In the Loop: afghanistan


Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Kerry faces climate, spying, smoking in Sweden

Arctic Circle meeting may include a grumpier than usual Russian diplomat.

By Al Kamen  |  11:49 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf, Biden, Hagel, World War II, NATO, Afghanistan, Kerry, Arctic, Stockholm, Kiruna, Lavrov, spy, Moscow, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Army assault ladders — headed to Afghanistan soon

The Army needs them pronto to continue operations against the Taliban.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joint special operations task force, afghanistan, bagram, ladders, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Marc Grossman resigning Afghan-Pakistan post

IN THE LOOP | Special representative had taken over after Richard Holbrooke’s death.

By Karen DeYoung  |  05:41 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marc Grossman, Afghanistan, pakistan, Turkey, Richard Holbrooke, special representative, SRAP, David Hale, David Pearce, Karen DeYoung, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Santa’s off to Kabul in an armored sleigh

IN THE LOOP | An armored vehicle firm is chipping in for a Christmas party for troops in Afghanistan.

By Al Kamen  |  12:11 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santa, Christmas, Kabul, Bagram, Afghanistan, Air Force, International Armored Group, t-shirts, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Pentagon delays McChrystal memoir

Pentagon security checking to ensure no secrets revealed.

By Al Kamen  |  01:19 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stanley McChrystal, Gen. McChrystal, book, Mark Bissonnette, Navy Seal, Tom Ricks, NATO, Afghanistan, secret, Rolling Stone, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 07/23/2012

Afghanistan: The troubled U.S. effort

“Little America,” a new book by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, reveals in detail the bureaucratic infighting and ineptitude that have plagued the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan

By Al Kamen  |  11:58 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, "Little America, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Taliban, Imperial Life in Emerald City, State Department, Pentagon, Kabul, Iraq, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Even senators get airport pat-downs

The chair of the Senate intelligence committee was patted down in by airport security in Dubai.

By Al Kamen  |  05:27 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CIA, Al Qaeda, airlne bomb, TSA, airports, screening, John Tyner, pat downs, Dianne Feinstein, Senate, intelligence committee, Dubai, Afghanistan, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Senator or representative absent? Look abroad

Could be you elected lawmakers have left the country over the recent recess, looking for those elusive facts overseas.

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congressional travel, Nancy Pelosi, Jim McDermott, Tom Harkin, Mike Enzi, Roger Wicker, Kent Conrad, Dianne Feinstein, Saxby Chambliss, Mike Rogers, Dutch Ruppersberger, John McCain, Joe Lieberman, John Kerry, In the Loop, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, Namibia, Malawi, South Africa, Botswana, Morocco, Cote D’Ivoire, Afghanistan, Lithuania, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Qatar, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Afghanistan on $1,605 a page

The Department of Defense’s 129-page, semiannual report on the Afghan war effort cost $207,000 to produce, the Pentagon estimates.

By Al Kamen  |  02:16 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Afghanistan, partnership agreement, Hamid Karzai, Pentagon report, progress report, Department of Defense, Greg Jaffe, Taliban, Pakistant, India, Bob Gates, Pentagon, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Afghanistan: English that Americans can understand

Afghan interpreters with the troops work on translations Americans can grasp

By Greg Jaffe  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, interpreters, Combat Outpost Sayad Abad, Soviets, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil, Greg Jaffe

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Gen. Clapper channels Westmoreland?

Intel chief James Clapper raised an eyebrow by comparing optimistic views on Afghanistan to those of Vietnam days.

By Al Kamen  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, National Intelligence Estimate, Gen. John Allen, Ryan Crocker, Gen. James Mattis, Adm. James Stavrides, Carl Levin, Emily Heil, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Gen. William Westmoreland, Vietnam