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U.S. soldiers patrol a village in the Tani district of Khost Province, Afghanistan, in May 2012.

European newscasts have focused for weeks on a violent nation cursed by a pandemic, where armed fundamentalists hostile to Western values want one-party rule, a cowed press and kangaroo courts. And besides America, they also talk about Afghanistan. Read more»

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron, takes off Nov. 21, 2017, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Even before the US military completes the final steps of its troop withdrawal, the Taliban is surging, threatening not only the gains made in the past two decades, at the cost of tens of thousands of lives and trillions of dollars, but also global stability. Read more»

A Hermes 450 drone takes off while undergoing testing flights with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Gyroscopes for drones like the Hermes were some of the items a Pakistani man tried to purchase for export from the United States for the Pakistani military's own drone program.

An undercover operation by Homeland Security agents thwarted a Pakistani man's attempt to buy gyroscopes and other electronics from a Tucson-based company and export them under falsified documents to Pakistan for use in that country's military drone program. Read more»

Detainees in orange jumpsuits in a holding area at Camp X-Ray at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Jan. 11, 2002.

Abu Zubaydah’s sworn statement provides a chilling, first-person account of how U.S. officials tortured a man they wrongly believed was a top al-Qaida operative. Read more»

Border Patrol agents detained five Pakistani men suspected of being in the country illegally and another from Afghanistan on Monday near Patagonia. While Gov. Ducey jumped to comment, Homeland Security data shows that unauthorized immigrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan, not to mention Iraq and Syria, have been coming into the U.S. for a decade. Read more»

The White House spent much of last week trying to figure out if the word "war" was the right one to describe its military actions against the Islamic State. So how many wars is the U.S. fighting right now? Somewhere between zero and 134. Read more»

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

A lot of gray area surrounds the political rhetoric about the White House’s decision to swap Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban figures detained at Guantanamo. Read more»

A U.S. Army Soldier conducts a patrol with a platoon of Afghan national army soldiers to check on conditions in the village of Yawez, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2010.

As the clock ticks down to the promised withdrawal from Afghanistan, the U.S. military is trying to figure out how to market the idea that the international intervention has actually accomplished its core mission — bringing peace and stability to a nation that has known little of either for the past 35 years. The solution: a little Newspeak. Read more»

You can get the pill over the counter in Pakistan, but not in Canada or the US. Read more»

Nearly 2,000 metric tons of dangerous nuclear materials remain spread across hundreds of sites around the globe — some of it poorly secured.

Nations around the globe have taken important steps over the past two years to safeguard nuclear weapons materials from potential thefts by terrorists, an expert Washington-based group concluded Jan. 8 in a comprehensive report. Read more»

Black Hawk helicopters are among the items that may now be subject to fewer export restrictions.

The United States is loosening controls over military exports, in a shift that former U.S. officials and human rights advocates say could increase the flow of American-made military parts to the world’s conflicts and make it harder to enforce arms sanctions. Read more»

A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle from the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing can be seen at dusk during a post-flight inspection at Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, Calif., Jan. 7, 2012.

Drones, or “unmanned aerial vehicles” as the military prefers to call them, have been used to strike al Qaeda targets in Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia as a centerpiece of the Obama administration’s national security protocol. But as ProPublica fellow Cora Currier has detailed in her reporting, much of the drone war remains shrouded in secrecy. Read more»

A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The Reaper has the ability to carry both precision-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles.

Not every bombing campaign is as well publicized as the one probably coming to Syria. Here's what else the U.S. military is up to. Read more»

Osama bin Laden might have been detected eight years before the Navy SEAL raid that ended his life, had a Pakistani traffic policeman spotted the world's most-wanted man in a car he stopped for speeding. Read more»

A predator drone

In February, during his confirmation process, CIA director John Brennan offered an unusually straightforward explanation: “Where possible, we also work with local governments to gather facts, and, if appropriate, provide condolence payments to families of those killed.” Read more»

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