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Retired U.S. General John Allen

Ex-general wants post-2014 troop levels announced

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan called on the White House Friday to announce how many troops it intends to leave in that country after 2014. Retired Gen. John Allen said […]

05/31/2013

Afghanistan flag (AP Photo)

Taliban capture 11 foreigners in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban took 11 civilians prisoner, including eight Turks and a Russian, after their cargo helicopter made an emergency landing in eastern Afghanistan in the first large scale capture of foreigners there in nearly six years.

04/22/2013

Retired U.S. General John Allen

White House: Allen’s NATO nomination to go ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Wednesday it will go ahead with Gen. John Allen’s nomination to become commander of NATO forces in Europe, following his exoneration in a Pentagon investigation.

01/23/2013

AP Photo

Syria denounces NATO move to deploy anti-missile system

BEIRUT (AP) – Syria is voicing anger over NATO’s move to deploy a Patriot missile defense system along Turkey’s border with Syria.

12/06/2012

NATO agrees to deploy anti-missile systems in Turkey

BRUSSELS (AP) – NATO members have agreed to deploy Patriot anti-missile systems near Turkey’s southern border.

The systems will boost Turkey’s defenses against the threat of cross-border attacks from Syria.

12/04/2012

General caught up in Petraeus scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nomination of Gen. John Allen to become commander of NATO forces in Europe is now on hold, as he’s being investigated in the scandal involving ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and a […]

11/13/2012

US sends forces to Jordan in case of Syrian escalation

BRUSSELS (AP) – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the United States has sent troops to the Jordan-Syria border to help build a headquarters in Jordan and bolster that country’s military capabilities in the event that […]

10/10/2012

UN strongly condemns Syrian shelling of Turkey

The U.N. Security Council has condemned “in the strongest terms” Syria’s shelling of a Turkish town that killed five women and children. A council press statement late Thursday said “this incident highlighted the grave impact […]

10/04/2012

Afghan officials: Bomber kills 14 including 3 US troops

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Officials in Afghanistan say three U.S. troops and their Afghan translator are among at least 14 people killed by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle today. They say the bomber rammed […]

10/01/2012

As US troop "surge" ends, setbacks are piling up

WASHINGTON (AP) – Just as the last U.S. “surge” troops leave Afghanistan, trouble is breaking out in several key areas. Those problem areas are at the core of the strategy for winding down the U.S. […]

09/17/2012

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