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US may send additional troops to Afghanistan next year

Afghanistan Military

The US military likely will keep a slightly larger force in Afghanistan in 2015 than first planned and American troops will have authority to come to the aid of Afghan forces if necessary, officials said Tuesday.   The United States may have to deploy hundreds of additional forces in coming months, beyond the 9,800-strong contingent […]

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Afghan insurgents shoot, kill service member—NATO

A U.S. soldier inspects the site of a suicide attack targeting a foreign convey in Behsood district of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. AP.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization says one its service members has been shot and killed by insurgents in northern Afghanistan.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Afghan president visit Saudi Arabia

In this file Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai speaks during a news conference at his resident in Kabul, Afghanistan. AP.

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is making his first overseas trip since taking office, fulfilling an election promise to undertake religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Afghanistan Election

Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan’s election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country’s new chief executive.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Miscommunication blamed for deadly US mistake

The first page of the report released by US Central Command Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, on the friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in June is photographed in Washington on Sept. 4, 2014. Avoidable miscommunication between US air and ground forces led to a incident that killed five US soldiers and one Afghan. AP

Avoidable miscommunication between US air and ground forces led to a “friendly fire” incident in Afghanistan that killed five US soldiers and one Afghan in June, according to a military investigation report.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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