November 12, 2012 Logar Province, a flashpoint just south of Kabul, shows the challenges facing U.S. forces as they try to prepare Afghan troops to take over security. In some areas, Afghan troops lead operations. In others, insurgents still pose a serious threat, and the U.S. troops still have the lead role.
November 11, 2012 On Veterans Day, we remember those who serve to protect our country — including those in the most recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Commentator Sophie Adelman describes the hardship in honoring fallen soldiers.
November 4, 2012 The U.S. military has long conducted anti-insurgent information campaigns in Afghanistan. But as the U.S. prepares to withdraw combat troops, it's now mentoring the Afghan Army in how to get out its message, particularly through local radio. But it's difficult to tell how it is being received.
November 1, 2012 Eleven climbers, all scarred in some way by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, tackle a Himalayan climb in Michael Brown's documentary.
October 31, 2012 Afghanistan's own Hamid Rahimi takes a World Boxing crown in a rare bout held in Kabul.
October 28, 2012 When you see a U.S. soldier standing next to an Afghan one, the difference is striking. U.S. troops are saddled down with much more high-tech equipment. But many say handing over better devices won't actually be helpful for soldiers who still need the fundamentals.
October 27, 2012 Reporting from Afghanistan is challenging in more than just a security sense. While NATO sources tend to give out minimal information, local officials often give inaccurate initial accounts. Death counts and dates don't add up, as reporters try to get their stories straight.
October 26, 2012 Witnesses say a man detonated a suicide vest outside a mosque, killing many civilians and police officers. It happened in part of the country normally thought to be safe, but where another attack this week left five police officers dead.
October 25, 2012 Insurgents continue to adapt and experiment with new tactics and approaches. The roadside bombs come in all shapes and sizes, and have grown more sophisticated and more lethal.
October 24, 2012 Officially, U.S. and allied commanders say that Afghan forces are "in the lead" on security in their country. But with the transition to Afghan control looming, senior U.S. officers say that's just wishful thinking. The U.S. needs to stop coddling the Afghans, these officers say, and let them do their job.
October 24, 2012 On a foot patrol in Kandahar, Nick Staback lost both of his legs after he stepped on a homemade bomb. Over the next year, his mother, Maria, became a tough coach as he learned to walk on two prosthetic legs, and together they adjusted to what she calls the "new normal" for their family.