January 18, 2013

The Vulnerable U.S. Embassy in Kabul

Adam Zagorin, Foreign Policy

AP Photo

Private guards responsible for protecting what may be the most at-risk U.S. diplomatic mission in the world -- the embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan -- say security weaknesses have left it dangerously vulnerable to attack.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: American embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

January 9, 2013
Sorry Mr. Karzai, No Troops for You
David Barno, Foreign Policy
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's visit this week to Washington marks one of the final big decision points in America's 11-year Afghanistan war. This week's meetings are likely to determine the final U.S. footprint in Afghanistan... more ››
January 10, 2013
Karzai Needs West More than He Thinks
The National
American drones are still in the skies above Afghanistan, US troops are still on the ground and Afghan prisoners still languish in US-controlled prisons. What, then, could a spokesman for Hamid Karzai, the country's ... more ››
January 9, 2013
Leaving Afghanistan: A Lesson from USSR
Daveed Gartenstein, Atlantic
One unique feature of Afghanistan's history, in addition to the ubiquity of foreign invasions that stretch back for 2600 years, is the manner in which one would-be conqueror after another found its position compromised due to its... more ››
January 9, 2013
Karzai Stealing Afghanistan's Future
Abdullah Abdullah, Foreign Policy
Despite the overwhelming list of challenges, however, from corruption to an economy dependent on foreign aid, Afghanistan can still experience a successful political transition in 2014. For this to happen, all the stakeholders... more ››
January 8, 2013
The Open Question of Afghanistan
Walter Pincus, Washington Post
President Obama this week has a chance to explain to President Hamid Karzai, and hopefully to the American people, what will be our future role in Afghanistan. Most speculation has focused on how rapidly the remaining... more ››