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Oct 18 2017
In this page you'll find all points of view published about Afghanistan. You'll find 981 quotes on this page. You can filter them by date and by a person’s name. You can also see the other popular topics. The 3 people who have been quoted more about Afghanistan are: Donald J. Trump, James Mattis and Barack Obama. Donald J. Trump specifically said: “Remember the old days? A deserter, what happened?”.
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All quotes about Afghanistan

Asif Ghafoor

Our first priority was that the captives are brought out safely, we wanted to isolate the terrorists and captives, and we wanted to come between the terrorists and hostages, which we did, so that the captives remain safe.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The Pakistani government's cooperation is a sign that it is honouring America's wish that it do more to provide security in the region. They worked very hard on this, and I believe they're starting to respect the United States again.feedback

Martin Parnell

If I want a holiday, I go to Wales in a cottage.feedback

Carmen Gentile

Leaving the capital is asking for trouble. If it weren't for the Taliban and the decades of war, Afghanistan would be an adventure-traveler's paradise.There's whitewater-rafting potential. There's mountaineering, hiking. It's gorgeous.feedback

Martin Parnell

Of course, the moment you have that kind of thought, it throws up a lot of questions. We hear the news all the time about Afghanistan, and terrorists, and the bombing. ... I didn't even know if it was feasible.feedback

Martin Parnell

For me, when I'm running it's weather, and hydration, nutrition. For [her] it was verbal and physical abuse.feedback

Joseph Votel - Army

Our focus is to put pressure on the Taliban to make that a viable option for them, that they need to come to the table.feedback

Chrystia Freeland

Canada has been actively engaged with the governments of the United States, Afghanistan and Pakistan and we thank them for their efforts, which have resulted in the release of Joshua, Caitlan and their children. Joshua, Caitlan, their children and the Boyle and Coleman families have endured a horrible ordeal over the past five years. We stand ready to support them as they begin their healing journey.feedback

Mosharraf Zaidi

It seems like for the U.S., and President Trump has said so, that India is going to be a big part of the future of Afghanistan, and for Pakistan that's not on the table. Given that people understand that respect for America is a big deal for Trump and a big deal for the American people, it shouldn't be so hard to understand why Pakistan ... also wants to be respected.feedback

Caitlan Coleman

Please don't become the next Jimmy Carter. Just give the offenders something so they and you can save face so we can leave the region permanently.feedback

Joseph Votel - Army

We are very appreciative for the efforts of the Pakistani military in helping effect the securing of our American hostages that have been held there, and a Canadian citizen, for quite some time. It is a positive sign that they (recognized) the importance, they (recognized) the opportunity, they acted quickly and very responsibly to get control of these persons and begin to effect their return.feedback

Caitlan Coleman

Indeed they threaten to retaliate against our family. Their group will do us harm and punish us. So we ask that you are merciful to their people and, God willing, they will release us.feedback

Beatrice Frey - United Nations

Sports in and by itself can really reduce social isolation, even more so for girls who feel culturally isolated, or are in poverty. And then in certain countries, like Afghanistan, as an athlete you really have to challenge stereotypes and be even stronger and ready for criticism because of general bias. It's sports that can give you even more strength and empower you to rise above.feedback

Kiran Khan

I believe that sports and religion are two different things that should be practiced individually.feedback

Hajar Abulfazl

I saw so many girls who quit football or even quit school because their families wouldn't let them continue. So I have to get the families to trust me.feedback

Hajar Abulfazl

I wanted to use the power of sport to show the power of women to people. I know the benefits of sports and people can't hide their eyes to it. You learn how to be a hard worker and how when you lose, you learn to work harder to be successful the next time. It makes you feel like you can do anything. I couldn't have learned that without sport.feedback

Steve Bannon

It's totally unacceptable. In a time of war, we have troops in Afghanistan, in the northwest Pacific in Korea, we have a major problem that could be like World War l in the South China Sea, in the Persian Gulf. We have American lives at risk every day.feedback

Michael Fallon

Today after 21st century conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, where the lack of safe zones is compounded by constant threat of roadside IED's we no longer expect someone to simply man up. Instead we offer expert help.feedback

Anna Shea - Amnesty International

In their determination to increase the number of deportations, European governments are implementing a policy that is reckless and unlawful. Wilfully blind to the evidence that violence is at a record high and no part of Afghanistan is safe, they are putting people at risk of torture, kidnapping, death and other horrors.feedback

Saif Wardak

The clinics were for the poor – for those who couldn't go to government or private hospitals. This will create a big problem.feedback

Monica Zanarelli - International Committee of the Red Cross

This is a difficult moment for the ICRC and the staff. After 30 years of continuous presence in the country, we are reducing our presence and operations. But let's be very clear, we are not leaving Afghanistan. Limiting our staff's exposure to risks is our focus, all the while assisting the people affected by the conflict the best way we can.feedback

Trent Alexander

It's a modernization of their program that will allow them to project power throughout Afghanistan. While transitioning to the Black Hawk will not be a quick task, it will not be a difficult task.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

You see some of the results of releasing our military from, for example, a proximity requirement – how close was the enemy to the Afghan or the U.S.-advised Special Forces. That is no longer the case, for example. So these kind of restrictions that did not allow us to employ the air power fully have been removed, yes.feedback

David Barno

One of the things that is interesting to me is why this didn't go into a closed hearing. It's a bit odd to me they didn't go down that route to paint the picture more clearly.feedback

Gul Meena

I'm not going to miss Afghanistan because I don't even know how Afghanistan looks.feedback

Joe Dunford

We're not winning and it's at a stalemate. That's my assessment of where we are right now. We're not at a point where we can bring a successful political conclusion to the war.feedback

Iverna McGowan - Amnesty International

No part of Afghanistan is safe to returned people so we're actually calling for a moratorium on returns until such a time as the country could be deemed safer.feedback

Anna Shea - Amnesty International

I have never met people who are so scared as the people I met in Kabul. These people were scared of being randomly targeted in terrorist attacks or injured in these attacks. But they are also scared of being specifically targeted for who they are.feedback

Deborah Kuhls

Some were in charge of the military facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, and they were unbelievably helpful.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

Beginning last month, and for the first time in this long fight, all six Afghan military corps are engaged in offensive operations. During these recent months, there have been fewer civilian casualties as a result of coalition operations, although regrettably, Taliban high-profile attacks on civilians continue to murder the innocent.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

From these numbers, you can see the Afghan forces remain the main effort, and we are supporting them, not supplanting or substituting our troops for theirs. Violence and progress in Afghanistan continue to coexist, but the uncertainty in the region and the NATO campaign has been replaced by certainty due to the implementation of President Trump's new South Asia strategy. This strategy has been welcomed almost uniformly by leaders in the South Asia region as well as the 39 countries contributing troops to the NATO-led campaign.feedback

Kate Allen - Amnesty International

By rejecting the vast majority of claims for asylum by Afghans, the UK is setting a worrying precedent which risks encouraging other countries to do likewise. If the government doesn't stop deporting Afghans, it will have blood on its hands.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

The fighting will continue to be carried out by our Afghan partners, but our advisers will accompany tactical units to advise and bring NATO fire support to bear when needed. Make no mistake, this is combat duty, but the Afghan forces remain in the lead for the fighting. War is principally a matter of will, and the international community is making clear that it will stand alongside the Afghans committed to this fight.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

We must always remember, we are in Afghanistan to make America safer and ensure South Asia cannot be used to plot trans-national attacks against the U.S. homeland or our partners and allies.feedback

Sayed Qasim

We are not afraid of these attackers. Their goal is to weaken Islam and sow the seeds of discord among Shiites and Sunnis. But we all worship one God, we have one holy book, and we follow one prophet. We will not let them win.feedback

Ashraf Ghani

Any threat that other worshipers accept, then Afghanistan's president also accepts it with his heart.feedback

Sayed Mohammad Bashir

We didn't want things to go this way, but we had no alternative. We know it could provoke the enemy more, but the population was afraid, and the government resources were too few. So we asked for permission to protect our own sites, and the authorities agreed.feedback

Sayed Mohammad Bashir

Ashoura is supposed to be a time of mourning. If people are riding around the city in convoys and putting on a big display, it seems too much like a celebration. With these new tactics we can not only reduce casualties, but also tell the public we don't want to show off. We just want to be left alone.feedback

Zia Durani

This year, security will be tighter compared to previous years to let people perform the rituals in peace.feedback

Donald J. Trump

My original instinct was to pull out, and historically I like following my instincts, but all of my life I heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the Oval Office. So I studied Afghanistan in great detail and from every angle.feedback

Dhruva Jaishankar

Unmanned vehicles, like those whose sale has been proposed by the United States, would allow India to monitor activities in the region much better ... Clearly, there are concerns about the militarization of the Indian Ocean, including the increased presence of China's People's Liberation Army Navy. Armed drones can be used for a number of functions, including counter-terrorism activities. The U.S. has used them quite effectively against groups in Pakistan and Afghanistan.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

It is in the interest of Europe, of NATO allies to help stabilize Afghanistan.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

Germany has been a strong supporter of the NATO mission in Afghanistan for many many years. Germany is the lead nation in the north (of Afghanistan) and I'm absolutely certain that Germany will continue to provide support.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

We are not going back to the big combat operations we had before. It will still be a non-combat operation.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

I want to reinforce to the Taliban that the only path to peace and political legitimacy for them is through a negotiated settlement.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

An attack on an international airport, anywhere in the world, is a criminal act by terrorists. It is a classic example of what the Taliban are up to right now.feedback

Ashraf Ghani

There has been an attack, our special forces are dealing with it. This attacking civilian targets is a sign of weakness, not strength.feedback

Mark Ormrod

If I do well, I'll feel like I've completely taken charge of my injuries and got my life back. I thought I'm just going to turn up, people will cheer and I'll get a gold medal. If I was him, I'd have immense pride in seeing how much this has grown.feedback

Mark Ormrod

I will hold my hand up and say one of the reasons I stayed away from disabled sport for so long was that it felt patronising.feedback

Mark Ormrod

It's a natural thing for him, it's his baby. He's got that camaraderie after ten years in the military himself.feedback

Mark Ormrod

Literally the first training I was like wow, I need to screw the nut here and start training because you've seen when these guys can do, they're phenomenal.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

The "attack on the airport is a sign of weakness, not the sign of strength.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

If in fact there was an attack ... his is a classic statement to what Taliban are up to. If in fact this is what they have done, they will find Afghan security forces against them.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

I don't want to tell the enemy exactly what we are doing but the whole point is to make certain we have a compelling battlefield advantage over anything the Taliban tries to mass against your forces.feedback

Alejandro Villanueva

I've learned that I don't know what it's like to be from Dade County, I don't know what it's like to be from Oakland. I can't tell you I know what my teammates have gone through, so I'm not going to pretend like I have the righteous sort of voice to tell you that you should stand up for the national anthem. It's protected by our constitution and our country. It's the freedom of speech.feedback

Alejandro Villanueva

The decision was 'Do you walk out of the national anthem and join your teammates?'. I know that would have looked extremely bad. Or as a team do you start moving halfway through the national anthem? What you can get out of this is that we essentially butchered our plan. It wasn't me stepping forward. I never planned to boycott the plan that the Steelers came up with. I just thought there would be some middle ground where I could stand in the tunnel, nobody would see me.feedback

John Woodcock

Like everyone who puts themselves in harm's way to keep us safe, his Royal Highness deserves nothing but praise and respect for his service in the armed forces. In addition to his tours of duty in Afghanistan, Prince Harry inspires so many by the way he champions injured, ill and wounded servicemen and women and veterans through the Invictus Games he founded. I am really sorry this has happened.feedback

Nirmala Sitharaman

India will expand development activities to help stabilise the war-torn country, but there shall not be any (Indian) boots on the ground in Afghanistan. Both countries recognise the importance of holding those who use terror as state policy to account and to dismantle infrastructure that supports terror.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

We look forward to sharing some of our most advanced defence technologies through the defence technology and trade initiative.feedback

David DeCastro

Al is a unique circumstance, what he's been through, some of the things he's talked about before ... I've got a lot of respect for Al. I wish there was a different way to do this thing. We've got some people who look at the national anthem as patriotism, soldiers, all the stuff that it means, and obviously, people are upset, and I understand that. I just wish both sides understand that they want the right thing, but doing it through the national anthem, I wish there was a different way.feedback

Alejandro Villanueva

I don't know if the most effective way is to sit down during the national anthem with a country that's providing you freedom, providing you $16 million a year ... when there are black minorities that are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan for less than $20,000 a year. It's his decision. Obviously he has brought up the issue in a great way. But I think if he encourages other players or other people in the stands to sit down, it's going to send the wrong message.feedback

Ashraf Ghani

We want to talk with the Taliban, but it is not open-ended opportunity. . . . If the Taliban wants to join peace talks, the Afghan government will allow them to open an office, but this is their last chance.feedback

Loulou d'Aki

Many men wear them. I even bought one – it's so comfortable. I'm looking forward to the winter.feedback

Loulou d'Aki

I wanted to see this sort of young, well-educated group of people, because they would tend to be less traditional in the way of dressing. I also wanted to see the traditional hairdressers and beauty parlors, just to see what people ask for when they get there.feedback

Loulou d'Aki

Before I met her, I was expecting something a bit different. But I think there's also a limit to what you can do as a woman there. For me it was strange how modern this looked – kind of daring. They both have dyed hair and a lot of makeup.feedback

Loulou d'Aki

I interrupted them. I wanted to take a good picture of them because the light was getting nice.feedback

Loulou d'Aki

The sun goes up so early. And even if you go out at dawn, you're amazed by how many people are outside.feedback

Loulou d'Aki

It's going really well, but this was not kite season.feedback

Loulou d'Aki

Their parents decided to dress them as boys.feedback

Loulou d'Aki

I wasn't really sure what to expect. You can't really go anywhere you want and do anything you like. I haven't been anywhere where I've walked so little in three weeks. For families to have a son is very important.feedback

Loulou d'Aki

The colors are beautiful, and they kind of wore pretty princess dresses. This is what you can do until you're a certain age, and then you can't do it anymore.feedback

Maysam Berhavesh

Trump doesn't have to become Moscow or Tehran's best friend, but he should be considering measures like offering to de-list Iran as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and easing sanctions against Tehran and Moscow in return for their withdrawing support from anti-American forces in Afghanistan. Those measures aren't going to end Afghanistan's internal conflict, but they might de-escalate it enough for Trump to work on a new exit strategy for U.S. troops.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

It is exactly over 3,000 somewhat and frankly I haven't signed the last of the orders right now as we look at specific, small elements that are going.feedback

Fazel Bari Baryalai

It was a bomb which had recently been planted by the Taliban to target Afghan forces but a civilian car went through it. All the people killed in the car were young people from the area.feedback

George Tenet

Karzai might have [died], too, if Greg V. hadn't thrown himself on him, knocking him to the ground just as the bombs struck. It turned out to be an eventful Wednesday. That same day, he was selected to be the interim prime minister of Afghanistan.feedback

Zoe Williams

The public sector was fragmented. But pay freezes and cuts to services have finally brought it together. When the prime minister raises the terror threat level to critical, as Theresa May did for 48 hours after Friday’s London tube bombing, you think you know what that means. And in some ways, you do. It means another attack is considered “imminent”; it means that, when an attack comes, police response times are futuristically fast – it was eight minutes from the first call to the emergency services during the London Bridge attack to all three terrorists having been fatally shot by police. Yet the inner workings of the critical threat level are less obvious, because one assumes it means extra police officers. In fact, it means existing police officers working longer hours and having their days off cancelled. This is a hot-button issue on Twitter, as the Metropolitan police federation points this out, and people with Twitter handles such as Gooner123 tell them to count themselves lucky they never served a tour in Afghanistan. Yet the public services can no longer be pitted against each other, as a way to neutralise or suffocate their complaints against the government.feedback

Donald J. Trump

America and our allies will never be intimidated. We will defend our people, our nations, and our civilization from all who dare to threaten our way of life. This includes the regime of North Korea, which has once again shown its utter contempt for its neighbors and for the entire world community. After seeing your capabilities and commitment here today, I am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming.feedback

Bill Roggio

I would guess the U.S. has to plan on being inside Afghanistan for a decade or more in order for there to be any type of resolution. It's definitely past his first term in office, no two ways about it.feedback

Zabihullah Mujahid

It seems America is not yet ready to end the longest war in its history. As Trump stated, Americans are weary of the long war in Afghanistan.' We shall cast further worry into them and force American officials to accept realities.feedback

Danny Davis

So having troops constantly fighting overseas in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan – those things are not keeping us safe. And in fact, in some ways, they're actually contributing to rouse some of these radicalized people. We need to really be careful. What we have to do is get at the causes of radicalism and the causes of Islamic terror. And that's not going to be done on a combat battlefield.feedback

Baseer Khan Wazir

Two missiles were dropped on the home of maulvi Mohib and three people have been killed.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We appreciate India's important contributions to stability in Afghanistan, but India makes billions of dollars in trade with the United States, and we want them to help us more with Afghanistan, especially in the area of economic assistance and development.feedback

Rand Paul

I think that's one of the reasons he got elected–he told people he would take care of the people at home here in America, and that America would be first before Afghanistan, first before all the money we spend overseas. I think he still believes that. It's just a matter of, I think, his supporters need to be loud and remind him of what he said and see if we can get him to harken back to it. But in Congress, we have our own responsibility to try to assert ourselves and say 'hey, we need to be involved in this war-making power.feedback

Rand Paul

After 16 years, it's difficult to determine the purpose in Afghanistan. These wars are costing trillions of dollars. I think it's time to start thinking about the problems we have here at home. It's time to think about the $20 trillion debt we've got.feedback

Alexander Gauland

We can only block the way for refugees from Asia and Afghanistan trying to get here by working with Russia. We need Russia as a Christian bulwark against an Islamic invasion.feedback

Jack Reed

The headlines in Baghdad and the headlines in Kabul and the headlines in Damascus would be 'U.S. moves to end engagement,' . Unless we could do something literally next week, we would be running into the reality of American military commanders wondering whether they should begin to plan for the extraction of our forces.feedback

Rand Paul

Tonight, the Senate is attempting to move forward with the Defense Bill. I am seeking an amendment to end the AUMF in Afghanistan and Iraq. I will object to all procedural motions and amendments unless and until my amendment is made in order and we vote on these wars.feedback

James B. Linder

I sincerely apologize. We have the deepest respect for Islam and our Muslim partners worldwide.feedback

Abdul Razaq Qaderi

He fired only one bullet. After the first bullet, people and the guards tackled him and didn't allow him to fire more.feedback

Monica Zanarelli - International Committee of the Red Cross

Energetic and full of laughter, Lorena was the heart of our office in Mazar. Today, our hearts are broken. The violent fluctuations of life seem particularly cruel today.feedback

Lorena Enebral Perez

I believe that the quality and warmth in the work I do is essential and one of my most important virtues.feedback

Alberto Cairo

People losing a leg, a limb – sometimes they lose much more than that. They lose this self-esteem, they don't consider themselves complete person anymore. That's something we have to work very hard for. Its essential. You can give a leg, you can give an arm, but if you cannot put together heart and mind and dignity, the job is not done.feedback

Abdul Razaq Qaderi

He was a polio victim and he was under treatment in the hospital since he was 2 years old. He was always coming to the hospital and had visited the day before as well.feedback

Hugo Llorens

Today we remember how this conflict began but let us also remember how this must end, with Afghanistan never again serving as an ungoverned space, sanctuary or base for those who are bent on attacking us and our allies.feedback

Abdul Waheed Wafa

She would say, Look, a lot of your young generation don't know how beautiful this country is, how beautiful the countryside of Afghanistan is.feedback

Omara Khan Massoudi

There is a line which I learned from her, and I added it in the calendar when I was the head of the National Museum, and we later inscribed it on a stone at the museum. The line reads: A nation stays alive if its culture stays alive.feedback

Wahid Wafa

Despite the 40 years of war in Afghanistan she was always hopeful of the future and hopeful for the future of the new generation in Afghanistan.feedback

Wahid Wafa

She called herself an old monument and a lot of Afghans called her the 'Grandmother of Afghanistan'. She understood and knew Afghanistan much better than anybody else.feedback

Wahid Wafa

It was Nancy's aim to preserve Afghanistan's heritage. She was a very funny, interesting person who loved to talk to anyone coming to visit. She was kind, she was very giving with the information she had and she was always lobbying for the Afghanistan she first knew.feedback

Peter Hardisty - Rheinmetall

The protection they offer troops is key in my mind. I don't believe the British Army should sacrifice lessons learnt the hard way in Afghanistan with 'Snatch' Land Rovers. It would be morally wrong to put young servicemen and women in less well protected vehicles.feedback

Donald J. Trump

My original instinct was to pull out, and historically I like following my instincts. But all my life, I've heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the Oval Office.feedback

Javid Faisal

Our priority was to prevent clashes and casualties. This year we did a lot of work, and if we hadn't it could have been worse.feedback

Abdul Naser

I saw Massoud supporters slapping police officers two or three times.feedback

Reese Witherspoon

I started a production company five years ago to create more roles for women onscreen and behind the scenes. Today I have something like 23 projects in the works driven by great female characters of different ages and races. There is a film about an astronaut, a film about the entrepreneur who invented Barbie, and a film about the young, brave American girls who were the first women to serve alongside Special Ops in 2010 in Afghanistan.feedback

Zabibullah Mujahid

American invaders are enemies of religion and our word. You may well understand that our mujahedeen are defending Islam and our word.feedback

Mikhail Gorbachev

We have been fighting in Afghanistan for already six years. If the approach is not changed, we will continue to fight for another 20-30 years. . . . What, are we going to fight endlessly as a testimony that our troops are not able to deal with the situation? We need to finish this process as soon as possible.feedback

Jason Brownlee

If members of Congress were forced to take an affirmative stance in favor of intervention, for many of them that would be a tough vote to cast, given what the country has been through in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you actually started debating the perpetual state of conflict post-9/11, you would immediately run into the question of what the boundaries should be. The hawks don't want to put any constraints down on paper, and why ask permission when nobody's going to stop you?feedback

Mohammad Zaman Mamozai

It is a very serious violation. The people are very angry. It is a major abuse against Islam. Why they do not understand or know our culture, our religion and history? We lost several million, became refugees, lost our country and government just because of our religion.feedback

Mohammad Asim

The Americans made a big mistake. The youths and the religious scholars are all upset. They were about to react, and we tried to stop them because if they make a protest the enemy will use it against us. The coalition forces don't know our culture very well, that's why they made this mistake.feedback

Ken Stiles

We are going to be fighting this war for a very long time.feedback

Ken Stiles

That's going to be one of the challenges for the government. How do we maintain the level of experience and expertise in a war that is going to last for another 20 or 30 years or longer?feedback

Mohammed Uzbeki

If I knew who was the enemy, I would have just avoided them.feedback

Dawlat Waziri

As much as we provide support to our disabled, it is nothing to what they have suffered. The ministry is working day and night to find a way to increase the amount our soldiers are paid. But Afghanistan does not have the money to solve this issue on its own.feedback

Sanna Vestin

The reasoning from the migration agency is that it's not unsafe enough in Afghanistan.feedback

Mohammed Uzbeki

My sisters were crying. My grandmother asked, Why are you crying?feedback

Jacob Westberg

What is happening right now is a consequence of the redirection of the Swedish Armed Forces that begun in 2014 and was cemented in the 2015 defence bill. From that point, there was an increased focus on developing military capabilities that can be applied in and around Sweden. By contrast, the 2009 defence bill had prioritised international military crisis management, with Sweden contributing military forces to foreign conflicts, for instance in Afghanistan.feedback

Mohammed Hafiz

I bought two melons – 30 afghanis each. I heard it's cheap this year, so I came to buy for my children.feedback

Mohammed Ayar

I start the fire an hour before the sunrise, and the tea is boiling by the time the sun comes out.feedback

Siamuden Pasarly

If you transport melons from Kunduz to Kabul, the shipment gets stopped and extorted up to 41 times.feedback

Ahmad Bashir

When we woke up in the morning, the farmer had disappeared – and the truck driver was left with the fruit. We gave his address in Kunduz to the driver and said, You can try to find him there. Maybe he will have some wheat or rice at home to sell and pay you the rest of your money.feedback

Abdul Wahab

In Baghlan, the formal government tax on a truck is 100 afghanis, but the militia commanders ask for 2,000. And when you say, Why, for God's sake, be a little fair,' they say, Don't move your lips, I will smash your mouth.feedback

Laurence de Nijs

These preliminary results of our pilot study suggest that miRNAs might indeed be candidates as predictive blood markers to distinguish between persons at high and low risk of developing PTSD.feedback

Laurence de Nijs

Most of our stressful experiences don't leave a long-lasting psychological scar. However, for some people who experience chronic severe stress or really terrible traumatic events, the stress does not go away. They are stuck with it and the body's stress response is stuck in 'on' mode. This can lead to the development of mental illness such as PTSD.feedback

Khan Mohammed

We will keep these for another few days, so people can have a chance to come get their shoes. After that, what are we going to do with these? We can't take them to people's homes, we can't sell them. We will just take them to the garbage and dump.feedback

Ghulam Sakhi

These weren't my nephew's. It must be some other poor dead or alive person's.feedback

Saleem Ahmed

Today, we are here to offer Eid prayers. The security arrangements were very good. May Allah approve our prayers.feedback

Richard Langley - Royal Air Force

Our job is to protect the Royal Air Force, that means getting out into the villages, and the streets, of where the local population around our airbases are, and preventing insurgents and terrorists from trying to launch attacks against our airbases. That means actually connecting with the local population, really getting through with the hearts and minds.feedback

Ashraf Ghani

It is time for the armed opposition of Afghanistan to choose whether they are fed on the milk of the mothers of this country, and are inspired by this nation, or whether they are the tools for disunity, chaos, used by outsiders.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

When you go into Afghanistan and you are carrying a gun, you are going into a combat zone. By and large, this is to enable the Afghan force to fight more effectively. It is more advisers. It is more enablers – fire support, for example.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

Yes, I have signed orders but it is not complete. In other words I have signed some of the [orders for] troops that will go and we are identifying the specific ones. It is more advisers, it is more enablers, fire support, for example.feedback

Kavel Raffety

Sam is not just a number, not just a statistic. He's a shy, lovely, funny, polite and harmless young man who needs our help.feedback

Kay Bailey Hutchison

Our country is going to go forward with a more robust effort to assure that there are no terror cells that are fermenting in Afghanistan and the surrounding areas.feedback

Kay Bailey Hutchison

We need to be more productive in anti-terrorism. I think there are a lot of real threats and I think we need to beef up the activities to address those common threats. I think our allies are ready to say and actually have said already that we are going to deter nuclear activities, we're going to speak with one voice.feedback

Dana White

We are reviewing Iraq and Syria and the same guiding principles will govern how we roll out those numbers as well.feedback

Michael Silver

China controls the supply of rare-earth and critical metals.feedback

Dana White

The secretary has determined we must simplify our accounting methodology and improve the public's understanding of America's military commitment in Afghanistan. This was something that [Mattis] took upon himself when he was looking at the accounting practices. He wanted greater managerial integrity and he has the concerns of commanders who didn't have as much flexibility to deploy troops and then this is also about the American people. We're the Department of Defense. We owe the American people as much transparency as possible while still protecting sensitive information.feedback

Khwaja Asif Asif

Afghanistan, the U.S. and its allies should close their borders to leaders of terrorist, militant groups carrying out acts of terrorism against Pakistan.feedback

Kenneth McKenzie

This is not an attempt to bring more forces in, but it is an attempt to actually clarify a very confusing set of reporting rules that has the unintended consequence of forcing commanders to make readiness trade-offs. So what it does is, it actually lets the American people know what their sons and daughters are doing in Afghanistan.feedback

Mac Thornberry

I am pleased to see that as we prepare to execute a new strategy in Afghanistan, President Trump and Secretary Mattis have chosen to put the facts on the table.feedback

Hawas Khan Kochai

Three families were living in the house which was bombed; 11 people, including eight women, were killed. We recovered all the bodies with an excavator after several hours, but two children are still missing.feedback

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