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.
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.
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."
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.
March 11, 2012 Early reports are conflicting, but at least 16 civilians are reported dead. NATO hasn't confirmed the death toll, but has detained the accused service member.
February 21, 2012 In a video that underscores how seriously the U.S. military and NATO are taking the incident, the commander of international forces today apologizes four times for what he says was the improper disposal of Qurans at Bagram Air Field north of Kabul.
November 29, 2011 In the first hour of today's Talk of the Nation: What the strong start to the holiday shopping season may mean for the economy. Plus actor Alan Rickman discusses his career and new Broadway play. In today's second hour: Evolving police tactics and the Occupy movement. And tensions between NATO and Pakistan continue to rise.
November 28, 2011 In the first hour of today's Talk of the Nation: Thirty years after he was declared not guilty by reason of insanity, John Hinckley Jr. may go free. Plus, the Opinion Page. In today's second hour, children's author Judy Blume and more cracks in the U.S. - Pakistan relationship.
June 10, 2011 Too many members in the 28-nation alliance are not contributing as much as they should, the outgoing secretary of defense says. A "two-tier" NATO is unacceptable, he says. And American taxpayers might soon get tired of supporting the organization.
December 21, 2010 While The New York Times reports that U.S. military commanders want to send Special Forces troops into Pakistan, a spokesman for NATO forces in Afghanistan says that's not true.
November 22, 2010 Obama could take credit for a new strategic concept, a transition plan for Afghanistan and more. A scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute said Obama deserved praise for a "very successful summit."