This morning on This Week CIA director Leon Panetta told Jake Tapper that there were less than 100 Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Panetta said. “At most, we’re looking at 50 to 100, maybe less."
PANETTA: I think the estimate on the number of Al Qaeda is actually relatively small. I think at most, we’re looking at 50 to 100, maybe less. It’s in that vicinity. There’s no question that the main location of Al Qaeda is in the tribal areas...
This is, after all, an administration that waited for months last year before acting on General McChrystal’s urgent request for 40,000 more troops, which he warned would be necessary to prevent the failure of the mission in Afghanistan. He got 30,000
Looks like Gen. McChrystal, who was instrumental in the cover-up, got demoted out of the public eye just in time for this documentary's release.
The Army got stuck with millions and millions of rounds of costly tungsten-based ammo that it has been ordered to not use in the U.S. for fear it poisons water sources. Solution? Expend it on the enemy.
“We didn’t say we’d be switching off the lights,” Obama insisted, adding that “we said we’d begin a transition phase that would allow the Afghan government to take more and more responsibility.”
A nationwide alert has been issued for 17 members of the Afghan military who have gone AWOL from an Air Force base in Texas where foreign military officers who are training to become pilots are taught English.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal has been relieved of his position as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, according to a top national security source. President Obama will make a statement at 1:30 p.m. ET...
DOD officials say they take any allegation of corruption & wrongdoing seriously in response to a congressional report saying millions of dollars in taxpayers' money have been paid as extortion to Afghan warlords, public officials and even the Taliban
The U.S. military is funding a massive protection racket in Afghanistan, indirectly paying tens of millions of dollars to warlords, corrupt public officials and the Taliban to ensure safe passage of its supply convoys throughout the country, accordin
Top general in Afghanistan is called to Washington for his disparaging comments.
The top U.S. general in Afghanistan, McChrystal, apologized Tuesday for a magazine article in the Rolling Stone that portrays him and his staff as flippant and dismissive of top Obama administration officials involved in Afghanistan policy.
The U.S. government is snapping up Russian-made helicopters to form the core of Afghanistan's fledgling air force, a strategy that is drawing flak from members of Congress who want to force the Afghans to fly American choppers instead.
CBS News has learned in an exclusive report that the State Department has awarded a part of what was formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide a contract worth more than $120 million for providing security services in Afghanistan.
In simple English, he says that the countries that support the US intervention there get preferred access. Says it just like that. This is so crass….
United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American
The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself.
Is the US indirectly funding the Taliban who are killing our troops in Afghanistan? The New York Times reported an ongoing investigation into whether private security companies are paying bribes to the Taliban to permit safe passage of military convo
Two Military Officials, Two Contractors and Contracting Company Indicted for Alleged Roles in Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme Related to DOD Contract in Afghanistan
The economic power of military-fueled industry has been illustrated throughout history, and it looks like the growth of the Afghan National Security Forces will be a boon to developing industries in Afghanistan.
Under the order of a new commander-in-chief, the U.S. is now "surging" forces into Afghanistan; a new and complex mission looms in Kandahar; and the Taliban are "surging," too – to devastating effect.
For months, reports have abounded here that the Afghan mercenaries who escort American and other NATO convoys have been bribing Taliban insurgents to let them pass. A series of events last month that suggested all-out collusion with the insurgents.
On June 7, the day Afghanistan became America’s longest-ever war, the New York Times reported on an ongoing investigation poised to prove that private security companies "are using American money to bribe the Taliban"
The Army is looking to spend as much as $100 million to expand its Special Operations headquarters in northern Afghanistan. From Kandahar Airfield to the Bagram jail, the U.S. military is on a building spree, spending hundreds of millions of dollars
General McChrystal has acknowledged that there is a stalemate in Afghanistan now. This means that after an increase of nearly 16,000 troops of the Obama-pledged 30,000, the U.S. is not seeing a shift in its fortunes.
Senior British officials, including new Foreign Secretary William Hague, arrived in Afghanistan Saturday with a warning that Britain wants to withdraw its troops as soon as possible.
This classified CIA analysis from March, outlines possible PR-strategies to shore up public support in Germany and France for a continued war in Afghanistan.
Citing 9/11, Insists US Will Never 'Neglect' Afghans
NATO foreign ministers agreed at a meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, last week on a plan to begin turning over responsibility for security in some provinces to Afghan troops over the course of the next year so that Western troops can begin to withdraw.
Deception employed here is not a rare, unexpected development, but is instead a designed feature of how our Joint Special Operations Command forces operate under the command of General Stanley McChrystal