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  • McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawal story has video
    Updated: Jul-04-15 12:13 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country's capital.

  • Afghan soldier who fled US training site granted asylum 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 8:50 am

    BUFFALO, New York - Federal officials have granted asylum to an Afghan military officer who along with two comrades slipped away from a U.S. training exercise in Massachusetts to avoid being sent back home.

  • The Latest: Attack on NATO convoy in Afghanistan kills 2 story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 11:07 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The latest news on a suicide attack in the Afghan capital targeting a NATO convoy on the Kabul airport road, near the U.S. Embassy.

  • Afghan UN envoy says extremists have united in new offensive 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 11:03 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - A new offensive against the Afghan government and people is being compounded by "an unprecedented convergence" of Taliban insurgents, more than 7,000 foreign fighters, and violent groups including the Islamic State, Afghanistan's U.N. ambassador said Monday.

  • Dems hope to win Rubio's Senate seat by sidelining liberal 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 11:38 am

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Democrats see a chance to pick up the Florida Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio - but only if U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson stays out of the race.

  • Afghan war over? Then set us free, Guantanamo detainees say story has photos
    Updated: Jun-17-15 1:51 pm

    WASHINGTON - Two Guantanamo Bay detainees are using President Barack Obama's own words to argue that the U.S. war in Afghanistan is over - and therefore they should be set free.

  • Man of peace to become Afghan wartime defense minister story has photos
    Updated: Jun-16-15 10:20 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - War-torn Afghanistan may soon have a defense minister, nine months after the new government was formed and amid some of the toughest fighting since the Talban's insurgency began nearly 14 years ago.

  • Afghanistan gets 'mini-Pentagon' as troops struggle 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 3:38 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - They call it the "mini-Pentagon" -- a white marble building in the heart of Afghanistan's capital built with U.S. funds to serve as the headquarters of a modern military more than a decade in the making.

  • Bergdahl wants court to disqualify courts-martial general 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 9:05 pm

    WASHINGTON - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (boh BURG'-dahl), the soldier who left his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years, is asking a military appellate court to disqualify the general with discretion in his case.

  • Afghan Taliban, female lawmakers held informal talks in Oslo story has photos
    Updated: Jun-05-15 1:53 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban representatives have held unprecedented meetings with a large delegation of Afghan women in Norway's capital this week, an apparently incremental step in efforts to end a bitter 14-year war that has killed thousands, officials said Friday.