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  • Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with US

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In a blow to hopes for peace talks, the Taliban's reclusive leader warned Friday that a bilateral security pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting. The Americans and NATO allies are winding...

  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has given Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a desk job, ending the formal phase of his transition from Taliban prisoner to not-quite-ordinary soldier, and setting the stage for Army investigators to question the Idaho native about his disappearance that led to five years in...

  • Malala Yousafzai meets with Nigerian president, gets told missing girls will return home 'soon'

    Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Pakistani activist shot two years ago, met with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday and was told the abducted schoolgirls "will return to their homes soon."

  • VIDEO: Bowe Bergdahl returns to active service

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl reportedly returns to active service Monday.

  • Military brass backed Bergdahl prisoner swap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously supported the Obama administration's exchange of five Taliban leaders for an Army sergeant held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years. In letters to the head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the nation's seven...

  • Malala Yousafzai, shot by Taliban, still campaigning for women's education

    Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani activist who was shot in the head two years ago, has not slowed down in her quest to bring education to girls around the world.

  • Afghan forces fight Taliban onslaught in south

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan security forces fought back against a fierce Taliban onslaught by about 800 militants in a key southern province Wednesday as clashes that have killed dozens of people, including at least 35 civilians, stretched into a fourth day. The Taliban attacks...

  • VIDEO --- House lawmakers: What's next after Bowe Bergdahl swap?

    Lawmakers are digging into the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap and its potential effects on national security.

  • Army begins Bowe Bergdahl investigation

    The U.S. Army has begun to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and capture of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from his post in Afghanistan in 2009, the Pentagon said in a statement Monday.

  • Zogby Report Card: 2008's 'audacity' and 'hope' crash land

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that over just seven days, his 2008 campaign promise of audacity and hope crash landed on issues overseas and closer to home.

  • Bowe Bergdahl deal provides shape of things to come in Afghanistan

    The Obama administration's swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders was like an inkblot test on national security.

  • Poll: Americans by nearly 2-1 disapprove of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    President Obama has failed to convince Americans that his swap of five dangerous Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was the right thing to do, with the number of those disagreeing with his abrupt decision growing, according to a new poll. Rasmussen Reports said that 54 percent disagree...

  • VIDEO: Chuck Hagel stands by decision to exchange Taliban detainees

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel fully stands by the decision to exchange five senior members of the Taliban for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, he said at a House Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday morning.

  • Yeah, that war in Afghanistan is totally over

    Defending President Obama's foreign policy is driving the Left crazy as the failures keep piling up. The latest victim is CNN contributor and Daily Beast columnist Sally Kohn, who tweeted this on Wednesday morning: Do Republicans understand that when wars end, prisoners go...

  • Democrats call on Obama to disclose more details of Bowe Bergdahl deal

    A Democrat on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee is calling on the Obama administration to disclose all the details of the deal the administration made to swap Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, including how the five will be monitored in Qatar. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said he has...



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