The Pentagon’s top researchers have rushed a classified and controversial intelligence program into Afghanistan.
Having made the occupation of Afghanistan his centerpiece war, President Obama has repeatedly juggled the leadership of the conflict, and Gen. John Allen has taken over today as the fourth commander of Obama’s two and a half years in office.
Surge, bribe and run? Or surge, bribe and stay? How US military bases and the energy war play out in Afghanistan.
A close adviser to President Hamid Karzai was killed Sunday night after two gunmen stormed his walled home here. It was the second killing in less than a week of one of the president’s trusted but controversial political allies.
The bodyguard who assassinated President Karzai's brother had been working closely with US Special Forces and the CIA before he was recruited by the Taliban, raising fears over the Islamist movement's increasingly sophisticated intelligence apparatus
In the months before his death by an assassin’s bullets on Tuesday, Ahmed Wali Karzai had quietly rebuilt his relationship with the United States and emerged as the most influential ally for American commanders and diplomats seeking to quell the Tali
On Oct. 13, the day 3/5 took control of Sangin, the first Marine patrol to leave the wire came under fire 150 feet from the perimeter. One member of this patrol was shot dead. Within the next four days, another eight Marines died.
A Royal Navy medic was jailed for 7 months after he refused to draw a gun because he disagreed with the war in Afghanistan. Lyons became disillusioned with the service after reading about troops killing civilians on whistle-blowing website Wikileaks.
Pakistan may be kicking the CIA out of its premiere base for the drone war. Or it may not — who can tell with the Pakistanis anymore? What’s for certain is that all their griping strengthens the U.S.’ resolve to keep bases in neighboring Afghanistan
Naked scanners, the controversial imaging devices used by the Transportation Security Administration to look for hidden weapons at airports, are making their way to Afghanistan. The Army announced late Wednesday that they’ll buy $248 million worth
On the surface, the Taliban’s audacious attack on the was a failure. After some six hours of fighting overnight, all eight assailants who managed to penetrate the hotel’s heavy security...
The United States spends $20.2 billion annually on air conditioning for troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan — more than NASA's entire budget, NPR reported.
A cellphone of Osama bin Laden's trusted courier recovered in the U.S. raid last month that killed both men in Pakistan contained contacts to a militant group that is a longtime asset of Pakistan's intelligence agency, The New York Times reported lat
President Barack Obama ordered all 33,000 US surge troops home from Afghanistan by next summer, declared the beginning of the end of the war and vowed to turn to "nation building" at home.
Troop withdrawals don't solve weaknesses in Afghan strategy ...
“This is only to draw down the extra troops that President Obama sent in when we last heard from him on this subject in December 2009. This is just drawing down the surge.”
President Obama charted a middle course Wednesday for ending the U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, outlining a departure plan that will remove troops faster than his commanders had requested but more slowly than many of his political allies w
The nation's mayors, desperate for dollars to keep their cities afloat, demanded: we want our money back! At its annual conference in Baltimore, the U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution calling for an end to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq,
On Wednesday, President Obama will announce the scope of his plans to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.
US President Barack Obama was finalizing his decision on the size of planned troop cuts in Afghanistan as expectations mounted Monday of a possible announcement within days.
A U.S. Marine whose leg muscles were mostly destroyed in a mortar attack in Afghanistan is reportedly able to walk again after treatment that helped his body re-grow the lost tissue.
President Hamid Karzai acknowledged that the U.S. and Afghan governments have held talks with Taliban emissaries in a bid to end the nation's nearly 10-year war, even as suicide attackers launched a bold assault in the heart of the county's capital,
On Friday, the U.S. Conference of Mayors will introduce a resolution calling for a quicker end to the war and a speedier withdrawal of troops. If it passes it will be the first time the body has formally called for an end to an military engagement si
The top US military officer is vowing long-term commitment to Afghanistan, touting progress in the war against the Taliban and its Al-Qaeda allies ahead of an American drawdown. Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said
Ghulam Hazrat should be a poster boy for the peaceful reintegration of insurgents who want to switch sides. Six months ago he was a Taliban commander in the troubled Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz Province. Now he and 10 of his followers are
As he mulls how many U.S. troops to pull out of Afghanistan starting next month, President Barack Obama is coming under increasing pressure from Democratic lawmakers and a growing number of Republicans to re-examine his war strategy following Osama b
Panetta to inherit Afghanistan dilemma ... With Americans still coming home in flag-draped caskets from Iraq, CIA director Leon Panetta revealed a surprising – and to many, no doubt, confusing – fact.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday there would be no hasty U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and Washington expected the same from its allies.
Biometrics—where the photos, fingerprints and iris scans are used to verify a person’s identity—are another possible application for a military smartphone. The military already uses portable biometric collection kits to identify suspected...
With a major internal debate gathering inside the White House over how quickly to reduce the size of the American fighting force in Afghanistan, the military pushed back against the prospect of a substantial withdrawal, arguing that to leave too earl