Tag Archives: Afghan security forces

Trainers will be mostly away from Kabul?

CTV News reports that the trainers that the Harper government has promised to keep in Afghanistan following the end of Canada’s combat mission are not likely to be mainly in Kabul, despite the government’s earlier promises (“Canadian trainers likely to be sent across Afghanistan,” CTV News, 31 December 2010): The Canadian Forces is rushing to […]

London Conference "welcomes" negotiations with Taliban

On January 28th, the London Conference convened to discuss the future of Afghanistan. The two main initiatives discussed by the more than 60 foreign ministers in attendance were a proposal for the gradual transfer of security responsibility to Afghanistan and, more controversially, an Afghan government plan to open negotiations with “moderate” elements of the Taliban. […]