The homespun Afghan burqa is under siege from east and west these days — cut-price competition from China, and Western influences that are leading many urban women to exchange the full-body cloak for a simple headscarf.
Gov. John Hoeven has directed all government agencies across the state to fly the American and North Dakota flags at half staff from sunrise to sunset on July 16 in honor of Army Spc. Keenan Cooper, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.
After months of debate, President Barack Obama will spell out a costly Afghanistan war expansion to a skeptical public Tuesday night, coupling an infusion of as many as 35,000 more troops with a vow that there will be no endless U.S. commitment. His first orders have already been made: at least one group of Marines who will be in place by Christmas.
By Jennifer Loven, The Associated Press
, December 01, 2009
President Barack Obama will not commit more U.S. troops to Afghanistan until he is convinced that the central government can be a credible and effective U.S. partner, a senior White House aide said Sunday.
By Robert Burns, The Associated Press
, October 19, 2009
An Afghan immigrant was on the verge of unleashing a terrorist attack on New York City on the Sept. 11 anniversary but was scared off after drawing suspicion from police, prosecutors said Friday as they provided new details about how far along the plot was.
By Ivan Moreno and P. Solomon Banda, The Associated Press
, September 26, 2009
At the Afghan polling station called Haji Nehmetullah House, every one of the 725 votes cast during the country’s Aug. 20 election went to President Hamid Karzai. At another site, Haji Akhtar Mohammad House, the incumbent got each of the precisely 400 ballots cast.
September 08, 2009
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