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Dog Greets Returning Soldier: Watch This Pup's Reaction to the Video

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 01.10.2015 | Good News
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

My dog JJ was obsessed with trying to find the crying doggy in the video. He tried to make the pup feel better by licking my keyboard. Sweet JJ, and sweet video doggy. I hope for her sake and the pup's, this mom never has to go back to Afghanistan again.

Last International Forces Airlifted From Key Base In Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 12.27.2014 | World

KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan, Oct 27 (Reuters) - A fleet of planes and helicopters airlifted the last U.S. and British forces from a key base in so...

Taliban Attack Kills 21 Afghan Soldiers

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 02.23.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of heavily armed Taliban insurgents attacked army checkpoints in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, k...

They Didn't Know What They Were Getting Into

Ann Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Ann Jones

As I followed the sad trail of damaged veterans to write my new book, I came to see how much they and their families have suffered, like Afghans, from the delusions of this nation's leaders, more powerful and less accountable than themselves.

Afghan Soldier Opens Fire On Coalition Troops

AP | Posted 09.08.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan soldier opened fire on NATO troops at the Kandahar airfield on Tuesday, wounding three soldiers, Afghan officials said...

Dozens Dead In Recent Fighting In Afghanistan

AP | Posted 09.06.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A roadside bomb seriously wounded a prominent member of Afghanistan's High Peace Council on Sunday, an official said, while...

PHOTOS: Meet Afghanistan's Female Special Forces

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 04.16.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan army is training female special forces to take part in night raids against insurgents, breaking new ground in an...

Green-On-Blue Violence Prompts Drastic U.S. Move

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 11.02.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. military has halted the training of some Afghan forces while it digs deeper into their background following a surg...

US Secretly Released Detainees From Military Prison In Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) - The United States has been secretly releasing detainees from a military prison in Afghanistan as part of negotiations w...

Who Is Fighting In Afghanistan?

1 | Posted 04.20.2012 | World

As Afghanistan and the United States discuss conditions for a strategic partnership, HuffPost World looks at the different troops and fighters in the ...

11 Suicide Vests Reportedly Found Near Ministry Of Defense In Kabul

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.27.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan Defense Ministry was locked down for two hours Tuesday after an intelligence report warned that the highly secur...

Playing Chicken in Kabul

Rajan Menon | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

Afghans and their neighbors are preparing for a post-American Afghanistan and Washington's influence, no matter what U.S. officials assert, is diminishing rapidly. This may be the only issue on which everyone in Afghanistan and its rivalry-ridden region can agree.

Reports: NATO Troops Gunned Down By Afghan Soldier

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

By Michael Georgy KABUL, March 1 (Reuters) - Two NATO soldiers were shot dead on Thursday by two Afghans, including a man believed to ...

Afghan Colonel: 'Sense Of Hatred Is Growing Rapidly'

New York Times | Posted 01.20.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — American and other coalition forces here are being killed in increasing numbers by the very Afghan soldiers they fight alongsid...

Soldier Returns Home, Surprises Daughter For The Holidays

Posted 12.24.2011 | Chicago

A local soldier delivered a long-awaited holiday surprise to his six-year-old daughter Friday: Himself. Army Staff Sgt. John La Giglia, 29, of Chic...

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 ...

Admiral: No Change In U.S. Troop Levels In Afghanistan

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The top U.S. military officer said Monday he doesn't foresee big changes to the number of U.S. forces fighting in Afghanistan. Adm. M...

What's to Win in Afghanistan?

Jay Blumenkopf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Blumenkopf

After 9 years, what are we now fighting for in Afghanistan?

A Dramatic Look At Life-Saving Medics In Afghanistan

AP/The Huffington Post | BRENNAN LINSLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (AP) — It was pushing dusk when the call came: "One Category Alpha." The voice crackled over the radio, urgent but...

Maine Seniors Cheer On Troops At Airport

ABC World News | Sharyn Alfonsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day inside a tiny airport in Bangor, Maine, two groups of unsung heroes meet -- the troops heading to or from Iraq and Afghanistan and the seni...

iPod In Iraq: Soldiers' MP3s A New Instrument Of War | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Professor Pieslak is a music theorist at the City College of New York. Over the past few years he has interviewed US soldiers about the music they lis...