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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.

02/18/2013

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.

01/14/2013

File photo of John Walker Lindh. (credit: Alexandria County Sheriff's Department/Getty Images)

US-Born Taliban Fighter Wins Prison Prayer Lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that a convicted Taliban fighter should be allowed to pray daily in a group with other Muslim inmates at their high-security prison in Indiana.

01/11/2013

File photo of former CIA director David Petraeus.  (credit:  KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Taliban Official Calls Petraeus A ‘Bastard’

A Taliban official laughed about the sex scandal surrounding former CIA director David Petraeus during an interview with AFP.

11/18/2012

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.

09/29/2012

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign event at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Aug. 9, 2012. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Assures Parents Of POW They Are Doing Everything To Free Sgt. Bergdahl

President Barack Obama called the parents of an American prisoner of war to assure them that he and the U.S. Department of Defense were doing everything in their power to free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl three years after his capture in Afghanistan.

08/10/2012

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.

05/21/2012

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.

05/10/2012

Taliban fighters walk with their weapons as they joined Afghan government forces during a ceremony in Herat province on March 7, 2012. (credit: Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Taliban Suspending Peace Talks With United States

The Taliban militant group says it is suspending talks with the United States.

03/15/2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton answers a question on a video purporting to show U.S. Marines urinating on corpses of insurgents during a press conference with Algerian Foreign Minister at the State Department in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 12, 2012. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon Worries Marine Video Undermines Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban

Pentagon officials worry that outrage over a video purporting to depict Marines urinating on Taliban corpses will tarnish the reputation of the entire military. Some also fear it could undermine prospects for exploratory Afghan peace talks.

01/13/2012

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