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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.

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 - 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

Pakistan Launches Airstrikes in North Waziristan After Taliban Suicide Attacks

Bill Roggio

The Pakistani Air Force launched airstrikes today that targeted "militant hideouts" in North Waziristan, after the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan

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

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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.

16th January 2014 - National Review Online

Spinning Al-Qaeda

Clifford D. May

Since June 2012, Peter Bergen, the swashbuckling reporter who serves as CNN’s national-security analyst and a director of the liberal New America Foundation...

11th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

ISAF Confirms Taliban Downing of US Helicopter in Zabul

Bill Roggio

The Taliban were responsible for downing a US Army Blackhawk helicopter in the southern Afghan province of Zabul on Dec. 17, 2013, the International Security...

7th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Adds Afghan Taliban Deputy Shadow Governor to Terrorist List

Bill Roggio

The US Department of State added a deputy shadow governor for the southeastern Afghan province of Zabul to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists...

4th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Assault Team Kills ISAF Soldier in Eastern Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

A Taliban suicide assault team killed a Coalition soldier in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar today before being gunned down by Afghan troops.

26th December 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 4 ‘Militants’ in North Waziristan Strike

Bill Roggio

The US killed four "militants" in a drone strike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan late last night. The strike is the first in Pakistan...

26th December 2013 - Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer provides analysis on the current state of negotiations between the US and Afghanistan on whether US troops will remain in the...

22nd December 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Military, Taliban Clash in North Waziristan After Suicide Attack

Bill Roggio

The Pakistani military claimed it killed 23 "militants" in the town of Mir Ali in the Taliban controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan, two days after a suicide...

20th December 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Eulogize Qari Hussain, Chief of Suicide and International Operations

Bill Roggio

In a newly released video, the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan eulogized Qari Hussain, a top commander of the group who trained suicide bombers...

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