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War in Afghanistan (2001-present)

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  • Roadside bomb kills eight civilians in southern Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR Afghanistan (Reuters) - Eight civilians including five women were killed when a roadside bomb blew up their vehicle in southern Afghanistan, local officials said on Saturday. The United Nations said this week that the Afghan war was inflicting...
  • Taliban sympathizer posts pictures of smiling Bowe Bergdahl

    Taliban sympathizer posts pictures of smiling Bowe Bergdahl
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside a commander from the militant Haqqani network in a photo posted on a Twitter account by a supporter of the Afghan Taliban....
  • Singapore says citizens participate in Syria conflict

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A handful of Singaporean citizens have gone to Syria to participate in the conflict there, raising concern about a terrorist threat in the city-state, a senior government official was quoted by a state-owned TV network as saying....
  • Civilian casualties up sharply in Afghanistan as U.S. departure nears

    Civilian casualties up sharply in Afghanistan as U.S. departure nears
    Accelerating a grim trend in the evolving war in Afghanistan, civilian casualties rose sharply in the first half of this year due to heavier ground combat between government forces and insurgents in populated areas, the United Nations reported Tuesday....
  • Ordinary users outnumber legal targets in NSA intercepts

    Ordinary users outnumber legal targets in NSA intercepts
    WASHINGTON — Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital networks, according to a four-month investigation by...
  • Obama seeks an escape from the Middle East

    In his first term, Barack Obama all but declared victory in America's Middle East struggles. As he precipitously pulled out all U.S. peacekeepers from Iraq, the president had his own "Mission Accomplished" moment when declaring the country "stable,"...
  • Another snag in Afghanistan impedes progress

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, June 26: The runoff in Afghanistan's presidential election is turning into a clown show with no end in sight. Since none of the eight candidates in the first round received...
  • Sam Raimi Boards Jake Tapper's Afghanistan War Drama 'The Outpost'

    Sam Raimi is on board to produce -- and possibly direct - an Afghanistan war drama based on Jake Tapper's book "The Outpost: An Untold Story Of American Valor." Raimi will supervise development of the script, to be penned by the writing team of Paul...
  • Bergdahl is warned his statements could be used in his prosecution

    Under investigation for possible desertion, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been warned that incriminating statements he makes as he undergoes treatment after nearly five years in Taliban captivity could be used to prosecute him, Army officials said Wednesday....
  • Tom Zirpoli: Consistency lacking in GOP outrage

    Summarizing a report from the Office of National Intelligence within the Department of Defense, CNN Washington correspondent Jake Tapper noted that before leaving office, the Bush-Cheney administration had released 171 detainees from Guantanamo Bay prison...
  • The heavy price of our folly in Iraq

    WASHINGTON -- The can of worms that George W. Bush cracked open in Iraq in 2003, which Barack Obama tried to close and essentially gave up on by the end of 2011, is now spilling over into a major Middle East catastrophe. A Sunni insurgency has rocked the...
  • Army names general to investigate Bergdahl's disappearance

    The Army said Monday it had named a two-star general to investigate the disappearance and capture of Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl in Afghanistan, a possible step toward a formal finding that he left his base without authorization. Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl,...