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    Pentagon scraps delivery of patrol boats to ANP

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Pentagon purchased eight patrol boats worth $3 million for the Afghan National Police (ANP), only to cancel their delivery in 2013, an independent American watchdog revealed on Thursday raising questions over the army decision.



    Governance

    US hopes for signing BSA with new president

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The US is very hopeful of signing of bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the new Afghan president, the Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, told lawmakers on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Afghanistan will depend on foreign aid for years

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): For many years to come, the Afghan government will depend on external assistance from the United States and the international community to meet its budget shortfall, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John Sopko, told lawmakers on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Bergdahl spent much of his captivity in Pakistan: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by the Taliban last week, had spent much of his five years in captivity in Pakistan, the Pentagon said Tuesday, and refuted reports that any ransom was paid for his release.



    Governance

    Ahmadzai gains 3% lead over Abdullah

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The two presidential candidates, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr.



    Governance

    Too early to pin hope on prisoner swap for peace

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The White House said Monday it was too early to say if the controversial prisoner swap would pave the way for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, however the move kindled hope for a political reconciliation.



    Governance

    Feinstein denounces attack on Abdullah

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): By attacking presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, terrorists have attacked the seeds of democracy in Afghanistan which the United States is not going to tolerate, a top American lawmaker said Monday.



    Governance

    Ghani appears closing down gap with Abdullah: Poll

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): With less than a week left for the runoff election scheduled for June 14, a US-based polling research body has said the two presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani are headed for a dead heat as the latter appears to be closing down the gap with the former compared to the first round.



    Security and Crime

    5 American troops killed in Zabul friendly fire

    WASHINGTON/KABUL/QALAT (Pajhwok): The United States is looking into a NATO airstrike that mistakenly killed five American soldiers in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.