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  • Miscommunication blamed for deadly US mistake

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Avoidable miscommunication between U.S. air and ground forces led to a "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan that killed five U.S. soldiers and one Afghan in June, according to a military investigation report. The incident was one of the deadliest friendly fire episodes of...

  • No formal plan to fight ISIS at NATO summit

    President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed the ISIS threat Thursday during a car ride at the summit, and later with King Abdullah of Jordan.

  • Uncertainty of Afghan election clouds NATO summit

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — This week's NATO summit was long planned as a celebration to mark the end of combat in Afghanistan and the coalition forces' shift to a largely advisory role. But the still-unsettled Afghan election has complicated the event, casting doubt on the transition and leaving the...

  • Ignorance fuels the calls for war

    Advocates of the United States' armed interventions in the Middle East had no clue of the realities of society and politics in those countries — yet they acted as though they could foresee the aftermath of our invasions.

  • Taliban hit Afghan government HQ in east, kill 12

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban struck a government compound in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday in a dawn attack that included two suicide truck bombings and left at least 12 people dead, including 10 policemen asleep in their quarters nearby. The assault followed a stark message from the...

  • Inspectors in Afghanistan face 'obstructionism' from U.S. officials

    Gene Aloise, deputy special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, said Wednesday that government should operate with a "presumption of openness" in responding to IGs' information requests.

  • NATO coalition in Afghanistan shrinking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alongside the exodus of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, soldiers who hail from countries like Singapore and Slovenia, Mongolia and Malaysia have been packing up too, leaving behind an ever-shrinking NATO coalition. The coalition has been fighting the war for more than a decade,...

  • Billions in U.S. aid can't be accounted for by Afghan officials

    The U.S. has struggled with the corruption in Afghanistan's government over the past 13 years, including having millions of dollars being diverted to the Taliban.

  • 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."



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