Stories tagged: Afghanistan
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:19 a.m.
President Obama to slow pace of Afghanistan troop withdrawal
The U.S. will slow the pace of its troop drawdown in Afghanistan, leaving 8,400 troops there when President Barack Obama completes his term, Obama announced Wednesday in a blunt acknowledgment …
Sat., July 2, 2016
James F. Burns: Happy Fourth from your flag
I survived mustard gas and ghastly death in European trenches in WW I and, 48 stars strong, was hoisted by six soldiers on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima in WW …
Fri., June 24, 2016, 4:32 p.m.
After Obama decision, first U.S. airstrikes hit Afghan Taliban
The U.S. military has launched its first airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan since President Barack Obama’s decision earlier this month to expand America’s involvement against the insurgents, U.S. officials …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 8:54 p.m.
U.S. troops staying in Afghanistan? New look at reduction plan
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has told NATO allies America will take a new look at its plans to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan by the end of the …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
U.S. moving to expand airstrikes in Afghanistan, official says
After months of debate, the U.S. is close to a decision to expand the military’s authority to conduct airstrikes against the Taliban as the violence in Afghanistan escalates, a senior …
Mon., May 30, 2016
Legacy of War: Gonzaga ROTC staff remember Mathew Fazzari as ‘the best of what America can turn out’
Gonzaga University ROTC standout Mathew Fazzari was killed killed just weeks after his deployment to Afghanistan; a leadership award in the program is named in his honor.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 5 p.m.
Hospitals a deadly target in Middle East conflicts
Thousands of attacks in recent years on medical facilities in conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere have killed hundreds in brazen violation of humanitarian norms.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Obama: Taliban leader’s death a ‘milestone’ for Afghan peace
President Barack Obama said Monday that the violent death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour by a U.S. airstrike should send a “clear signal” to anti-American extremists that “we’re …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Afghan officer shoots, kills 8 colleagues; bomb kills 11
An Afghan police officer turned his gun on his colleagues as they were manning a checkpoint in the volatile southern Zabul province before dawn on Thursday, killing eight policemen, an …
Tue., May 17, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Bergdahl to be court-martialed under new commander-in-chief
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan and spent five years in captivity, will be court-martialed under a new commander-in-chief. A military judge decided Tuesday …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 10 a.m.
US-Afghan raid rescues abducted son of former Pakistan prime minister
U.S. and Afghan forces conducting a raid Tuesday against Islamic militants unexpectedly found and rescued the son of a former Pakistani prime minister who had been abducted three years ago, …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Pentagon modifies training and targeting after deadly U.S. attack on hospital
A top U.S. general says the gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process errors and equipment failures and that none …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
More than 12 punished for mistaken Afghan hospital attack
WASHINGTON – More than a dozen U.S. military personnel have been disciplined – but face no criminal charges – for mistakes that led to the bombing of a Doctors Without …
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Navy SEAL receiving Medal of Honor at White House ceremony
President Barack Obama is awarding the nation’s highest military honor to a Navy SEAL who participated in a daring 2012 raid that rescued an American hostage in Afghanistan.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
Trudy Rubin: ‘Honor killings’ cry for response
The practice of “honor killings” continues to thrive in a belt extending from the Mediterranean to Pakistan, mainly in Muslim communities.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016
Trudy Rubin: U.S. stranding Afghan interpreters
Changing rules endanger Afghans who risked lives to help American military.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
‘Tangible gains’ in Iraq, Syria, Pentagon chief predicts
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter predicted on Thursday that recent U.S.-led efforts to accelerate the fight against the Islamic State group would produce “tangible gains” in Iraq and Syria by …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016
Trudy Rubin: Kabul school a beacon of tolerance
Self-taught founder teaches 4,000 boys and girls value of thinking independently in closed-minded society.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 9:22 p.m.
Pick to lead Afghanistan forces says situation is worsening
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Thursday the security situation in the war-torn country is deteriorating and assured senators he will …
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016, 6:24 p.m.
Gonzaga instructor on duty in Afghanistan
Gonzaga ROTC instructor advising Afghan government.
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 5:17 p.m.
Washington National Guard member killed in Afghanistan
A member of the Washington National Guard’s special forces group was killed Tuesday in Afghanistan.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 5, 2015, 4:51 p.m.
Medical group says no armed men in hospital attacked by US
WASHINGTON – Inside the intensive care unit of the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Northern Afghanistan in the early hours of Oct. 3, the situation was as normal as it …
Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, 4:35 p.m.
Aid group seeks fact-finding mission over Kunduz strike
Doctors Without Borders called Wednesday for an independent fact-finding mission to investigate a U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2015, 10:09 a.m.
Top general in Afghanistan: US strike on hospital a mistake
The deadly American attack on a hospital in northern Afghanistan occurred despite “rigorous” U.S. military procedures designed to avoid such mistakes, the top commander of U.S. and allied forces in …
Sat., Oct. 3, 2015, 3:20 p.m.
Doctors Without Borders: 19 dead in Afghan clinic airstrike
KABUL, Afghanistan – Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people …
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
6 U.S. service members among 11 dead in Afghan plane crash
Eleven people, including six U.S. service members, were killed early Friday when a U.S. Air Force C-130J transport plane crashed in Afghanistan.
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
Military transport plane crashes in Afghanistan
A military C-130 transport plane has crashed in Afghanistan. Status of the crew is unknown.
Wed., Sept. 30, 2015, 6:17 p.m.
US airstrikes back Afghan push to retake city from Taliban
Afghan troops backed by U.S. airstrikes massed Tuesday on the outskirts of a key northern city seized by the Taliban in the buildup for what is likely to be a …
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015
Afghan family targeted by terrorists finds refuge in Spokane
He woke up surrounded by bodies. Wahid Kashify, a native of Afghanistan, was lying in the back of an ambulance, covered in blood.
Sat., April 18, 2015, 3:56 p.m.
Afghanistan’s president blames Islamic State for bombing that killed at least 35
FAIZABAD, Afghanistan — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault …