No settlement with the Taliban is possible before 2014, so the U.S. plan is to continue the mission for the foreseeable future
A top U.S. general in Afghanistan was fired Friday for making disparaging remarks about Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his government. Maj. Gen. Peter Fuller, deputy commander of the NATO training mission in Afghanistan, made the remarks in an
A U.S. Army sergeant accused of murdering three unarmed Afghan civilians also led several troops in beating up a fellow soldier for informing on their drug use, then threatened to kill him unless he "shut up," the soldier testified on Thursday.
The BBC has quite recently produced and aired a two-part documentary about Pakistan's support of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Obama's secret war against Pakistan. It is called Secret Pakistan.
As of Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at least 1,704 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
Across the street from U.S. military headquarters in Kabul, shrouded from view by concrete walls, the Afghan intelligence agency runs a detention facility for up to 40 terrorism suspects that is known as Department 124. So much torture took place ins
At least 12 Americans were killed when a Taliban suicide car bomber attacked an armored shuttle bus in Kabul on Saturday, military officials said. The bombing was the single deadliest assault on Americans in the capital since the war began, military
The U.S. military is planning to start withdrawing troops from this volatile southern city, shifting them to neighboring rural areas even as the Taliban shows it is capable of penetrating the city to attack, according to U.S. and Afghan military offi
Afghanistan would support Pakistan in case of military conflict between Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview to a private Pakistani TV channel broadcast on Saturday.
American and Afghan troops have killed at least 115 insurgents as part of a tough fight to gain control of a critical corridor and resupply route to a key American base in northeastern Afghanistan, according to Afghan and American military officers.
Prisoners handed over by international forces to Afghan custody are being subjected to “systematic’’ torture by Afghan interrogators seeking intelligence in the war against the Taliban, according to a United Nations report released Monday. The rep
As the Obama administration announced plans for hundreds of billions of dollars more in domestic budget cuts, it late last week solicited bids for the construction of a massive new prison in Bagram, Afghanistan.
Former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani and head of the council tasked with trying to negotiate a political end to the war was killed at his home on Tuesday in what one diplomat called a major blow to the government's peace efforts. Coming jus
Foreign forces fighting in Afghanistan have become more accurate in night-time raids on homes, but they have stepped up the number and scope of the controversial operations so they affect more Afghan civilians. NATO-led troops have improved the way t
The top commander for NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan says the Kabul attack has left 27 dead — including Afghan police, civilians and insurgents. The 20-hour assault in the heart of the Afghan capital ended on Wednesday morning.
• Coordinated attacks in three areas of Kabul • Rockets fired at US embassy and ISAF HQ • At least one civilian and one policeman reported dead
Nearly 80 American soldiers were wounded and two Afghan civilians were killed when a Taliban truck bomb struck an American base in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, NATO said today.
The end of Ramadan has caused a sharp spike in violence, effecting mostly civilians
In the past two years they have spent $24 billion on AC. That means that coalition forces spend more to keep themselves cool each year than Afghanistan’s GNP!. Every drop of fuel, drinking water as well as every morsel of food consumed on NATO bases
The white man’s burden doesn’t allow asking Africans what they think about the current Western/monarchical Arab onslaught on the northern shores of their continent. At least some are not beating around the bush.
4 months ago, the Army put in a rush order for $2 million worth of ballistic underwear for service members. Recently, the Army again put in a rush order – this time for $19 million for “ballistic groin protection and armored exterior shorts.”
America and Afghanistan are close to signing a strategic pact which would allow thousands of United States troops to remain in the country until at least 2024...
Contracting funds for Afghan economy 'reverse laundered' to fuel insurgency, corruption
The governor of Parwan Province, Abdul Basir Salangi, convened a meeting Sunday morning with his top aides to find out why security had not been improved around his offices, 10 days after reports that a group of suicide bombers was planning an attac
A CIA drone fired a volley of missiles at a pickup truck carrying nine militants and bomb materials through a desolate stretch of Pakistan near the Afghan border. It killed all the militants — a clean strike with no civilian casualties,
Taliban commander Qari Tahir lured U.S. forces to the scene by tipping them off that a Taliban meeting was taking place. "That's the only route, so they took position on the either side of the valley on mountains and as the helicopter approached, the
The top U.S. military officer made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Friday, aiming to reassure a country rattled by a wave of high-profile attacks and assassinations. Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff,
The real “bad guys” turn out to have nothing to do with Julian Assange, Bradley Manning. Corruption put US taxpayers’ money into the hands of Taliban. And their actions could be incomparably more devastating and embarrassing for America than the comb
The United States has no interest in creating permanent military bases in Afghanistan and does not want to use the country as a platform to influence neighboring countries, the new U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan said Monday.
A year-long military-led investigation has concluded that U.S. taxpayer money has been indirectly funneled to the Taliban under a $2.16 billion transportation contract that the United States has funded in part to promote Afghan businesses.