May 14, 2012 Another bombing today. On Sunday, the assassination of a Taliban leader who wanted peace. But Ambassador Ryan Crocker says the new U.S.-Afghan agreement raises chances for peace and relative stability.
May 7, 2012 Army Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark suddenly fell forward, his wife says. She saw it happen because they were video chatting. But much mystery remains. She says she saw a bullet hole. The military says he had no injuries.
May 7, 2012 In a bid to tamp down violence, the U.S. has been keeping diplomatic channels to the Taliban open in part by releasing some of its fighters if they pledge to put down their arms.
May 3, 2012 West Point's Combating Terrorism Center says the "most compelling story" from the documents is the frustration shown by the al-Qaida leader with the terrorist network's affiliates.
May 2, 2012 NATO would likely contribute some of the forces, but the U.S. would supply the bulk. They would include trainers as well as thousands of Green Berets and other special operations troops who would work with Afghans on counter-terror missions.
May 2, 2012 Two men claim the al-Qaida leader traveled in a large convoy to a tribal area on the border with Afghanistan. He reportedly attended a dinner with some local elders. That conflicts with reports he was in hiding the last five years of his life.
May 1, 2012 In a speech delivered from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, Obama said that after more than a decade of war, the U.S. is on a path toward peace.
May 1, 2012 Eight years ago, it was President George W. Bush who rode national security to re-election by raising doubts about his 2004 Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry, This year, however, the tables have turned. It's the Democrat in the White House who is challenging Republicans on what has been a traditional area of GOP strength.
May 1, 2012 One year to the day after announcing to the world the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, President Obama has arrived in Afghanistan. He will beam back a televised message to Americans later today.
May 1, 2012 One year ago, the news moved incredibly quickly. From rumor to confirmation to word of a burial at sea, it was all revealed in the space of about five hours.
May 1, 2012 There's been a policy of only reporting attacks that cause coalition fatalities, the wire service reports. So incidents that end with injuries or with only the attackers dead have not been reported.
April 23, 2012 While headlines say that that thanks to a new agreement the U.S. will continue to defend Afghanistan for a decade after the planned 2014 withdrawal of combat forces, many key details remain to be worked out. They include access to military bases.
April 18, 2012 The Pentagon has launched an investigation. The "behavior and these images are entirely inconsistent" with the values of the U.S. military and its allies, Gen. John Allen says. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calls it "inhuman conduct."