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REPORT: Major Cut May Be Coming To U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

By Missy Ryan and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, April 21(Reuters) - The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 ...

Karzai Sets New Terms For Deal With U.S.

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in a meeting with U.S. National Security Advisor Susa...

Afghan-U.S. Security Pact In Limbo

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

By Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi KABUL, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The text of a U.S.-Afghan pact that sets out a blueprint for military co...

Kabul: Major Issues In Security Deal Remain Unresolved

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2013 | World

By Hamid Shalizi and Jessica Donati KABUL, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Afghanistan and the United States have not yet agreed on several issues ...

U.S. Lacks Comprehensive Anti-Corruption Strategy In Afghanistan, Despite Sending Billions In Aid

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.11.2013 | World

The United States has spent $96 billion to assist in the reconstruction of Afghanistan since 2002, yet still lacks a comprehensive strategy to fight c...

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...

Defense Minister Hopes U.S. Will Not Forget Afghanistan After Pullout

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 03.17.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's defense minister expressed optimism on Tuesday that the United States will not abandon his country after fore...

Afghans Weighs Immunity For U.S. Troops

AP | HEIDI VOGT and AMIR SHAH | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan president said Monday that a meeting of the nation's elders should convene to decide whether U.S. troops staying...

U.S. Troops Punished Over Koran Burning, Urination Video

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2012 | World

By Phil Stewart and David Alexander WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Monday it was disciplining U.S. troops ov...

July Deadliest Month For U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.16.2012 | World

-- At least 1,961 U.S. service personnel have been killed in Afghanistan over the course of the 11-year war. Casualties rose steadily each year befor...

Many Afghans Hopeless As U.S. Exit Nears

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 08.02.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Asadullah Ramin has lost all hope in his homeland – he's so worried about what will happen when U.S. and international tro...

U.S. Gives Afghanistan Special Status

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 09.06.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. designation Saturday of Afghanistan as its newest "major non-NATO ally" amounts to a political statement of suppor...

Officials: Shooting Suspect Split Killing Spree

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. investigators believe the U.S. soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians split the slaughter into two episodes, returnin...

New Details Emerge From Quran Burning Incident

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 05.03.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — An investigation into the burning of Muslim holy books at a U.S. military base has found it was a mistake involving at leas...

Blown Away

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Despite its massive firepower and staggering base structure in Afghanistan, actual power is visibly slipping away from the United States. American officials are already talking about not panicking (which indicates that panic is indeed in the air).

Nine More Killed In Quran Burning Protests

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2012 | World

KABUL, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Nine more people were killed on Friday in protests in Afghanistan over the burning of copies of the Koran at a NATO base, ...

NATO Ministers Mull Afghan Drawdown

AP | ROBERT BURNS and SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 04.03.2012 | World

BRUSSELS — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that NATO allies have agreed broadly to step back from the lead combat role in Afghanist...

Afghan National Assembly Backs U.S. Security Pact

AP | AMIR SHAH and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 01.19.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai received a resounding endorsement Saturday from a traditional national assembly to negotiate a secur...

Roadside Bomb Near Playground Kills 4 Children

AP | Posted 01.18.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A roadside bomb exploded near a playground Friday, killing four children and wounding six in eastern Afghanistan on Friday. ...

Afghanistan President Turns His Back On U.S.

AP | TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 12.23.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said if the United States and Pakistan ever went to war, his country would back Islamabad...

Hundreds March In Afghanistan, Demand Foreign Troops To Leave

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Hundreds of people marched through the streets of the Afghan capital on Thursday, demanding the immediate withdrawal of int...

BBC Report: Siraj Haqqani Says U.S. Wanted Him To Join Government

AP | Posted 12.03.2011 | World

LONDON — A BBC report quoted Afghan insurgent leader Siraj Haqqani on Monday as saying he's been approached by the United States to join the Afg...

Talks To Improve U.S.-Afghan Relations Instead Create New Tensions

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 10.30.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A pact aimed at clearing up mistrust and confusion between Washington and Kabul about the future of U.S. troops and aid in ...

Despite Billions Of Dollars In Aid, Violence In Afghanistan At Its Worst

Posted 10.06.2011 | World

KABUL (Reuters) - The global community has failed to create a politically stable and economically viable Afghanistan despite pouring billions of d...

Kabul Attacked As Afghan Leader Confirms Taliban Peace Talks

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 08.18.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan publicly reproached Afghanistan's president Sunday for painting American forces here as ...