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