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The United States is footing more of the bill for overseas bases in Germany, Japan and South Korea even as the military reduces the number of American troops in Europe and strategically repositions forces in Asia, a congressional report says. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)

Report: US Paying Billions More For Military Bases Overseas Despite Troop Reductions

The United States is footing more of the bill for overseas bases in Germany, Japan and South Korea even as the military reduces the number of American troops in Europe and strategically repositions forces in Asia, a congressional report says.


File photo of the NATO logo. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

NATO Kills Afghan Insurgent Behind US Soldier’s Death

An Afghan soldier-turned-insurgent who was feted by the Taliban for killing an American soldier during an insider attack in eastern Afghanistan last year has been killed in a raid, the U.S.-led international coalition said on Monday.


Commander, International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) U.S. Marine Corp. Gen. John Allen speaks to the media in the Pentagon Briefing room, on May 23, 2012 in Arlington, Va. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

White House To Go Ahead With Allen Nomination Following Petraeus Scandal

The White House said Wednesday it will go ahead with Gen. John Allen’s nomination to become commander of NATO forces in Europe, following his exoneration in a Pentagon investigation of questionable email exchanges with a Florida woman linked to the sex scandal that led David Petraeus to resign as CIA director.


U.S. Army mortar men from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment fire mortars at a Taliban position (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge Failed

With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.


President Barack Obama shakes hands with Afghan President Hamid Karzai during the NATO Summit on May 20, 2012 at McCormick Place in Chicago. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama: ‘There Will Be Great Challenges Ahead’ In Afghanistan

As President Barack Obama and fellow NATO leaders herald the coming end of the deeply unpopular Afghanistan war, they face the grim reality of two more years of fighting ahead and more of their troops sure to die in combat.


Chicago Police subdue a protester during the first day of the NATO summit on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police: 45 Arrested, 4 Officers Hurt In Protests

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says the protests of the NATO Summit resulted in 45 people being arrested and four officers suffering injuries — one from a stab wound in the leg.


Police officers watch demonstrators protest during the first day of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit May 20, 2012. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Police, Protesters Clash Outside NATO Summit

Police and protesters are clashing near the site of the NATO summit in Chicago.


A police officer walks with protesters, some affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, as they demonstrate in downtown Chicago on the eve of the NATO summit on May 19, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Aunt: Nephew Charged In NATO Plot Was ‘Harmless,’ with Occupy Movement

The aunt of one of the three men charged with planning to attack Chicago landmarks during the NATO summit says she doubts her nephew was knowingly involved in such a plot.


A demonstrator with Code Pink stands outside the Chicago Obama Headquarters in Chicago, Ill., on May 17, 2012, as peace activists march through the street demanding an end to NATO violence ahead of the NATO 2012 Summit. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Widening Disconnect Between US, NATO Allies

The NATO meeting in Chicago this weekend is a chance for alliance leaders to proclaim solidarity and promise success. But the gathering probably won’t resolve the underlying anxiety about sharing the burdens of defense, a concern heightened by Europe’s economic crisis and America’s growing weariness at carrying the heaviest load.


President Barack Obama greets Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev upon arrival for a reception and working dinner at the Laurel Lodge during the G8 summit on May 18, 2012 at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Grapples With G-8 Leaders Over Iran, Syria

President Barack Obama and leaders of other major industrial powers grappled Friday with options to solidify world resolve against development of an Iranian nuclear bomb and encourage a more forceful response to worsening violence in Syria.