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Five NATO Soldiers Killed in Southern Afghanistan

Five NATO Soldiers Killed in Southern Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Five NATO troops were killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan on Saturday.The troops, members of the International Security Assistance Force, were killed by an improvised explosive device, according …

Karzai: US, NATO Partly to Blame for Violence in Afghanistan

Karzai: US, NATO Partly to Blame for Violence in Afghanistan

MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai is holding the U.S. and NATO at least somewhat responsible for what he refers to as “insecurity” in Afghanistan.
During an interview with NBC News on Thursday, Karzai suggeste…

NATO Urges North Korea to Scrap Rocket Launch Plans

NATO Urges North Korea to Scrap Rocket Launch Plans

PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images(BEIJING) — NATO is calling on North Korea to cancel plans for a second rocket launch before the year is out.North Korea’s state run news agency announced plans to launch another space satellite on Saturday despite U…

NATO Approves Anti-Missile Batteries Along Turkish Border

NATO Approves Anti-Missile Batteries Along Turkish Border

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BRUSSELS) — U.S.-made Patriot missiles will be deployed in strategic spots along the Turkish border in what is the first major step by NATO to deal with the possibility of the conflict in Syria widening.After conferring with the…

NATO to Announce Patriot Missile-Defense Along Turkish Border

NATO to Announce Patriot Missile-Defense Along Turkish Border

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BRUSSELS) — NATO is preparing to endorse a plan Tuesday setting up Patriot missile-defense batteries along some parts of the Turkish border to protect against any incursion by Syria.The weaponry will be provided by the U.S., Ger…

Two ISAF Troops Die in Afghanistan

Two ISAF Troops Die in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Two service members of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) died in Afghanistan on Friday, according to NATO.One soldier was killed following an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan.  …

Karzai Says Afghans Can Take Over for Coalition Earlier than 2014

Karzai Says Afghans Can Take Over for Coalition Earlier than 2014

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai claimed on Thursday that his police and military forces are prepared to take over security chores from the international coalition whenever it decides to withdraw from Afg…

Two-Thousandth US Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Two-Thousandth US Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Afghanistan iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) – Another somber milestone for the United States Military, as the 2,000th American soldier was killed in Afghanistan Saturday. According to the Los Angeles Times, a U.N. civilian contractor …

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…

NATO Scales Back Afghan Partner Patrols to Stem Insider Attacks

NATO Scales Back Afghan Partner Patrols to Stem Insider Attacks

NATO(WASHINGTON) — Seeking to stem the insider attacks against NATO troops in Afghanistan, commanders have scaled back partnered operations in the field between NATO troops and Afghan security forces.  The move is being done primarily to ease the…

NATO Scales Back Afghan Partner Patrols to Stem Insider Attacks

NATO Scales Back Afghan Partner Patrols to Stem Insider Attacks

NATO(WASHINGTON) — Seeking to stem the insider attacks against NATO troops in Afghanistan, commanders have scaled back partnered operations in the field between NATO troops and Afghan security forces.  The move is being done primarily to ease the…

Two NATO Troops Killed in Insider Attack

Two NATO Troops Killed in Insider Attack

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A man believed to be a member of the Afghan local police shot dead two NATO troops in southern Afghanistan. NATO said the gunman was also killed. So far this year 47 international service members have died at the hands…

NATO Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan; Two Troops Dead

NATO Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan; Two Troops Dead

Tim Hawley/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Two troops were killed Wednesday when a NATO helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan, the third time in 10 days that a coalition chopper has come down.The International Security and Assistance Force (ISA…

Pakistani Taliban Commander Killed in Drone Strike in Afghanistan

Pakistani Taliban Commander Killed in Drone Strike in Afghanistan

ABC News(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) — A NATO airstrike in Afghanistan has killed a senior commander of the Pakistani Taliban believed to be responsible for moving weapons and fighters across the porous Pakistan-Afghanistan border.Mullah Dadullah’…

Afghanistan Steps Up Spying on Own Soldiers to End ‘Insider’ Attacks

Afghanistan Steps Up Spying on Own Soldiers to End ‘Insider’ Attacks

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — With pressure mounting on the Afghan government to do something to curb “insider” attacks on coalition forces, Kabul has intensified its program of spying on their own soldiers and police officers…

Eleven Killed, Including Seven US Troops, in ISAF Helicopter Crash

Eleven Killed, Including Seven US Troops, in ISAF Helicopter Crash

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Seven American troops, three sailors and four soldiers, were killed in a fiery helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, NATO reported. The troops were on a mission in the Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar…

Afghan Attacks on NATO Troops Tied to Stress, Fatigue

Afghan Attacks on NATO Troops Tied to Stress, Fatigue

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Deadly attacks on coalition soldiers by their supposed Afghan allies seem to be on the rise in 2012, with seven American troops killed last week alone.While these so-called “green on blue” assault…

Afghan Policeman Turns Weapon on NATO, Afghan Forces

Afghan Policeman Turns Weapon on NATO, Afghan Forces

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — An Afghan policeman turned his weapon on NATO and Afghan forces at a joint base in eastern Afghanistan Monday, marking the fifth so-called “green on blue” shooting in a week.A spokesman for NATO’s Internati…

Afghan Policeman Turns Weapon on NATO, Afghan Forces

Afghan Policeman Turns Weapon on NATO, Afghan Forces

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — An Afghan policeman turned his weapon on NATO and Afghan forces at a joint base in eastern Afghanistan Monday, marking the fifth so-called “green on blue” shooting in a week.A spokesman for NATO’s Internati…

Truck Bomb Outside US Base in Afghanistan Injures Troops, Civilians

Truck Bomb Outside US Base in Afghanistan Injures Troops, Civilians

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A suicide truck bomb exploded outside the gate of a U.S. military base in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, leaving at least 11 civilians and two NATO troops injured.In a statement, the International Security As…

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