More Afghanistan Articles

  • Afghanistan bars NYT reporter from leaving country

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's attorney general has barred a New York Times correspondent from leaving the country because of a story in which he reported that a group of officials were considering seizing power because of the impasse over who won the recent presidential election, a...

  • Twitter, Obama and the Gen. Harold Greene funeral hoax

    Never trust a word Morris Davis says; it might be "sarcasm."

  • 5 aid workers abducted in western Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan is trying to secure the release of five of their staff members who were abducted in the western Herat province, a spokesman said Saturday. The employees were traveling by road on Friday when they were detained...

  • Liberals should brace themselves if Hillary Clinton becomes president

    Hillary Clinton will inevitably disappoint her liberal supporters if she takes the White House in 2016.

  • Experts argue Iraq woes should lead to new strategy in Afghanistan

    Moderate voices in the national security community have begun to urge President Obama to reconsider imposing a firm draw-down timeline in Afghanistan after the U.S. has been forced to re-engage in Iraq in efforts to to stop the Islamic State and prevent genocide.

  • Fidelity to principle can make needed flexibility impossible

    Hillary Clinton, like her husband, has a very wide range of stands she finds acceptable, depending on timing and circumstances. President Obama's range of acceptable positions has been far narrower.

  • Report criticizes US over Afghan civilian deaths

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. failed to properly investigate civilian killings, including possible war crimes, which occurred during its military operations in Afghanistan, the international rights group Amnesty International said Monday. NATO said it investigates all credible reports of...

  • 4 Afghan civilians killed in Kabul suicide bombing

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy moving through Afghanistan's capital Sunday, killing at least four civilians and wounding more than 35 in an assault claimed by the Taliban, authorities said. The blast struck two MRAPs, or Mine Resistant Ambush Protected...

  • Afghan candidates agree to resolve dispute

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates agreed Friday to resolve their election dispute and said they would set an inauguration date before the end of August. The breakthrough came as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry opened a second day of talks in Afghanistan...

  • Kerry urges Afghan candidates to end dispute

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday stepped up efforts to press Afghanistan's two feuding presidential candidates to end their dispute over June elections, accept the results of an ongoing audit of all ballots and form a national unity government by early September....

  • John Kerry in Afghanistan to meet feuding candidates

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit to try to calm tensions between the country's two feuding presidential candidates.

  • Afghan official: General's killer hid in bathroom

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded 15 other people hid in a bathroom with a NATO assault rifle then opened fire when a group of officers from international forces passed by, an Afghan military official said Wednesday. As U.S. and Afghan...

  • General killed in Afghan attack was engineer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Harold J. Greene, the two-star Army general who became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America's post-9/11 wars, was an engineer who rose through the ranks as an expert in developing and fielding the Army's war materiel. He was on his first...

  • Afghan soldier kills US general, wounds about 15

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An American major general was shot to death Tuesday in one of the bloodiest insider attacks of the long Afghanistan war when a gunman dressed as an Afghan soldier turned on allied troops, wounding about 15 including a German general and two Afghan generals. The Army...

  • Why the killing of a general won't change U.S. strategy in Afghanistan

    The killing of an American general Tuesday in Afghanistan put the spotlight back on President Obama's withdrawal plan in Afghanistan at a time when bloody conflicts in Gaza, Ukraine, Syria and Iraq overshadowed the longest war in American history.



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

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  • IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

    The Islamic State’s official media arm, Furqan Media, has just released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The terrorist organization claims that the...

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