Afghan forces battled the Taliban in southern Helmand province on Monday for a second week, officials and residents said on Monday, seeking to reassert control over a strategic district just weeks after the departure of U.S. troops.
A private $10 million cash ransom deal was in the works before the five Gitmo prisoners were handed over.
[INTERESTING READ] Ann Scott Tyson and Jim Gant, who married last year, have come forward to tell their tale in her new book, "American Spartan: The Promise, The Mission And The Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant."
A legendary Special Forces commander was quietly forced to leave the U.S. Army after he admitted to a love affair with a Washington Post war correspondent, who quit her job to secretly live with him for almost a year in one of the most dangerous comb
In April—two weeks after the election to replace him and usher in the first democratic transfer of power in Afghanistan's history—Hamid Karzai sat down with Mujib Mashal for his "After Karzai" story ...
Abdullah Abdullah is known for his leadership role in the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance. The June 14 run-off vote pitted him against ex-World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani, who belongs to the majority ethnic Pashtun group.
Secret prisons, drone bases, surveillance stations, offices where extraordinary rendition is planned: Trevor Paglen takes pictures of the places that the American and British governments don't want you to know even exist
Billions Spent on Never-Used Gear
The Obama administration has quietly repatriated a dozen detainees from a small U.S. military prison in Afghanistan, moving a modest step closer toward winding down the United States' controversial post-9/11 detainee system.
Five American special operations troops were killed by a U.S. airstrike called in to help them after they were ambushed by the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, in one of the deadliest friendly fire incidents in nearly 14 years of war, officials said
As prisoners are exchanged and the combat portion of the long and exhausting U.S. involvement in the war in Afghanistan winds down, the brazen lethal attack on the Karachi International airport by the Pakistani Taliban graphically highlights the prin
After five years of captivity in Afghanistan, has Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl been released only to spend the rest of his life in an American prison? Ron Paul wonders what it would be like if we had non-interventionist foreign policy. We haven't had a C
Trying to find their footing amid a gale-force outpouring of largely manufactured outrage, officials in Hailey, Idaho canceled their long-planned homecoming for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. They were understandably intimidated
Back during World War II — a bitterly fought, bloody conflict that lasted seven years (four years for the US) — many German prisoners of war were held in camps in the US.
The video of the Taliban handing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl over to the US military is one of the most fascinating pieces of footage the world has ever seen. But take another look. There's a lot more to the tape than meets the eye,
The US military said 1,800 of the nearly 10,000 US troops the US plans to leave in Afghanistan at the end of the year would be conducting counterterror operations, providing that specific breakout for the first time.
They are greeted by 3 men who shake their hands and lead Sergeant Bergdahl by the arm to the helicopter. The aircraft takes off and the message in English flashes up: "Don' come back to Afghanistan"
Ernest goes over the headline news on Freedom 's Phoenix; Guantanamo's Taliban release - Karzai, Afghan, U.S. Troops after 2014 - Google's launch of 180 Satellites bringing internet to entire planet - Dave Hodges - Ron Paul Dolls -- Gregg Tivnan on L
America's only prisoner of war has been freed 5 years after he was captured in Afghanistan after the US agreed to release 5 Taliban fighters held at Guantánamo Bay.
Humans have been using gold as a store of value for millennia. The earliest pure gold coins date to about 560 B.C. in what is now Turkey. Gold coins proliferated for many reasons: The metal is shiny, durable, malleable, easy to test for authenticity,
Obama and Karzai have a testy relationship and Washington has been deeply frustrated by the outgoing Afghan leader's refusal to sign a bilateral security agreement that would allow post-2014 US troops in the country.
The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed by the White House when his name was included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops.
American taxpayers have spent tens of billions of dollars to help build Afghanistan's infrastructure, but when the U.S. pulls out, the embattled nation will be lucky to keep the lights on, said the official in charge of inspecting the financial books
The Pentagon wasn’t just defeated by the country’s graft—the Pentagon made it worse.
US Continues to Throw Money at Soaring Production With Little Effect
"For size and complexity, think of something in between D-Day and the moon landing.”
How much "stuff" is the United States military leaving behind as it withdraws from Afghanistan after 12 years of war? Try some $6 billion worth. And much of it may yet end up in a junk pile.
NATO forces aren't 'leaving' but 'transitioning.'
Full Scope of Fraud Still Unclear as Commission Vows to Throw out Ballots