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War in Afghanistan (2001-present)

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  • White House plans more transfers from Guantanamo prison

    The White House is making plans to transfer more detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay despite the mounting political furor over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials said Tuesday. Caitlin...
  • Official: More transfers from Guantanamo prison not 'imminent'

    Official: More transfers from Guantanamo prison not 'imminent'
    The Obama administration is working on more transfers out of the Guantanamo Bay detention center in the wake of last week's release of five Taliban fighters but said Wednesday it doesn't have a time line for progress. One national security official said...
  • Flintridge remembers alum killed in 'friendly fire' incident

    Flintridge remembers alum killed in 'friendly fire' incident
    Flintridge Preparatory teachers remembered Scott Studenmund on Wednesday, a 2008 alumnus of the La Cañada school who died this week in southern Afghanistan’s Zabul Province. Studenmund was one of five servicemen killed Monday in what is being...
  • Taliban aims for propaganda points with release of new Bergdahl video

    By releasing a 17-minute video showing the handover of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in Afghanistan, the Taliban sought to build Wednesday on what the militants have described as a major propaganda victory. Bergdahl was freed Saturday as part...
  • It's time for the U.S. to reset relations with India

    It's time for the U.S. to reset relations with India
    The outcome of India's national election — a resounding triumph for the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party — has put the United States in an awkward position. The BJP's Narendra Modi will soon be India's prime minister. In 2005, Washington...
  • Obama to recast his foreign policy image in West Point speech

    After months of running his foreign policy like a firefighter responding to fire alarms around the globe, President Obama is worried that Americans don’t understand his overall approach and plans to launch a campaign to explain it over the coming...
  • Obama flies to Afghanistan in surprise Memorial Day weekend visit

    Obama flies to Afghanistan in surprise Memorial Day weekend visit
    President Obama made a rare and surprise visit to Afghanistan on Sunday for a Memorial Day weekend rally with U.S. troops. Air Force One touched down at Bagram Air Field in the dark Sunday evening local time after secretly leaving the Washington area...
  • Obama pays secret visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan

    President Obama swooped into the Afghan war zone for a secret, rare visit with troops Sunday and renewed a pledge to bring U.S. military involvement there to a "responsible end" this year. Speaking to a crowd of 3,000 service members in a hangar at...
  • Obama seeks to cut troop level in Afghanistan to 5,000 by end of 2015

    President Obama is planning to leave 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the U.S. ends its combat mission this year, but will quickly cut that number roughly in half by the end of 2015, a senior administration official said Tuesday. Obama plans on...
  • Film Review: 'Korengal'

    With its unblinking focus on young American soldiers sent to fight a seemingly inexhaustible enemy on its home turf, Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington's "Restrepo" was one of the more gripping war documentaries to emerge in recent years, and one of...
  • Afghanistan bravery merits Medal of Honor for Kyle White

    Seven years ago, Army Spc. Kyle J. White was on a narrow path in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan when he and his U.S. military comrades walked into an ambush. As one fellow soldier went down, White, then 20, rushed over to help, using his body to...
  • U.S. to reduce troop level in Afghanistan to 9,800 by year's end

    U.S. to  reduce troop level in Afghanistan to 9,800 by year's end
    President Obama's plan to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to fewer than 10,000 by year's end seeks to balance fear that a speedier withdrawal would push Afghan forces to collapse against his desire to end more than a decade of war. The...