Afghans Defy Taliban Threat To Vote In DrovesPresident Obama calls elections an "important milestone."
AP Photographer Killed, Journalist Wounded In AfghanistanAn Afghan police commander opened fire on their vehicle, killing Anja Niedringhaus and wounding Kathy Gannon.
US Intel Report: Gains Made In Afghanistan Gone By 2017, Taliban Power GrowsA recent U.S. intelligence report on the war in Afghanistan suggests that any gains that the United States and other allies have made will be lost by 2017.
Feinstein Blasts Karzai Over Refusal To Sign DealSen. Dianne Feinstein has strong words about Afghanistan's president for refusing to sign an agreement governing the future of the American troop presence in his country.
Sen. McConnell Looks To Expand Troops In Afghanistan After 2014 WithdrawalThe United States should keep a residual force of about 10,000 in Afghanistan after combat forces leave at the end of 2014, the Senate Republican leader said Monday after a series of meeting with military leaders in the country.
McChrystal: I 'Cheerfully' Offered Obama My ResignationRetired Gen. Stanley McChrystal said Monday he backs the White House's drawdown of U.S. forces in Afghanistan slated for 2014, but added that the U.S. owes Afghans some sort of enduring security presence to support them.
Parents: US Officials Tried To Swap Taliban Prisoners For Captured SoldierBob Bergdahl and his wife, Jani Bergdahl, said in interviews that they are concerned the U.S. government hasn't done enough to secure the release of their son, 26-year-old Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Afghan Youth Recounts US Soldier's Shooting Spree An Afghan man recounted Monday the harrowing tale of how an American soldier on a killing spree burst into his home in the middle of the night, searched the rooms, then dropped to a knee and shot his father in the thigh as he emerged from a bedroom.
US: Afghanistan Turmoil Won't Change US War Plan The Obama administration is sticking determinedly to its stay-the-course message in Afghanistan despite a week of anti-American riots, the point-blank killing of U.S. military advisers and growing election-year demands to bring the troops home.

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