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Setbacks Won’t Deter Afghanistan Mission, Hillary Clinton Vows

Setbacks Won’t Deter Afghanistan Mission, Hillary Clinton Vows

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised Wednesday that the U.S. would stay the course in Afghanistan by continuing to hand over security responsibilities to national forces so that the U.S. and NATO can keep …

Firsthand Account of Afghan Insider Attacks as War Reaches 2,000 Dead

Firsthand Account of Afghan Insider Attacks as War Reaches 2,000 Dead

US Department of Defense(NEW YORK) — The war in Afghanistan — the nation’s longest — has now reached a grim milestone: 2,000 Americans killed in the country.The most recent of the 2,000 deaths — suspected to be an insider attack by Afghan for…

NATO Troops Resume Partnered Operations in Afghanistan

NATO Troops Resume Partnered Operations in Afghanistan

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said Thursday that most NATO forces in Afghanistan are once again partnering with Afghan security forces.  Last week NATO comma…

Afghan Baby Found Beside Road Gets a Family

Afghan Baby Found Beside Road Gets a Family

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A newborn girl left abandoned on the side of the road in southern Afghanistan has been adopted by a childless Afghan couple.“We have named her Arya [which means happiness], and we will take care of he…

UK, Afghanistan and Pakistan Have Constructive UN Pow-Wow

UK, Afghanistan and Pakistan Have Constructive UN Pow-Wow

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Something positive has come out of the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City this week — even if it happened in the sidelines.The leaders of the United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Pakistan ple…

Army General Charged with Forcible Sodomy During Tour in Afghanistan

Army General Charged with Forcible Sodomy During Tour in Afghanistan

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(FORT BRAGG, N.C.) — An Army brigadier general has been charged with forcible sodomy, inappropriate relationships, and possessing alcohol and pornography while serving as a senior commander in Afghanistan earlier this year.Brig….

Taliban Releases Video of Preparation and Assault on Camp Bastion

Taliban Releases Video of Preparation and Assault on Camp Bastion

JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The Taliban has released a video that shows the preparations and the actual attack on a British-run military base in Afghanistan that left two U.S. Marines dead and six fighter jets demolished.Whil…

The End of the Surge: Troops Return to Fort Bragg

The End of the Surge: Troops Return to Fort Bragg

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — With Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s announcement that 33,000 troops have been withdrawn from Afghanistan, the surge announced by President Obama in 2009 is officially over.But what that means for the troops and their fam…

The End of the Surge: Troops Return to Fort Bragg

The End of the Surge: Troops Return to Fort Bragg

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — With Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s announcement that 33,000 troops have been withdrawn from Afghanistan, the surge announced by President Obama in 2009 is officially over.But what that means for the troops and their fam…

The End of the Surge: Troops Return to Fort Bragg

The End of the Surge: Troops Return to Fort Bragg

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — With Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s announcement that 33,000 troops have been withdrawn from Afghanistan, the surge announced by President Obama in 2009 is officially over.But what that means for the troops and their fam…

The End of the Surge: Troops Return to Fort Bragg

The End of the Surge: Troops Return to Fort Bragg

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — With Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s announcement that 33,000 troops have been withdrawn from Afghanistan, the surge announced by President Obama in 2009 is officially over.But what that means for the troops and their fam…

Soldier’s E-mail Changes House Defense Chair’s Position on Afghanistan

Soldier’s E-mail Changes House Defense Chair’s Position on Afghanistan

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Sitton knew there was the threat of casualties when he deployed to Afghanistan for his third tour of duty, but he said he was “totally on board with sacrifice for [his] country.&rd…

Soldier’s E-mail Changes House Defense Chair’s Position on Afghanistan

Soldier’s E-mail Changes House Defense Chair’s Position on Afghanistan

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Sitton knew there was the threat of casualties when he deployed to Afghanistan for his third tour of duty, but he said he was “totally on board with sacrifice for [his] country.&rd…

US Officials: Last of 33,000 Surge Troops Leave Afghanistan

US Officials: Last of 33,000 Surge Troops Leave Afghanistan

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The last of the 33,000 American surge troops sent to Afghanistan two years ago have left the battlefields of Afghanistan, a U.S. official confirmed.With the departure of the last of the surge troops, there are …

US Officials: Last of 33,000 Surge Troops Leave Afghanistan

US Officials: Last of 33,000 Surge Troops Leave Afghanistan

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The last of the 33,000 American surge troops sent to Afghanistan two years ago have left the battlefields of Afghanistan, a U.S. official confirmed.With the departure of the last of the surge troops, there are …

Top Romney Staffer Denies Campaign Disarray

Top Romney Staffer Denies Campaign Disarray

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A top strategist for Mitt Romney confirmed Sunday night that “speeches go through lots of processes and editing” after Politico first reported there were competing versions of Romney’s Tampa, Fla…

Afghan Officials Say NATO Airstrike Killed at Least Eight Women

Afghan Officials Say NATO Airstrike Killed at Least Eight Women

MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Officials in Afghanistan say at least eight women were killed in a NATO airstrike in the country’s eastern province of Laghman, the BBC reports. NATO has admitted that five to eight civilians have died in …

Four US Troops Killed in Afghan Inside Attack; 8 Coalition Troops Killed in 3 Days

Four US Troops Killed in Afghan Inside Attack; 8 Coalition Troops Killed in 3 Days

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Four American service members were killed by an Afghan policeman early Sunday, the third attack on coalition forces in three days, bringing the death toll in the recent violence to eight.
The attacks — two “green on blue” inciden…

Taliban Kill 2 US Marines at US-British Base in Afghanistan; Prince Harry Safe

Taliban Kill 2 US Marines at US-British Base in Afghanistan; Prince Harry Safe

JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/GettyImages(HELMAND, Afghanistan) — Taliban fighters Friday launched a complex and sustained attack on the large U.S.-British military base in Southern Afghanistan where Britain’s Prince Harry is based, killing two U.S. Marines and …

Britain Mulling Quicker Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Britain Mulling Quicker Withdrawal from Afghanistan

ISAF Photo by British Royal Army Sergeant James Elmer(LONDON) — Britain is considering hastening the pace of its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.The goal of the U.S. and its coalition allies is to pull out virtually all forces by sometime in 2014 in…

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