April 28, 2011 President Obama chose officials as part of his national security team who should be easily confirmed by the Senate. They also have a familiar, Bush-era feel.
The way out: Taliban fighters escaped from the prison through this hole, and the 1,000-foot tunnel beyond.
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April 26, 2011 Time, patience "and most likely, inside help" were among the keys to Monday's escape of about 500 fighters from a prison in Kandahar.
April 25, 2011 After nine years and more than $500 million in U.S taxpayers' funds, and another $700 million or so from other nations, Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior "cannot determine the actual number of personnel that work" for the country's National Police.
April 14, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, progress in Afghanistan, and the future of Ivory Coast. In the second hour, answering the call to duty, and advice to potential restaurateurs.
April 12, 2011 It's thought to be the first time U.S. personnel have been killed by a missile fired from a Predator.
April 8, 2011 "Suspected terrorists are still being held under hazy circumstances with uncertain rights in secret, military-run jails across Afghanistan," the wire service reports. It's been told this by "U.S. military and other government officials."
Terry Jones (Nov. 16, 2010, file photo).
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April 4, 2011 Terry Jones says he's willing to die for his beliefs — and that "basically all" the parishioners in his tiny Florida church have now left. Meanwhile, deadly protests continue in Afghanistan. At least 21 people have died.
April 1, 2011 Demonstrators, angered by the burning of Islam's holy book by members of a small Florida church, stormed a U.N. office in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan.
Yemeni women demonstrate under heavy security measures on March 27, 2011 in Ibb province, southwest of Sanaa, calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
March 28, 2011 Yemen weapons depot blast; Yemen's president won't step down; Afghan truck bombing; Geraldine Ferraro dies
March 23, 2011 Spc. Jeremy Morlock is now expected to testify against four other soldiers. Pictures they allegedly took as they posed with their victims have been condemned by the Pentagon.
Morlock, left, and Holmes. Two of the soldiers charged in the incident.
March 21, 2011 Germany's Der Spiegel magazine today published three photos of U.S. Army soldiers posing with the corpses of dead Afghans. The images are connected to an already highly charged event — the deaths of three unarmed Afghans. Five soldiers are charged.
March 17, 2011 With rare bipartisanship, the House rejected a call for a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
March 15, 2011 A new Washington Post-ABC News survey strongly suggested that President Obama's time to fix Afghanistan is fast running out. Now 64 percent of those polled say the war isn't worth it while 31 percent said it was. In 2007, it was 56 percent in the "worth it" category versus 41 percent.
Three Afghan men on a motorcycle passed by as U.S. Marines patrolled last month in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.
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March 15, 2011 This comes as Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, prepares to tell Congress today that there's been solid progress in Afghanistan and that U.S. forces can start to withdraw this summer, as planned.
March 10, 2011 The incident further strains U.S. and Afghan relations over the use of force and civilian casualties. President Karzai's office has condemned the nighttime raid.
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