War in Afghanistan

The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training would one day be used against Americans instead of against militants seeking an Islamic state. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House Veterans In Both Parties Divided On Arming Syrian Rebels

The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training would one day be used against Americans instead of against militants seeking an Islamic state.

09/18/2014

A majority of Americans (51 percent) blame the recent surge of violence in Iraq on former President George W. Bush, with only 27 percent placing blame with President Barack Obama. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Majority Of US Voters Blame Bush For Iraq Violence

A majority of Americans (51 percent) blame the recent surge of violence in Iraq on former President George W. Bush, with only 27 percent placing blame with President Barack Obama.

07/05/2014

As of Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at least 2,185 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US Military Deaths In Afghanistan At 2,185

As of Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at least 2,185 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

06/17/2014

File photo of U.S. soldiers. (Photo by SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: Hundreds Of Millions Taxpayer-Paid Products Unused In Afghanistan

A massive amount of taxpayer-paid products have gone to waste in the Afghanistan war, as a clearer picture of what was never used and what was left behind is formed as U.S. troops withdraw.

06/12/2014

The former director of the National Security and Central Intelligence agencies, Gen. Michael Hayden, says that President Barack Obama’s withdrawal plan in Afghanistan will lead to the same “dangerous” situation from the fall-out in Iraq.  MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Hayden: Afghan Troop Withdrawal Will Lead To Same ‘Dangerous’ Situation As Iraq

The former director of the National Security and Central Intelligence agencies, Gen. Michael Hayden, says that President Barack Obama’s withdrawal plan in Afghanistan will lead to the same “dangerous” situation from the fall-out in Iraq.

05/28/2014

After serving nine tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, he now has a new target — child predators.  (Lefteris Pitarakis - Pool/Getty Images)

Wounded Veterans Work to Capture Child Predators

Oskar Zepeda has had pretty much one mission in his life: kill or capture.

01/05/2014

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.

12/29/2013

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)

AP Poll: 57 Percent Of US Says Going To War In Afghanistan Was ‘Wrong Thing To Do’

President Barack Obama’s approval ratings for handling foreign policy issues generally top his ratings for most domestic issues, including the economy and health care, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

12/18/2013

File photo of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. (Credit: Rod Lamkey/Getty Images)

Hagel: Total 2014 U.S. Troop Pullout of Afghanistan a ‘Real Possibility’

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stated there is a “real possibility” that there will be a total troop pullout from Afghanistan if President Hamid Karzai does not sign a security pact.

12/09/2013

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