October 1, 2012 In another incident, a firefight between NATO and Afghan troops left at least two Americans dead. Confusion, not an "insider attack," may have sparked the deadly exchange. The number of U.S. military and civilian personnel killed in Afghanistan since late 2001 has now passed 2,000.
September 21, 2012 The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is comparing an uprising against Taliban rule in Andar, Afghanistan, to the "Anbar Awakening" in Iraq that helped turn the tide against al-Qaida in that nation.
September 18, 2012 "Green on blue" attacks have continued. And today, a suicide bomber killed at least 12 people — a militant group said the attack was to avenge the anti-Islam video Innocence of Muslims. NATO says it is reducing coalition troops' vulnerability.
September 17, 2012 "Something has gone wrong in the Muslim world," says the author of The Satanic Verses, who has been marked by a "death sentence" for more than two decades. The latest anti-American protests, which spread to Kabul today, are evidence of that in his view.
September 16, 2012 The U.S. troops were killed by an Afghan officer at a remote checkpoint. Eight NATO troops have been killed in similar insider attacks over the past three days. In the attack on which the women were casualties, the alliance said 45 insurgents were killed.
September 15, 2012 Coalition authorities say the insurgents that attacked British military base Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, which killed two U.S. Marines, were wearing U.S. Army uniforms.
September 8, 2012 The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, which reportedly killed at least six people, including children.
September 7, 2012 The designation may make it more difficult for the Haqqanis to raise money. It also may further damage relations between the U.S. and Pakistan. American officials have accused Pakistani intelligence services of supporting the Haqqanis.
September 2, 2012 The U.S. military is halting the training of all new recruits for the Afghan Local Police for at least a month in order to give American trainers time to re-vet current Afghan troops for ties to the insurgency.
September 1, 2012 Afghan officials say two suicide attackers have blown themselves up near a NATO base in the country's east, killing at least 12 people and wounding more than 50.
August 23, 2012 Most Afghans realize that the presence of U.S. and coalition forces has "literally reshaped their country after decades of war and conflict," says Ambassador James Cunningham. Also: A top general says stress of fasting during Ramadan may be factor in "green on blue" attacks.
August 21, 2012 Shrapnel from rockets fired at Bagram air field damaged the plane that had been set to fly the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff out of the country. Two maintenance workers were slightly injured. Gen. Martin Dempsey left on another aircraft.
August 20, 2012 America's top general is in Afghanistan, in part to discuss how to stop the "green on blue" attacks that have left 10 U.S. military personnel dead in just the past two weeks. One step that's already been taken: Armed coalition soldiers are now watching their Afghan counterparts during missions.
August 17, 2012 More than 35 coalition troops — most of them Americans — have been killed this year by attackers wearing the uniforms of the Afghan military or police.