August 16, 2012 The cause of the crash is under investigation. Three of the victims were from the Afghan military. One was an Afghan civilian interpreter.
August 10, 2012 At least one gunman dressed in an Afghan uniform opened fire on the Americans, who were reportedly invited to eat dinner with a local commander.
August 1, 2012 Michael Haley is a first lieutenant in the South Carolina National Guard. He's the first gubernatorial spouse to be heading into the combat zones of either Iraq or Afghanistan, officials say.
July 9, 2012 It was a deadly weekend. And the video of a woman being executed recalled the days when the Taliban ruled the country.
July 7, 2012 The country has been designated a "major non-NATO ally," which will facilitate defense and security cooperation between the countries even after the U.S. withdraws combat troops.
July 3, 2012 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered condolences for the 24 Pakistani soldiers killed in a NATO airstrike.
June 7, 2012 The defense secretary expresses frustration with terrorists' ability to attack U.S. forces in Afghanistan because they have safe havens in Pakistan.
June 6, 2012 Officials say that after one bomber set off his explosives, two others did the same as people rushed to the scene. The attacks took place outside a coalition airbase near Kandahar. The Taliban has claimed responsibility.
May 30, 2012 While the American public and some White House officials would like to see more troop reductions as 2012 ends and 2013 begins, Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti says it's likely troop levels will need to hold steady "through the first part of the year."
May 22, 2012 Ryan Crocker will depart in mid-summer "for health reasons," the State Department confirms. He has been the top U.S. diplomat in Afghanistan since July 2011.
May 18, 2012 New French President Francois Hollande said he wants his nation's 3,300 troops home from Afghanistan by year's end. He also said France would support effort in a "different way."