Afghanistan

  The current number of troops serving the war is over 30,000.  An agreement is pending which could play a role in the reduction.  …

 President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan for a surprise visit Sunday and made clear that the U.S. will likely maintain a limited role here even after its combat mission…

  The latest incident contributes to a recent UN report showcasing a rise in violence against women.   AFGHANISTAN (UNTV/CNN) – A toxic mix of…

via CNN The Afghan government says a group of armed people who may be U.S. special forces is carrying out acts of torture and murder. The U.S. military says it is investigating. NATO’s International Security Assistance Force must stop all special force operations out of Wardak province, where such horrors have been taking place, and […]

KABUL, Afghanistan — “Listen to my story! Listen to my pain and suffering!” Afghanistan’s first female rapper Sosan Firooz (pictured) pleads into her microphone. SEE…

via BBC News The US military has suffered its 2,000th death in the Afghan war – with a suspected “insider” attack at a checkpoint in the east of the country. A US soldier and a foreign contractor were killed while two Afghan soldiers died and four were injured. The nationality of the contractor was not […]

As Mitt Romney continues to attack President Barack Obama because of his “celebration” of Osama bin Laden’s death, the president is staying to true to…

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales faces 17 counts of murder and six counts of assault and attempted murder when he is charged Friday for his alleged role in the killings of Afghan villagers, a senior U.S. official said. Bales, 38, stands accused of leaving a remote outpost in Kandahar province’s Panjwai district on March 11 […]

via BBC News A senior US commander has been dismissed after he made disparaging comments about Afghanistan’s leaders. Maj Gen Peter Fuller, deputy commander of Nato’s Afghan training mission, said in an interview with Politico the country’s leadership was “isolated from reality”. It is not clear whether Gen Fuller will be reassigned or will retire. […]

AFGHANISTAN — Sgt. Edward J. Frank II was killed by a bomb while in Afghanistan on his first tour of duty there along with four other soldiers. Frank had previously served in Iraq for two tours of duty after joining the army in 2005. The Grio reports: Frank’s awards and decorations include two Army Commendation […]

BROOKLYN — A Brooklyn marine was killed trying to save his comrade during a bloody clash in Afghanistan last week. Lance Cpl. Jabari Thompson, 22, who wanted to be a marine like his dad, was mortally wounded in combat and succumbed to his injuries at a military hospital in Germany. The NY Daily News Reports: […]

WASHINGTON — President Obama will announce his plans to withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan, bringing the number of troops to its lowest total since the USA invaded Afghanistan in 2001. The U.K. Telegraph reports: July 22, 2011 – Obama to announce timetable of withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. Administration officials told the New York […]