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