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The Biggest Check On U.S. Investment In Afghanistan Just Got Classified | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new NATO mission in Afghanistan has classified its assessments of how more than $60 billion in U.S. aid is being used to bolster the...

This Is What Winning Looks Like

Posted 05.13.2013 | World

With only months left until the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan, the war-torn country's security forces seem nowhere near ready to take over their own...

Afghan Soldier Reportedly Kills NATO Member

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

KABUL, Nov 11 (Reuters) - An attacker wearing an Afghan army uniform killed a member of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in...

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...

Accused Soldier A Sympathetic Figure To Some

ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 05.18.2012 | World

He is accused of the kind of crime that makes people shiver, the killing of families in their own homes under cover of night, the butchery of defensel...

Afghanistan's Army In Danger Of Taliban Infiltration

The New York Times | Posted 08.28.2011 | World

For someone who had once joined an insurgent group, and whose family was tied to a top Taliban commander, Akmal had a strikingly easy path into the Af...

Suicide Attack On Afghan Army Center Kills 37

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide attack on an army recruitment center in northern Afghanistan killed 37 people on Monday, the third major ass...

Pentagon Report Declares Afghan Army Unprepared For Independence (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Pentagon report intended for military commanders paints a dire picture of the state of Afghan security forces, particularly the Afghan National Army...

Catch-22 in Afghanistan

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Astore

As we send more troops to stiffen Afghani government forces and to stabilize the state, that high-profile presence will serve to demoralize Afghani troops and ultimately to destabilize the state.

Afghan Army Rife With Corruption, Incompetence, U.S. Military Report Says (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On the "Rachel Maddow Show" Tuesday night, NBC's chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel discussed a new Pentagon report that paints a sobering pict...

Madeleine Albright: Stop Creating More Terrorists in Afghanistan

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

The last time the Democrats ran a war, it was "Madeleine's war," when we bombed Serbia. Albright, the former secretary of state, weighs in on Obama's deliberations on Afghanistan.

Afghan Army's Hashish Smoking Troops (VIDEO)

Posted 09.21.2015 | World

The fledgling Afghan National Army faces numerous obstacles in its efforts to become a force capable of maintaining security on its own. And, as the v...

Obama Seeks Vastly Expanded Afghan Security Force | THOM SHANKER and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Obama and his advisers have decided to significantly expand Afghanistan's security forces in the hope that a much larger profe...