NATO likely to send more trainers to Afghanistan and U.S. operations in Kandahar push out the Taliban.
LONDON — President Obama stepped into the White House pledging to end George W. Bush’s gloves-off approach to interrogations and detention — but a flood of leaked documents suggests that some old habits were hard to break.
KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO nations are likely to contribute roughly 850 more trainers for Afghanistan’s police and army in coming weeks, filling a long-standing shortfall that has slowed the development of the Afghan forces, a top U.S. general said in an interview.
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN – With 2,000-pound bombs, 12,000 troops, and one illiterate but charismatic Afghan border police commander, the American military has forced insurgents to retreat from key parts of this strategically vital region, according to U.S. and Afghan commanders.
President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan acknowledged Monday that he has received cash from Iran – and he said the United States knows about it and does the same thing.
Five American soldiers have been charged with killing Afghan civilians for sport and staging the slayings to look like legitimate war casualties. The youngest of those five — a now 20-year-old private from Idaho — came home a changed man, his mother says.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday that neighboring Iran gives his office up to $1 million a year for official expenses and that the U.S. has known about the arrangement for years.
With autumn settling in, it’s the end of another season in Afghanistan — the fighting season.
U.S. officials regularly caution that it’s too early to measure the effect of 32,000 extra American troops that arrived over the summer. But in recent days, voices from Kabul have begun to push the message that Afghan and coalition forces have started turning back the Taliban’s momentum.
The just-retired Marine Corps commandant says he doubts the U.S. military can withdraw from Afghanistan’s volatile south by a July 2011 deadline set by President Obama for the start of force reductions.
ISLAMABAD – Pakistani security officials are expressing frustration that they have not been included in Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s recent overtures to the Taliban, warning that a sustainable peace agreement will not be possible without their support.
SAN FRANCISCO — When Rohan Coombs joined the U.S. Marine Corps, he never thought one day he would be locked up in an immigration detention center and facing deportation from the country he had vowed to defend.
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