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Thousands missing in Afghanistan landslide

War isn't the only tragedy in Afghanistan. On Friday, a landslide triggered by heavy rain buried approximately one-third of a remote northeastern village, killing at least 350 people and leaving more than 2,000 missing. Villagers reportedly looked on helplessly and the governor appealed for shovels and other equipment to help dig through the mass of mud that flattened the homes in its path.

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Monday - 05/05/2014, 09:07am EDT

Larry Meinert, mineral resources program coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey

As the United States prepares to leave Afghanistan, officials want to make sure the Middle Eastern nation's economy has a fighting chance. The Defense Department and the U.S. Geological Survey have teamed up to provide Afghanistan investors with maps showing where extraction wealth might be located. For more on this program we turn to the head of the Mineral Resources Program at U-S-G-S, Larry Meinert, mineral resources program coordinator at U.S.G.S, explained on the Federal Drive how the mapping will go.

Tags: Larry Meinert , Federal Drive , USG , Mapping tool ,

Friday - 03/28/2014, 10:05am EDT
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U.S. goes high-tech to help oversee Afghan aid work

The main U.S. foreign assistance agency wants to step up use of smartphones, satellite imagery and GPS cameras to oversee tax-funded development projects in Afghanistan that aid workers no longer will be able to observe firsthand as American troops leave the country.

Tags: USAID , development projects , Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction , GAO , contracting , acquisition

Sunday - 03/16/2014, 11:50pm EDT

IG: DoD puts hundreds of millions of dollars at risk in Afghanistan

The DoD Special Missions Wing in Afghanistan does not have adequate personnel to man its existing and planned aircraft fleet, according to an audit from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). The air wing only has one fourth of the recruits needed to achieve full strength to be able to handle 48 newly purchased aircraft.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , SIGAR , DoD , acquisition , Elizabeth Field , Cogan Schneier

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 05:01pm EDT
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Dad says diplomat had passion for foreign affairs

Anne Smedinghoff had a quiet ambition and displayed a love of global affairs from an early age, joining the U.S. Foreign Service straight out of college and volunteering for missions in perilous locations worldwide.

Tags: Anne Smedinghoff , Foreign Service , State Department

Monday - 04/08/2013, 04:16am EDT

Petraeus: Sorry for affair that led to resignation

Tags: David Petraeus , CIA ,

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 04:44pm EDT

APNewsBreak: Afghan massacre trial set for Sept.

Tags: Robert Bales , DoD , Army , Taliban

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 03:34pm EST

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,045

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Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 03:34pm EST
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