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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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 9:14 p.m.

AP: U.S. analysts knew Afghan site was hospital

American special operations analysts were gathering intelligence on an Afghan hospital days before it was destroyed by a U.S. military attack because they believed it was being used by a …


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 …


Pakistan vows to increase fight against Taliban after 141 killed at school

In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed 141 people — almost all of them students — before government …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 21, 2014, 12:26 p.m.

GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say the Pentagon violated the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five …


Bergdahl back in US after years as Taliban captive

SAN ANTONIO — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to the United States early Friday after his release from five years in captivity in Afghanistan in a controversial prisoner swap with …


Bergdahl scheduled to arrive in Texas on Friday

WASHINGTON — Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who has been recuperating in Germany after being released from five years of Taliban captivity, is scheduled to arrive at Brooke Army Medical …


Obama: No apology for Bergdahl prisoner exchange

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday he “absolutely makes no apologies” for seeking the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, vigorously defending …


U.S. defends captive swap with Taliban

Five years a captive from the Afghanistan war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in American hands, freed for five Guantanamo terrorism detainees in a swap stirring sharp debate in Washington …


Will Sgt. Bergdahl be left behind in Afghanistan?

WASHINGTON — The case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since 2009, has arisen again as the U.S. and other countries engage in diplomatic efforts to free …


Family has renewed hope for Bowe Bergdahl’s release

BOISE, Idaho — The family of the lone known U.S. prisoner of war says it’s “cautiously optimistic” about reported renewed efforts by President Barack Obama’s administration to win his freedom. …


Attack on Pakistani polio workers kills two

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A bomb exploded near a government health center Monday in northwestern Pakistan as anti-polio kits were being distributed, killing two people and wounding at least 12, Pakistani …


Hopes grow for Idaho soldier’s return

HAILEY, Idaho – The tearful mother of the only known U.S. prisoner of war said Saturday she’s feeling “very optimistic” about his eventual release after his Taliban captors offered last …


Pakistani girl shot by Taliban leaves UK hospital

LONDON — A 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education has been released from a Birmingham hospital to live with her family, doctors …


7 American troops die in Afghan helicopter crash

KABUL, Afghanistan - Seven American troops and four Afghans died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash today in southern Afghanistan, the NATO military coalition said. The Taliban claimed their fighters …


Officials: Gunmen in Afghan uniform kill US troop

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two gunmen wearing Afghan National Army uniforms turned their weapons on NATO troops today, killing an American service member and wounding two others, U.S. and coalition officials …


U.S., Afghanistan reach deal

KABUL, Afghanistan – The U.S. and Afghanistan reached a deal Sunday on a long-delayed strategic partnership agreement that ensures Americans will provide military and financial support to the Afghan people …


Trudy Rubin: U.S. must insist on Afghan women’s rights during negotiations

What will happen to Afghan women? As the United States winds down its presence in Afghanistan and tries to talk to the Taliban, will Afghan women pay the price? Will …


Rare attacks on Afghan Shiites kill 60

A suicide bomber struck a crowd of Shiite worshippers who packed a Kabul mosque today to mark a holy day, killing at least 56 people, and a second bombing in …


Video shows Idaho soldier held in Afghanistan

Spc. Bowe Bergdahl, the only known U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan, appears briefly in a newly released Taliban video standing next to a smiling insurgent commander who once threatened …


Taliban slay 10 aid workers

KABUL, Afghanistan – Taliban fighters gunned down a 10-member international medical team, including six Americans, in the wilds of northern Afghanistan, the aid group and local officials said Saturday, in …


Seattle sailor missing in Afghanistan; Taliban claims capture

A West Seattle sailor missing in Afghanistan is the target of a massive search, The Seattle Times reported on its website today.


Taliban killing more civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan – Taliban insurgents are carrying out more attacks this year than at any time since early in the war, killing increasing numbers of civilians as U.S.-led forces push …


Idaho town honors missing soldier

BOISE – In a solemn procession, dozens of people on Wednesday replaced the now-tattered yellow ribbons that have flanked an Idaho town’s streets since a local soldier went missing in …


Report says Pakistan arms, trains Taliban

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan’s main spy agency continues to arm and train the Taliban and is even represented on the group’s leadership council despite U.S. pressure to sever ties and …


Karzai seeks support for Taliban peace talks

KABUL, Afghanistan – Thousands of police have fanned out across Kabul as the Afghan capital prepares for today’s opening of a national assembly that President Hamid Karzai hopes will give …


Police say no evidence of Taliban link to failed bomb

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s police commissioner says there’s no evidence of a Taliban link to a failed bomb found in an SUV parked in Times Square.


Idaho soldier on Taliban video

WASHINGTON – The Taliban released a video Wednesday of a man identified as an American soldier captured in Afghanistan last June, showing him pleading for his freedom and to be …


Taliban releases video of captured Idaho soldier

The Taliban have released a video of a man identified as an American soldier from Idaho captured in Afghanistan last June, showing him pleading for his release and return home.


Top brass predict longer Taliban fight

WASHINGTON – The nation’s top defense leaders said Monday that U.S.-led forces were making steady progress in their efforts in a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan but faced stiffer resistance …