By Michal Conger | 12/11/13 12:41 PM
A U.S. Army Special Forces sergeant pleaded guilty in federal court this week in North Carolina to accepting bribes from contractors and stealing fuel while on duty in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Justice. Sgt. 1st Class James Edward Travis was deployed to Forward Operating Base...
By Jed Babbin | 12/10/13 05:32 PM
By now, we should be more used to — and less tolerant of — Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s machinations. Over the last decade, he has pitched many a tantrum at U.S. officials trying to get his cooperation. His latest eruption is no tantrum. He’s refused to follow the advice of his...
By Michal Conger and none | 12/10/13 05:25 PM
Nearly $500 million and five years after the Department of Defense purchased 20 refurbished transport aircraft for the Afghan Air Force, the planes sit idle in Kandahar. Now the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction wants to know what went wrong. The Pentagon ended the...
12/09/13 05:54 PM
U.S. military officials insisted a top-secret Pentagon study proved the need to buy Russian helicopters for Afghanistan's security forces. But the study actually recommended an American-made rotorcraft, according to unclassified excerpts obtained by the Associated Press.
12/09/13 10:14 AM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Pakistani leaders Monday that if they don't resolve protests stalling some military shipments across the border with Afghanistan, it could be difficult to maintain political support in Washington for an aid program that has sent...
By Michal Conger | 12/06/13 06:58 PM
Army contracting officials have repeatedly paid excessively for radio equipment for the Afghan National Security Forces, ordering excess inventory, overpaying fees, and paying too much per item, according to the Department of Defense inspector general. the Army has paid Datron World...
By Susan Crabtree | 12/06/13 12:00 PM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, already seen as an untrustworthy irritant by the Obama administration, startled the world by balking -- at the last second -- over signing a post-war security pact with the United States. The controversial leader is cementing his reputation as unreliable, raising...
By Michal Conger | 12/05/13 07:14 PM
International funding for Afghanistan's military and police forces is increasingly going directly to the Afghan government instead of through U.S. administrators, but the Department of Defense can't be sure the money won't be wasted by corruption and poor management. The U.S. has promised at...
By Susan Crabtree | 12/05/13 04:18 PM
The top senator on the Armed Services Committee is urging President Obama to stop insisting that Afghan President Hamid Karzai sign a post-war agreement with the U.S. and instead let a “more reliable” successor close the deal.
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 09:09 AM
The U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan says Afghan President Hamid Karzai still refuses to sign a security deal with the United States until after next April's elections.
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