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Afghanistan: Annual Report 2014: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Categories: Afghanistan,Births/Deaths,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,United Nations

http://unama.unmissions.org/Portals/UNAMA/human%20rights/2015/2014-Annual-Report-on-Protection-of-Civilians-Final.pdf

Reports a 25% increase in civilian deaths in the Afghan conflict in 2014.  Blames increasing civilian toll on intensified combat, roadside bombs, and suicide bombings. From the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

 

Quarterly Report of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Govt Secrecy

http://www.fas.org/man/eprint/sigar-2015-01.pdf

Provides a summary of SIGAR’s oversight work and an update on developments in the three major sectors of Afghanistan’s reconstruction effort.  Posted by the Federation of American Scientists which also reported that much of the information about training and equipping the Afghan security forces, disclosed in previous reports, has now been classified by order of the Commanding General, John Campbell.  Appendix E shows 31 questions whose answers have been classified and Appendix F contains Campbell’s explanation.

 

Afghanistan’s Emerging Mining Oligarchy

Categories: Afghanistan,Geology/Mining

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR358-Afghanistan-s-Emerging-Mining-Oligarchy.pdf

Describes the potential mineral riches within Afghanistan and the potential for corruption in their exploitation during a period of civil turmoil.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Talking with the Taliban: Should the Afghan Constitution be a Point of Negotiation?

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR356-Talking-with-the-Taliban-Should-the-Afghan-Constitution-Be-a-Point-of-Negotiation.pdf

Seeks to examine various ways the Afghan negotiators could work toward a conflict settlement without sacrificing core principles of the constitution.  Compares the Afghan Constitution with the 2005 Taliban Order of the Islamic Emirate.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Headlines,Iraq,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33110.pdf

Reveals that the U.S. has spent $1.6 trillion on anti-terror military operations since the 9/11 attacks.  Provides detailed tabulations of funding by agency, operation and fiscal year.  Also includes a monthly listing of U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Updated Death and Injury Rates of U.S. Military Personnel During the Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Births/Deaths,Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Iraq,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49837-Casualties_WorkingPaper-2014-08.pdf

Provides information about the casualties suffered by U.S. forces in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, including deaths, wounded, and amputation rates.  Working Paper from the Congressional Budget Office

 

Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,NATO,Terrorism,Treaties

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/Oct2014_Report_Final.pdf

Report covers military activities in Afghanistan by U.S. forces from April through September 2014 and describes the transition from combat mission to training and counterterrorism assistance.  Also covers signing of U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement and NATO Status of Forces Agreement.   From the Defense Department

 

Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan: After a Decade of Reconstruction …

Categories: Afghanistan,Drug Trafficking,Maps/Geography

http://www.sigar.mil/pdf/special%20projects/SIGAR-15-10-SP.pdf

Finds that after the spending of $7 billion on counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan, opium poppy cultivation levels are at an all-time high.  From the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

 

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