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Britain Announces Speedier Afghan Pullout

Britain Announces Speedier Afghan Pullout

AP  12.19.2012
LONDON -- Prime Minister David Cameron announced Wednesday that about 3,800 British troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end...
WATCH: A Look At Afghan Women Behind Bars

WATCH: A Look At Afghan Women Behind Bars

Shirin Barghi  12.13.2012
When 23-year-old Soheila was forced by her father to marry an older Afghan man, she ran away and married the man she loved. Her father...
U.S. Military Embraces Yoga To Ease War's Physical, Emotional Wounds

U.S. Military Embraces Yoga To Ease War's Physical, Emotional Wounds

David Wood  12.12.2012
For a decade, troops returning from war with mental and physical trauma have been dosed with cocktails of numbing drugs and corralled into...
PHOTOS: 2 Million Afghans At Risk From Winter

PHOTOS: 2 Million Afghans At Risk From Winter

AP  12.12.2012
KABUL, Afghanistan -- More than 2 million Afghans are at risk from cold, disease and malnutrition this winter as an international appeal...
Panetta: Decision On Post-2014 Troops In Next Few Weeks

Panetta: Decision On Post-2014 Troops In Next Few Weeks

AP  12.12.2012
KABUL, Afghanistan — President Barack Obama will decide shortly how many U.S. troops he wants to keep in Afghanistan after the U.S.-led...
Taliban Popularity Grows In U.S. Military Stronghold

Taliban Popularity Grows In U.S. Military Stronghold

AP  12.11.2012
MARJAH, Afghanistan -- Nearly three years after U.S.-led forces launched the biggest operation of the war to clear insurgents, foster economic...
Pentagon Says Afghan Forces Still Need Assistance

Pentagon Says Afghan Forces Still Need Assistance

New York Times  12.11.2012
WASHINGTON -- As President Obama considers how quickly to withdraw the remaining 68,000 American troops in Afghanistan and turn over the...
U.N. Details Widespread Abuse Of Afghan Women And Girls

U.N. Details Widespread Abuse Of Afghan Women And Girls

AP  12.11.2012
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan women are frequent victims of abuse, despite some success by authorities in prosecuting rape cases, forced...
Wounded Iraq, Afghanistan Troops Increase As Pentagon Says Afghan War Will Continue

Wounded Iraq, Afghanistan Troops Increase As Pentagon Says Afghan War Will Continue

David Wood  12.10.2012
WASHINGTON -- In a grim marker of the human cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the Pentagon reported Monday that active-duty American...
Top Female Official Shot Dead In Afghanistan

Top Female Official Shot Dead In Afghanistan

Reuters  12.10.2012
JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Unknown gunmen shot dead a senior female government worker on Monday, officials in eastern...
Taliban Claims Assassination Attempt On Afghan Spy Chief

Taliban Claims Assassination Attempt On Afghan Spy Chief

Reuters  12. 6.2012
By Michael Georgy KABUL, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The Taliban said on Thursday they carried out a suicide bombing that wounded...
'Fighting Joe' To Take Over In Afghanistan

'Fighting Joe' To Take Over In Afghanistan

Reuters  12. 4.2012
By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, who takes over as head of international...
Soldiers' Stories Raise Hard Questions About Insider Attack Problem

Soldiers' Stories Raise Hard Questions About Insider Attack Problem

AP  12. 4.2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a sneak attack, but not by the enemy they feared. U.S. Army Capts. Joshua Lawrence and Drew Russell...
Cheap And Deadly, U.S. Drones Ignite Global Arms Race In Unmanned Strike Weapons

Cheap And Deadly, U.S. Drones Ignite Global Arms Race In Unmanned Strike Weapons

David Wood  11.27.2012
WASHINGTON -- The drone wars are here. While President Obama ponders new legal and moral guidelines to govern America's growing use of...