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Military ends 'hearts and minds' projects in Afghanistan

Oct 16, 2012
Money spent on rebuilding infrastucture is being wound down ahead of military withdrawal in 2014.
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President Obama speaks on Afghanistan drawdown

May 2, 2012
America's role in the war in Afghanistan is winding down, according to President Obama, who gave a speech in Kabul, Afghanistan last night.
Posted In: Barack Obama, government spending, afghanistan
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U.S. announces strategic partnership with Afghanistan

May 1, 2012
President Obama landed in Kabul just hours earlier, to sign a major new strategic partnership with the Afghanistan government.
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U.S. spending on Afghanistan and the United Nations

Jan 4, 2012
In this week's quiz, Stephan Richter shows us how U.S. spending in Afghanistan stacks up against American spending for the United Nations.
Posted In: afghanistan, United Nations, government spending
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Taliban: The revolution will be Tweeted

May 12, 2011
Well, LOOK WHO'S finally joined the 21st Century. Sort of. In at least one tiny respect....
Posted In: afghanistan, microblogging, taliban, terrorism, Twitter
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OBL computer equipment seized (?)

May 3, 2011
Military officials are telling Politico's Mike Allen that they found a bunch of tech gear at the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed....
Posted In: afghanistan, Osama bin Laden
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MID-DAY UPDATE: Dodd-Frank, budget cuts, Middle East and Lap-Band

Feb 17, 2011
The Senate banking committee today is questioning regulators of the Dodd-Frank law to gauge how much they've improved the financial system. The law...
Posted In: afghanistan, Bahrain, budget, deficit-cutting, deficits, Dodd-Frank law, FDA, Kabul Bank, Lap-band, mid-day update, middle east, protests, regulation, Senate, weight loss
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Lots of very stupid robots fighting in Afghanistan

Feb 8, 2011
Wired reports there are over 2,000 robots fighting in Afghanistan with real people forces - that's 1 robot for every 50 U.S. troops in the country....
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MID-DAY UPDATE: Bonds and bags of money

Oct 26, 2010
Today we learned about the U.S. Treasury, who for the first time ever is selling bonds with a negative rate of return. Translations? The investors...
Posted In: afghanistan, bonds, BP, EPA, fishing, Ford, Housing, mid-day update, NBA, Oil, U.S. Treasury, UNC

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