The Taliban said in a statement they have achieved all their objectives including seizing the major transportation hub of Kunduz, releasing its fighters from a prison and grabbing tons of weapons.
Afghan Policeman Turns Gun On Colleagues, Killing 7
A day after a man dressed in an Afghan military uniform opened fire at service members from the NATO-led coalition, another insider attack is making news.
Coalition Service Members Shot During Attack In Afghanistan
An attacker wearing an Afghan military uniform opened fire at service members of the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan on Tuesday.
Obama Plans To Leave Residual Force Of 9,800 In Afghanistan
President Obama announced on Tuesday a plan to leave a residual force of 9,800 service members in Afghanistan beyond 2014. By 2016, most troops will be out of the country.
AP Photographer Killed, Reporter Wounded By Gunman In Afghanistan
“A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan,” the wire service reports.
Ex-Defense Secretary Gates Takes Aim At Obama In New Book
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in a book due out later this month, describes President Obama as “a man of personal integrity” who nonetheless was skeptical of his administration’s “surge” strategy in Afghanistan and openly distrustful of the military leadership, The Washington Post and The New York Times report Tuesday.
U.S. Embassy In Kabul Hit By Indirect Fire
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, was hit by indirect rocket fire Wednesday morning, officials say. NPR’s Sean Carberry reports for our Newscast unit that no one was injured.
Obama Says U.S. Will Respect Afghan Sovereignty
As Afghan elders debate whether to approve a proposed security agreement with the U.S., there’s word that President Obama has said the U.S. will respect Afghanistan’s sovereignty and carry out raids on Afghan homes only under extraordinary circumstances, The Associated Press writes.
Obama Awards Medal Of Honor To Afghan War Vet
Saying “America is grateful for you,” President Obama awarded the nation’s highest military honor on Tuesday to former Army Capt. William Swenson.
‘A $34 Million Waste Of The Taxpayers’ Money’ In Afghanistan
“On a recent trip to Afghanistan, I uncovered a potentially troubling example of waste that requires your immediate attention.” – Special Inspector General John Sopko