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U.S forces provided security while million of Afghans cast ballots. (Getty Images)

Afghans Defy Taliban Threat To Vote In Droves

President Obama calls elections an “important milestone.”


Anja Niedringhaus took this 2009 photo of a Palestinian boy standing near a destroyed house in the Gaza Strip.  (ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS/AFP/Getty Images)

AP Photographer Killed, Journalist Wounded In Afghanistan

An Afghan police commander opened fire on their vehicle, killing Anja Niedringhaus and wounding Kathy Gannon.


A 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.  (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

US Intel Report: Gains Made In Afghanistan Gone By 2017, Taliban Power Grows

A 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.


Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reportedly made a comparison between “boatloads of Jewish immigrants” turned away from the U.S. as they attempted escape from Nazi Germany during World War II and the current influx of illegal immigrants coming across the border today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Feinstein Blasts Karzai Over Refusal To Sign Deal

Sen. 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.


Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would like to increase the amount of troops left in Afghanistan after the 2014 withdrawal. (Photo credit KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. McConnell Looks To Expand Troops In Afghanistan After 2014 Withdrawal

The 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.


Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal smiles while speaking during his retirement ceremony at Fort McNair on July 23, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

McChrystal: I ‘Cheerfully’ Offered Obama My Resignation

Retired 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.


President Barack Obama's administration has been accused of stalling on negotiations of a prisoner swap involving a U.S. soldier captured three years ago, according to the soldier's parents. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Parents: US Officials Tried To Swap Taliban Prisoners For Captured Soldier

Bob 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.


The Madigan Gate outside Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Monday. The soldier accused of killing 1 Afghan civilians is allegedly based at Lewis-McChord. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

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.


President Barack Obama is staying the course on the administration's plan of action in Afghanistan despite a number of anti-American riots. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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.