[falling "allies"] Pakistan rounded up hundreds of opposition activists and banned protests in two provinces hoping to thwart an anti-government march on the capital, saying it would not allow "the law of the jungle" to cause i
From a U.S. perspective, the slumbering North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, may not deserve a lot of attention. Nevertheless, the is good reason to pay attention to current events i
200 men of the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment had a right to expect a heroes’ welcome on a homecoming parade. Instead, they were faced with the hate-filled jeers of anti-war protesters waving placards saying: ‘Anglian soldiers: Butchers of Basr
US Vice President Joe Biden urged NATO members to jointly confront al-Qaida and other extremist groups in Afghanistan where he said instability threatens all of the alliance's members equally. Biden told the allies the US was open to talks with T
As the Soviet ambassador to Afghanistan from 1979 to 1986, Fikryat Tabeyev saw the numbers rise to more than 100,000 troops without any possibility of victory against a growing insurgency.
Even with President Barack Obama's plan initially to
After a six-month campaign, the Pakistani military is claiming victory over the Taliban in Bajaur, a northern sliver of the tribal areas, saying the militants have suffered heavy losses and have been pushed over the border into Afghanistan.
The halt, which lasted about two weeks, came after a series of nighttime raids by Special Operations troops in recent months killed women and children, and after months of mounting outrage in Afghanistan about civilians killed in
Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian. Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in military vehicles.
Taliban militants shot down a suspected drone aircraft in a Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said.
Residents and a local police official said two drones were flying low over a village when one of them was hit by militant fire
The U.S. military is laboring to shore up a vulnerable supply chain through Pakistan and Central Asia as it seeks to expand the flow of supplies into Afghanistan by at least 50 percent to support an influx of tens of thousands of troops, according to
By midmorning, hundreds of angry people were blocking the nearby highway, burning tires and shouting "Death to America!" By mid-evening, millions of Afghan TV news viewers were convinced that foreign troops had killed an unarmed man trying
That figure has already raised eyebrows about the reason for such a large number of "residual" troops and suspicions the Obama administration plans to continue combat operations under the guise of training and support -- a major issue Vietn
President Barack Obama plans to remove all US combat troops from Iraq by August of next year, administration officials said, ending the war that helped define his upstart presidential campaign - although a little more slowly than he promised.
With two missile strikes over the past week, the Obama administration has expanded the covert war run by the Central Intelligence Agency inside Pakistan, attacking a militant network seeking to topple the Pakistani government.
A US Army medic was convicted of murder for his involvement in the execution-style slayings of 4 bound and blindfolded Iraqi detainees shot in the back of the head in the spring of 2007. Sgt. Michael Leahy Jr. was found guilty on charges of murder
If Army General David McKiernan, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, gets his way, the total increase over the coming year will be 30,000. McKiernan has said he needs to beef up U.S. forces in Afghanistan to roll back a growing Taliban insurgency, esp
Even as it pulls back sharply debated aspects of George W. Bush’s “war on terrorism,” the Obama administration is quietly signaling continued support for other major elements of its predecessor’s approach to fighting Al Qaeda.
A federal judge refused to throw out charges against 5 mercenaries accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians in a busy Baghdad square in 2007. The guards' attorneys had argued the government didn't have jurisdiction to bring the charges
In his first troop deployment to a war zone as commander in chief, President Barack Obama authorized sending as many as 17,500 additional troops to Afghanistan beginning this spring, a move that appears to mark the formal U.S. troop shift from Iraq t
Close to 3,000 American soldiers who recently arrived in Afghanistan to secure two violent provinces near Kabul have begun operations in the field and already are seeing combat. The new troops are the first wave of an expected surge of reinforcements
Pakistan agreed on Monday to restore strict Islamist law in the Swat valley to pacify a revolt by Taliban militants, and a suspected U.S. drone fired missiles yesterday in the region killing at least 26 people.
The Obama administration has brushed off Pakistani criticism that the missile strikes fuel religious extremism and boost anti-American sentiment in the Islamic world's only nuclear-armed nation. The vast majority of the victims are civilians.