistan
By Bill Totten(Bill Totten)
If we examine candidate Obama’s most important prepared foreign policy speech to-date, that given on July 14 2008, we find the elements of what as president he might do in Afghanistan. He forthrightly casts his interest in Afghanistan …
billtotten.blogspot.com/2008/08/barack-obama-and-afghanistan.html

Bruce Rolston is off to Afghanistan
By markc
Sometime in the next few weeks I’ll be leaving to take up a position with the Canadian Forces mission in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. There I’ll be working with the Afghan national security forces upon which so much of any hope for …
www.damianpenny.com/archived/011785.html

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