Afghanistan

Zafar Hashemi, a deputy spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (Rahmat Gul/AP)

Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive…

Zafar Hashemi, a deputy spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (Rahmat Gul/AP)
courtesy of Crocker Middle SchoolStudents at Crocker Middle School in Hillsborough pack care packages for troops overseas. The school is part of the Adopt-A-Unit program that allows schools to provide essential and other items to military personnel.

Hillsborough middle schoolers send taste of home to troops deployed in Afghanistan

Members of the Army's 1st Brigade combat team, 101st Airborne Division (air…

courtesy of Crocker Middle SchoolStudents at Crocker Middle School in Hillsborough pack care packages for troops overseas. The school is part of the Adopt-A-Unit program that allows schools to provide essential and other items to military personnel.
AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSenate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy

Officials: Threat to Bergdahl's life led to action

The Obama administration has told senators it didn't notify Congress about the…

AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSenate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy
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Questions loom over Bergdahl-Taliban swap

The Pentagon concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away…

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Mike Koozmin/ The S.f. ExaminerBrig. Gen. C. David Turner

City leaders promise more to nation’s veterans

Fifty years after entering one war, America is preparing to end another.…

Mike Koozmin/ The S.f. ExaminerBrig. Gen. C. David Turner
AP Photo/Susan WalshPresident Barack Obama walks from the Oval Office to the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington

Troop drawdown: Obama says US finishing Afghan job

Seeking to turn the page on more than a decade of war,…

AP Photo/Susan WalshPresident Barack Obama walks from the Oval Office to the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington
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Danville Marine killed in Afghanistan

A 19-year-old Marine from Danville was killed in Afghanistan on Friday, according…

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U.S. has 'clear expectations' of Pakistan, Clinton says

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on…

Obama to announce plans for Afghan drawdown

President Obama on Wednesday will lay out his plan to withdraw American…

Command failures: US soldiers were ordered into indefensible position

WHAT: A U.S. military investigation said command failures put American soldiers in…

Morning Examiner: Why the Osama narrative matters

Dead cat bounce: The White House had hoped the death of Osama…

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Muslim Brotherhood: Bin Laden's death means Obama should pull out of Afghanistan and Iraq

Essam al-Erian, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s governing body, told AlJazzera…

Breakout: Taliban escape Afghan prison under guards’ noses

WHAT: The Taliban spent five months digging a 1,000-foot tunnel from a…

“Three Cups of Tea” author lies, 60 Minutes investigation

Greg Mortenson, philanthropist and author of the bestseller Three Cups of Tea,…

Taliban ratchets up attacks: Spring offensive underway

Taliban fighters are ratcheting up attacks on secured Afghan government facilities and…

U.S. Afghan forces tout gains in Taliban birthplace

In the birthplace of the Taliban, US military officials are clinging to…

Violence escalates in Afghanistan

Armed Taliban insurgents killed nine people and injured more than 12 at…

Six US Troops Killed in Afghan Operation

Six U.S. soldiers were killed, along with one Afghan soldier, during a…