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<div style="font-family:'Times New Roman';text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>1 Nov10</em></span></div>
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<p><a href="http://www.montrealgazette.com/Canada+Afghanistan+wildly+successful+diplomat/3755179/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Canada’s PRT in Afghanistan ‘wildly successful’: U.S. diplomat"</span></a>&nbsp;</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/31/taliban-success-night-raids-afghanistan"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "(ISAF) officers say airstrikes put insurgents under great pressure, but the  Taliban claim they have worked out how to foil the raids"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Khadr Trial:&nbsp; </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101031/national/omar_khadr"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Khadr  gets 8 years despite jury call for 40"</span></a></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://edmonton.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20101031/EDM_khadr_101031/20101031/?hub=EdmontonHome"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130961713"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCATRE69R01Q20101031"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/10/31/guantanamo-khadr-sentencing.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11632906"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"What  lies ahead for Canadian militant?"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://communities.canada.com/shareit/blogs/politics/archive/2010/10/31/canada-will-quot-favourably-consider-quot-to-accept-khadr-transfer.aspx"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Canada will "favourably consider" to accept Khadr transfer"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Blog Watch:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.newshoggers.com/blog/2010/10/uss-make-shit-up-goes-to-afghanistan.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> ISAF's "Killing Taliban Leaders" Numbers Not Adding Up?</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iWrZPfVuXf3NmsaLZuIie_V3TEcA?docId=4988823"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Taliban leaders hold secret talks with Afghan president on al-Qaida linked  Haqqani network"</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/31/tpw-rc-south-010115utc-nov-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Two "Officers", One "Assistant District Commander" Claimed Assassinated by  Taliban in Kandahar</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>31 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2824126"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Canadian troops  get huge joy from small treats"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Khadr Trial:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/us-requests-25year-sentence-for-khadr-20101031-178hh.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "US requests 25-year sentence for Khadr"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE69S3HT20101030"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Jury+weighs+Khadr+sentence/3752507/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Military jury weighs Khadr sentence"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://calgary.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20101030/khadr-sentencing-101030/20101030/?hub=CalgaryHome"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/canada/2010/10/30/15889726.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101030/national/omar_khadr"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Jury  Retires until Sunday</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/883543--khadr-deliberations-to-continue-sunday?bn=1"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69U0EI20101031"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Analysis: Why  the military plays down vital (Kandahar) battle"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/LJ30Df03.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Taliban peace  talks come to a halt"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.aan-afghanistan.org/index.asp?id=1279"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Reconciliation in  Afghanistan: Can the UN right some wrongs?"</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/tpw-rc-south-302150utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Taliban Interview on (Alleged) Their Big Push in Kandahar</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - New Taliban  Graphics (Twitpix.com):&nbsp; </span><a href="http://twitpic.com/32c9ln"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Microphone 1</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://twitpic.com/32caie"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Microphone 2</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>30 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101030/national/afghan_cda_attack"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Canadians target Taliban supply lines" In, Around Panjwai</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/CANADA+PREPARES+WITHDRAW+FROM+AFGHANISTAN/3748957/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "U.S. takeover of Kandahar PRT base harbinger of Canada's withdrawal"</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Nato and Afghan forces, which this week seized the last Taliban safe haven  directly threatening Kandahar City, are </span><a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/natos-dilemma-how-to-stop-the-talibans-return-2120519.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> drawing up plans to stop insurgents re-infiltrating the area and waging a  campaign of intimidation against local inhabitants</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">."</span></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&amp;casualty=80003261"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Kevin Megeney, 1982-2007</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">, R.I.P.:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101029/national/afghan_cda_shooting"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Shooter Gets New Court Martial</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2010/10/29/ns-wilcox-new-court-martial.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20101029/tent-mate-shot-101029/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouvelles-eng.asp?cat=00&amp;id=3632"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> CF Statement</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouvelles-eng.asp?cat=00&amp;id=3631"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Backgrounder</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/edmonton/2010/10/29/15884446.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Soldiers expressing themselves through poetry"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.inarms.ca/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"In Arms" website</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Khadr Trial:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/10/28/15864986.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Canada  has no part of Khadr deal: Cannon"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/10/29/1898186/khadr-asks-jury-to-consider-rape.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Khadr asks jury to consider rape threat in sentence"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://communities.canada.com/vancouversun/blogs/politics/archive/2010/10/29/khadr-s-final-word-consider-how-i-was-treated-at-bagram.aspx"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20101029/khadr-sentencing-hearing-101029/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101029/national/omar_khadr"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Khadr+asks+jury+consider+rape+threat+while+detention/3746688/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Omar Khadr waits to hear jury's sentencing decision"</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"><strong>Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp;</strong> "The U.S. special envoy on Afghanistan and  Pakistan has played down reports of reconciliation talks with the Taliban,  saying that </span><a href="http://www.rferl.org/content/No_Peace_Talks_With_Taliban_US_Envoy_Says/2205719.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> while more cadres were coming forward, their leaders were not</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">." - </span><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/8097519/Taliban-makes-demands-in-Afghan-peace-talks.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Afghan Taliban is demanding names of its senior leaders are removed from US and  United Nations terror blacklists and that a number of prisoners are released as  a precondition of further peace talks"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/tpw-rc-south-300020utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Attacks Alleged Against Tanks, Vehicles in Kandahar</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>29 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101028/national/afghan_cda_mentoring"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Canadians resume mentoring Afghan army"</span></a></strong></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.afghanistan.gc.ca/canada-afghanistan/news-nouvelles/2010/2010_09_22b.aspx?lang=eng"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Update: "Canadian Forces Release Statistics on Afghanistan Detainees"</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"><strong>Khadr Trial</strong>:&nbsp; </span><em><a href="http://www.canada.com/news/SOMNIA/3740827/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Widow to Khadr:  "You will forever be a murderer in my eyes. It doesn't matter what you say from  this day on."</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101028/national/omar_khadr"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Khadr  Says He's 'Really, really sorry for the pain'</span></a></em><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/World/20101028/khadr-sentencing-hearing-101028/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101028/national/omar_khadr_transcript"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Edited transcript of Omar Khadr's statements"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/10/28/khadr-cannon-canada.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"No  Khadr return deal in place: Cannon"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/americas/SOMNIA/article1776120/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Omar Khadr can be rehabilitated, U.S. captain testifies"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://centralasiaonline.com/cocoon/caii/xhtml/en_GB/features/caii/features/main/2010/10/28/feature-03"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Kandahar security forces shatter 27 terrorist networks"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101028/wl_nm/us_afghanistan_kandahar_1"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Kandahar  campaign's fate not clear until June: NATO"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101028/ap_on_go_ot/us_us_afghanistan_3"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101028/wl_sthasia_afp/afghanistanunrestnatousmilitary_20101028191801"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Hopeful signs in NATO's Kandahar offensive: British general"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=61465"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Elders Could  Fuel Stability in Kandahar, General Says"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8114960/afghan-warlord-in-australia-for-training-report"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Senior members of a powerful Afghan militia have been flown to Australia to  train with elite soldiers here as part of covert efforts to build military  operations against the Taliban"</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"><strong>Talkin' to the Taliban: </strong>"</span><a href="http://afpak.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/10/28/taliban_peace_talks_sound_airy_fairy"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">It  will be a tremendous achievement on part of the international troops if they  managed to succeed in creating rifts among the Taliban using the prospect of  talks as a ploy.</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> However, if otherwise, the trick will alert the Taliban  fighters and their leadership who will think twice if invited to peace talks in  future."</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/tpw-rc-south-290700utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "US war in Afghanistan unjustifiable, unwinable and intolerable"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/tpw-rc-south-282330utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Contractor, AFG Cops Claimed Killed in Kandahar, Zabul</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/tpw-meme-puppet/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Meme o’ the  moment – “puppet”</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>28 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://communities.canada.com/ottawacitizen/blogs/defencewatch/archive/2010/10/27/troops-to-assemble-in-valcartier-thursday-in-preparation-for-afghan-deployment.aspx"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Next ROTO (1 R22eR BG) Prepare to Head to AFG</span></a></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cityregion/article/1280580"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Oromocto  Town Councillor, RCR NCO Deployed in AFG</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/10/27/afghanistan-mackay-natynczyk.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Afghan mission enters 'crucial' phase: MacKay"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/10/27/15857116.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Getting  Better?</span></a></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101027/national/afghan_cda_future"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Afghan withdrawal on track: defence chief "</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.canada.com/news/Canadian+Forces+stop+using+Dubai+transit+flights/3735749/story.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed:+canwest/F77+%28canada.com+World+News%29"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Meanwhile, No More Flights To, From Dubai for AFG Mission</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Closing+ceremony+planned+Camp+Mirage+MacKay+says/3738571/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Closing ceremony planned for Camp Mirage, MacKay says"</span></a></p>
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<p><em><strong><a href="http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&amp;casualty=80003172"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:150%;"> Frank Mellish, 1968-2006</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:150%;">, R.I.P.: </span></strong></em><a href="http://www.lfpress.com/news/canada/2010/10/28/15859791.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Son of  Fallen Receives Canadian Hero Fund Scholarship</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/101027/world/afghanistan_unrest_kandahar_28"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> AFG Officials:&nbsp; "Victory against Taliban in Afghan operation 'in sight' "</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90777/90851/7179495.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/news/350623,general-kandahar-offensive-weeks.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.snappingturtle.net/flit/archives/2010_10_27.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Former OMLT Officer:&nbsp; Too Early to Tell if Things are Going Well in  Kandahar</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-10/27/c_13578362.htm"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> K'Har Province Statement: "Afghan and NATO-led troops during a joint operation  in Mianshin district eliminated a Taliban key commander Mullah Jamaludin who  served as close aide to Taliban chief Mullah Omar"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/101027/world/afghanistan_unrest_1146"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouvelles-eng.asp?cat=00&amp;id=3629"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> CF Statement: "How To Support Deployed Troops During The Holidays Season"</span></a></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.cfra.com/?cat=1&amp;nid=76559"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"No Public Packages for  Military Overseas: CF"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Khadr Trial:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/americas/testimony-on-khadr-informed-by-psychologist-with-anti-muslim-views/article1775436/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Testimony on Khadr informed by psychologist with anti-Muslim views"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/World/20101027/khadr-sentencing-hearing-101027/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101027/national/omar_khadr"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/10/27/omar-khadr-united-nations-child-soldier.html?ref=rss"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> UN Child Soldier Official:&nbsp; Bring Khadr Home to Canada</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://communities.canada.com/vancouversun/blogs/politics/archive/2010/10/27/in-memory-of-a-soldier-a-eulogy-for-christopher-speer.aspx"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "In memory of a soldier: a eulogy for Christopher Speer"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/27/tpw-rc-south-280015utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> 14+ Alleged Killed in Kandahar, Uruzgan and Zabul Attacks; Police Allegedly  Defect to Taliban in Zabul</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/10/201010277270383934.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "President Karzai expected to allow private security contractors to operate in  the country until next March"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.centredaily.com/2010/10/27/2299930/karzai-pushes-back-deadline-on.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/8090771/Afghanistan-ban-on-security-firms-delayed-by-two-months.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.president.gov.af/Contents/91/Documents/2303/Press%20Release.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> AFG Pres Office Statement</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.president.gov.af/Contents/88/Documents/2300/release_eng.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> 24 Oct 10 Statement</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/EGUA-8AMSH7?OpenDocument&amp;RSS20=02"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> UNAMA Agrees</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>27 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Canadian+general+says+NATO+Afghan+efforts+getting+results/3729082/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Canadian general says NATO, Afghan efforts getting results"</span></a></strong></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.cefcom-comfec.forces.gc.ca/pa-ap/fs-ev/2010/10/26-eng.asp"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"HAMKARI:  (Canadian) Engineers at work in Kandahar"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Khadr Trial:&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> </span><em><strong><a href="http://media.miamiherald.com/smedia/2010/10/26/19/stip2.source.prod_affiliate.56.pdf"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Agreed-To Statement of Facts</span></a></strong></em><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> (PDF) - </span><a href="http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE69P41O20101026"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Guantanamo made prisoner more dangerous, doctor says"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.thespec.com/news/canada/article/271040--doctor-brands-omar-khadr-highly-dangerous-cites-strong-ties-to-radical-family"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Doctor brands Omar Khadr ‘highly dangerous,’ cites strong ties to radical  family"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/khadr-a-rock-star-in-guantanamo-psychiatrist-testifies/article1773124/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Khadr a ‘rock star’ in Guantanamo, psychiatrist testifies"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101026/national/omar_khadr"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"  'Highly dangerous' Khadr called remorseless"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11632651"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Canadian militant  Omar Khadr revelled in US killing"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.canada.com/news/Khadr+happy+after+throwing+fatal+grenade/3727973/story.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed:+canwest/F77+%28canada.com+World+News%29"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Harry Potter-reading Khadr is a cold-blooded killer: Witnesses"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/indepth/australian-commandos-seriously-injured-during-hunt-for-bomb-maker-in-afghanistan/story-e6frewp9-1225943453276"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Australian commandos seriously injured during hunt for bomb maker in  Afghanistan"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/isaf-releases/uruzgan-teachers-to-begin-receiving-salaries.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Uruzgan Teachers to Begin Receiving Salaries"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportID=90879&amp;sms_ss=facebook&amp;at_xt=4cc655f05abd0e5f,0"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Security firm ban will not hurt us - NGOs"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/pakistan/afghanistan/130579-dont-ignore-our-ways-afghan-tribal-elders-say.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Don’t ignore our ways, Afghan tribal elders say"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/tg927.htm"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">U.S. Treasury  Designates Southern AFG Drug Lords linked to Taliban "Specially Designated  Global Terrorists"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.dvidshub.net/news/58881/update-taliban-ied-senior-leader-captured-kandahar"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Taliban IED senior leader captured in Kandahar"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/26/AR2010102606571.html?nav=rss_email/components"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "U.S. military campaign to topple resilient Taliban hasn't succeeded"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/international/Report-Taliban-Unscathed-by-US-Campaign_57505774"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://afghanistan.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/26/opinion-talking-about-talking-with-the-taliban/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Prospects of talks with Taliban are very much overestimated"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - "It's hard  to comprehend </span><a href="http://www.examiner.com/afghanistan-headlines-in-national/saving-afghanistan-requires-smashing-dangerous-delusions"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> how the U.S. would fail to forecast that its enthusiasm for a Taliban  power-sharing arrangement might trigger angst amongst the warlords of the  Hazara, Tajik and Uzbek minority groups in the north</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">."</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><strong><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/27/tpw-rc-south-khar-surge-1/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Taliban Interviews Alleged Commander of Dand District on Taliban's (alleged)  Surge in Kandahar (MILNEWS.ca blog)</span></a></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"><strong> - </strong></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/tpw-rc-south-270015utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Attacks Alleged in Kandahar, Uruzgan and Zabul</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/26/nato-afghanistan-russia-military?CMP=twt_gu"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Deja Vu All Over Again: "Russian military could be drawn back into Afghanistan"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/8089476/Mikhail-Gorbachev-victory-in-Afghanistan-is-impossible.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Mikhail Gorbachev, the former leader of the Soviet Union, has warned that  Afghanistan risks turning into another Vietnam, telling Nato that victory is  impossible"</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>26 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/world/afghanistan/article/880396--time-running-out-to-teach-afghan-soldiers-to-be-self-sufficient"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Time running out to teach Afghan soldiers to be self-sufficient"</span></a></strong></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Canada Leaving AFG:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101025/national/afghan_cda_withdrawal"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"A former top ground commander in Kandahar says he's confident Canada and the  international community won't allow Afghanistan to suffer from "withdrawal  shock" after 2011."</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - Opinion:&nbsp; </span><a href="http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/10/25/john-ivison-harper-should-rethink-ending-afghan-mission/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "John Ivison: Harper should rethink ending Afghan mission"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.tampabay.com/incoming/canadian-at-gitmo-pleads-guilty-to-all-charges/1130371"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:150%;"> Omar Khadr Pleads Guilty, Sentencing to Follow</span></a></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/americas/khadr-pleads-guilty-in-exchange-for-repatriation-to-canada/article1771325/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Coming Back to Canada Soon?</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Khadr+admits+crimes+plea+deal/3721762/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.thestar.com/specialsections/omarkhadr/article/880846--eight-years-later-omar-khadr-pleads-guilty-to-murder"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/10/25/15820666.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101026/national/omar_khadr"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">more</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Opinion:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/world/afghanistan/article/880618--SOMNIA"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "No easy road to peace for Afghanistan"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.gazettenet.com/2010/10/07/5-afghan-children-among-9-dead-kandahar-blasts"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Five Afghan children among nine dead in Kandahar blasts"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/25/AR2010102505658.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "U.S. operations in Kandahar push out Taliban"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/special-forces-soldier-seriously-wounded-in-afghanistan/story-e6frf7l6-1225943245117"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> AUS Spec Ops Troops Wounded in Northern K'Har Firefight</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/defence/four-diggers-wounded-in-afghanistan-one-seriously/story-e6frg8yo-1225943245002"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.defence.gov.au/media/DepartmentalTpl.cfm?CurrentId=10994"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> AUS Military Statement</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/tpw-meme-martyr/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Meme o' the  moment - martyr</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>25 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101024/national/afghan_cda_panjwaii"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Canada tries to bring order to Panjwaii"</span></a></strong></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Military+investigating+claims+troops+destroyed+Afghan+homes/3719423/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "The Canadian military has launched an investigation into claims by an Afghan  farmer that troops “totally destroyed” as many as 10 mud-walled homes three  years ago in a hamlet in the Horn of Panjwaii in order to protect a small  firebase."</span></a></strong></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Khadr Trial:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE69O0YN20101025"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Canadian at Guantanamo to announce plea decision"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/10/24/15810211.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Expect  fireworks this week in Khadr trial"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.thestar.com/specialsections/omarkhadr/article/880354--omar-khadr-deal-or-no-deal"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Omar Khadr: Deal or no deal?"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101024/national/omar_khadr"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"No plea  deal yet, Khadr's lawyer says"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/10/24/khadr-trial.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jVex4-IXowjbtg4U4SCR9mRRPuDQ?docId=CNG.b65806da7bbb6d7e246bb910ba835d30.51"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Khadr+says+will+give+book+movie+profits+Ottawa/3720400/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Khadr says he will give any book, movie profits to Ottawa"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/10/201010259352891476.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Afghan president repeats determination not to allow private security firms in  the country after December deadline"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/24/taliban-peace-talks-hamid-karzai-afghanistan"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Taliban peace talks with Hamid Karzai are 'mostly hype' "</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&amp;categ_id=5&amp;article_id=120728#axzz13MmDXQcr"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Possible coalition with Taliban may deny Al-Qaeda a foothold"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.aan-afghanistan.org/index.asp?id=1260"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Analysis: "A  Karzai-Taleban coalition won’t survive a few days"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Afghan-Peace-Talks-Face-Tough-Obstacles-105283178.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iQJeTbpUbJVEXYif7bm7QCIjQ5pw?docId=CNG.b65806da7bbb6d7e246bb910ba835d30.241"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "More high-level Taliban interested in talks: Holbrooke"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/RMOI-8AJU42?OpenDocument&amp;RSS20=02-P"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "U.N. will help, but not discuss, Afghan peace talks"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/oct2010/pers-o25.shtml"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">World  Socialists: "In sponsoring talks with the Taliban and Taliban-aligned groups  such as the militia led by the Hekmatyars, Washington is renewing old  acquaintances."</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/24/tpw-rc-south-242325utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Attacks Alleged in Kandahar, Zabul</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>24 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/time-to-lead/military/canadas-next-battle/article1768573/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Panjwai: "Canada's next battle"</span></a></strong></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Former+journalist+Michelle+Lang+honoured+along+with+fallen+Canadian+soldiers/3717955/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Fallen Honoured at Regina Memorial</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101023/national/soldiers_memorial_lang"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Khadr Trial:&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101023/national/omar_khadr"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Khadr  relaxed days before possible plea"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101023/national/us_clinton_cannon_khadr"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Clinton, Cannon talk Khadr as hearing looms"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/10/23/15804561.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Khadr  Gitmo sighting"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2013181923_afghandeath17.html?syndication=rss"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "A series of blasts killed at least two civilians and wounded several others  Saturday in Afghanistan's main southern city, the scene of several recent deadly  attacks on police."</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.southasianmedia.net/index_story.cfm?id=671763&amp;category=Frontend&amp;Country=AFGHANISTAN"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Petraeus cites progress in Kandahar"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban: </span></strong><a href="http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90777/90852/7175312.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Canada signals support to Kabul's peace talks with Taliban"</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/24/tpw-rc-south-241050utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Attacks Alleged in Kandahar, Uruzgan and Zabul</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>23 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/10/22/15796811.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Coalition forces have momentum and have taken away the Taliban's ability to  move freely around Kandahar, Canada's top soldier in Afghanistan said Friday."</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/10/23/world/asia/AP-AS-Afghan-Signs-of-Progress.html?_r=1&amp;partner=rss&amp;emc=rss"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "NATO Squeezing Taliban, but No Claims of Victory"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.registan.net/index.php/2010/10/22/more-isaf-spinning-clumsily/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed:+registan+%28Registan.net%29&amp;utm_content=Google+Reader"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Blog Watch: "More ISAF Spinning, Clumsily"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/43414/just-over-a-third-of-canadians-support-the-mission-in-afghanistan/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Survey Says: "Just Over a Third of Canadians Support the Mission in Afghanistan"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Khadr Trial:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/10/22/15798056.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary  Clinton spoke Friday about accused Canadian terrorist Omar Khadr being tried by  military court here for war crimes."</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.navytimes.com/news/2010/10/ap-us-and-canada-discuss-fate-of-gitmo-detainee-102210/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iJbkC7C5p9Tmf1MQxj7V_jS4aJsA?docId=CNG.0507ccd047ad4a459bbdbcd14be4accc.881"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/Canada+scrap+Khadr+plea+deal+source/3713254/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Canada Has (Effective) Veto Over Plea Deal?</span></a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/NATO+urged+stand+eviction+notice/3713479/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Analyst: "NATO, UN urged to stand up to U.A.E. eviction notice"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.canadaeast.com/rss/article/1274269"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">NYT Photographer Wounded  in IED Blast</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/asia-pacific/taliban-feel-political-power-within-grasp/article1768042/page2/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Taliban feel political power within grasp"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101022/national/afghan_cda_taliban"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> New Headline:&nbsp; Canadian Troops Will Follow Orders to let Taliban Get to  Talks if Given!</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/10/22/taliban-afghanistan.html?ref=rss"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/harper-gives-cautious-nod-to-talks-with-taliban/article1768723/?cmpid=rss1"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> CAN PM OK With Talks (Under Strict Conditions)</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/10/21/102428/us-officials-experts-no-high-level.html#storylink=misearch"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "U.S. officials, experts: No high-level Afghan peace talks under way"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130733325&amp;f=1001&amp;sc=tw&amp;utm_source=twitterfeed&amp;utm_medium=twitter"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Peace Talks With Taliban? Depends On Whom You Ask"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - "The last US plan - to  have a more broad-based reconciliation process only after its military would  regain the upper hand on the battlefield – has not worked. The surge has not  shifted the momentum. </span><a href="http://www.aan-afghanistan.org/index.asp?id=1256"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Not the Taleban but in reality the US are under pressure</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> ...." - </span><a href="http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/10/22/smoke_and_mirrors_in_kabul"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Don't believe the hype about reconciliation talks between the Afghan government  and the Taliban -- this war isn't even close to over."</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/tpw-rc-south-230115utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Loads o' Attacks Alleged (Again) in, around Kandahar City</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>22 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/nato-anticipates-change-in-political-leadership-in-restive-panjwaii-105449763.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "NATO anticipates change in political leadership in restive Panjwaii"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.montrealgazette.com/SOMNIA/3703205/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Next ROTO  Getting Ready to Head Downrange</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Canadian+troops+heading+Arctic+after+Afghan+mission/3707032/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Canadian troops heading to Arctic after Afghan mission"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/21/AR2010102104977_pf.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "U.S.-funded development firms are beginning to shut down massive reconstruction  projects because the Afghan government has refused to rescind a ban on their use  of private security guards"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Khadr Trial:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://unambig.com/beware-a-khadr-double-cross/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Beware a Khadr double cross"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101021/national/us_cda_khadr"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"No  Cannon-Clinton Khadr confab, officials say"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/dutch-left-australian-solders-for-dead-in-afghanistan/story-e6frf7lf-1225942017229"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> AUS Special Forces Reportedly "left for dead by two Dutch attack helicopters  during a deadly ambush in Afghanistan"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/dutch-to-review-sas-claims-20101022-16xts.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Dutch to review SAS claims"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/tpw-old-message-appease-north/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> MILNEWS.ca: "Taliban back to old talks message"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/39857251/Statement-of-Islamic-Emirate-regarding-the-latest-organized-enemy-propaganda"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Reinforced by New Taliban Statement</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> (Scribd.com) - </span><a href="http://aan-afghanistan.org/index.asp?id=1248"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Report:&nbsp; Group of  Former Taliban on Peace Council Useful Conduit to Taliban for Talks?</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.aan-afghanistan.org/uploads/20101020TRuttig_ExT_in_HPC.pdf"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Report</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> (PDF) - </span><a href="http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/845-taliban-demand-privileges-in-afghan-peace-talks"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Taliban Demand Privileges in Afghan Peace Talks"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SGE69K0JM.htm"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Afghan peace  council to offer concessions to Taliban"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/101021/world/international_us_afghanistan_talks"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303339504575566001293007126.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Pakistan Seeks Role in Taliban Talks"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-afghan-talks-20101021,0,3119366.story"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Pakistan left out of Afghan-Taliban talks, official says"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iw7F_pdheJms_PFoznIj4IkMaeBg?docId=84289731f77c473d95d55c6458d12843"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Afghan peace council wants Saudi Arabia's help"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/101020/afghanistan-war-taliban-peace-talks"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "The talk about "The Talks" is just talk"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69L1FC20101022"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Reuters Factbox:  "What's happening in the Afghan-Taliban talks?"</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/tpwh-rc-south-220005utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Bigger Bosses Reinforce "No Talks With Foreign Troops in Country" Message</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>21 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101020/national/afghan_cda_panjwaii"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Canadian cordon around restive Panjwaii"</span></a></strong></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Canada's Post-2011 Mission:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/10/20/afghanistan-care-canada.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> NGO Suggests Focusing on Women's Rights in AFG</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101020/national/afghan_canada_future"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/10/20/15758826.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://bit.ly/aNqmHV"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">NGO Report (PDF)</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2010/1021/Want-to-know-how-the-war-in-Afghanistan-is-going-Watch-Kandahar?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed:%20feeds/world%20%28Christian%20Science%20Monitor%20%7C%20World%29"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Want to know how the war in Afghanistan is going? Watch Kandahar"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/asia-pacific/nato-coalition-pushes-taliban-into-retreat-in-southern-afghanistan/article1766428/?cmpid=rss1"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "NATO coalition pushes Taliban into retreat in southern Afghanistan"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.registan.net/index.php/2010/10/20/what-is-really-happening-in-afghanistan/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> But Is That Enough?</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.canada.com/news/Afghanistan+fears+international+forces+pulling+early/3701930/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Afghanistan fears international forces pulling out too early"</span></a></p>
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<p><em><strong><a href="http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&amp;casualty=80003261"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Kevin Megeney, 1982-2007</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">, R.I.P.: </span></strong></em><a href="http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/1207848.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Reservist Gets New  Court Martial</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Khadr Trial:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20101021/clinton_khadr_101021/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"U.S.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is reported to be reaching out to Ottawa to  try to resolve the Omar Khadr case"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/10/20/15766116.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Feds  deny reports of U.S. negotiations over Khadr"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101021/wl_sthasia_afp/afghanistanunresttalibantalks"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Afghan peace body calls on Taliban to join talks"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101020/ap_on_re_as/as_afghan_peace_talks"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Afghan-Taliban peace process may be overstated"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportId=90829"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.nationalpost.com/Support+peace+with+Taliban+will+after+Afghan+general/3701390/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Support peace with Taliban or ‘we will go after’ you: Afghan general"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.registan.net/index.php/2010/10/20/a-new-plan-to-end-the-war/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "A New Plan to End the War!"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/voices/the-new-same-old-talks-with-the-taliban/4382/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "The new, same old talks with the Taliban"</span></a></p>
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<p><em><span style="font-size:150%;"><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></span></em><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/tpw-rc-south-202340utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Attacks, Civilian Casualties Alleged in Kandahar, Zabul</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/tpw-meme-cross-worshiper/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Taliban Propaganda Meme o' the Moment:&nbsp; "Cross Worshipers"</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>20 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Canada's Post-2011 Mission:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://communities.canada.com/ottawacitizen/blogs/defencewatch/archive/2010/10/19/care-canada-to-release-report-on-future-of-canada-s-involvement-in-afghanistan.aspx"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> CARE Canada to Share Plan for Possible Canadian Mission</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.military-world.net/Afghanistan/4318.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"CARE Canada  recommends the government become an international champion for Afghan women."</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/1270322"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Canadian  Forces looking for solutions on how to keep soldiering interesting in the years  ahead"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/10/19/it-was-like-that-when-we-got-here/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Macleans.ca Not Missing a Chance for a Spectacular Headline (One Building =/=  Village)</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Khadr Trial:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/10/19/khadr.trial.plea.deal/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Plea  negotiations continue"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.globalnews.ca/world/Khadr+repent+doctor+says/3697578/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Khadr yet to repent, doctor says"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportID=90812&amp;sms_ss=twitter&amp;at_xt=4cbdf866e43a596f,0"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Pomegranate farmers rue Kandahar fighting"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.herald.ie/breaking-news/world-news/karzai-rejects-security-firms-plea-2387658.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Karzai rejects security firms plea"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/isaf-releases/u.s.-launches-criminal-investigation-into-death-of-detainee-in-kandahar.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "U.S. Launches Criminal Investigation into Death of Detainee in Kandahar"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Blog Watch:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://transitionland.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/impressions-of-americans-at-war/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Impressions of Americans at war"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span><em><a href="http://www.aan-afghanistan.org/index.asp?id=1241"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Are Talks with the  Taleban Snow-Balling?"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/world/asia/20afghan.html?partner=rss&amp;emc=rss"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "High-Level Talks Aim for an End to the Afghan War"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/world/asia/20afghan.html?partner=rss&amp;emc=rss"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Taliban’s Elite, Aided by NATO, Join Talks for Afghan Peace"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/826-taliban-leaders-join-afghan-peace-talks-"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Talks with the highest levels of Taliban leaders have begun in Kabul"</span></a></em></strong><em><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span></em><a href="http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SGE69J09Y.htm"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Tentative  steps taken towards Taliban talks"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/2010/10/planning-a-military-campaign-t/?utm_source=twitterfeed&amp;utm_medium=twitter"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Planning a Military Campaign to Support Negotiations in Afghanistan"</span></a></p>
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<p><em><span style="font-size:150%;"><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></span></em><strong><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/tpq-rc-south-200030utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Now, Taliban Guy Says "No Talks with Any Troops in AFG"</span></a></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/tpw-wd-deadline-in-writing/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> This Following "Written Withdrawal Guarantee Will Do"</span></a></p>
<br /><p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>19 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.orovillemr.com/news/ci_16367309"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"NATO claims it is choking  off insurgents' supplies"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Canada Leaving AFG:&nbsp; </span><em><a href="http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/canada/2010/10/18/15736361.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Former  Soviet 'Stans Considered as Alternatives to UAE?</span></a></em></strong><em><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span></em><a href="http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/18/canada-poised-for-2011-withdrawal-from-afghanistan/?partner=rss&amp;emc=rss"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> New York Times Notices "Canada Poised for 2011 Withdrawal From Afghanistan"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/asutralias-defence-chief-angus-houston-says-no-to-tanks-in-afghanistan/story-fn3dxity-1225940540572"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> AUS Decides No Tanks for AFG Fight</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8108592/houston-says-no-to-tanks"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/10/18/australia-afghan-debate.html?ref=rss"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Australia to debate Afghan mission"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/hansard/reps/dailys/dr181010.pdf"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Hansard  Transcript of Day One of Debate</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> (2MB PDF) - </span><a href="http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/story.html?id=3692740"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Australia said on Tuesday it expected some troops and advisers would stay in  Afghanistan for at least a decade more"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/10/18/world/asia/AP-AS-Australia-Afghanistan.html?_r=1&amp;partner=rss&amp;emc=rss"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Cracks Emerge in Australian Unity on Afghan War"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.app.com.pk/en_/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id=119515&amp;Itemid=2"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Former Taliban Envoy:&nbsp; Osama Bin Laden Not in PAK</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8108682/adf-has-not-talked-to-taliban"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Aussie Def Forces Haven't Spoken to Taliban</span></a></p>
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<p><em><span style="font-size:150%;"><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></span></em><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/tpw-wd-deadline-in-writing/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Taliban Wants U.S. Withdrawal Deadline in Writing</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/tpw-rc-south-190030utc-octt-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Taliban "Survey" Results from Logar</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/10/201010182281827619.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Afghan poll results delayed (again)"</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>18 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.globalnews.ca/world/story.html?id=3686216"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Canadians work  to corral Taliban as major operation begins"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">CAN Outta UAE:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101017/national/canada_uae_base"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Canada searches for new base after U.A.E. flap"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.calgaryherald.com/Canada+seeking+replacement+military+base+MacKay/3686457/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://thedawn.com.pk/2010/10/18/will-islamabad-allow-canada-a-base/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Will Islamabad allow Canada a base?"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/101017/afghanistan-war-kandahar-media"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Recent operation called success, but no international press witnessed it."</span></a></p>
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<p><em><strong><a href="http://www.shahamat.info/english/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=2383:known-figureheads-and-the-futile-reconciliation-slogans&amp;catid=2:comments&amp;Itemid=3"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Statement on Taliban Site</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> (link to statement at non-terrorist site </span><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/39586017/Known-figureheads-and-the-Futile-Reconciliation-Slogans"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> here</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">): "The rationale for reconciliation can be only convincing when, at  least, the invading Americans put signature on a document before the people of  Afghanistan and the world, binding them legally to withdraw their forces from  Afghanistan in a given time-frame."</span></strong></em></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><strong><em><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></em></strong></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/17/tpw-rc-south-172305utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Multiple Bombings, Attacks Alleged in Kandahar City</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>17 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">CAN Outta UAE:&nbsp; </span><a href="http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Politics/17-Oct-2010/Canadian-troops-to-land-in-Cyprus-after-withdrawal-from-Afghanistan"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Cyprus as Back-Up Staging Area?</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/world/asia/17afghan.html?_r=1&amp;pagewanted=all"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> AFG Villagers in Panjwaii Claim CAN Forces Didn't Compensate for 2005 Damage,  Losses?</span></a></strong></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20101017/ZNYT03/10173008?Title=Critical-Assault-by-Allies-Begins-Near-Kandahar&amp;tc=ar"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Air Assault" on Panjwaii Begins</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.680news.com/news/world/article/115899--SOMNIA"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Series of  attacks rock southern Kandahar city, including police headquarters; 2 Afghans  dead"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Blast-Hits-Afghan-Police-Compound-1-Dead-105103649.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-10/16/c_13560769.htm"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCATRE69F0WF20101016"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="https://www.cimicweb.org/Documents/CFC%20AFG%20Newsletters%20Archive/CFC%20Weekly%20Sector%20Review%20-%20Afghanistan%20%2814-Oct-10%29.pdf"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> NATO Civil-Military Fusion Centre Weekly Sector Review</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> (PDF):&nbsp; Refugees  Continue to Flee Fighting, Causing More Civilian Casualties, Greater Demand for  Artificial Limbs</span></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.theage.com.au/national/troops-overwhelmed-and-cannot-defeat-taliban-20101016-16odk.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "(Aussie) Troops 'overwhelmed and cannot defeat Taliban' "</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.philly.com/inquirer/world_us/20101017_Karzai_upbeat_on_new_council_to_talk_with_Taliban.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Karzai Upbeat about Peace Council</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/16/tpw-rc-south-162155utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> IED Attacks Alleged in Kandahar, Rockets Claimed on Zabul Base</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>16 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Canada Leaving AFG:&nbsp; </span></strong></span><a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/world/afghanistan/article/875635--logistics-and-time-the-enemy-in-canada-s-afghan-pullout"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More on Plans to Start Packing Up</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Optimistic+news+emerges+from+Afghanistan/3679077/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Sixteen soldiers from the U.S.-led coalition have died in the past three days,  but the mood among commanders and troops in southeastern Afghanistan continues  to be more optimistic than ever before."</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101016/national/afghan_better_or_worse"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Is Kandahar safer? Depends who you ask"</span></a></p>
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<p><em><strong><a href="http://www.newsweek.com/2010/10/14/why-rebel-groups-love-the-toyota-hilux.html?GT1=43002"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> COIN Expert:&nbsp; Canadian Maple Leaf Sign of Vehicle Quality Among Taliban?!?</span></a></strong></em></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Afghan+trick+Lafleur/3674965/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Guy Lafleur Drops By (A Third Time)</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.canada.com/Canada+biggest+musical+tribute+soldiers+goes+this+week/3678279/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Canada's biggest musical tribute to soldiers goes on air this week"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Khadr Trial:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/harper-has-only-days-to-make-choice-on-khadr/article1759850/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Harper has only days to make choice on Khadr"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/10/15/omar-khadr.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"PM remains  mum on Khadr"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/876223--behind-the-scenes-negotiations-in-khadr-case"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Negotiations in the Omar Khadr case involve senior members of the Obama  administration, as the White House continues to push for a plea deal and avoid a  trial of Guantanamo’s youngest detainee"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20101015/harper-khadr-101015/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Trial-of-Youngest-Guantanamo-Defendant-Delayed-Compromise-Deal-Sought-105027784.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Khadr+saga+from+over/3680977/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Khadr saga is far from over"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Last+word+plea+bargain+Khadr+lawyer/3681787/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Last word on plea bargain Khadr's: lawyer"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=61285"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Zabul Province  Blast Kills Several Afghan Villagers"</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"><strong>Talkin' to the Taliban:</strong> Asia Times Online: </span><a href="http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/LJ16Df02.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Pakistan has  freed the supreme commander of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Mullah Abdul Ghani  Baradar, so that he can play a pivotal role in backchannel talks through the  Pakistani army with Washington"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69D3KI20101014"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Afghan talks  gain pace; U.S. engages: sources"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101015/ap_on_re_eu/eu_us_taliban_2"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/10/15/taliban-talks-an-iffy-high-level-treaty/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Taliban talks: “an iffy, high-level treaty” "</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.cnas.org/blogs/abumuqawama/2010/10/caveat-lector.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Questions Media Should Ask Selves Before Filing More  Reintegration/Reconciliation Stories</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/15/tpw-rc-south-160030utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Attacks Alleged in Kandahar, Uruzgan and Zabu</span>l</a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>15 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Canada Leaving AFG:&nbsp; </span></strong></span><a href="http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Canada+starts+planning+Afghanistan+withdrawl/3672498/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Planning for Packing Under Way</span></a></p>
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<p><em><strong><a href="http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&amp;casualty=80003391"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:150%;"> Matthew Dawe, 1980-2007</span></a></strong></em><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong>, R.I.P.</strong></em></span>:&nbsp; </span><a href="http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?archive=true&amp;e=2799993"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Kingston ‘can-do’ soldier lives on in new CFB residence"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Khadr Trial:&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><a href="http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2010/10/14/122164.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Plea Bargain  Reportedly in Works Where Khadr Spends Most of Sentence in Canadian Jail</span></a></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11547909"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">BBC</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/15/us/15gitmo.html?_r=1&amp;partner=rss&amp;emc=rss"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> New York Times</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Khadr+deal+works+reports/3672086/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Postmedia News</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101014/national/khadr_plea"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Canadian  Press</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.thestar.com/specialsections/omarkhadr/article/875674--khadr-trial-delayed-to-finalize-plea-deal?bn=1"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Toronto Star</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/10/14/omar-khadr-deal.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">CBC.ca</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iz2HmyQA5BSXejd1ZfUBrElNHvGA?docId=CNG.bd6bd0d86d63f1a0e61b464e310712d2.6d1"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> AFP</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/10/14/1873414/lawyers-negotiating-omar-khadr.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Miami Herald</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/canada/2010/10/14/15689151.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=twitter&amp;utm_campaign=Feed:+EdmontonSun-News+%28Edmonton+Sun+-+News%29&amp;utm_content=Twitter"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "No deal to bring Khadr home: PMO"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N10/579/16/PDF/N1057916.pdf?OpenElement"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Official UN Security Council Resolution Extending ISAF Mandate</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> (PDF)</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">AFG NGO Safety Org: </span><a href="http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/International/15-Oct-2010/Afghanistans-aid-workers-advised-to-seek-permission-from-Taliban-report"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "The sum of (Taliban) activity presents the image of a movement anticipating  authority and one which has already obtained a complex momentum that Nato will  be incapable of reversing"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/10/15/afghanistan.report/?hpt=Sbin"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.afgnso.org/2010Q/ANSO%20Quarterly%20Data%20Report%20%28Q3%202010%29.pdf"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> ANSO Quarterly Report Q3 2010 </span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">(PDF)</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"><em>Washington Post</em>: "The United States and its NATO allies, worried about how the  Afghan government's ban on private security companies might affect their  operations, </span><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/13/AR2010101306989.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> have asked President Hamid Karzai to sign a letter allowing such companies to  continue protecting the foreign aid community</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"</span></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.smh.com.au/world/australia-urges-dutch-to-leave-helicopters-for-us-20101014-16ltb.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> AUS to NLD:&nbsp; We'd Be Happy to Use Your Apaches if You're Leaving....</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.dvidshub.net/news/58160/taliban-suicide-attack-facilitator-captured-kandahar"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Bad Boy "Suicide Attack Facilitator" Nabbed in Kandahar</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.afgnso.org/2010Q/ANSO%20Quarterly%20Data%20Report%20%28Q3%202010%29.pdf"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Pakistan ready to facilitate Afghan-Taliban talks"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/780-taliban-have-things-to-say-rabbani"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Head of AFG High Peace Council Says Taliban "haven't completely refused talks"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://twitter.com/AndersFoghR/status/27350502311"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">NATO Sec-Gen: "The  reconciliation proces in Afgh is lead by the Afgh government. If asked NATO will  provide practical support"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.voanews.com/english/news/NATO-Says-Its-Ready-to-Help-in-Taliban-Talks-104996024.html?utm_source=voa_news-twitter-account&amp;utm_medium=twitter&amp;utm_campaign=twitterfeed"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.canada.com/ISAF+allowed+Taliban+official+Kabul+Petraeus/3676431/story.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&amp;utm_medium=twitter"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "ISAF allowed Taliban official to Kabul: Petraeus"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101014/ap_on_re_eu/eu_nato_gates"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"US  called 'partner' in Afghan talks with Taliban"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/10/2010101415436201366.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/15/world/asia/15nato.html?ref=world"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/15/world/asia/15afghan.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "U.S. Uses Attacks to Nudge Taliban Toward a Deal"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-10/15/c_13557995.htm"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "U.S. says Taliban's leader Omar (wouldn't) qualify for role in Afghan future"</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/tpw-rc-south-150045utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Taliban Claims +40 ISAF, AFG Casualties across Kandahar, Disses U.N. (Again) for  Mandating ISAF Mission (Again)</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>14 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Canada to GTFO UAE Base:&nbsp; </span></strong></span><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canada-seeks-to-ship-supplies-home-from-afghanistan-through-pakistan/article1755150/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Canada Eying Pakistan as Alternative Route?</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101013/national/canada_uae_base"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">PAK  Considering It?</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Opinion: </span></strong><a href="http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=c8a0abab-eeb4-4b07-8aaf-ede99988c965"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "The Conservative government needs to get into a habit of providing good and  timely information, and it needs to give Canadians a sense of what an honourable  conclusion might look like."</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=36425&amp;Cr=afghan&amp;Cr1="><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">UN  Security Council Unanimously Endorses ISAF Mission for Another Year</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/EGUA-8A7N8C?OpenDocument&amp;RSS20=02-P"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Text of Resolution</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/isaf-releases/nato-senior-civilian-representative-provides-script-for-transition-in-afghanistan.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "NATO Senior Civilian Representative Provides Script for Transition in  Afghanistan"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11530855"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.rferl.org/content/Dead_On_Arrival/2189553.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Maybe Time for a Better Pashto/Dari Word for "Transition"?</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/11/the-last-patrol/8266/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Account of One 82nd Airborne Final Patrol in Arghandab</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://twitter.com/Peettv/statuses/27327966446"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"No prosecution of  Dutch soldiers after friendly fire incident in 2008 in which two soldiers died"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/10/14/world/asia/AP-AS-Afghan-Peace-Talks.html?partner=rss&amp;emc=rss"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "A former Afghan president who heads a new peace council said Thursday that he's  convinced the Taliban are ready to negotiate peace."</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jmFasXnj6sZ7d8OqgaNL2Zarpxtg?docId=CNG.565ee48525115af679ae1f1a39cb58f1.e91"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "More Taliban could be removed from UN blacklist: US"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2010/10/13/Gitmo-not-linked-to-Afghan-reconciliation/UPI-66141286989381/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Gitmo not linked to Afghan reconciliation"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/8062589/Nato-facilitating-Taliban-contacts-with-Afghanistan-government.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Nato facilitating Taliban contacts with Afghanistan government"</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/tp-rc-south-140120utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Taliban (Yet Again) Denies Any Talks, Direct or Indirect, with AFG Regime</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>13 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.insidehalton.com/opinion/letters/article/885893--milton-native-pays-heavy-price-serving-this-country"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Wounded Warrior Continues to Recover in London</span></a></strong></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Canada to GTFO UAE Base:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.globalnews.ca/world/SOMNIA/3660118/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">CF Flights  Resume (But Still Have to be Gone by 2 Nov)</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101012/national/canada_uae_base"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-12/canadian-troops-to-quit-u-a-e-base-over-emirates-row-postmedia-reports.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/10/12/uae-camp-mirage-air-rights.html?ref=rss"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> UAE Move Seen as "Blackmail"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/uae-official-says-canadian-response-is-fear-tactics-2010-10-13-1.303404"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "UAE official says Canadian response is ‘fear tactics’ "</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/uae-rift-exposes-division-in-harper-caucus/article1754387/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "UAE rift exposes division in Harper caucus"</span></a></p>
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<p><em><a href="http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/1260180"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Chilling  and unsettling, but mixed with respect and tribute. That's the only way to  describe a new book by Ontario author Kathy Stinson called Highway of Heroes."</span></a></em></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Blog Watch:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://unambig.com/the-military-strategy-in-kandahar/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Military  leadership believes that very few foreign fighters are in the country, which  means that the Taliban is mainly a domestic insurgency that is only vaguely  guided by the leadership in Pakistan"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://unambig.com/the-military-strategy-in-kandahar/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Analyst/Blogger:  "Don't Rescue Me"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.journalpioneer.com/Canada---World/Society/2010-10-13/article-1843913/Australian-army-chief-resists-pressure-to-drop-charges-against-soldiers-over-5-Afghan-deaths/1"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Australian army chief resists pressure to drop charges against soldiers over 5  Afghan deaths"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.defence.gov.au/on_the_record/index.htm"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> AUS Chief of the Army Statement</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> (also available </span><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/39245131/Chief-of-Army-Message-to-Command-Teams"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> here</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> via Scribd.com) - </span><a href="http://www.afgnso.org/2010/The%20ANSO%20Report%20%2816-30%20September%202010%29.pdf"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">AFG NGO Safety Report</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> (PDF):&nbsp; Expect Fewer Attacks in South (Thanks to  Winter Coming) - </span><a href="http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2010/10/12/ICRC-sounds-alarm-in-Kandahar/UPI-80491286904680/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Red Cross:&nbsp; More Wounded in K'Har=More Trouble</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=61225"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Uruzgan Bad Boy  Nabbed in Kandahar</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://centralasiaonline.com/cocoon/caii/xhtml/en_GB/newsbriefs/caii/newsbriefs/2010/10/12/newsbrief-09"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Fertilizer, Wires Seized in K'Har Border Area</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://twitter.com/milnews_ca/status/27232631323"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Taliban Claim  Responsibility</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> for </span><a href="http://twitter.com/hdevreij/statuses/27228369748"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Assassinating Uruzgan  Official</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://tribune.com.pk/story/61590/afghan-peace-talks-will-fail-without-us-warns-pakistan-pm/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> PAK PM: AFG Peace Talks Will Fail w/o PAK at the Table</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AFGHAN_TALIBAN_TALKS?SITE=CACHI&amp;SECTION=HOME&amp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULT"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Afghan peace council members want gesture from US"</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/tpw-rc-south-130110utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Dozens of ISAF, AFG Troops Alleged Killed, Woiunded in Kandahar, Uruzgan</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>12 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Canada to GTFO UAE Base:&nbsp; </span></strong></span><a href="http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Minister-National-Defence-Minister-Veterans-Affairs-Complete-Visit-Afghanistan-1332779.htm"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> CAN DefMin, CDS Drops By AFG....</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/298824"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">....But Take the Long Way  Home</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101011/national/canada_uae_base"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Canadian Press</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.nationalpost.com/news/MacKay+confirms+Forces+leave+base/3653881/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Postmedia News</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/uae-closes-airpsace-to-mackay-blocks-his-flight-from-afghanistan/article1752151/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Globe &amp; Mail</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hfeNsx5_TeHFGwroRF9p71AhGhGA?docId=CNG.8ef052808fd62ff6ea802767f84b0b9f.881"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> AFP</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jSy2yANX4P97Uf9nNYSPF-U1hVgQD9IPL38G1?docId=D9IPL38G1"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Associated Press</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704518104575546264094213430.html?mod=googlenews_wsj"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Wall Street Journal</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11519479"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">BBC</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2010/10/11/Emirates-tell-Canada-to-quit-supply-base/UPI-18641286826013/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> UPI</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/12/world/asia/12taliban.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Tangled  Tale of American" Spotted in Kandahar Province</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.dvidshub.net/news/57871/isaf-looks-into-civilian-casualties-following-failed-insurgent-attack"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "ISAF looks into civilian casualties following failed insurgent attack"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.areu.org.af/index.php?option=com_docman&amp;Itemid=26&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=815"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> NGO report on reintegration &amp; reconciliation calls assumptions behind strategy  "flawed"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> (PDF)</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/tpw-rc-south-112305utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Taliban Alleges ISAF Friendly Fire in Kandahar</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>11 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.defpro.com/daily/details/668/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">More on Upgraded CAN Leopard  2's Headed Downrange</span></a></strong></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20101010/canada-dubai-base-101010/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More on Canada Losing Use of UAE Support Base</span></a></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCATRE6990QS20101010"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ixYfXF5J6AnD4-0f2VffylEsi8gg?docId=CNG.32619d57c24fb02349e32c5f5887f630.f21"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> CAN-UAE Relations to Suffer?</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/uae-canada-trade-ties-could-take-beating-1.694697"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - UAE Statement:&nbsp; </span><a href="http://www.wam.org.ae/servlet/Satellite?c=WamLocAnews&amp;cid=1285739113374&amp;pagename=WAM/WAM_A_Layout"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Original in Arabic</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://is.gd/fVUzv"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Google Translation</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Opinion:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/mercedes_stephenson/2010/10/08/15631046.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Afghans’ unbreakable spirit: How three little girls gave one reporter an  unforgettable life lesson"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - "Cpl. Lewis is angry about a WikiLeaks  report, based on ambiguous U.S. documents, that alleged the casualties of Sept.  3, 2006, were caused by friendly fire. "I was there," he told us. "I know these  people died from the enemy." </span><a href="http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorials/1206343.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">We can’t imagine  a more credible source</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">."</span></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101010/wl_asia_afp/afghanistanunresttalibantalksus"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Karzai Confirms They've Been Talking for a While</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/oct/10/taliban-meetings-all-talk-no-action/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/latest-news/128870-karzai-talks-with-taliban-on-for-some-time.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/front-page/pakistan-attending-kabul-peace-talks-100"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> PAK Taking Part in Kabul Peace Talks, Too</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/tpw-rc-south-110100utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Attacks Alleged in Kandahar, Uruzgan &amp; Zabul</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/front-page/probe-launched-into-500-missing-nato-vehicles-100"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Pakistan Customs has launched a probe into disappearance of 500 oil tankers and  containers carrying supplies for Nato troops in Afghanistan."</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>10 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101009/national/afghan_cda_end_game"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Senior military officials in the restive southern province of Kandahar have  been expressing a confidence of late that has some daring to outline what an  end-game with the Taliban might look like."</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.thefrontierpost.com/News.aspx?ncat=an&amp;nid=414&amp;ad=10-10-2010"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> AFG Pres Calls for Removal of Security Belt Around Kandahar City</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hkaCkPOQTd4LiWmXYYNheZzlEREg?docId=CNG.0a5547ed475383a1eb29e2f28ba44931.251"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Calls on Taliban to Lay Down Arms</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/isaf-releases/several-suspected-insurgents-detained-in-zabul-khost.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Suspected Bad Boys Nabbed in Zabul</span></a></p>
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<p><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/tpw-rc-south-092000utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Attacks Alleged in Kandahar, Zabul</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>9 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.kmweg.de/2922-bD1lbiZuZXdzX2lkPTU2MTY3-~rechte-navi~pressemitteilungen~news_detail.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Manufacturer:&nbsp; First Batch of Upgraded Canadian Leopard Tanks Headed to AFG</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://communities.canada.com/ottawacitizen/blogs/defencewatch/archive/2010/10/08/casw-to-deploy-to-afghanistan.aspx"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> New Grenade Launcher, Too?</span></a></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,28805.msg978360.html#msg978360"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> CASW Announcement (via Army.ca)</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Clock+ticking+Canadian+Forces+secret+Dubai+base/3645130/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:150%;"> Canadians Start Packing Up UAE Support Base</span></a></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> </span></p>
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<p><a href="http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/10/08/assignment-kandahar-afghanistan%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-%C3%AF%C2%AC%C2%81ery-fragile-future/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Assignment Kandahar: Afghanistan’s fiery, fragile future"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101008/national/troops_cannon_fodder"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Quebec Women's Group Removes Line Offensive to Moms of the Fallen from TV Spot</span></a></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/quebec/anti-war-video-edited-after-outcry/article1750767/?cmpid=rss1&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed:+TheGlobeAndMail-Front+%28The+Globe+and+Mail+-+Latest+News%29"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/10/08/15632551.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.ffq.qc.ca/2010/10/la-marche-mondiale-des-femmes-repond-aux-meres/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Womens' Group Statement (French)</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://is.gd/fT6qT"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Google  English translation</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=13295768"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">AFG President Visits  Kandahar</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/204453/Taliban-are-defeated-and-broken-says-Afghan-chief"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Karzai's Bro':&nbsp; Taliban "Defeated and Broken"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/10/caught-in-the-crosshairs-was-he-a-farmer-or-taliban/64045/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Caught in the Crosshairs: Was He a Farmer or Taliban?"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - "</span><a href="http://www.dvidshub.net/news/57752/update-isaf-confirms-taliban-leader-killed-kandahar"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">The  International Security Assistance Force confirmed the death of Mullah Abdul Nafi,  a Taliban leader and improvised explosive device facilitator</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> responsible for  planning and coordinating attacks throughout the Shah Wali Kot District of  Kandahar province"</span></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/aussie-solder-wounded-in-afghanistan/story-e6frf7l6-1225936325218"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> AUS Special Forces TF Soldier Wounded by IED in Kandahar</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/tpw-rc-south-090210utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Attacks Claimed in Kandahar, Uruzgan and Zabul</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90777/90851/7161282.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:150%;"> "Pakistan reopens Torkham border route for NATO supplies to Afghanistan"</span></a></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/03-government-decides-to-open-torkham-border-ss-07"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/news/international/Pakistan_reopens_supply_route_for_NATO_forces.html?cid=28507304"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>8 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.canada.com/news/Soldiers+tout+progress+Afghanistan/3638024/story.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed:+canwest/F77+%28canada.com+World+News%29"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Canadian troops "tout progress in Afghanistan, say morale 'has never been  higher' "</span></a></strong></p>
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<p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"</span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101008/national/afghan_cda_uprisings"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">The  Canadian military is considering taking part in a controversial program to help  Afghan villagers defend themselves against the Taliban</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> amid reports that a  growing number of locals are standing up to insurgents in the incendiary  Panjwaii district .... "</span></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/uae-threatens-to-kick-canada-out-of-camp-mirage/article1748917/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "UAE threatens to kick Canada out of Camp Mirage"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.centreforaviation.com/news/2010/03/16/canada-australia-emirates--etihad-case-study-of-protectionism-vs-liberalism-whos-got-it-right/page1"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> History, Analysis of Airline Efforts to Expand Canadian Service</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/prmny-mponu/canada_un-canada_onu/statements-declarations/ambassadors-ambassadeurs/092910Mcnee_Afghanistan_UNDebat_SC.aspx?lang=eng&amp;highlights_file=&amp;left_menu_en=&amp;left_menu_fr=&amp;mission="><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Statement by Ambassador John McNee at the the UN Security Council open debate  on the UN Secretary General’s September 2010 report on the situation in  Afghanistan"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101007/national/troops_cannon_fodder"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Quebec Women's Group Attacks Mothers of Fallen in TV Ad</span></a></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Cannon+fodder+video+takes+flak/3642400/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Commercial Takes Flak</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFCAHysyAk8"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Commercial (YouTube)</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.ffq.qc.ca/contact/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Fédération  des femmes du Québec contact page</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,96946.0.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Army.ca  Discussion</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Opinion:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://propagandistmag.com/2010/10/07/myth-afghans-dont-want-us-there"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "The reality is that most of those individuals and organizations insisting that  NATO’s role in Afghanistan is an imperial enterprise are unconcerned with what  Afghans want."</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://twitter.com/#%21/AndersFoghR/statuses/26730224105"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:150%;">NATO Sec-Gen:&nbsp;  We Started Training AFG Forces WAY Too Late</span></a></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/training-afghan-police-not-going-be-easy"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Afghan researchers have warned that Dutch plans to undertake a police-training  mission in Afghanistan could end in disaster"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/isaf-releases/taliban-assassination-cell-leader-weapons-facilitator-captured.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Taliban "Assassination Cell Leader, Weapons Facilitator" Nabbed in Kandahar City</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/06/AR2010100606166.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Could a deal with the Taliban end the war in Afghanistan?"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010/10/08/story_8-10-2010_pg7_5"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Peace Council Kicks Off</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/06/key-players-afghan-peace-process"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Key Players</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> -&nbsp; </span><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iNGdATijoGXE0WFpGd-wxuqTfxQA?docId=CNG.6f90940f6d9bb44d73f1c586d3a44fbb.981"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Mullah Omar Behind (Alleged) Talks???</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.nationalpost.com/news/world/Taliban+very+serious+about+finding/3635494/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Taliban "Very Serious" About Stopping Fight???</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_afghan-taliban-leader-mullah-omar-ready-for-peace-talks-with-the-us_1440799"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/717"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/talibans-high-command-in-secret-talks-to-end-war-in-afghanistan-2099916.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://aan-afghanistan.org/index.asp?id=1204"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Talk about  Talks Again"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/tpw-rc-south-080034utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Taliban issues statement on anniversary of U.S. invasion of AFG</span></a></p>
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<div style="font-family:'Times New Roman';text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>7 Oct 10</em></span></div>
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<p><a href="http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20101006/dubai-military-base-canada-101006/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"><strong> "Canadian military may pull forces from base in UAE"</strong></span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.canada.com/news/SOMNIA/3634868/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">More</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Blog Watch:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://unambig.com/how-has-the-canadian-governments-policy-come-to-this/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Continuing the good fight abroad, at home, even a little bit? Hah! Rather  cutters and runners when the going gets tough and the kitchen gets hot."</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/871756--SOMNIA"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Women’s  rights were once the poster issue for Western intervention in Afghanistan"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Detainee Fracas: </span></strong><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101006/national/afghan_cda_prisoners"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "No evidence of Afghan abuse, general insists"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://communities.canada.com/edmontonjournal/blogs/eatmywords/archive/2010/10/06/there-s-a-new-cookbook-to-help-raise-money-for-injured-canadian-soldiers.aspx"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Cookbook Sales to Help Wounded Warriors</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.operationcookingforsoldieron.com/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Operation Cooking For  Soldier On</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"</span><a href="http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/NATO+momentum+Afghanistan+General/3631688/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">The  British general who has commanded NATO troops in southeastern Afghanistan for  nearly a year is offering an upbeat assessment of the military situation</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"</span></p>
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<p><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span></strong></em><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/10/07/afghanistan.peace.council/index.html?section=cnn_latest"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Peace Council Launched</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.canada.com/news/Afghanistan+denies+secret+negotiations+with+Taliban/3630887/story.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed:+canwest/F77+%28canada.com+World+News%29"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Afghanistan denies secret negotiations with Taliban"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/10/06/afghanistan-detainees-michel-gauthier.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - Brit General on Talks:&nbsp; </span><a href="http://www.nationalpost.com/news/world/Taliban+very+serious+about+finding/3635494/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "There needs to be a dialogue. On the other hand, one needs to recognize that  sometimes some people are irreconcilable, and that means you have to apply  different tactics."</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/10/ap-afghanistan-peace-talks-100710/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban aren't likely to  advance until the United States and NATO forces gain an advantage on the  battlefield, several experts on the region say."</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/tpw-rc-south-070120utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More Attacks, Assassinations Claimed in Kandahar, Uruzgan and Zabul as Taliban  Ramps Up Violence</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">ISAF on Strike into PAK:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/isaf-releases/joint-pakistan-military-isaf-team-completes-review.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> “This tragic event could have been avoided with better coalition force  coordination with the Pakistan military.”</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.defense.gov/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=61169"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010/10/07/story_7-10-2010_pg1_6"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/us-apologizes-for-strike-near-afghan-border/article1745701/?cmpid=rss1"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">NATO on PAK Route Convoy Sabotage:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.canada.com/news/NATO+says+Afghan+hurt+supply+route+woes/3636412/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "We have plenty of stocks and supplies within Afghanistan, just in case things  like this happen. Secondly over the last couple of years we managed to diversify  supply routes" </span></a></p>
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<div style="font-family:'Times New Roman';text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>6 Oct 10</em></span></div>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">CAN Officer Guilty of Shooting Wounded Insurgent Demoted, Released from Army  (with No Jail Time):&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Captain-Semrau-Sentenced-Following-Court-Martial-Proceedings-1330232.htm"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> CF Statement</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101005/national/semrau_court_martial"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Canadian Press</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://ca.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idCATRE6944SR20101005"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Reuters</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iQX7wpkoGUKks7ZtRqVUEHB7_yfw?docId=CNG.837edc23907cd18bc8d0ce74623a75a7.681"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> AFP</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11478886"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">BBC</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/SOMNIA/article1743222/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Globe &amp; Mail</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/afghanmission/article/870827--no-jail-for-soldier-who-shot-wounded-afghan-insurgent"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Toronto Star</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Semrau+booted+from+military+Afghan+battlefield+shooting/3626079/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Ottawa Citizen</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/10/05/15593991.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Toronto  Sun/QMI</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20101005/semrau-sentencing-101005/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> CTV.ca</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/10/05/captain-robert-semrau-sentencing-afghanistan.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> CBC.ca</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/SOMNIA/article1743222/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Semrau’s sentence criticized for ‘ambiguous’ message"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Severe+Semrau+ruling+sends+chilling+message+Canadian+soldiers+experts/3628689/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.torontosun.com/news/columnists/joe_warmington/2010/10/05/15594531.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Semrau gets raw deal"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.nationalpost.com/Canada+withdrawal+will+harm+Afghan+effort+commander/3627286/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Canada’s withdrawal will harm Afghan war effort: U.S. commander"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://is.gd/fN7ke"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Said Almost Exactly the Same Thing in May to Same  Reporter</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> (Google Cache) - </span><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101006/national/afghan_cda_pullout"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Bellon says the United States will have to stretch its forces further to make  up for Canada's more than 1,000 combat soldiers"</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Detainee Fracas:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101006/national/afghan_cda_prisoners"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "The military man who used to be in charge of Canada's overseas operations says  responsibility for the fate of Afghan prisoners rested largely with task force  commanders in Kandahar."</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/SOMNIA/article1743166/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Former CEFCOM Commander:&nbsp; First-hand reports of abuse =/= FACTUAL reports</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/10/05/15585646.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">More</span></a></p>
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<p><em><strong><a href="http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&amp;casualty=80003393"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Lane Watkins, 1987-2007</span></a></strong></em><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"><em><strong>, R.I.P.:</strong></em>&nbsp; "The Manitoba government is naming  five lakes after soldiers from the province who were killed in Afghanistan. </span><a href="http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/1205578.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">But one of their  mothers says the move comes too late to make up for the fact she’s waited more  than three years to see her son honoured.</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"</span></p>
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<p><em><strong><a href="http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&amp;casualty=80003142"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Nichola Goddard, 1980-2006</span></a></strong></em><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"><em><strong>, R.I.P.:</strong></em>&nbsp; "</span><a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Military+confirms+sexual+assault+Afghan+base/3628390/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">The  Canadian military has investigated just five reports of sexual assault in  Afghanistan since 2004, with only one investigation leading to a guilty verdict</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> — a number that contrasts sharply with the picture painted in a new book about a  female soldier."</span></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gGI8aE3YzH5DSkBYoUroij6BS9lw?docId=CNG.89f46d62f9444e248bf7ea1f2e20d4b8.741"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Nine Killed (Mostly Kids) in Multiple Kandahar City Bombings</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/10/2010105163821941957.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://twitter.com/ISAFmedia/status/26535652434"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">President Reportedly Condemns Attacks</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/isaf-releases/isaf-condemns-insurgents-continued-targeting-of-government-leaders.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> ISAF Condemns Taliban Assasination Campaign</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/05/AR2010100506636.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Washington Post Says Talks Underway Between Taliban, AFG Gov't</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130329620&amp;sc=tw&amp;cc=share"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Dispute Reveals Weakness In Afghan Supply Route"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/870637--SOMNIA"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"Supply route  may decide outcome of Afghan war"</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>5 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101004/national/afghan_cda_memorial"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Canadian Families of Fallen Call for PM to Extend AFG Mission</span></a></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Mother+slain+soldier+urges+Harper+extend+Afghan+mission/3622045/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/10/04/afghanistan-mission004.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Editorial:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/869952--SOMNIA"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Afghanistan has been a graveyard of hopes before. Still, this is shaping up to  be a pivotal moment. The Prime Minister should tell us how the government sees  things playing out and what it is prepared to contribute going forward."</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.calgaryherald.com/opinion/Afghan+women+doomed+NATO+leaves/3623589/story.html?cid=megadrop_story"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Afghan women doomed if NATO leaves"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.warpoet.ca/diary/sniper-lesson-8"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">warpoet.ca: Sniper Lesson  (8)</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Canadian Detainee Fracas:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101004/national/afghan_cda_prisoners"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Roughly 21 per cent of Afghan prisoners interviewed by Canadian diplomats over  a nine-month period reported some form of abuse by Afghan authorities, say new  figures released Monday."</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.calgarysun.com/news/canada/2010/10/04/15578871.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"The  man who stopped and then restarted detainee transfers in Afghanistan says there  was no pattern of abuse in the country's prison system."</span></a></p>
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<p><em><strong><a href="http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&amp;casualty=80003142"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Nichola Goddard, 1980-2006</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">, R.I.P.:&nbsp; </span></strong></em><a href="http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/Canada+first+female+combat+death+wrote+Afghan+assaults/3622697/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Fallen Soldier Wrote Home About Sexual Assaults at Camps</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Semrau Trial:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Semrau+sentenced+Tuesday+Afghanistan+shooting/3622472/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Sentencing Today</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/10/04/15578691.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/10/05/captain-robert-semrau-sentencing-afghanistan.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Blog Watch: </span></strong><a href="http://transmontanus.blogspot.com/2010/10/guest-post-malalai-joyas-message-is.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Malalai Joya’s Message Is Anti-Peace"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hvWEqwq3CrRvaQCmt21MfoYhjZJQD9IL28R81?docId=D9IL28R81"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Three explosions just minutes apart rocked Kandahar .... killing up to four  Afghan police officers in the nation's largest city in the south."</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&amp;objectid=10678250&amp;ref=rss"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Talkin' to the Taliban: </span></strong><a href="http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/VVOS-89WQSA?OpenDocument&amp;rc=3&amp;cc=afg"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Q&amp;A-Karzai's peace council: will it work?"</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://news.oneindia.in/2010/10/02/usstruggling-to-counter-talibanpropaganda.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "US struggling to counter Taliban propaganda"</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/tpw-rc-south-050130utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Attacks Alleged in Kandahar, Zabul</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>4 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/news/First+Canada+Hercules+aircraft+land+Afghanistan+before+year/3617157/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "First of Canada’s new Hercules aircraft to land in Afghanistan before year’s  end"</span></a></strong></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/ahmed-wali-karzai-the-stories-are-very-hurtful-the-only-thing-i-havent-been-accused-of-is-prostitution-2096810.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Ahmed Wali Karzai has a letter to prove that he is not a drug trafficker with a  private army who runs Kandahar in the manner of a Mafia don."</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://australianetworknews.com/stories/201010/3029030.htm?desktop"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">AUS  PM:&nbsp; Military Not Asking for Mo' Troops, Equipment</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.pm.gov.au/node/6934"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">PM Speech Text</span></a></p>
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<p><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/03/tpw-rc-south-032110utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Attacks claimed in Kandahar, Uruzgan, Zabul; Int'view w/alleged K'Har Taliban  Cdr</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2010/0930/Afghanistan-opium-crop-blight-sends-drug-prices-soaring"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Afghanistan opium crop blight sends drug prices soaring"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://unama.unmissions.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1741&amp;ctl=Details&amp;mid=1882&amp;ItemID=10578"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010/10/04/story_4-10-2010_pg1_5"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More Strikes on Convoys in PAK</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gEuL_14wYJKNl0tj-opPx32jCx_g?docId=CNG.649318c517e989a6cb277015a7fa72dd.1471"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11463490"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/10/04/world/asia/AP-AS-Pakistan.html?partner=rss&amp;emc=rss"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.khaleejtimes.com/darticlen.asp?xfile=data/international/2010/October/international_October123.xml&amp;section=international"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> PAK Official: "No timeframe for reopening Afghan supply route"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11463490"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">PAK Taliban Claim  to Set Up New Group to Carry Out These Attacks</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/opinions_66626.htm"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">NATO S-G On Hot  Pursuit Attacks on PAK:&nbsp; "Obviously, it was unintended. Obviously, we have  to make sure we improve coordination between our militaries and our Pakistani  partners."</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.canada.com/news/NATO+chief+apologises+Pakistani+Taliban+revenge/3617486/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:150%;"><em>3 Oct 10</em></span></p>
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<p style="text-align:left;"><strong><a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101002/national/afghan_cda_crash?printer=1"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:150%;"> CF Confirms August Chinook Downing from Enemy Action</span></a></strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Canadians+perplexed+Taliban+brought+down+chopper/3614923/story.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/isaf-releases/helicopter-makes-hard-landing-in-kandahar-update.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Initial ISAF Statement</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/35441885/Breaking-new-US-helicopter-shot-down-in-Kandahar-30-US-invaders-killed-Voice-of-Jihad-English"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Taliban Verison</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> (Scribd.com) - </span><a href="/Taliban-MANPADS-29-07-07"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Taliban  Anti-Air OSINT Page</span></a></p>
<p style="text-align:left;"><em><strong>&nbsp;</strong></em></p>
<p style="text-align:left;"><em><strong><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/highlights-1-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">1  October MILNEWS.ca Military News Highlights</span></a></strong></em></p>
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<p style="text-align:left;"><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Opinion:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/mercedes_stephenson/2010/10/01/15551586.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Canada shafts soldiers: Wounded vets forced to fight bureaucracy for financial  support"</span></a></p>
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<p style="text-align:left;"><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Blog Watch:&nbsp; </span></strong><a href="http://www.snappingturtle.net/flit/archives/2010_10_02.html#006788"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Afghans Will be the Losers When NATO Leaves</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://unambig.com/embedded-in-afghanistan-day-two/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"The Canadian  military command in Afghanistan has certainly learned some lessons from the  former controversy surrounding the capturing and holding of detainees."</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.aan-afghanistan.org/index.asp?id=1189"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">"What if the Hazaras  win in Uruzgan?"</span></a></p>
<p style="text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/article/869892--SOMNIA"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Sunnybrook surgeon treats trauma on two battlefields"</span></a></p>
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<p style="text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/isaf-releases/coalition-force-finds-large-cache-of-ied-making-material.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Coalition Force Finds Large Cache of IED-making Material"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.dvidshub.net/news/57390/senior-taliban-leader-captured-kandahar-afghan-led-force"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban senior leader and  improvised explosive device expert Saturday who was active throughout the city  of Kandahar as well as Panjwa'i and Dand Districts."</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90851/7156803.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Afghan  forces kill 5 militants, detain 2 in Uruzgan</span></a></p>
<p style="text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.rferl.org/content/Australias_Premier_Makes_Visit_To_Afghanistan/2174989.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> AUS PM Drops By</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-02/gillard-visits-australian-troops-serving-in-afghanistan-meets-with-karzai.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> More</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jbaz8YTjNnJxIzS4BumU5p2RgS_w?docId=CNG.7d5e8b96a2901608eeaea3e20bdd6446.221"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> more</span></a></p>
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<p style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:150%;"><em><strong><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Taliban Propaganda Watch (Links Only to Non-Terrorist Sites):&nbsp; </span></strong></em></span><a href="http://milnewsca.wordpress.com/2010/10/02/tpw-022240utc-oct-10/"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> Taliban Claims Killing "Ebony skinned" U.S. General in Kandahar</span></a></p>
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<p style="text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/664-afghan-moi-starts-disarmament-of-private-security-firms-"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Afghan MOI Starts Disarmament of Private Security Firms"</span></a><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> - </span><a href="http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Karzai-Preps-Afghan-Forces-for-Foreign-Withdrawal-104209159.html"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;"> "Karzai Prepares Afghan Forces for Foreign Withdrawal"</span></a></p>
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<div style="overflow:hidden;width:1px;height:1px;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">- </span><a href="http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/07/my-war-wikileaked-why-the-public-and-the-military-cant-count-on-those-battle-logs/?utm_source=co2hog"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:130%;">Wired.com Blogger/Journalist Compares His Embed with Wikileaks One-Pager on Same</span></a></div>
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