Afghanistan

Maj. Nidal Hassan (AP Photo)

Fort Hood suspect to Fox: US at war with Islam

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) – The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood mass shooting said in a statement to Fox News that the U.S. government is at war with Islam. It’s the first […]

07/27/2013

U.S. Army Medal of Honor (AP Photo)

Combat vet to get Medal of Honor for Afghan fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Honor on an Army staff sergeant for courageous action during a daylong firefight in Afghanistan. Ty Carter, a former Marine […]

07/26/2013

Nidal Hasan (Undated Bell County Sheriffs Department photo / AP)

Fort Hood amps up security as murder trial nears

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The military courthouse on the edge of Fort Hood has been transformed into a fortress, surrounded by hundreds of stacked freight car-sized shipping containers, and by tall dirt- and sand-filled […]

07/08/2013

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US says Taliban ignoring talks overtures

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Taliban won’t join talks with the United States and Afghanistan because of a dispute over the name of its representative office in Qatar, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday. The official […]

07/04/2013

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Taliban militants storm Afghan government compound

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants stormed the presidential compound Tuesday after bluffing their way past two checkpoints, triggering a gunbattle that left eight attackers and three guards dead and sent journalists attending an official […]

06/25/2013

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Veterans’ uphill road back, struggle with suicide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years ago, Joe Miller, an Army Ranger captain with three Iraq tours under his belt, sat at home near Fort Bragg holding a cocked Beretta 40mm, and prepared to kill himself. […]

06/24/2013

Taliban office in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo)

Taliban offer to free US soldier

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban are ready to free a U.S. soldier held captive since 2009 in exchange for five of their senior operatives imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, a senior spokesman for the […]

06/20/2013

Obama and Karzai

US welcomes Qatar decision on Taliban name change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Thursday welcomed Qatar’s decision to take down a sign that cast the Taliban’s new office in Doha as a rival Afghan embassy saying the militant group can’t […]

06/20/2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry (AP Photo)

Kerry calls Karzai to ease anger on Taliban office

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry called the Afghan president twice in the past 24 hours to ease Hamid Karzai’s anger over the way the Taliban announced the opening of their political […]

06/19/2013

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai (AP Photo)

Afghan leader backs away from Taliban talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s president said Wednesday he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent […]

06/19/2013

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US, Taliban to start talks on ending Afghan war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban and the U.S. said Tuesday they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan, as the international coalition formally handed […]

06/18/2013

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US to begin meetings with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — American officials say U.S. representatives will begin formal meetings with the Taliban in a few days at the group’s new office opening in Qatar. Senior Obama administration officials, speaking on condition […]

06/18/2013

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