| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:49 AM
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...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:03 AM
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:25 PM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2013
Pakistan's retiring army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, last week passed the baton of his nation's most powerful institution to Gen. Raheel Sharif. A fresh face at the helm of the Pakistani military undoubtedly raises American hopes for a less frustrating...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Writer-director Pete Berg considered putting his "Lone Survivor" cast — led by Mark Wahlberg — through the hard-core Navy SEAL training, not only to get his actors in the best fighting shape possible for a film set in the war in Afghanistan...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
PARIS -- It's not only most Israelis, led by their Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the policy-community hawks in Washington and acolytes of AIPAC in the Congress who hate the interim nuclear agreement signed by Iran in November with the United...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- When American presidents leave office, they hope they will have left behind a legacy of good works earning history's good judgment. Some, like Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and FDR, achieve that distinction, but most others fall short in...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
PARIS -- Action begets reaction in foreign policy as in physics, and action unconsidered for its possible consequences has been responsible for many results for which statesmen (or their unqualified counterparts) are eventually sorry, as are multitudes...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Formal peace talks between Taliban insurgents and the central government may be at a dead end, but provisional peace negotiations are underway in the rugged and often unforgiving Afghan countryside.
In some remote districts,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama is prepared to extend a Dec. 31 deadline in a concession to Afghan President Hamid Karzai aimed at getting him to approve a security agreement that would permit U.S. forces to stay in Afghanistan past 2014, aides say....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Two thirds of Americans questioned in a recent poll said the 12-year war fought in Afghanistan to cleanse the country of terrorists hasn't been worth the price paid in lives and dollars.
Nevertheless, a majority still favors keeping some U.S. forces...