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"A choir of Notre Dame Cathedral, saying inside a medieval landmark for the first time since last year's devastating fire for a special Christmas Eve concert. They were hard hats and protective suits because the cathedral remains a construction site. The Afghan army says At least two of its officers, including a battalion commander, have been killed by a roadside bomb. An army spokesperson says Two other soldiers were wounded. No one has immediately though, claimed responsibility for the attack, but the army has blamed the Taliban. Japan aims to eliminate gas powered vehicles in about 15 years. The government yesterday announced it's part of a plan to go carbon free by 2050 and to generate nearly $2 trillion worth of growth in green business and investment. And Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in California has found a new owner, billionaire Ron Burkle, bought the 2700 acre property near Santa Barbara. It's 5 46 time for the very latest in sports. Here's Jeff Juniac. Growing confidence out of bears offense popping for 30 points a game over the last three weeks gives them optimism heading to Jacksonville to take on the league's worst defense. Statistically in the Jaguars, a team with 13 straight losses tied and Jimmy Graham impressed with veteran quarterback Mitch Strabinsky, finding his confidence at this point this season. That really is the biggest difference is confidence. You know, he has confidence in himself. His confidence and the play calls his confidence and waste on the bar right now and you know, making his kills, making his Reads. It's extremely encouraging. And it's really fun to see his growth through the season and not having a preseason kind of can put a damper on things like that. His mental fortitude and ability to, you know, just continue to work and keep the middle part again going for himself in an ounce of to make the short it was the play office, you know, a testament to the obvious is a person. Nine bears miss practice, including Cadell, MCA Team Hicks and Alan Robinson. But matinee he doesn't appear to be too concerned about those ailments and should be ready to go. We'll have the game for you, starting with a 90 in pregame noon kickoff from Jackson. Go. On Sunday, The Bulls lost a tough one to Atlanta in the opener Otto Porter Jr. Ah, vet knows that this team needs to work out some fixes. We just got a little collectively as a group. We gotta communicate better. We got trusted each other better defensive about helping set out better. I think, you know, wait a lot of film watching this morning and we see where we made a lot of mistakes. And today we fix those in practice and Saturday they meet the Pacers Blackhawks could be facing a loss of a young star Kirby dock with the right wrist injury. As requiring a return to Chicago from Edmonton, where he participated with Team Canada in an exhibition at the World Junior Championship. Ah, further evaluation will reveal exactly the extent of the injury. College Football Bowl game Hawaii over Houston, 28 14 with sports and your home for the Bears. Jeff Juniac News Radio one or 5.9, I found WBBM news time 5 48 time for traffic and weather together on the eights. Here's Beau Duran. We're looking great. So far this Christmas morning across our expressways and tollway's Rachel with no Eden's or Kennedy delays to report on the Eisenhower on the inbound side, Just 29 minutes from around 3 90, a 16 minute drive from Mannheim and no outbound delays on to 90. Stevenson's all cleared 30 minutes between 3 55 and Lakeshore Drive both in and out no delays to report on the South side. The Dan Ryan I 57 the Bishop Ford, all checking in in great shape, with no issues on Lake Shore Drive, either north and south and along the city's lakefront. We're looking good on the Tri state and Jane Adams Tollway's No major problems. The Reagan 3 55 and around 53 are all looking pretty good this morning as well. In on. I 80 in Joliet, both Houston westbound. We're looking OK on this early Christmas morning drive, no problems and around the northwest Indiana 80 94. I 65 the toll road looking okay. Even taking a look at the traffic cameras near Michigan City and 94 have seen.
US troops drawdown from Afghanistan
"Donald trump has done more for peace than the nobel peace prize winner who dropped an s ton of bombs in his time as president. Barack obama did so has trump has dropped a lot of bombs to. There's no doubt about it but not any new places and he's removing troops from afghanistan. According to fox news the draw down is under way after almost twenty years bases are being closed and troops are heading home. General mark milley chairman of the joint chiefs of staff suggested that just two large bases and several satellite ones will remain for the twenty five hundred soldiers. Who stay so. They're still going to be a couple thousand troops on the ground there but on the ground. The situation is getting worse. The taliban is launching more attacks and taking more ground and thousands have fled their homes for those people. A peace deal seems a long way off and many are losing faith that it will succeed. The rise in violence is thought to be a tactic by the taliban to gain leverage in negotiations secretary of state. Mike pompeo said that it puts the peace deal at risk adding quote. I made clear to them that the violence levels can't continue all these negotiations go on won't work and so we've asked all of them stand back and indeed stand-down unquote. The afghan army has been trained at the same thing. That trump said to the proud right standby and stand down. I think or stand-down standby say. The afghan army has been trained by the us to fight in its place and conduct ground missions and ninety six percent of air missions themselves. But it's not thought that it can stand up to the taliban alone even after the draw down the. Us will continue air support funding and training all in accordance with the deal they made with the taliban and about sixty five hundred other. Nato troops remain but for america. This country's longest war is winding down
Afghan governor's office says a car bomb, mortar shells killed 23 people at a busy market in southern Helmand province
"In Helmand province in southern Afghanistan say at least 23 civilians have been killed in an attack on a busy market, the provincial governor's office said. Four rockets hit the marketplace in Sangin. Secunda Kirmani has the latest video, filmed at the scene shows gruesome images of badly injured men and Children. The area is under the control of the Taliban and eye. Witnesses say they believe the waters that struck the market were fired by the Afghan army. Officials, however, say the mortars were launched by the Taliban trying to target in nearby base. After a brief ceasefire last month. Levels of violence in Afghanistan have been increasing again in recent weeks even is the Taliban and Afghan government make slow progress to its holding their first direct negotiations.
U.S. signs peace agreement with Taliban
"Well you're listening to weekend on the BBC world service let's change gears now too at an event that's been making headlines this weekend and that's what happened yesterday when the United States and the Taliban signed a historic agreement in Doha the capital Qatar which could bring closer an end to the fighting in America's longest ever war the deal follows a weeklong reduction in violence in Afghanistan with the Taliban the Afghan army and U. S. led forces promising not to carry out major attacks against each other president Donald Trump welcome the agreement but warned the US would go back on its decision to take troops out of Afghanistan the Taliban didn't uphold its side of the deal I really believe the Taliban wants to do something to show that we're not all wasting time if bad things happen will go back and let the people know we'll go back we'll go back so fast it will go back with a force like nobody's ever seen well joining us now from our studio in Oxford is Lucy Morgan Edwards she's an expert and author on Afghanistan one of her books is called the Afghan solution she's also worked as a political adviser on the country to the European Union Lucy what do you make of the agreement signed yesterday good morning as I'm I mean essentially the agreement seems like it's a it's a bit of political fix and it's that where it's a little bit early to be trumpeting this as a major success story it looks like a win win for the Taliban because they get to have five thousand prisoners released R. and they've agreed to scale down violence I mean at the moment it's the winter season this is less violence anyway the Americans have agreed that they're going to remove about for eyes well they're going to go down from from twelve thousand to eight thousand troops but this is going to be over time and since they're not actually withdrawing all of that troops I mean certainly not before the US election so it's starting to look a little bit like it's a bit of a bit of a the background sort of deal going on between trump and the Taliban but can you argue that that most agreements are political fix there's going to be a win win on both sides for it for anyone to be interested in signing something of course but I mean I'm fortunate with this deal they haven't included a wrong which is a major use regional player it's absolutely essential that Iran has to be included the Afghan government have pretty much been precluded from the agreement as well awestruck Ghani the that the president that the president off honest on has unfortunately I mean I understand he's not getting on well with on my father's side who is is leading the talks for the US but gonna himself has actually broken the high peacock high peace council which was the structure that that that had relative credibility to to partner in the talks and so is is as essentially left himself without without a structured to represent his own side in this so you know unfortunately we're leaving a country if if if if the west does move out and I certainly don't believe that the the Americans have any intention of leaving Afghanistan then with with such leaving behind in all K. state and everything that that that the doctor the doctor that implies and I understand that provincial council street those seats in in Kabul trade for something like five hundred thousand to five million US dollars because there is so many benefits attached to them so there was very very embedded corruption the the reconstruction efforts as if if one goes to the special inspector general the cigar and look out to the the the failure zone on the re construction side and on the corruption when you look at some of the reports its ups absolutely horrifying what's what's been going on and of course the massive increases in poppy and violent civilian casualties I mean the Taliban last year the Taliban there any hundred ninety five metric tons of poppy produced as it said the that's blossomed to to mmhm something like twenty five times note that for many many months many many multiples of these it's it's two thousand eight hundred times now okay Sir what yes I'm we leaving behind in all K. state if if we do indeed go Julie Norman yeah and this year is it fair to say that what we saw yesterday was really just I'm kind of a stepping stone to unlock the real part of the peace process in terms of being trapped any talks that will hopefully start later this spring and is is that a fair way to look at the absolutely yes it's very much a sort of announcement before any of the meat has been had decided I mean it's it's a sort of structure a framework which needs to be filled in you want to write to me and what do you think it will take to effect change in Afghanistan political changes stable change I mean in my opinion the problem is is that the Pentagon and the CIA are up to the next in the drug trade as our other intelligence agencies this is like our America all over again that we had in in the far east in the sixties and seventies of the Vietnam War so if you talk about women's rights and democracy if you could get the framework right which is the international engagement is completely I mean Afghanistan is it's really the sort of cash cow for CIA black operations around the world with with that with the puppy trade and this is all this is all being the sort of hidden side of this intervention on which the media not reporting properly and but not those of us who what's the or wearables and we were you know when I was working for the European Union ambassador in the the E. U. plus cliff as we were we were getting information about drug tools that will going through different borders and so on and and we were trying to convey them to to to the US to to the government and so on we were basically being asked to to stop talking about this I'm white and Lucy why do you why do you think that is simply because because you say it's so lucrative that's why this is really been one not discussed very widely it's one of the most lucrative trades in in the entire world and of course it's very easy it's very easy to hide poppies easily tradable it sits on the black market it's it's I mean that's why they brought back the warlords in two thousand one there were many other alternatives I mean one of that which I would write about in my book about up to hawk who had made deals with with senior Taliban and with with the tribal leaders and even warlords to to fold the Taliban regime through an indigenous peace process an indigenous Pasha and of course that wasn't wanted it it's much more it's it's this is hard to geopolitics this is you know because I was born in his family of a close relations with the CIA he's you know who's his education in India and is of course important regional player in this but term you know that the very sad story about Afghanistan is really the complicity in corruption
US to sign historic deal with Taliban
"The United States and the Taliban look set to sign an historic agreement paving the way it's hope for an eventual end to America's longest ever war it follows a week long reduction in violence in the country with the Taliban Afghan army and U. S. led forces promising not to carry out major attacks against
2 U.S. troops killed, 6 wounded in attack in Afghanistan
"Two US soldiers were killed in Afghanistan over the weekend by somebody who was supposed to be on their side the US military says the soldiers were conducting a joint operation with Afghan troops near the Pakistan border when someone wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire with a machine gun two US soldiers were killed both twenty eight years old sergeant first class hobby are good cheer as of San Antonio Texas and sergeant first class and Tonio Rodriguez of Las Cruces New
US says 2 soldiers killed, 6 wounded in Afghanistan attack
"Four two US soldiers have been killed six wounded in what's being described as an insider attack in Afghanistan the incident took place late Saturday in Nangarhar province the US military says a person dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire with a machine gun on a combined U. S. Afghan force it says the cards are motive behind the attack is being investigated an Afghan defense ministry official says the shooter was an Afghan soldier who had argued with the US forces before opening fire adding he was not a Taliban infiltrator a member of the provincial council tells the Associated Press another Afghan soldier was wounded and the gunman was killed the incident brings to six the number of US service members killed in Afghanistan so far this year I'm Ben
Two American soldiers shot and killed in Afghanistan
"The Pentagon says a man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot and killed two US service members and wounded six others in Afghanistan and here's the deed has more the shooter was enough on soldier who argued with US forces before opening file according to an Afghan governor cited in local media the gunman was subsequently shot dead it wasn't immediately clear if he was affiliated with the militant group they're the numerous insider attacks by Afghan forces on the foreign allies during this eighteen year wool it's made efforts to train and work alongside Afghan forces even more for axing this latest incident occurred on Saturday in the Eastern Province of Nangarhar and it brings to six the number of US service members have died this year in Afghanistan last year twenty three service
US says 2 soldiers killed, 6 wounded in Afghanistan attack
"The incident took place late Saturday in Nangarhar province the US military says a person dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire with a machine gun on a combined U. S. Afghan force it says the cards are motive behind the attack is being investigated an Afghan defense ministry official says the shooter was an Afghan soldier who had argued with the US forces before opening fire adding he was not a Taliban infiltrator a member of the provincial council tells the Associated Press another Afghan soldier was wounded and the gunman was killed the incident brings to six the number of US service members killed in Afghanistan so far this year I'm Ben Thomas
Six Afghan soldiers killed in suicide car bombing
"A suicide car bombing attack on an Afghan military base in northern Afghanistan today killed at least six Afghan soldiers Jennifer glass reports of Taliban car bomb went off in an Afghan army base in Balkh province killing and wounding Afghan soldiers the fighters fought with security forces an hours long gun fight before the attackers were driven back it's the second major Taliban attack in that province in the past three days on Christmas Eve Taliban fighters stormed a checkpoint killing seven Afghan soldiers Taliban leaders have been negotiating an agreement with the United States since last year there are reports of the US special envoy once at least a temporary ceasefire before any deal can be signed the agreement is believed to include a partial withdrawal of US troops in exchange for assurances the Taliban will support counterterrorism efforts and hold talks with Afghan officials our news I'm Jennifer glass in Kabul
Documents Reveal U.S. Officials Misled Public on War in Afghanistan
"We've got new unveiled military documents outlining how U. S. officials including three presidents misled you about progress or lack of I guess it should say if the Afghanistan war about two thousand pages of documents obtained by The Washington Post show that metrics were manipulated to show progress in the years of the Afghanistan war and the full report by the post military officials depict the conflict shortcomings former US ambassador Ryan Crocker said he believes the training the Afghan army led to more corruption retired three star army general Douglas lute admitted that they didn't know what they were doing in terms of strategy and over twenty four hundred American troops if you're keeping count have died in that eighteen year war and it is cost as this point paltry one trillion dollars so
Plan for Taliban meeting latest bold Trump gamble to unravel
"In the end. If if you're gonna go shade piece you often have to deal with some pretty bad actors. There have often been discussions about war at camp david. There have been discussions about peace there as well been some pretty bad actors travel level through that place <hes> throughout recorded history <hes> it's an important place as a place where we thought we could convince all the leaders of afghanistan <hes> president ghani his team <hes> as well as the taliban we could convince them to begin to head in the direction that would create a better conditions better conditions on the ground in afghanistan. Donald trump secretary secretary of state is hitting. The sunday shows this morning trying to put a positive spin on just the latest jaw dropping revelation from his boss on saturday. Donald trump revealed a series of tweets tweets that he had been planning to meet in secret with the president of afghanistan and the taliban the taliban at camp david just days before the eighteenth anniversary of nine eleven trump claims he canceled meeting and the peace talks after an attack by the taliban in kabul. They killed an american soldier and eleven other people trump's. Latest revelation begs the question. How would the media have responded. If any other president especially a democrat planned meeting with the taliban at camp david just days before nine eleven anniversary christie is back with me and joining me now. Gabriel sherman of vanity fair and author of the loudest voice also joining me tiffany cross of the d. c. eric boehlert author and media analyst jennifer rubin of the washington post and eric duggan's. MSNBC media analyst. I thank you for staying literally. Christie christopher tried to leave. You can't leave after he told me what he told me in the break. Please explain the way that the afghan government was characterizing. These meetings meeting from the afghan government didn't have much say the taliban were characterizing. The meeting these negotiations as negotiations for the evacuation of american troops from afghanistan evacuation was the word they used this is not a bring about bringing about peace. This was about bringing about a taliban victory at the negotiating table that could be followed load up by victories in the field. They were already talking about which of the afghan army and police units would flip over to their side once once they knew the americans were pulling out for good and i think trump looked at the
"afghan army" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"An Afghan army soldier opened fire inside of a local military camp in the canned a heart province Nance grew up on the city's south side went to school in the northern suburbs the other soldier a twenty year old from Ohio Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to left leaning senators in the center of the stage where the targets for others in the first ninety Democratic Party debates last night in Detroit a lot of talk about Medicare for all mayor Laurie Lightfoot expanding a CPS program and is increasing the number of support staff in schools the opportunity schools program provides assistance to schools in the areas of teacher recruitment and retention she's adding more schools so that program bigger announcement maybe this CBS will increase the number of nurses special education case managers and social workers at schools that demonstrate the greatest name she says two hundred fifty nurses will be added over the next five years the fed to meet this afternoon the last of two days of meetings the close it out and we're expecting a cut in interest rates Chicago police say three kids have been charged with throwing rocks at a cop car a scary moment for female surgeon who was on a routine patrol at twenty five hundred block of west Sir in here there's initially thought it was shots fired the three boys ten and eleven have been charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass W. L. as news time nine oh for WLS news is brought to you in part by first American bank the largest privately held bank in Illinois Kennedy.
Battle for legitimacy: Afghanistan v the Taliban
"Afghan militants and American officials sat down for their latest round of negotiations in Qatar last week, even as violence continued almost eighteen years since merica and other NATO members invaded Afghanistan. The Taliban is still a powerful and lethal force. Earlier this month an attack by the insurgency group on an American run compound in Kabul, spread chaos and left at least five people dead. In response to the unrelenting violence, America and its allies are now, negotiating with the Taliban seeking withdrawal in exchange for commitment from the group, not harbor terrorists on the ground in Afghanistan are plenty of clues as to why the Taliban has been so hard to beat. So I found myself at this truck stop outside candidate city in southern Afghanistan know, sat on rug of the t there was this kind of enormous storm coming in Daniels is an international correspondent, at the economist, he's been recently reporting enough ghanistan, and these guys told me about what it's like to drive across Afghanistan, they drove all over the country carrying goods. And they, you know, they told me about how they get stopped all the time. By with guns. They get stopped by the Taliban and they get stopped by the Afghan army. And by the police, and what they told me is that, you know, difference between the two, you know, both groups are guys with guns who wanna take money from you. But when you get stopped by the Taliban, there's a kind of fixed fees, they, they look at what you've got and they charge you a fee and they give you a receipt, and you can charge that to your customers. Whereas the government is different. They stop you every time and they just take whatever they can they rob you? So you know what that told me is that the Taliban kind of more organized in some ways than the Afghan government. And that's a problem. And why, why were you in Afghanistan, what were you trying to find out what I wanted to? Find out is why of the eighteen years and almost a trillion dollars and so much support the reason to government in Afghanistan that sort of capable of holding territory that with all the backing of a superpower. Why is it that the Afghan states is not able to win the war with this kind of ragtag group? Taliban. And so you went to kinda hard to find out. Yeah. So I went to Kandahar, and I went to Kabul and Kabul, I met governments fficials and diplomats and people who trying to do this from the top, and then in Kandahar, and I went tonight, talk to ordinary people lorry-drivers and police officers Newsom officials to see kind of their how basil things at the ground level. And what did you learn? So one person I went to see was the governor guy could hire to the higher anything to. He just recently arrived in Kandahar. He's sort of in charge of trying to, to make this place work. And he's very insistent about how important Kandahar is to Afghanistan. The heart is key. If Kandahar is safe of montesano safe it come to hurry, stabilize. So it's devised. He points out that this is really the heart of Afghanstan a place where the first true independent, Afghan state emerged in the eighteenth, century. It's also where the Taliban themselves came from the nineteen nineties Muller, Omar, who is the leader of the Taliban lived in Kandahar. You visited Kabul twice when the Alabama and control it was really one of those places that they, they were adamant in two thousand and one that they would hold onto and NATO troops invaded. And, and so this ambitious new governor, what's, what's his plan. What he talks about the need to recreate the relationship between the government and people make people trust the government and give them reason. To back the government, as opposed to the Taliban was assigned to come here to bring or establish that relation between the central government and, and Kandahar thing relation was a bit weak. He you know, he concedes some real problems in can how that, that the government is not very countable that things need to change. We have people here were here for the last seventeen or eighteen years and are not capable of their jobs, as far as the income is concerned. I think the whole thing is not going into the government pockets, you can see that the Taliban that they have their support that they influential would, you mean when you say that they have influence in, in LeBron's like Kandahar, what do they actually control in terms of actual control in Canada? How the Taliban, they didn't have that much territory, daring control of, but there's sort of a lot more. Influential in places that are not in control of so they're able to mount attacks and plums. And things, but they're also able to work with farmers is a lot of people growing opium in Canada. Opium poppies, which they sell to Taliban middlemen, who, who often do things like provide seek capital who helped people grow, so that they can take chunk of the prophets later, they quite organized in that sense. And that stretches even beyond the parts of the country that they control. And I suppose with this level of organization. And if you like community involvement, that, that gives them a lot of legitimacy notwithstanding, the violent part, I mean, legitimacy is quite strong, but they more legitimate than the government, and that sort of all that they need to be. They're not popular Taliban people don't like them, but they will turn to them, because they're so dissatisfied with the actual government as these talks with America play out and discussion turns to, to draw down from from American troops. How do you think Dr would respond? What would it look like? So that's the big open question is just what happens. So the Afghan government if the support, it's getting from America is disappears, or is, is reduced a lot. They really rely on kind of American military support to be able to still controlled territory. And I think the, the big fear is that the Taliban be able to come back, they'll be able to take a lot more territory. There'd be able to really operate more in the open and have a great deal more influence. So if you have a provincial governor kind of admitting that the central government doesn't really have a good grip on place like Canada, Har. What did the officials in Kabul tell you, you know, not everybody says exactly the same thing? But this kind of picture merges of the president, and the president Ashraf Ghani is a guy who seem pretty much everybody thinks he genuinely wants to transform Afghanistan for the better that he's very committed to the idea of having a better government. But at the same time he's kind of a control freak. Can he thinks that he's the only guy with the plan, and he's really tried to centralize power and to, to hold power to make? All the decisions himself. And that has actually weakened, the legitimacy encounter ability of the government out in places like Kandahar. So what's to be done? Then after eighteen years of American support of, of the central government doesn't seem to have done very much and the US now kind of heading for the door. What, what do you think should be done? So I think could Ashraf Ghani. Well, he has to do is recognize that he's not going to have the support that he has had in the, in the pasta and he needs to it out and get people who don't particularly like him right now onside and perhaps, give up some of the pallet that he is kinda hoarded for himself in Kabul. And, you know, only that way, will he be able to kind of come up with a legitimacy that will allow the government to survive? Thank you very much for your time.
Taliban Kill Dozens of Security Forces in Major Strike in Afghanistan
"Afghan officials are reporting multiple deaths among security forces after Taliban militant attacks in Helmand province. The BBC's. Jill mcgivering has details baton already control most districts in Helmand. This attack was on the Afghan army base in sanguine by the Taliban host the district centre. It comes the day after twin bomb attack in helmets capital. Meanwhile in Kunduz in the north officials say they killed almost sixty Taliban fighters in an air strike a family of fourteen including nine children also died the Taliban now engaged in a peace process with the United States hasn't formally declared a spring offensive this year. But the recent surge in violence feels very like
In Moscow, Afghan Peace Talks Without the Afghan Government
"Music coming from Afghan elders and Taliban representatives come together in Russia for talks aimed at ending years of fighting. But as AP's Charles de LA desma reports the appear to sideline to Afghan president Ashraf Ghani. He's government. These officials have criticized that the Moscow gathering Adila the country's chief executive says the government should be at the center of peace initiatives. Adding the bull would prefer the Moscow meeting had a different shape. Adila says the Taliban are the biggest obstacle to peace. But if the Moscow meeting creates an opening for real peace talks, if would be a step forward, the Taliban have been staging near daily attacks in heavy casualties on the embattled Afghan army
"afghan army" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"No, certainly not. So you know, that that that helmeted it would be considerably. I think we weekend in this. The americans. Then what about the rest of the international troops have relatively swimming force that stay this since two thousand fourteen and living training Afghan forces as well. They have an and the Afghan army to give them credit have not done to you badly. They did a really pretty good job of securing the last presidential election. The two both rounds in two thousand fourteen but a huge cost that the the the casualty rate is enormous and the idea that there are going to be an international coalition that stay there in Afghanistan is not terribly unpopular in Afghanistan. It's unpopular with the Taliban. But there's a very good argument to be made for troops to remain. I guess the as well, you touched on this done Janas. I'd like to get your response, which to this Jonathan is the fact that look whatever happens if there is some sort of a out, it's the protection of the strides that have been taken because yes, there have been the preservation of such basic human rights, also education health care women's rights as well up. -solutely? How you save those in a situation where you're likely to have the Taliban fairly United in their side and fragmentation as I understand it. Among the other political groups there comes down to the whole question enforcement implementation over what was already been achieved and then pushing forward too long ball and Tanya, let's let's look at another point here because yes, we know that the reasonable certainty for Mr. Trump's perspective to get to get out of Afghanistan is acting on a promise to to the base to bring American troops home, also reinforcing this isolation is position. But. Is it also flip side to this? That may be if if he can crack a dude it's two fingers up to to Obama to Bush all the predescessors because they didn't get the big deal. So look, you know, all the odds I managed to achieve. I pulled something out of the hat. You didn't get a big deal with the Taliban making peace between the Trump's been Michigan spin machine will certainly present. It that way. The Trump has been machine. I'm sure we'll d say, but then people who are buying that spin will eat it up and Marta war Afghanistan has been subject to nearly four decades of continuous war. There is not the big deal the giant fantastic signature on a piece of paper. That's gonna that's going to end that he's not doing. He's going to do it in Afghanistan. I don't think he's going to do it in Israel Palestine. I think we should really stop focusing on the even the concept of the big deal and remember who were dealing with. The cautionary tale. Of course underlying this of the Singapore summit with North Korea. And so on with with Trump ballyhooing that as the greatest do we can all asleep safety our beds since on its on. And now you've got the head of intelligence saying actually North Korea's going on doing what it was doing before. And Trump saying, I don't really believe this. But I think we know who we think is telling. But also as well you've got to Trump's personality when you you look at the potential for a deal in Afghanistan because there's always the fear that whatever progress is made because suddenly be derailed courtesy of a stray comment or an unguarded Ramal contributor. So is there. Anybody left who can tape his mouth and also surprise his fingers? There is some very there are some very experienced bright decent people working in. But I'm still on a in this arena as in so many others. I'm just still hunkering down on just hoping we can make it through to the end of his term his single term. Certainly the end of the week is will. But what about Afghanistan neighbors as well? Because what what is the mood music among amongst them, very briefly because it's always been antagonism between Pakistan and the United States bizarre sense. Now that perhaps it's time that they use whatever influence they can bring to bear on this well Pakistan at the big players. I mean, they've just released his the the person who's gonna lead the Taliban negotiations from eight years in prison. I mean, the thing that recurs over and over again when you talk to Afghans about American involvement in that country as they say, well, if America was interested in reaching out Tarum, reaching out, the Taliban..
"afghan army" Discussed on 1A
"We talked about what you get or lose by pulling out of Syria. Let's apply that same calculus to Afghanistan. We know al-qaeda has pockets of support there. We talked about Syria and ice in its potential to regroup. Is there the same kind of threat assessment in Afghanistan of what we would lose? If the US pulls out or are the circumstances. A little different I think they are little different. If you look back guy. Afghanistan before nine eleven the Taliban were in control and the world basically turned that back them, Hillary Clinton made some noise about human rights, but that basically left on their own because I kind of went in and we'll given haven and therefore carried out the nine eleven attacks. The focus was on Afganistan. What you have at the moment is America footing thousand American troops. Who are doing things. They are trying to hunt down with some of the troops. Groups America, fills would be a threat to them from terrorism point of view, and they are trying to train the the Afghan army. You can understand the frustration with Afganistan because it just doesn't seem to ever get to the point where you can walk away, and they can stand up on their own the question, I think America has to say do we care that much if the Taliban takeover, Afghanistan, if we sure that they won't then become a haven for these kind of terrorist groups that may attack the the equation is can you ever really be sure in a country like ghanistan that he's so fractured, and so divided that they won't again become a base actually is the base somewhere else now. So I can under- in many ways Afganistan, you can kind of understand the. The to pull out more. They're all conversations going on the United States is to into the Taliban around about kind of route. They are trying to find a political solution for this. And with Afganistan, you do really feel that unless something dramatic does happen. You could be there. Forever Jonathan temperament who else is involved in trying to resolve this war in Afghanistan. The US has owned this, of course, for seventeen years if the US pulls out or draws down is there someone else who's ready to pick up that work? Does this create a vacuum? Not in the military sense, or at least in a positive military since the Russians could do it. But there's no way they're ever going back into that country after their experience in the late seventies and eighties. The Iranians have influence over the western part of the country, Pakistan because has very porous border has a lot of influence in the eastern part of the country, but both of them both of those countries. Have only helped so chaos by. By working with terrorist groups and organizations that oppose the central government. The Indians would be very happy playing a stabilising role. And they've done a lot to help Afghantistan in recent years, but that absolutely panics Pakistanis. And so they would be likely to ramp up their their their attempts to stabilize as we were talking about in Syria, the United States for all of its faults is the only country with the with the equipment with the means. But also with the moral legitimacy and standing to play a central role, nobody else's plausible candidate in this particular part of the world. I mean, India and Pakistan foot Afghanistan ages as did the -centration, but I think you've got a situation here where America if it stayed in Afghanistan on a rack it was I was in Afghanistan when it was in. Everyone was welcomed because it felt to them. Like finally, we're gonna get some stability. Here America has lost some of that respect. Because of the fact that they keep walking away from conflicts and the Afghans in the same way that America's talking about withdrew from you just don't think America's in there for the long run. And that undermines a belief that they can ever really get anything fixed using American power. So I think eventually we all end up going back to a regional solution, which will mean India and Pakistan and central-asian nations and up a flare up in Kashmir as the kind of violence enough ghanistan spills up into the I do want to acknowledge quite a lot of our listeners are very ready for the US to pull out Eric emailed. Isis Al Qaeda at all are engaged in terrorist actions against us because of our presence in the area in the first place..
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"Daniel greens new book is in the warlord shop special operations forces the Afghans in their fight against the Taliban. Matola is dead. He was assassinated in twenty fifteen just like, his relative, John? Muhammad Khan was assassinated in two thousand eleven both in Kabul, very dangerous. If you're a warlord the cousin of a warlord the nephew of a warlord. However, the Ruskin province now has fallen under this way of the Taliban. Once again, there are repeated reports the Dan alludes to and a time line of the very places and villages that he accounts for having made a successful transition to the VSO village stabilization now under the sway of the Taliban or occupied the Taliban overrun surviving as best. They can Taryn cowed has if it's not fallen. It's daily threatened is that correct and daily threatened. That is correct. And we've actually put troops back. In a ruse gone. So it's we're saying we'll see what happens. But. Yeah. Absolutely. The those operations programs designed to fight the insurgency, but when that's urgency arrives in large formations. It's hard for checkpoint with fifteen guys to resist it. That's why you have to have that active partnership Afghan army, Afghan national police, Afghan local police, we're working together. In us often. Facilitating that you do that. It's very hard very hard for the Taliban to prevail. Shirley fall apart measures of small wars. Redux persistence presence that persistent presence that is what the US has not done in Afghanistan. Is that fair damn? Let's right. We had constant rotation of personnel. Which will keep our troops fresh but often inhibits the development of wisdom, not just about how the Taliban fight, but also by Afghan culture, and what's required to build stability state-building. Are we good at it? I mean, it sounds like we're doing province building from your book. Right. Yeah. My my books mostly from that perspective, we are decent at state building. But we tend to do things that are very quintessentially American. We tend to throw money problems. We can do things that satisfy our government more than perhaps meet the needs of the Afghans it, usually when we begin these types of things, you know, we know the least about the country where we're when we begin these wars, we're the most confident in our ability. So the Afghan constitution was written very early in the war. It's actually kind of not well designed for the way Afghans live their lives highly centralized constitution greatly decentralized population, and there's what I call a democracy deficit the local level. There's the governors are appointed not elected provincial council. Members are elected, they have no authority, etc. So there's these gaps between accountability and responsibility that where corruption and sometimes, you know of the population takes place. When the US arrived in two thousand and one or when you were there in two thousand and five did they emphasize the distinction gills AI Dirani Papa lot side. Did they talk about? The Huzzah Ron's our friends. It was that all that information available. It was available that we hadn't collected it. We understood that his aren't aspect. Well, but there was not that finer degree of understanding about tribes. It really I think took our experience in Iraq with the bar awakening, seeing their tribes are valuable viable social institution that actually has operational maybe even strategic effects to further sensitize the military about these tribes. I think it took a number of rotations like in two thousand five I was interviewing tribal leaders should never spoken to American. You know, there was not that level of understanding on our side of all these micro histories. So that was a lot of my effort initially with the State Department just unravel this Gordian knot of loyalty and revenge. And histories, and what have you figure out who is with the communists who is with the Taliban cetera. It was definitely something. We didn't have a good grasp of when I went bottom up strategy. That's what we that's what your books about. Bottom up strategy from the village to the province chief to the central government. Bottom up, and it works in two thousand twelve what's happened in the last five years is what well, you know, as, you know, President Obama said we were going to end the war, but he really meant and US participation in it, and I think when Iraq fell to ISIS, I think that forced the administration to rethink that approach in Afghanistan, which I'm grateful that they have rethought it because you've got gotta have this enduring presence there. It's not to say our soldiers are in direct combat every day, although it still happens in many places, but it's more about getting to that supporting role helping Afghans do it on their own and providing those niche capabilities air support, medical, which is six you name it it'll leadership. That that we you know, we are uniquely capable of providing. Yeah. I think that's the way to move forward regional expertise how so. You know, going back to the scene with constant rotations within the US government. If you wanna have a long term career, it's best to focus on strategic priorities of the United States. And this is replicated as well within academia and within think tanks here in DC. There was no think tank focusing on Chad and Somalia Afghanistan before nine eleven would have been considered a backwater for a career as a as a academic reason military or government official and these blind spots constantly, but that will us because by the time we get to wisdom where do you have five or six years of fighting there? And that's that's that's a lot of people lost their lives for stuff that could have been you know, figured out beforehand, synchronized and blended approach. What you want is a small wars think tank within the DOD does it exist. I don't really think it does. Now, I think there are a lot of academic nomad. So there's a professor down at Rollins college. I often use his work and my studies on yet unnamed Stephen day, he's an adjunct professor at Rollins college. He's dissertation was published by Cambridge on Yemen leading thirty please an adjunct professor at Rollins college. Which is a great college. But my boy what if he was in DC. These kind of people were out there for some Malia. And all these other smaller countries that we don't know a great deal about. But the way academia's organiz, it doesn't really bring these people in the US government. There's also a strategic bias. We don't have these kind of people there. We have plenty of trying to scholars plenty of Russia scholars appropriately we need to have I got institution for these small states. He's a regular wars to get these kind of men and women involved and to get their their knowledge harnessed and help improve people's understanding. It's absolutely necessary. All the military personnel. You served with an all your different tours. They're available to be called upon. They would be they could give firsthand experience to the new people going overseas right now, we're going back into Afghanistan in some fashion. We're going to see it all over again. They're going to take your book with them down. And so men like commander Hayes and the other men who are named but their pseudonyms. They're all available for small wars study. Correct. They are. But you know, that's the the the problem or the strengths. But also, the problem of our country or in the military is constantly rotate. People so units come together to go on a tour. They come back and they're scattered to the four wins. And that's where commander Hayes was fortunate. You know, he knew me she was, hey, come back to this province. He served there. He just happened to know me and that proved beneficial, but that is kind of an aberration. And sometimes we send different units at different parts of the country. So they don't have that longevity. And so what becomes the reference works? So these kind of books that people write memoirs, maybe some studies some article and and your book, Dan, you're two books. The new one is in the warlords shadow special operations forces the Afghans and their fight against the Taliban. Daniel are green of the Washington Institute is the author. I'm John Batchelor..
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"Exposure through a mosque inside an army base in the country's volatile eastern host province today. Even as prayers were drawn to a close killing twenty seven soldiers and wounding fifty seven correspondent Lee Keith reports. An explosion tore through a mosque inside an Afghan army base in an eastern province called host in a devastating attack that killed and wounded dozens of soldiers as they were praying in Friday prayers leaky reports of Lance may have been set up by a suicide bomber or a remotely detonated bomb. But nothing was officially confirmed and details were sketchy, no group of mmediately claimed responsibility
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"By the Taliban in the last few days targeting security forces. Correspondent Charlie Dagda is in Kabul and reports on how Afghan security forces are working with the us to try and fight back. Hereof ghanistan most powerful weapon in the fight against Taliban. And isis. A swat team Moscow leash crisis response to to swarmed onto the scene at the first sign of trouble. What a terrorist attack? This unit is the one to stop it may react within five minutes of getting the call. We watched as these trained counterterrorism forces responded to a simulated complex tap. It's exactly the kind of training you'd see with US forces because their bathing trained to think and fight like Americans. Only. There are more of them. They're stretched beyond the limit. This elite squad of about fifty is about all there is to take care of Kabul, the regular Afghan army numbering more than two hundred thousand has suffered from his series of Taliban surprise attacks in just one week last month, the Taliban killed two hundred Afghan soldiers and police the Taliban is now openly acted in seventy percent of Afghanistan. Far more than win the majority of American and NATO combat troops left in two thousand fourteen. You're only around fourteen thousand US troops left primarily to train and advise Afghan forces. Heart seventeen year war will return Islam law to power said one fighter foreigners. Don't leave. We have thousands suicide bombers ready to sacrifice their lives. We traveled to the one districting Kabul that comes under attack more than any other sushi. This tiny office is actually the nerve center where police chief as milita bond keeps track of attacks with a map of post it notes in Christmas lights tree suicide attack in the and a reminder of the dangers he faces coming to work every day sits on his desk. The photo of his former commander come under commander. He also he was killed. See your commander. Now, it's your job. It may be America's longest war, but it's one being fought over here on Afghan soil, and nobody is more tired of the fighting the Afghans themselves.
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"Living with training with these control people them be boats on the ground there and yeah he's in the battle and are they by definition therefore mercenaries hired by the us government actually the way the united nations defines mercenaries bng attached to the afghan army they would not be mercenaries so that would be contracted people professionals former special special operations veterans that have experience in that theater to go do that work it's just incredible this is we also reported that he and another former and a former cia official were pitching the trump administration together and one of the things they were talking about was the idea of offering the trump administration a privatized intelligence gathering operation that they could use to quote unquote circumvent the deep state this guy is still very much in the center of pitching the cia and director pompeo as well as the white house directly yes he is but you know let's let's be clear he'll go anywhere in the world and he'll be on the side of anybody in the world you know this attitude of being such a patriot and he will really help i think is also very false there's you know the examples of what he did in hong kong and china for china and all of the things that he did in the middle east he'll he'll be on pretty much anybody side as long as pay the price regarding china just in the last two weeks we learned through the financial press that the largest investment bank in china which is controlled by the chinese government the civic bank has poured another hundred plus million dollars into eric princes china based security company and eric is open about his mission which is to help china to extract natural resources from africa.
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"Good evening i'm john batchelor this is the john batchelor show afghanistan the president announced the trump administration's policy in afghanistan is commit an additional troops and resources over these next month's however add the taliban is not waiting for the us to show up with reinforcements it's launching attacks that certainly construct what looks to be an overall operations centrally planned and executed by different units throughout this troubled and extremely rough terrain bill roggio the foundation for the defense of democracy joins he keeps the long war journal with his colleagues thomas joscelyn and others we begin with an attack on afghan army cadets a shot heat operation but watched now the casualties are very high this suggests of course inside information perhaps the martyr himself was part of the training right now we'll just lay the facts down bill a very good evening to you thirty six policemen fifty five soldiers twenty civilians and sixteen more soldiers captured in four separate attacks across the country this is a huge toll but let's concentrate on the fifteen army cadets what happen rickie that that they were killed in a suicide attack in kabul over the weekend the taliban have lauck a bomber abide waiting on a fatal supine credit for the attack but the taliban clearly to the attack it it it could be punished type of attack on a path they hit it cadets outside of white outside their training center in couple of it the taliban are sending the message not only can we blow things up in kabul will will attacker soldiers there as well um you know he's are they get hitting kit that's that's certainly is in other or saying we're heading the future of your security forces crying courage others from joining this is one of numerous attacked in afghanistan not just your standard ied or shooting or anything there were numerous attack in in afghanistan over the past week where the taliban are playing a capacity to maintain its offensive in multiple areas of the.
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"Afghan army and police and i expect it will probably also loosen restrictions on air power that president obama put in place in an effort to reduce civilian casualties in afghanistan the military's said advocating for both of those things for about a year and i think that president trump will we'll we'll give them what they want these sound like small moves affair that is a fair statement yes nobody thinks five thousand more troops is going to end the war in afghanistan for contacts we have about eighty four hundred american troops there now and at the height of the surge in 2011 we added two thousand so adding five thousand more won't end the war the hope is that it will by the afghan government a bit more time to bring the taleban to a negotiated peace or at least two halted the a loss of momentum and halt the taliban advance will speaking about ending the war i i wanna ask you about winning the war if if that's something that that we might come to its on point back in june the secretary of defense james mattis told congress quote we are not winning in afghanistan right now is is is that a fair assessment of the right that is a fair assessment though the war has been in a stalemate since at least two thousand eleven of some would say a stalemate sliding towards failure but i would caution against thinking we can win the war in afghanistan it's actually part our efforts there are part of a much larger war between kabul the elites edinburgh pashtoons it's been going on since before afghanistan was founded in seventeen forty seven so i don't blame wait he can step in and win the war for that and in fact that hasn't been the strategy for some time president obama surge was mental halt the momentum and the entire war strategy for the remainder of his presidency was to empower the afghan government to fight the war on its own by increasing they training to the army and police and by increasing advisory efforts to the government to reduce corruption and bring it into it inclusive governing bottle so isn't there are a reality facing every president who has dealt with this present george w bush president obama president trump that that it.
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"Of frontier services group prince told cbs news the plan would cut the annual cost of us involvement in the war from forty five billion to less than ten billion there are eighty four hundred us troops in afghanistan in an operation to train advise and assist afghan security forces the united states has been involved in the war for sixteen years at what point do you safe a conventional military approach in afghanistan is not working print said maybe we say that at sixteen years he said his plan would institute a unity of command and the contractors with attached to the afghan army the inter agency he process you've had seventeen different commanders in fifteen years that's not even county ambassaador's or a cia station chiefs print said so you have to have one person that is clearly in charge of us policy spending and rules of engagement of the effort there the way the united nations defines mercenaries by being attached to the afghan army they would not be mercenaries he added so they would be contracted people professionals former special operations veterans that have experience in that theater to go do that work a former radio disc jockey accused of groping taylor swift bora concert testified tuesday that he may have touched the pop stars ribs with a closed hand as he tried to jump into a photo with her but insisted that he did not touch her backside as she claims david muller told jurors at the civil trial on dueling lawsuits filed by muller and swift that he and the singersongwriter were trying to reach around one another and our hands touched and our arms touched during a photo opportunity he estimated lasted no more than forty seconds under questioning by his attor many muller said he may have touched swift rib cage the 2013 photo of swift muller and mothers girlfriend taken at the preconcert event in denver is a key piece of evidence in muller's suit claiming he was fired after being falsely accused by swift he is seeking at least three million dollars the photo shows muller with his hand behind swift just below her waste both are smiling per lawyers have called the photo damning proof that moeller had groped her mother's lawyer gabriel mcfarland showed jurors the photograph during his opening remarks to jurors stared at the photo.
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"Of frontier services group prince told cbs news the plan would cut the annual cost of us involvement in the war from forty five billion to less than ten billion there are eighty four hundred us troops in afghanistan in an operation to train advise and assist afghan security forces the united states has been involved in the war for sixteen years at what point do you safe conventional military approach in afghanistan is not working print said maybe we see that at sixteen years he said his plan would institute a unity of command and the contractors would attached to the afghan army the inter agency he process you've had seventeen different commanders in fifteen years that's not even counting ambassaador's or a cia station chiefs prince said so you have to have one person that is clearly in charge of us policy spending and rules of engagement of the effort there with you now nations defines mercenaries by being attached to the afghan army they would not be mercenaries he added so they would be contracted people professionals former special operations veterans that have experience in that theater to go do that work a former radio disc jockey accused of groping taylor swift feet for a concert testified tuesday that he may have touched the pop stars ribs with a closed hand as he tried to jump into a photo with her but insisted that he did not touch her backside as she claims david muller toy jurors at the civil trial on doling lawsuits filed by muller ends with that he and the singersongwriter for trying to reach around one another and our hands touched and our arms touched during a photo opportunity he estimated lasted no more than forty seconds under questioning by his attorney muller said he may have touch swiss rib kate the 2013 photo of swift muller and mothers girlfriend taken at the preconcert event in denver is a key piece of evidence in muller's suit claiming he was fired after being falsely accused by swift he is seeking at least three million dollars the photo shows muller with his hand behind swift just below over waste both are smiling per lawyers have called the photo damning proof that muller had grubbed her mother's lawyer gabriel mcfarland showed jurors the photograph during his opening remarks to jurors stared at the photo.
"afghan army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Is you know very well wars also politics and especially ian that certain say the civilian populace the support of the civilian populace is extremely important and you have laid out this idea and you're you're right you could describe a different ways but you called it at once a viceroy at a private army like an colonial india no matter what you end up calling it how do you think an idea like that would go over with the afc gan people well it it before i from a private army it it it defectively in applied gilgal structure for the afghan army remember this is under afghan tina command afghan rules of engagement um the with the afghans want is to know the united states is not going to abandon them because they desperately do not want to go under a taleban or an isis rule they've done that in the 1990s they've seen how that look and they are desperate to not do that glass that exist while i have a few seconds i want you have a chance to answer this ca some people will raised the question does your company frontier services group which provides logistics and other services and difficult places want any part of this um frontier service group well they we we do fuel support we do base support we do um you know unarmed kind of a kind of work so but are do you want some of this business or is this a completely selfless suggestion you're making um i at a taxpayer what watching not spend fifty billion dollars and as a father i don't want my son uh going abroad uh into what are what's been a poorly conducted war so far and if epa she or any other company i'm involved in had a chance to bid on a absolutely eric prints thanks for much pleasure talking with you you bet eric prince once had a black water now head of frontier services group you're listening to morning edition from npr news right here on wnyc in new york it's seven forty one i'm richard hake good morning sixty nine degrees light rain right now in new york trouble on nj transit.
"afghan army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The finishing circuit the pace was high this spring too the end was won by dutchman dillon grunted vagan ahead of andrei rival but further back in the peleton chris room smile was ruled one he's now won the race four times in the last five years china finished top of the medal said table after ten days of action the parenthetic floods championships in london with 29 gold nine more than the united states nine of the twelve african countries taking part of medals away with tunisia fishing six i've role with ten golds and funny in football manchester united beat champions league winners roma trade in a comic bad penalty shootout needs national champions cup match had finished one appeasing california of the 10 pen chelsea's seven women i did not it winning two one thanks castaneda's moaning we've been reporting on a suicide attack in the afghan capital kabul in which at least twenty four people have died is a sign of the challenges facing the us and yet six months into his administration president trump has notes come up with a strategy for dealing with woolsey america's longest war his administration is supposed to be poised to announce a significant increase in trips that have been delays the bbc south asia correspondent justin wrote last has been to kabul and spoke to the pilots known as afghanistan's first topgun has been checking upon the building of the countries ask false the afghan army cools in hesse pool to defend ground troops from china of fighterplanes swooping direction taking out enemy targets they grow up if they're court a short hair power is crucial to modern warfare but it's something the afghan military hasn't been capable of until very recently the training exercise you just heard is part of an americanled effort to dramatically strengthened the afghan airforce if you missed the target monument in regard given this fund major hamadoun siren is one of afghanistan's i fully trained fighter pilots the country i talk gum this is a big achievement coral force minitry's unknown is responsible gun through iranian written on afghanistan's carnage the afghan airforce is getting dozens of new attack helicopters to america and its nato allies plan to treble the number of aircraft over the next five years brigadier general fillets stewart is in charge of the mission sports makes all.
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"Pledged to be with us on this thursday june twenty two gordon deal with jennifer kushinka some of our top stories and headlines cop stabbed at a michigan airport being investigated as a terrorist incident tropicalstorm cindy has turned deadly as gulf coast states began a third day jay of severe weather auto warm beer will be laid to rest today senate republicans were expected on builder health bill this afternoon the nba draft his tonight with one of the big questions will any college seniors be taken in the first round will of that story in about twenty minutes if you're one of those folks who gets upset about government wastes wait till you hear this one apparently the pentagon spent as much as twenty eight million dollars over the past decade buying uniforms for the afghan army there were inappropriate for all but a small number of people here with a story is tom vandenbroucke of usa today tom how many did they buy todd they bought the thereby what about one point three million air the shirt in anthem compares to they've they bought a lot of them and they continue to buy they're wearing them right now i mean if you bury it what what the afghan army is issued what when you're soldier in the army that he the uniform that plan that come out they could've kathan pattern at the army medic center and interment which would have been which pattern in their dozens of them that would have been appropriate but they didn't bother to do that why are these particular uniforms more expensive than standard once while they could have if it gone with your essentially off the shelf a fed the us military.
"afghan army" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Americans killed over seats but if the fbi has the foot which they wouldn't let us see it so the original story from the afghan army what happened dozen holdout of the story from the taliban for that matter zebi wasn't killed by an rpg he was shot and david died of burns not oblast this was an a random taliban attack they knew we were coming or lease that americans were coming we were sold out we still have a lot of questions in we might eventually get some answers we are told david ends obvious humvee is still some wearing helment that may provide some clues the african military was able to retrieve both of david's cameras from the humvee one had pictures from earlier that day the other one was kind of melted but we still hope to get some images from it maybe his final pictures could provide us some more close the fbi one comment but there are still investigating so is the afghan national directorate of security sort of like their version of the cia in maybe they'll help us the answer the biggest question who sold without who shot zombie the taliban emits the the attacked but they say they never shot anyone can we believe them they were of course other people out there with guns that day members of the afghan army in it's not unusual for afghan soldiers they actually support the taliban even to attack for them the socalled greenonblue attacks used to be common in afghanistan in the ministry of defence firmly denies that's what happened to us it's been a year thumbing i haven't been backed of ghanistan since we miss ambient david every day that'd be wife fazia his become feminine to me i think about david in serbia lauding it's comforting to know that some of david's ashes were scattered in a river in afghanistan a country he loves so much we do have an answer to the one question that brought the four of us stuff ghanistan in the first place has the afghan government and military brought stability to a country wracked by sixteen years of war absolutely not the taliban is still on the move a few hundred marines are now back in hell oh mind it could be working with the same people who tipped off the taliban that we were there in the road a marsha people there say it's still not safe.
"afghan army" Discussed on NPR's World Story of the Day
"That'd be was wearing an armored vest like all of us how could he have been shot in the stomach wearing it especially from such a distance the taliban were about one hundred yards away from our convoy so if they attacked with an rpg how was a disaster be got out of the humvee but david could not instance david didn't have any blast injuries what happened what caused the burns remember the us military had the surveillance drone above us and they saw a humvee on fire we worked out this for the is spite of an investigation being conducted by the fbi they investigate americans killed overseas but if the fbi has the footage they wouldn't let us see it so the original story from the afghan army ward happen dozen holed up of the story from the taliban for that matter zaabi wasn't killed by an rpg he was shot and david died of burns not oblast this was in a random taliban attack they knew we were coming or at least that americans were coming we were sold out we still have a lot of questions in we might eventually get some answers where told david as obvious humvee is still somewhere in helmand that may provide some clues the afghan military was able to retrieve both of david's cameras from the humvee one had pictures from earlier that day the other one was kind of melted but we still hope to get some images from it maybe his final pictures could provide us some more close the fbi one comment but they're still investigating so is the afghan national directorate of security sort of like their version of the cia and maybe they'll help us answer the biggest question who sold us out who shot zombie the taliban emits the attack but they say they never shot anyone can we believe them.
"afghan army" Discussed on NPR's Story of the Day
"That'd be was wearing an armored vest like all of us how could he have been shot in the stomach wearing it especially from such a distance the taliban were about one hundred yards away from our convoy so if they attacked with an rpg how was a disaster got out of the humvee but david could not instance david didn't have any blast injuries what happened what caused the burns remember the us military had the surveillance drone above us and they saw a humvee on fire we worked out this for the is spite of an investigation being conducted by the fbi they investigate americans killed overseas but if the fbi has the footage they wouldn't let us see it so the original story from the afghan army ward happen dozen holed up of the story from the taliban for that matter zaabi wasn't killed by an rpg he was shot and david died of burns not oblast this was in a random taliban attack they knew we were coming or lease said americans were coming we were sold out we still have a lot of questions in we might eventually get some answers where told david ends obvious humvee is still somewhere in helmand that may provide some clues the afghan military was able to retrieve both of david's cameras from the humvee one had pictures from earlier that day the other one was kind of melted but we still hope to get some images from it may his final pictures could provide us some more close the fbi one comment but they're still investigating so is the afghan national directorate of security sort of like their version of the cia and maybe they'll help us answer the biggest question who sold us out who shot zaabi the taliban emits the attack but they say they never shot anyone can we believe them.
"afghan army" Discussed on FT Investigations
"Major sarah hutchinson runs the mentoring team for the female cadets i have an incredible amount of respect for these girls who despite the difficulties that they face are willing to step outside the norm and join the ana to try and increase the profile of women in afghanistan because of the culture in afghanistan at the moment it would be very rare from one of the female officer cadets to come to the academy if they haven't been given permission by the head of the family when they come down and each of them are interviewed and they pass the selection the concept of the academy the training of what the goals will do all the here is explained to them on their family members so that they understand it and then when the girls comes start training in general sharief sharifi who's the commander of the academy mexico and t to the farm lay the the females will will look after the owner and integrity will be kept intact while they're going through trading academy so it's quite a bit guarantee that he makes for cultural purposes with the help of brigadier britain's interpreter i asked two couple of the female cadets why they joined the afghan army and how their families reacted that kabila knew the reason that i joined the army is that i like it my family code me allowed to join the french army and an important reason also is to open the way for the afghan woman so you can also join the army my family really support me there incurred me to become a pilot.