The unprovoked, fatal attack on Jan. 15 was the start of a months-long shooting spree against Afghan civilians that resulted in some of the grisliest allegations against American soldiers since the U.S. invasion in 2001. Members of the platoon have b
The Taliban kidnapped 19 people associated with Afghanistan's parliamentary election, including a candidate, eight ballot officials and 10 campaign workers, officials said on Friday.
For over two centuries we have struggled to understand the scope of Afghanistan's mineral wealth. Now geologists, if they can determine what lies beneath the nation's ground, might also help bring stability to the surface
Taliban leader Mullah Omar said the NATO-led coalition is losing the war in Afghanistan, calling on Afghans to redouble their struggle and pressing the United States to withdraw.
The Taliban’s shadowy leader told Afghans on Wednesday that the insurgents are winning the war and warned Americans that they are wasting lives and billions in tax dollars by continuing in the conflict. In an end-of-Ramadan message posted on jiha
Gen. David Petraeus, the new commander in Afghanistan, is now asking for more troops.
More than previous commanders, Gen. David Petraeus has been releasing the results of special operations missions _ 365 militant leaders killed or captured in the last 90 days, another 1,031 rank-and-file insurgents killed and 1,335 detained _ to demo
Afghan President Hamid Karzai and NATO disagreed Thursday over whether an airstrike in northern Afghanistan killed the top member of a re-emerging insurgent group or 10 election workers.
Mahmoud Karzai voiced concern over Kabul Bank's ability to withstand an onslaught of depositors demanding their money back. "America should do something," he said suggesting the Treasury Dept. guarantee the funds of Kabul Bank's clients, who number a
Beset by mounting casualties on the battlefield and deepening disquiet at home over the United States' longest war, President Obama's Afghan policy now faces another big headache: the unraveling of central authority in Kyrgyzstan, a Central Asian nat
Afghanistan's Central Bank has taken control of the country's biggest and most politically potent private bank and ordered its chairman to hand over $160 million worth of luxury villas and other real estate purchased in Dubai for well-connected insid
The latest claims that the Afghan war is going really well and that the Taliban are on the run have come as a surprise to many, but perhaps none moreso than the Taliban themselves, who called Gen. Petraeus’ claims “baffling.”
Swedish authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on suspicion of molestation and rape. Assange wrote: "The charges are without basis and their issue at this moment is deeply disturbing."
Private A Says "There’s No Reason We’re Even There. I’m Going Overseas To Fight People Where I Have No Idea That They Did Anything Wrong" "I Just Want Future Soldiers To Realize You Have To Take This Stuff Into Your Own Hands" "‘They Know They’
Hired guns have proved to be a headache for Karzai, killing and wounding civilians and exercising prince-like control over supply lines, in the process making the Afghan government appear as a sideshow in the provision of development and stability to
General David Petraeus isn’t planning to wake up one morning after July 2011 and order his troops out of Afghanistan’s provinces all at once. Instead, his idea is to slowly and deliberately remove small units, district by district, in an intricate pr
Afghan president: Donors should stop supporting private security, share contract information
A crowd of about 300 villagers yelled "Death to the United States" and blocked a main road in eastern Afghanistan as they swore that U.S. forces had killed three innocent villagers. NATO forces rejected the claim, saying they had killed several suspe
Some 40 foreign fighters have been supporting Taliban militants in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province, provincial deputy police chief Abdul Rahman Haqtash said on Saturday.
Back in early 2007, when the Bush administration was insisting that its military intervention in a faraway land was not open-ended, Senator Barack Obama wasn't buying it.
Afghanistan's government says a new investigation shows 39 civilians, all women or children, were killed in a NATO rocket attack last month, fewer than first reported but dozens more than foreign forces have conceded.
Judge Andrew Napolitano interviews Julian Assange from Wikileaks
Manning, a 22 year old intelligence analyst in Iraq, stands accused of disclosing a classified video depicting American troops shooting civilians from a helicopter in 2007. 11 adults are killed, including 2 Reuters employees, and 2 children criticall
America's secret weapon in the fight against terrorists.
Two ways exist of looking at WikiLeaks, the site that publicizes secret military documents and videos. The first is held self-interestedly by the Pentagon and by Fox News, the voice of an angry lower-middle class without too much education. These bel
So, there was a president, whose administration initiated these 2 wars. During the administrations, the opposition party continued to finance these wars. Then, the so called “change” president was voted into office to end both wars. Nothing happened.
Journalist Sebastian Junger spends 15 months embedded with the 173rd Airborne in the Korengal Valley, shoots film and writes a book.
If you don’t think that contracts—money—have a great deal to do with wars, reflect that all those hundreds of billions of dollars end up in pockets, and those pockets do not belong to soldiers. Makers of body armor, boots, ammunition, helicopters, on
In a summer of suffering, America's military death toll in Afghanistan is rising, with back-to-back record months for U.S. losses in the grinding conflict. All signs point to more bloodshed in the months ahead, straining the already shaky internation