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Veterans Day: How crosses and mementos help these Marines remember fallen comrades

On Veterans Day, people across America will thank veterans and active-duty military personnel for their service - but many members of the public don’t have a clear understanding of what service means to people in the military.... Read more»

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Analysis

Rosenblum: Fall of Afghanistan — 'We tried to tell you'

Here we go again. Americans clamor for the exits, leaving behind innocent blood and sophisticated weapons for jubilant irregulars who humiliated them with antiquated guns and makeshift bombs. Next time, America risks bumbling into another unwinnable war with an adversary that can hit back hard - and closer to home.... Read more»

Afghan government collapses, Taliban seize control: 5 essential reads

There would be “no transitional government in Afghanistan,” Taliban officials told Reuters news service, as panic and turmoil grip Afghanistan after Taliban insurgents captured the capital city of Kabul and the president fled on Aug. 15, 2021.... Read more»

UA grad killed in Kabul suicide attack

A 27-year-old graduate of the University of Arizona was killed in a suicide bombing Friday in Afghanistan. Chicago native Lexie Kamerman received a master's in Education from the UA, and was working at the American University in Kabul. ... Read more»

Afghanistan: For ex-Taliban, it's peace or death

Former members of the Taliban are desperate for peace. Their lives may depend on it.... Read more»

Afghanistan: Taliban take another province

Logar, a strategic province that neighbors Kabul and is home to an all-important copper mine, is increasingly under Taliban control as NATO sources begin to withdraw.... Read more»

Pentagon loses Afghan fuel records

What happened to almost $475 million worth of oil destined for the Afghan National Army? That’s what the Special Investigator General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) would like to know. ... Read more»

Man crashes car at Afghanistan airfield as Panetta arrives

A man crashed a stolen vehicle on the runway of an Afghanistan air base as Secretary of Defense Leon Panett's plane arrived Wednesday, days after the killings of 16 civilians blamed on an American soldier.... Read more»

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»

Analysis: Afghanistan

Few surprises, little comfort, in Obama's speech

In the end, there were few surprises in the long-awaited speech that U.S. President Barack Obama delivered Wednesday.... Read more»

Suicide bomber kills 6 at military hospital in Kabul

A suicide bomber killed six students and wounded almost two dozen people at a heavily guarded national military hospital in Kabul on Saturday. An Afghan intelligence official says there were two suicide bombers at the hospital—one caused the blast in the hospital's cafeteria, and the other has yet to be found.... Read more»

Where’s the rapture?

It has come as something of a relief to think that, after tomorrow, I may no longer have to worry about the future of Afghanistan, the stalled reintegration process, the collapse of Kabul Bank, my anemic retirement account, or, indeed, much of anything else.... Read more»

Is the U.S. now ready to pursue peace in Afghanistan?

Mired in many internal problems, Afghanistan sees few changes in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death.... Read more»

What's next for Afghanistan?

Even with the al-Qaeda leader dead, the likelihood of an end to insurgent fighting in the war-torn country is believed to be slim.... Read more»

News analysis

Gen. Petraeus reflects on career, family

Following a career of chaos and uncertainty, U.S. general looks to the future with focus and determination following a life of peril in war-torn regions.... Read more»

News analysis

Petraeus' legacy is on line at defining moment

Afghanistan’s "fighting season" is about to begin. As troops are bolstered in the region, Gen. Petraeus' expected final days in the field could reflect a turning point in the 10-year-conflict.... Read more»

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