January 16, 2013 The Taliban is claiming responsibility. A group of men tried to attack a government security office. They were wearing bombs strapped to their bodes and came in vehicles carrying more explosives, authorities say.
January 11, 2013 The White House and Pentagon are weighing how many troops will need to stay after 2014. Today, the two leaders are meeting at the White House and taking questions at a joint news conference. President Obama said Afghan soldiers "are stepping up" and U.S. forces can now step back.
January 10, 2013 In Afghanistan, governors are not elected, they are selected — and more often than not due to family or political connections. But in an attempt to curb graft, the country has just sworn in a batch of governors — including the first female district governor — selected through a new merit-based program.
January 8, 2013 President Hamid Karzai is in Washington this week for meetings with President Obama and other officials. One of the key issues to be discussed is the number of American troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014, when the bulk of U.S. and NATO forces leave.
January 7, 2013 President Obama wants Nebraska Republican Chuck Hagel to run the Pentagon. Hagel's confirmation would put four men with close ties from their Senate days at the center of the nation's foreign policy and national security policymaking. And that's something Obama is willing to fight for.
December 19, 2012 The U.S. military hasn't executed anyone since 1961. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is accused of murdering 16 Afghan civilians during a nighttime rampage in two villages.