In Afghanistan's Helmand province, the army is losing ground to Taliban insurgents; 30,000 people have been displaced in the last few weeks alone. Gwen Ifill speaks with special correspondent Jennifer Glasse about the province's critical location, the effects of the…
By PBS NewsHour
Last October, U.S. forces bombed an Afghan hospital in Kunduz, killing 42 people. An Army inquiry last month found that the attack was an accident, but Matthieu Aikins of the Nation Institute blames Afghan troops who told the Americans that…
By PBS NewsHour
The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan said Tuesday he expects U.S. personnel to report to military superiors any allegations of sexual abuse of boys by Afghan forces.
By Associated Press
The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan originally scheduled for 2014 was extended through the end of this year. It’s one of the realities of the long-standing war and part of the effort to preserve hard-fought gains.
By Larisa Epatko
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Sunday called Afghanistan's army "a powerful force in their own right" but declined to say whether he thinks the U.S. can scale back military training and advising this year as planned.
In other news Wednesday, NATO officials reported that a man wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire outside a base in the country's eastern Wardak Province, wounding five U.S. service members. Also, in Mali, some of the country's most prized…
For two perspectives on the latest deadly month for Coalition forces in Afghanistan, Jim Lehrer talks to Maj. Benjamin Tupper, who was an embedded trainer with the Afghan National Army, and Maj. Gen. Charles Dunlap, who was the Air Force's…
The Taliban continues to gain power in Afghanistan. A journalist from Independent Television News reports from southern Afghanistan, where NATO troops from the Netherlands who have entered the region.
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