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  • With a splat, paintball fires into Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The hidden gunman, dressed in long green coveralls and a SWAT-team-style vest and helmet, looks ominous as he takes aim and fires off a short burst. But this isn't a Taliban attack in the heart of Afghanistan's capital — it's just a friendly game of paintball. The...

  • UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A massive audit of Afghanistan's disputed presidential election won't be done until Sept. 10, the U.N. said Thursday, quashing hopes the new president would be determined before an upcoming NATO summit. The U.N. has been helping supervise an audit of eight million...

  • US commander: Afghans face Taliban test in 2015

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan....

  • Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent top hotels. Even government employees nervously await each payday, worried the next might be delayed....

  • US transfers 2 Yemenis held in Bagram prison

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Two prisoners held at a U.S. military prison in Afghanistan were handed over to Yemen on Tuesday, Yemeni security officials said. The officials said the two Yemeni prisoners were transferred to Yemen from Bagram prison, north of Kabul. They didn't elaborate and spoke on...

  • Afghan candidate threatens boycott of vote audit

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One of the two men vying to become Afghanistan's next president is threatening to boycott a ballot audit from the country's disputed presidential runoff, his adviser said Tuesday, a development that could further disrupt the already troubled process. The complicated,...

  • Fort Hood soldier from Calif. dies in Afghanistan

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Fort Hood officials say a soldier stationed at the Central Texas post has died of injuries suffered in a noncombat-related incident in Afghanistan. Officials said in a statement Monday that Sgt. Christopher Waugh Mulalley of Eureka, California, died following the...

  • Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Pentagon has developed plans that would allow American forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of the year if the contested presidential election drags on and a security agreement isn't signed soon, the top U.S. military officer said Monday. Shortly before...

  • A jackass helps the Marines

    U.S. Marines in Afghanistan were reportedly aided in their efforts to flush out insurgents by a jackass who just wanted to go home, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work told a group of soldiers this week.

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

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

  • 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.



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