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War in Afghanistan (2001-present)

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  • Hailey, Idaho, town that waited, anxious for Bowe Bergdahl's return

    Hailey, Idaho, town that waited, anxious for Bowe Bergdahl's return
    This northern Rocky Mountains town, home to Bowe Bergdahl, went back to work Monday knowing it was one step closer to being whole again. Bergdahl, the last remaining prisoner of war in Afghanistan, was finally a free man. The development came...
  • Republicans demand hearings in Congress over soldier's release

    Republicans demand hearings in Congress over soldier's release
    Republican lawmakers angered by a White House deal to swap five Taliban prisoners for a captured U.S. soldier in Afghanistan on Monday demanded hearings over why the Obama administration reached the agreement without consulting Congress. Adding to...
  • U.S. soldier free after almost five-year captivity in Afghanistan

    U.S. soldier free after almost five-year captivity in Afghanistan
    President Barack Obama, flanked by the parents of a U.S. soldier released after being held for nearly five years by the Taliban, said in the White House Rose Garden on Saturday that the United States has an "ironclad commitment" to bring home its...
  • Freed U.S. soldier Bergdahl flown out of Afghanistan

    Freed U.S. soldier Bergdahl flown out of Afghanistan
    The sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was flown to a U.S. military hospital in Germany on Sunday after being freed in a swap deal for five Taliban militants who were released from the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. Army Sergeant Bowe...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Killing of Americans at Kabul hospital highlights foreigners' risk

    KABUL, Afghanistan — The fatal shooting of three Americans in a charity hospital Thursday punctuated a dismal new trend that has emerged in the waning months of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan: Just as many foreign civilians are being killed as...
  • The war correspondents' view from Afghanistan

    The war correspondents' view from Afghanistan
    Wars are often at their most dangerous as they are winding down, fraught with unpredictability and chaos. But that is also the time when the conflict's true trajectory becomes clear, and the perspective of thoughtful and seasoned observers takes on...
  • 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...
  • 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...