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US Death Toll in Afghanistan Reaches 2,000

US Death Toll in Afghanistan Reaches 2,000

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(NEW YORK) — It’s very possible that the 2,000th U.S. service member to die in the war in Afghanistan did so at the hands of an Afghan soldier.The New York Times reports that the death toll of American …

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…

Afghan Police Officer Fatally Shoots Two US Troops

Afghan Police Officer Fatally Shoots Two US Troops

REZA SHIRMOHAMMADI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — An Afghan policeman turned his weapon on U.S. troops Friday, killing two American soldiers in Western Afghanistan — the latest incident in a deadly two-week span for U.S. forces.Including Frid…

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…

Three US Soldiers Killed by Gunman Wearing Afghan Security Uniform

Three US Soldiers Killed by Gunman Wearing Afghan Security Uniform

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The latest spate of “green on blue” shootings in Afghanistan has cost the lives of three more American soldiers.NATO said on Friday that the troops were killed late Thursday in th…

Six US Troops Killed in Eastern Afghanistan Blast

Six US Troops Killed in Eastern Afghanistan Blast

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Six American troops were killed in a roadside blast Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, a U.S. official told ABC News.  Details about the deadly incident remain vague.Earlier on S…

Three American Soldiers in Afghanistan Killed by Suicide Bomber

Three American Soldiers in Afghanistan Killed by Suicide Bomber

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Three U.S. troops were among 21 people who died Wednesday when a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a military checkpoint in the southeastern Afghan city of Khost.The American…

Leon Panetta in Afghanistan to Discuss Troop Drawdown, Security

Leon Panetta in Afghanistan to Discuss Troop Drawdown, Security

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta arrived in Afghanistan Thursday to assess the situation on the ground as the U.S. and its allies inch closer to withdrawing all of their troops by 2014.During hi…

India Urges NATO to Stay the Course in Afghanistan

India Urges NATO to Stay the Course in Afghanistan

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(NEW DELHI) — India has a lot at stake in the continued foreign occupation of Afghanistan.There are concerns that once the U.S. and its allies leave the country in 2014, Islamic radicals will seek to fi…

US Commander in Afghanistan Calls for Major Firepower in 2013

US Commander in Afghanistan Calls for Major Firepower in 2013

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan issued a strong recommendation Wednesday that in order for coalition troops to be on schedule for their 2014 withdrawal, “significant firepower” will be n…

Signs Point to Reopening of Supply Routes in Pakistan

Signs Point to Reopening of Supply Routes in Pakistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — There may have finally been a breakthrough in the long stalemate between Islamabad and the U.S. over NATO supply routes in Pakistan that have been shut down since last November.Islamabad closed the key supply routes…

Iran Demands Afghanistan Break Post-War Pact with US

Iran Demands Afghanistan Break Post-War Pact with US

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran wants Afghanistan to break its Strategic Partnership Agreement with the U.S.The pact signed last week in Kabul by President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai outlines the American role in Afghani…

Iraq to Free Hezbollah Commander Accused in US Troop Slay Plot

Iraq to Free Hezbollah Commander Accused in US Troop Slay Plot

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — In a decision that will likely strain relations between Washington and Baghdad, the Central Criminal Court of Iraq announced Monday that it was freeing a jailed Hezbollah commander who allegedly plotted t…

Congressional Intel Chairs Say Taliban Is ‘Stronger’

Congressional Intel Chairs Say Taliban Is ‘Stronger’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — As 10,000 U.S. troops prepare to leave Afghanistan over the next six months, two top lawmakers on the House and Senate Intelligence Committee, just back from a trip to the region, said they are concerned that the T…

US, Afghanistan Agree on Basics of Post-War Deal

US, Afghanistan Agree on Basics of Post-War Deal

The White House/Pete Souza(KABUL, Afghanistan) — After months of bad news, something has finally gone right for the U.S. in Afghanistan.American Ambassador Ryan Crocker and Afghan National Security Adviser Rangin Dadfar Spanta announced Sunday that th…

US Won’t Deploy Troops to Syria, Top General Tells Congress

US Won’t Deploy Troops to Syria, Top General Tells Congress

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. will not deploy troops to Syria in an attempt to end the government crackdown on political dissidents, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a House Armed Services hearing on Thursday.There ha…

Afghan President Considers Moving Up National Election

Afghan President Considers Moving Up National Election

MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Voters in Afghanistan could be heading to the polls to elect a new president a year earlier than scheduled, if the current administration gets its way.President Hamid Karzai has discussed pushing…

US Commander in Afghanistan Wants ‘Significant Combat Power in 2013′

US Commander in Afghanistan Wants ‘Significant Combat Power in 2013′

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The commander of the U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan strongly suggested Thursday that there won’t be any immediate withdrawal of American soldiers from the country after troop levels shrink to 68,000 by …

US Commander in Afghanistan Holding Off on Troop Level Proposals

US Commander in Afghanistan Holding Off on Troop Level Proposals

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Any decision about how soon U.S. troops can come home from Afghanistan won’t be made until after the November elections.Gen. John Allen, who commands U.S. and NATO forces in the country, won’t have recommend…

Taliban Breaks Peace Talks with US; Karzai Wants Troops Moved

Taliban Breaks Peace Talks with US; Karzai Wants Troops Moved

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury/Released(KABUL, Afghanistan) — There’s no way of getting around the fact that this has been a testing week for U.S. efforts to maintain its continued military presence in Afghanistan.Following an incid…

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