The U.S. military is sending a contingent of heavily armored battle tanks to Afghanistan for the first time in the nine-year war, U.S. military officials said, a shift that signals a further escalation in the aggressive tactics that have been employe
In the newly won districts around this southern city, American forces are encountering empty homes and farm buildings left so heavily booby-trapped by Taliban insurgents that the Americans have been systematically destroying hundreds of them, accordi
The head of the Armed Forces has said this week’s Nato summit will outline plans to keep British troops in Afghanistan for a generation.
President Hamid Karzai said the US must reduce the visibility and intensity of its military operations in Afghanistan and end the increased U.S. Special Operations forces night raids that aggravate Afghans and could exacerbate the Taliban insurgency.
An independent task force cautioned President Barack Obama on Friday about the high cost of the Afghanistan war and said he should consider a narrow military mission if his December review finds the current strategy is not working. The 25-member t
Officials Agree 'US Forces Will Be Fighting in Afghanistan for at Least Four More Years'
The West and NATO are making the world a safer place, especially in Afghanistan.
The Obama administration is increasingly emphasizing the idea that the United States will have forces in Afghanistan until at least the end of 2014, a change in tone aimed at persuading the Afghans and the Taliban that there will be no significant Am
The Obama administration has decided to de-emphasize plans to begin withdrawing US forces from Afghanistan starting July 2011, administration and military officials said Tuesday.
Rand Paul said today that there needs to be a national debate on Afghanistan and presidential power.
This month the US Administration notified Congress that it intends to complete one of the largest arms sales in US history to one of the most repressive regimes on earth.
"The explicit and declared motive of the war was to compel the Taliban to turn over to the United States, the people who they accused of having been involved in World Trade Center and Pentagon terrorist acts. The Taliban…they requested evidence…and t
Keeping War Going a Top Priority, Insists Rep. McKeon
An intense military campaign aimed at crippling the Taliban has so far failed to inflict more than fleeting setbacks on the insurgency or put meaningful pressure on its leaders to seek peace, according to U.S. military and intelligence officials citi
A United Nations investigator called on the world body Friday to set up a panel to study the ethics and legality of unmanned military weapons - an apparent reference to U.S. drones that have targeted suspected Islamist militants. Killings ordered far
The kidnapping of Linda Norgrove was seen as yet another deeply worrying example of the unravelling security in many parts of Afghanistan and the rising vulnerability faced by foreigners travelling in the country.
NATO will investigate whether a grenade thrown by American military forces killed a British aid worker during a rescue attempt in Afghanistan last week, an alliance spokesman said Monday. Linda Norgrove, 36, was killed Friday in the raid by U.S. f
Heavy US reliance on private security in Afghanistan has helped to line the pockets of the Taliban because contractors often don't vet local recruits and wind up hiring warlords and thugs. Trucking contractors pay tens of millions of dollars a year t
Nine Years in, More Fighting Needed, Morrell Insists
More Reviews Promised Going Forward
Suspected militants in southern Pakistan have destroyed at least 27 tankers carrying fuel for foreign troops in Afghanistan.
Lorries prevented from crossing into Afghanistan in apparent retaliation for recent deadly cross-border Nato raid.
"We're not leaving Afghanistan prematurely," Gates finally said. "In fact, we're not ever leaving at all."
Today begins a wrenching legal process: The military trial of five soldiers in the murder of three Afghan civilians in Kandahar earlier this year. Already, there’s a shocking disclosure: There are photographs of the dead Afghans. And if the Army gets
American and Afghan troops have begun the active combat phase of a military operation designed to drive the Taliban out of districts around the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar city, military officials said Sunday.
Scanning prisoners’ irises is just Step 1. In Afghanistan, local and NATO forces are amassing biometric dossiers on hundreds of thousands of cops, crooks, soldiers, insurgents and ordinary citizens.
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Turnout Exceeded 100 Percent in Many Districts
Petraeus Lauds Election as 'Powerful Message'