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U.S. probes Afghan president's brother

The U.S. Attorney's office is probing the business dealings of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's brother. CNN's Brian Todd joined DorobekINSIDER with the latest developments in Afghanistan.

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Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 05:43pm EDT
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U.S. tries to stop Afghan ban on private contractors

U.S. officials are trying to talk the Afghan government out of banning private contractors.

Tags: DoD Update , Afghanistan , David Petraeus , contracting , Dorobek Insider , Washington Post

Monday - 12/13/2010, 04:11pm EST

Security companies in Afghanistan shutting down

Afghanistan has begun disbanding private security companies and confiscating their weapons. President Hamid Karzai said in August all private security companies had to close down within four months. It's part of part of a plan for the government to take over all security responsibilities beginning in 2014. Karzai says the firms are responsible for horrific accident and a series of killings, crimes and scandals.

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Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 01:29pm EDT

Karzai Targeted

The brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Ahmad Wali Karzai has become a target of NATO --so to speak. British Major General Nick Carter, a top commander in Afghanistan said his plan is to reduce his role in the day-to-day governing of Kandahar. The president's brother has been accused of ties to drug traffickers for many years and represents an impediment to transparency in Afghanistan. Carter's goals is to see to it that the actual governor of the Kandahar province gets to govern.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , NATO , Nick Carter , Afghanistan , Kandahar , J.J. Green

Tuesday - 06/01/2010, 12:17am EDT

U.S. Afghan Pullout Confirmed

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he was confident that U.S. troops could start to return home as planned from Afghanistan in July 2011 but he predicted a tough fight in the coming months. "There is going to be some tough fighting," Obama said at a joint news conference with Afghan president Hamid Karzai,

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , Afghanistan , Barack Obama , J.J. Green

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 04:19pm EDT