Stories about Afghanistan from May, 2009
Colla reviews the first report by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, which noted that the military command overseeing $15bn in US military aid cannot be sure the money is being managed effectively.
Colla says the Taliban has issued detailed statistics for its operations in Afghanistan during the month of April, and finds that the figures they produce make interesting reading.
Joshua Foust reports on a coordinated suicide attack on government buildings in Afghanistan that took between 10 and 20 lives.
Joshua Foust reports that a U.S. Army contractor was giving the Afghan National Security Forces obsolete and faulty ammunition, and now there are yet more ammunition troubles for the Afghan forces.
Peter Marton informs that Uzbek President Islam Karimov agreed to give a cargo airport in the city of Navoi for the airborne transport of NATO non-lethal supplies destined for coalition forces in Afghanistan.
Onne Parl writes that the life of the international community in Afghanistan is ruled by security companies.
Sanjar reports that there are persons, who have committed and continue to commit heinous violations of human rights, to run for the provincial council elections in Afghanistan, and lists thier crimes.
Peter Marton reviews a political situation around presidential campaign and candidates in Afghanistan.
Joshua Foust reports that the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has ordered an investigation into a reported massive civilian casualty strike and adds that some commentators unacceptably blame the civilians themselves for being caught in the middle.
Joshua Foust reflects on how actually affective is the opium eradication campaign in Afghanistan.
Syrian blogger Omar, who is based in Canada, wonders what would have happened had Osama bin Laden apologised after the September 11 attacks: “[O]ver 100 Afghani civilians died in an accidental “strike” (a soft word for bombing). What does Clinton do? Well she apologizes, she just release a statement saying...
Õnne Pärl reflects if the number of picnics match the living standards of Afghans, notices that ruins are being restored in mosques and social spaces with playgrounds and quotes his local friend who says that there are now more wealthy Afghans who can afford to go for a picnic.