A growing number of Afghan interpreters who worked alongside American troops are being denied U.S. visas allotted by Congress because the State Department says there is no serious threat against their lives. But the interpreters, many of whom serv
“People are already being detained, people are already being kept in internment camps, people are already involuntarily disappeared. The only thing they want to do with this is give even more special powers to security forces to detain.”
Last spring, the remains of 10 missing Afghan villagers were dug up outside a U.S. Special Forces base – was it a war crime or just another episode in a very dirty war?
The United States has likely reached a grim but historic milestone in the war on terror: 1 million veterans injured from the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“I was running away,” the nine-year told the Guardian. “I was trying to wipe away the blood.” “It was as if it was night all of the sudden.” Nabeela’s father, Rafiq ur Rehman, a school teacher was dropping off sweets at his sister’s home when it hap
The average cost of each U.S. troop in Afghanistan will nearly double in the last year of the war to $2.1 million, according to a new analysis of the Pentagon’s budget.
The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) Global Terrorism Database – part of a joint government-university program on terrorism - is hosted at the University of Maryland.
Despite repeatedly denouncing the CIA’s drone campaign, top officials in Pakistan’s government have for years secretly endorsed the program and routinely received classified briefings on strikes and casualty counts, according to top-secret CIA
Recently, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that they had agreed on key provisions of a security arrangement that could allow some American forces in Afghanistan to remain after the NATO combat mission end
“Somebody was leaking to the Taliban. They knew. Somebody tipped them off. There were guys in a tower. Guys on the bush line. They were sitting there, waiting. And they sent our guys right into the middle.”
Commander Took Truckload of Arms, Equipment With Him
"He sent some of his comrades on leave and paid others to go out sightseeing, and then escaped with up to 30 guns, night-vision goggles, binoculars and a Humvee," said the governor of Kunar.
Pakistani citizen Rafiq ur Rehman watched as his mother was blown apart by a drone-fired missile. He and his two children were severely wounded. Rehman was invited by Florida Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson to offer testimony. He would have been
Over the last week, I have had the opportunity to read two articles – "The Forgotten War" by Ann Jones and "Afghanistan War Must End Immediately" by Iraq veteran Jayel Aheram – that accurately describe the tragic waste of American lives and money in
Governor Was Delivering Speech at Key Logar Mosque
An Afghan man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot at US soldiers in Afghanistan, killing at least one serviceman. The so-called "insider attack" in Paktika province is the fourth in less than a month
A bomb killed four U.S. soldiers in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, American and Afghan officials said. They were the latest casualties in a 12-year conflict that shows no signs of slowing down despite a drawdown in foreign forces.
Afghanistan's NATO force has launched an investigation into an attack by a drone aircraft on an al Qaeda member which a senior Afghan official said killed eight women and children.
Taliban militants unleashed car bombs at the US Consulate in western Afghanistan, triggering a firefight with security forces in an attack that killed at least two Afghans. All US personnel were safe and US forces later secured the site.
Our personnel were left in harm’s way, even as the country’s president called us “demons”, our allies denied basic rights to woman and religious minorities, and polls showed intense anti-American sentiments. Hundreds of billions were spent to provide
This brings new meaning to the Internet phrase "pics or it didn't happen."
The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Homeland Security Project (HSP) has released a new report reviewing the tactics of Al-Qaeda .....
I said, "We're going to war with Iraq? Why?" He said, "I don't know." He said, "I guess they don't know what else to do."
A military jury sentenced a U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians last year to life in prison without a chance of parole. The decision came in the case of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, 40, who pleaded guilty in June in a deal to avoid the death p
Flash floods caused by unusually heavy rain across Afghanistan and Pakistan killed more than 160 people and stranded villagers in remote areas without shelter, food or power in one of South Asia's worst natural disasters this year, officials said on
35 CIA operatives were working in the city during the attack last September on the US consulate that resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans. The CIA was working to supply missiles from Libyan armories to rebels
Supporters of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan have been getting U.S. military contracts, and American officials are citing “due process rights” as a reason not to cancel the agreements, according to an independent agency monitoring spending.
A US official said the National Security Agency did not monitor phone conversations between a New Zealand journalist and his Afghan sources, following claims by the journalist that his reporting was monitored by the US intelligence
On Tuesday, General James Mattis, the commander of the US Central Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington that 13,600 soldiers should remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014. "I have made my recommendation… That recommendation is
As the U.S. prepares to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, the government watchdog charged with overseeing nearly $100 billion in contracts to reconstruct the country has found almost $2 billion in potential waste, fraud and abuse in the last three...