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12th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

Treasury Adds Afghan Heroin Trafficker to Narcotics Kingpin List

Bill Roggio

The US Treasury Department added Lahore Jan, an Afghan national to its list of Foreign Narcotics Kingpins yesterday. His operations in transferring

10th February 2014 - Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer discusses the US Treasury Department's failure to seize the Haqqani Network's financial assets.

10th February 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Hamid Karzai's refusal to sign a bilateral security agreement with the United States.

9th February 2014 - Arise America

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Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Afghanistan and Pakistan's negotiations with the Taliban.

7th February 2014 - Quoted by Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

Exclusive: U.S. Won’t Seize Taliban Ally’s Cash

Jonathan Schanzer

In the last 17 months since the U.S. government financially blacklisted the Haqqani Network, one of the deadliest insurgent groups in Afghanistan and Pakistan, not a...

7th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Adds 4 Qods Force Operatives to Terrorism List for Supporting Terrorism in Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

The US Treasury Department added to its list of global terrorists today three Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force officers and one "associate"...

6th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Designates Leader of Lashkar-e-Jhanghvi as Global Terrorist

Bill Roggio

The US State Department added Malik Ishaq, the leader of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists today.

5th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Adds 3 Senior Haqqani Network Leaders to Terrorism List

Bill Roggio

The US Treasury Department has added three senior Haqqani Network leaders to the list of Specially Designated Global terrorists today.

30th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

2 al Qaeda Commanders Killed in December Airstrike in Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

Two al Qaeda operatives who were associated with a top terrorist leader were among seven jihadists killed in a US airstrike along the Afghan-Pakistan...

30th January 2014 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Awful Foreign Policy Served Too Little and Too Late

Clifford D. May

President Obama’s foreign policy remarks last night remind me of the Woody Allen joke: One woman says about a restaurant, “The food is terrible.” Another replies,...

28th January 2014 - Cited by Fareed Zakaria, CNN

What I’m Reading: Should Russophones Back Ukraine Protests?

Bill Roggio

“There is no reason why Ukraine's Russophone inhabitants should not support the protests. Euromaidan protesters want their country to join the European Union...

28th January 2014 - National Review Online

In SOTU, National Security Gets Short Shrift

Clifford D. May

And what we find deserves some examination. For example: And it is American diplomacy, backed by pressure, that has halted the progress of Iran’s nuclear program...

28th January 2014 - The Daily Beast

Karzai Gambles with the Taliban

Bill Roggio

Just when you thought Afghan President Hamid Karzai couldn’t distance himself further from the US and the West, which have propped him up for over a decade...

22nd January 2014 - The Long War Journal

Uzbeks, Germans Reported Killed in Pakistan Airstrikes

Bill Roggio

Pakistani security officials claimed that 33 Uzbek fighters and three German jihadists were among the 40 people killed in yesterday's airstrikes

21st January 2014 - The Long War Journal

Turkish Authorities Arrest Ex-Gitmo Detainee in Raids Against al Qaeda Cells

Thomas Joscelyn

Turkish counterterrorism forces reportedly arrested Ibrahim Sen, a former Guantanamo detainee, during raids against suspected al Qaeda members

20th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

Afghan Taliban Suicide Team Kills ISAF Soldier in Assault on Base

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban have claimed credit for a suicide assault on a base in Kandahar province that hosts Coalition and Afghan forces.

20th January 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Taliban say Kabul suicide assault was response to ISAF raid in Parwan.

19th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

Afghan Taliban Reject US Call for Peace Talks

Bill Roggio

A top spokesman for the Afghan Taliban rejected the US' call for the group to "put down their arms and begin peace talks," a request

17th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Assault Team Targets Foreigners in Kabul

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban claimed credit for a suicide assault in Kabul today that killed more than 20 people, including the International Monetary Fund's

17th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

Afghan, US Forces Target Haqqani-Linked Taliban Leader in Parwan

Bill Roggio

Coalition and Afghan special operations forces targeted a Haqqani Network-linked Taliban leader during a recent raid in the central Afghan province in Parwan.

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