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Obama Visits Christie In NJ Today To Mark End Of Combat Operations In Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — President Obama, accompanied by Gov. Chris Christie, will head to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst today to mark the end of combat operations in Afghanistan and thank the troops stationed there for their service to their country. The president was scheduled to fly via Air Force One to the base, the only U.S. facility serving […]

There will be 1000 troops staying on in Afghanistan past what was suppose to be the end of combat at the conclusion of 2014. Hagel, confirming a change in the U.S. drawdown schedule first reported by Reuters in November, said the additional forces were needed because delays in signing security pacts had impacted plans to […]

KABUL (Reuters) – The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city center in the evening, officials and witnesses said. The suicide attack on the British embassy car in the east of the Afghan capital killed two embassy […]

GARDEZ, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 45 people, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting. Mukhles Afghan, spokesman for the governor of Paktika province, said at […]

In an unheralded and under-reported move, President Obama has authorized a more expansive military mission in Afghanistan. Mr. Obama’s order allows American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups threatening American troops or the Afghan government, a broader mission than the president described to the public earlier this year, according […]

The U.S. Marines and U.K. combat troops have ended operations in Afghanistan. The American and British flags were lowered and folded up for the final time at the regional headquarters of the international military, 13 years after the toppling of the Taliban’s radical Islamist regime launched America’s longest war. The timing of the troops’ withdrawal […]

And just like that, Operation Herrick — the UK’s name for its war in Afghanistan — came to an end today, as British forces “handed the keys” to Camp Bastion in Helmand Province to Afghan security forces, while United States Marines also passed control of their adjoining Camp Leatherneck, the largest Marine base in Afghanistan, […]

(Reuters) – A suicide attacker wearing a police uniform attacked a provincial police headquarters in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing one officer and wounding four other people, an official said. The bombing in Helmand province is the latest by militants bent on weakening the Afghan security forces ahead of the withdrawal of most foreign troops […]

Update as of 2:25 a.m. EDT: Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has been sworn in as the president of Afghanistan, according to reports. Update as of 2:10 a.m. EDT: Amid beefed up security in the Afghan capital of Kabul ahead of the presidential inauguration ceremony, the Taliban launched a series of attacks in the eastern Paktia province, […]

We’ve tortured people. There are pictures. Under a 2009 law, more than 2000 photo taken at American military facilities have been kept from view. On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union won an important victory for transparency when a federal district judge in New York City, Alvin Hellerstein, rejected the government’s blanket claim of privilege […]

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