Deadly August for NATO and US Troops as 3 more die

killed US soldiers

killed US soldiers

KABUL: Three Nato troops Рtwo from Estonia and one from the United States  have been killed in attacks in southern Afghanistan, the latest casualties in a particularly bloody summer, authorities say.

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US needs more Troops, Taliban happy for more prey

US Forces in Afghanistan

US Forces in Afghanistan

KABUL ¬†– NATO’s new chief called Friday for additional reinforcements in Afghanistan, and the alliance announced the deaths of eight more U.S. and British troops as violence worsens in the eight-year-old war’s deadliest phase.

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Why We Will Never Win In Afghanistan

talibanA sobering and highly convincing explanation¬†(via Fallows) of why Obama is betting big on a hopeless cause. Not as hopeless as Iraq, I’d say, which is slowly unraveling on schedule, even with 130,000 US troops still sitting there. But pretty hopeless nonetheless. Continue reading

Mistake OR a Bitter Truth:US Senator mistakenly calls India a security threat

WASHINGTON: Just how bad is the economic pain and job loss in the United States? Bad enough for an Indophile Senator to get New Delhi and Beijing

mixed up in his mind.

A key US Senator who has extensively supported India, including the passage of the nuclear deal, stunned his Indian and Indian-American supporters this weekend when he identified India as a US national security threat and clubbed it with North Korea and Iran, while arguing for continuing the F-22 fighter jet programme, which would keep up to 100,000 jobs going in the US. Continue reading

US Senate approves defence funds for Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The US Senate has approved a measure which 550px-Tail_wings_of_Pakistani_army's_Puma_330smay lead to the clearance of $1.3 billion of outstanding defence bills for Pakistan and will also enable Islamabad to received additional $700 million from the counter-insurgency fund. Continue reading

India, US agree on end user monitoring pact

NEW DELHI: In a significant step forward in bilateral relationship, India and 320px-Four_Super_Hornetsthe US on Monday agreed to enter into an understanding on end-use monitoring agreement that will pave the way for greater defence cooperation as New Delhi conveyed its decision to locate two nuclear parks for American companies. Continue reading