The regional U.S. military commander was visiting Pakistan on Monday as that country’s military continued its massive ground offensive against Taliban militants in the restive northwest tribal region.
Pakistan’s army said Sunday it killed 60 “terrorists” as it battles to wrest control of part of the country from the Taliban.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi denied Thursday that payments to the Taliban in Afghanistan were authorized to protect Italian soldiers deployed there. The accusation, published by the London Times, is “baseless,” his office said in a written statement
Determining the amount of troops necessary to win a war is never an easy decision for a commander in chief and his military commanders if history is any guide.
As tensions mount over the best way forward in Afghanistan, top aides say President Obama is adamant about coming up with a new plan before deciding on troop levels. Rising violence and the resurgence of Taliban and al Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan have put the Obama administration on defense as the war enters its ninth year
A day after meeting with congressional leaders from both parties, President Obama sat down Wednesday afternoon with his national security team, the third of five meetings on U.S. strategy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The war in Afghanistan is at a crossroads. President Obama will soon decide whether to commit more U.S
Mountainous terrain and harsh weather in remote parts of Afghanistan have proven a deadly combination for the U.S.
Leading Republicans urged President Obama to make a swift decision in favor of more U.S. troops for the war in Afghanistan after talks between the president and congressional leaders Tuesday.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates declared Monday that the United States will remain in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future, no matter what President Obama decides on immediate troop levels. “We’re not leaving Afghanistan,” Gates said in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that also included Secretary of State Hillary Clinton