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NATO withdrawal brings fears of civil war in Aghanistan

NATO states now meeting in Chicago are reaffirming the departure of foreign combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. But many Afghans have little faith in their own security forces.... Read more»

Corruption still threatens U.S. efforts in Afghanistan

As U.S. heads for the door in Afghanistan, deep corruption persists in the country, and can easily undermine the success of U.S. development efforts there. A report expressed concern about continuing thefts of fuel and cash, the shortcomings of local security forces, bribery of local and U.S. officials, and contractors that fail to deliver.... Read more»

Kandahar shootings: What really happened?

Little is known for certain about what happened on March 11, when Staff Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly massacred 16 Afghan civilians.

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Taliban vows revenge for deaths of 16 Afghan civilians

The Taliban has vowed revenge against the United States after an American soldier allegedly went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in Kandahar province, killing 16 Afghan civilians.... Read more»1

Poll: Most Americans support Obama's security policies

A new poll finds overwhelming approval for President Obama’s national security policies among Americans.... Read more»

Marines accused of urinating on Taliban dead

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has condemned a video that appears to show United States Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters. The unverified 39-second video, posted online Wednesday, claims to show combat-ready soldiers desecrating the remains of several bodies on the ground.... Read more»4

13 Americans killed in Kabul suicide attack

A suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday targeted a convoy of foreign troops, killing at least 20 people including 13 Americans.... Read more»

U.S. says Iranians behind plot to assassinate Saudi ambassador

Two men, including an Iran-based member of Iran’s Qods Force, have been charged in a plot to murder the Saudi Ambassador to the United States, U.S. officials announced Tuesday.... Read more»

Taliban claims responsibility for truck bomb in Afghanistan

At least two Afghan civilians are dead, and as many as 77 U.S. troops were injured when a truck bomb struck a coalition base in Afghanistan on Saturday.... Read more»

The best, most damning reporting of the 9/11 era

ProPublica has gathered the seminal stories of the years after Sept. 11, the ones that reveal the reality about the attackers and how our government changed in the post-9/11 era.... Read more»

Analysis

10 years on, Afghanistan isn't far from where it started

No two countries have been more affected by the shift than the United States and Afghanistan, who are tied together in a war whose outcome, a decade after the initial invasion, is still very much in doubt.... Read more»

State Dep't: Al-Qaeda remains biggest threat to U.S.

Al-Qaeda remained the “pre-eminent terrorist threat” to the United States, especially with its “cooperation” with militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the State Department says.... Read more»1

Afghanistan peace talks go quiet

Contact between the Taliban, the United States and other western officials over potential peace negotiations to end the war appears to have been severed completely in recent weeks, after the name of the reported Taliban negotiator involved in the talks was leaked to the international press in June.... Read more»

Report: Special Ops kill Taliban who shot down U.S. chopper

The International Security Assistance Force announced that the militants responsible for the downing of a CH-47 helicopter last week, which led to the deaths of 30 Americans and eight Afghans, were killed in a precision airstrike in Afghanistan.... Read more»

America's longest war should end

Sometimes it helps to look back to something like the Vietnam War so we can get a clearer picture of how to move ahead, and America desperately needs to take a hard look at the truth about the war in Afghanistan.... Read more»

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