June 23rd, 2010
09:36 AM ET

A look back at McChrystal in words and actions

As the firestorm over Gen. Stanley McChrystal's comments and the resulting fallout continues, look back at McChrystal in action and words from the past year.

December 9, 2009: History and war
In an interview with CNN, McChrystal talks about lessons learned from the past. 


Filed under: McChrystal
June 23rd, 2010
07:42 AM ET

'Everyone makes mistakes': Some Afghans on the fallout over McChrystal's comments

Washington may be up in arms over Gen. Stanley McChrystal's comments to Rolling Stone magazine about the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and how some of his colleagues are handling it — but some in Afghanistan are asking what the fuss is all about? FULL POST

June 22nd, 2010
05:51 PM ET

Latest McChrystal developments

Follow the latest developments involving Gen. Stanley McChrystal, America's top commander in Afghanistan, at CNN's This Just In. McChrystal and his staff made comments in a Rolling Stone article that appear to mock top civilian officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, and has spurred questions and debate around the world as well as a comment on the general's "poor judgment"  by President Obama.

Latest developments from CNN's This Just In

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June 22nd, 2010
03:15 PM ET

Report: Afghan drug addiction twice global average

Nearly 1 million Afghans between the ages of 15 and 64 are drug addicts, according to a new survey.

That would be about 8 percent of the population, or twice the global average, according to a report issued by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. FULL POST

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Filed under: Drug trade
June 22nd, 2010
01:04 PM ET

Official: Afghan prisoners freed in gesture of goodwill

Afghanistan has announced the freeing of prisoners and the United Nations' intentions to remove some Taliban members from a terror blacklist, efforts that come on the heels of a recent nationwide peace conference, government officials said on Tuesday.

More than 25 prisoners have been freed in a move to get militants to lay down their arms, a government official told CNN Tuesday. FULL POST

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Filed under: Daily Developments • Peace jirga • Taliban
June 22nd, 2010
07:23 AM ET

Afghan insurgents allegedly getting U.S. taxpayer money

The U.S. military is investigating whether American taxpayer dollars from a more than $2 billion contract are being used to pay off Afghan insurgents in return for not attacking contractors.

The issue at hand is whether contractors working for the U.S. government in Afghanistan are paying protection money to local security companies, which in turn give the money to Afghan insurgents so they will not attack the contractors. FULL POST

June 22nd, 2010
07:21 AM ET

McChrystal apologizes for remarks critical of civilian officials

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, apologized early Tuesday for a magazine profile in which he and his staff appear to mock top civilian officials, including the vice president.

Follow the latest developments at CNN's This Just In blog

The article is scheduled to appear in Friday's edition of Rolling Stone. [Update: Rolling Stone's article online] FULL POST

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June 21st, 2010
02:26 PM ET

2 U.S. soldiers killed in attack in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) - Two U.S. soldiers were killed and four other soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated Monday in eastern Afghanistan, NATO-led forces said.  FULL POST

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Filed under: Troops
June 21st, 2010
01:26 PM ET

U.K. suffers 300th Afghanistan fatality

The United Kingdom suffered its 300th fatality in Afghanistan with the death of a Royal Marine from injuries suffered this month, the Ministry of Defence announced Monday.

The Marine died in a Birmingham, England, hospital on Sunday after being wounded in an explosion in Helmand province on June 12, the ministry said.

Home and Away: Iraq and Afghanistan War Casualties

His family was with him when he died. They asked that no further information be released for 24 hours, the ministry said.


Filed under: Daily Developments • NATO • Troops
June 21st, 2010
07:52 AM ET

Minerals offer something new for Afghans to be known for

Matiullah Mati is a producer at CNN in Afghanistan. He writes about his and other Afghans' impressions on the announcement of the mineral wealth find. The opinions expressed in this guest blog are solely those of Matiullah Mati.

Since my birth in Afghanistan 31 years ago, all my friends and I ever heard was that Afghanistan is the fourth poorest country in the world.  Through that time, all we experienced was war, never anything else.  We did not know anything but war and dreamed of immigrating to other countries to make better lives. We had no idea our country and ourselves were sleeping on treasure. FULL POST

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