Officials: US To Keep More Troops In Afghanistan Into 2016The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year's end, bowing to military leaders who want to keep more troops there, including many into the 2016 fighting season, U.S. officials say.
Expert: 'Worst-Case Scenario We Could Have Another Iran-Iraq War On Our Hands'After a nine-year war with trillions of U.S. dollars spent, many fear the gains made in Iraq could be lost with the new crisis in the country.
US Defends Captive Swap With Taliban, Critics Stir Five years a captive from the Afghanistan war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in American hands, freed for five Guantanamo terrorism detainees in a swap stirring sharp debate in Washington over whether the U.S. should have negotiated with the Taliban over prisoners.
Post-2014 US Military Force In Afghanistan Will Range From 0 To 10,000The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon has developed several options for the size of the post-2014 force in Afghanistan, ranging from zero to 10,000 troops. But he says that with every day that goes by some of the options become less likely.
Hagel Proposes Shrinking Army To Smallest Size In DecadesA U.S. official says that as part of the proposed 2015 defense budget, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel is recommending shrinking the Army to its smallest size in decades.
Senators From Both Parties Urge President Obama To End War In AfghanistanSenators from both sides of the aisle are urging President Obama to end the over-12-year war in Afghanistan and provide a minimal number of American troops past 2014.