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  • Three Afghan officers go missing in Cape Cod

    Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar were last seen in an off-base mall on Cape Cod on Saturday, Massachusetts National Guard Col. James Sahady told the Boston Herald.

  • Obama congratulates new power-sharing leaders in Afghanistan

    President Obama on Sunday made a congratulatory call to Afghanistan's newly elected president, Ashraf Ghani, and the runner-up, Abdullah Abdullah, who have agreed to a power-sharing deal.

  • Dempsey: Afghan deal puts U.S. 'in a better place'

    "Now we need a signed security agreement and a NATO [status of forces agreement], both of which should be accomplished fairly quickly," said U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • 'Peaceful democratic transition' begins in Afghanistan: John Kerry

    Secretary of State John Kerry has hailed the "extraordinary statesmanship" of the two Afghan leaders who inked a power-sharing agreement this weekend.

  • Afghan presidential vote result to come Sunday

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's drawn-out presidential election may finally be coming to an end. Nearly six months after Afghans cast ballots in a first-round vote, the country's election commission on Saturday said it would announce final, audited results on Sunday from a two-man...

  • WH: U.S. 'vigilant' against threat to airliners

    The White House declined to comment directly on reports of a terrorist threat to U.S. airlines from another band of extremists in Syria called Khorasan, saying that the intelligence community remains "vigilant" about all threats from Syria.

  • State Department spent millions on six towers nobody wants in Afghanistan

    Six communication towers were built in Afghanistan at a cost to U.S. taxpayers of more than $6.5 million, despite the fact that the Pentagon didn't want them and Afghan officials couldn't use them.

  • Make mine multilateral? Not necessarily

    There's a widespread assumption that most Americans prefer multilateral action-- acting with other nations as partners. But maybe that's not so.

  • Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said. Security forces in full battle gear administered CPR to wounded...

  • Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count? On Monday, the country's Electoral Complaints Commission...

  • With Obama going to war, Dems are suddenly hawks

    Democrats who were anti-war under President George W. Bush are much more supportive of military action under President Obama.

  • Corruption still huge in Afghanistan: SIGAR

    "This is astonishing, given that Afghanistan is one of the most corrupt countries in the world and a country that the United States is spending billions of dollars in," John Sopko said.

  • Former top general in Afghanistan to head coalition against Islamic State

    John R. Allen, who retired from the Marine Corps last year as a four-star general, "will help build and sustain the coalition so it can operate across multiple lines of effort in order to degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State, Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement this...

  • Afghans headed to 'narco-criminal state'

    "By every conceivable metric, we have failed," said John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

  • Thirteen years later, America has lost ground

    Islamic terrorists are in a much stronger position today than they were 13 years ago -- not "on the run," or "decimated," or set back even slightly by the death of Osama bin Laden.



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