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Pentagon Report Indicates Spike In Afghan Troop Deaths

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Afghan national security troops killed in combat shot up almost 80 percent during this summer's fighti...

Your Taxes at War

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Afghan Forces Banned From Seeking Air Strikes

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 04.20.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Critics expressed worries Monday that a presidential order barring Afghan security forces from requesting international air...

Hundreds Of Afghan Soldiers Detained, Fired

Reuters | Mirwais Harooni | Posted 11.04.2012 | World

(Adds comments by Allen, phone call by Rasmussen) * Kabul acts on evidence or suspicion of links to militants * Afghan t...

NATO Airstrike Killed 18 Civilians, Afghan Leader Says

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 08.06.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president said Thursday that 18 people killed in a NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday were a...

U.S. Military Role In Afghanistan May Soon Shift From Combat To Training

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is considering an early shift in the U.S. military role in Afghanistan from primarily combat to mainly advisory...

Troops Ramp Up Fight Against Most Dangerous Threat To Forces In Afghanistan

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan and NATO forces have stepped up their fight against a militant network considered the most dangerous threat facing c...

More Afghan Soldiers Deserting The Army, NATO Statistics Show

The Washington Post | Posted 11.03.2011 | World

KABUL — At least one in seven Afghan soldiers walked off the job during the first six months of this year, according to statistics compiled by NATO ...

Al Qaeda Woes Fuel Talk Of Reducing Troops In Afghanistan

nytimes.com | MARK LANDLER and HELENE COOPER | Posted 08.18.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration nears a crucial decision on how rapidly to withdraw combat forces from Afghanistan, high-ranking officials s...

David Wood

After $30 Billion U.S. Investment, Afghan Troops Not Ready To Take Over

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 08.06.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- U.S. and allied military trainers are making "significant'' progress on the Obama administration's "exit strategy" from Afghanistan, a s...

Sam Stein

Lindsey Graham: Permanent U.S. Presence In Afghanistan Would Be 'Enormously Beneficial'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW HAVEN -- There was, with really no notable exception, an absence of discussion of the Afghanistan war during the course of the 2010 campaign. But ...

Who Will Pay for the Afghan Military? The Question Congress Must Answer Now

Tommy Sowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tommy Sowers

While U.S. doctrine states that the future Afghan military will be too few to secure Afghanistan, logistics portend that the future Afghan military will be too many for Afghanistan to maintain.

US Troops Carrying Out 'Battlefield Executions' In Afghanistan, Seymour Hersh Says (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh says that US forces in Afghanistan are carrying out what he referred to as "battlefield executions" of prisoner...

Loot For Troops: More Pay Means More Afghan Enlistment

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A recent pay increase for Afghan troops and police appears to have resulted in a surge of applicants, said the top U.S. military official for Afghan s...

Afghanistan: 2 Coalition Service Members Missing

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Two American soldiers disappeared in western Afghanistan after a routine resupply mission, and more than 25 NATO and Afghan security for...

Trust Between American, Afghan Forces Difficult To Come By

Politics Daily | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Army Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Spino, a combat medic, was helping unload supplies at a remote base in Afghanistan last week when a dispute broke out betwee...

Troops Kill At Least 34 Afghan Militants: US

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Afghanistan's top Muslim clerics urged President Hamid Karzai on Friday to push ahead with a proposal for talks with the Taliban that wo...