July 19, 2012 Syria is thought to have the most advanced chemical warfare program in the Arab world.
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 In 2010, the southern Afghan town of Marjah was a haven for the Taliban and drug traffickers. Today, after a massive effort by the U.S. Marines, the Taliban have fled and the area is relatively peaceful. But many are concerned about Marjah's future once American combat forces leave the area.
May 21, 2012 Thanks to Facebook and other sites, American troops in Afghanistan are more connected than ever with what's going on back home. But that connectivity has also led to incendiary videos and photos getting posted online. Now, military leadership is taking steps to further educate troops on what is and isn't appropriate for public viewing.
May 12, 2012 The U.S. strategy for leaving Afghanistan calls for U.S. troops to hand off responsibility for security to Afghan forces. The target date is two years away. It's been a slow process so far, with Afghan troops sometimes unwilling, or unable, to assume leadership.
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.