The Afghanistan War
June 3 Meals win wars.
May 16 More U.S. casualties reaffirm Obama’s rush to rely on the Afghan army. Can they handle it?
May 13 U.S., allies are talking about commitments through 2018 and beyond, says top commander.
May 3 A special inspector general's report finds that as U.S. forces head for the exits, the Pentagon has not met its goal for enlarging the Afghan security force.
April 29 NY Times describes suitcases, backpacks and even plastic grocery bags full of cash.
April 8 Anne Smedinghoff, 25, is the first State official who has been killed there since the war begun.
April 1 Medal of Honor recipient throws the ceremonial first pitch.
March 25 As the U.S. grapples with sequestration, the economy, and other policy battles, the war has fallen (even farther) from view.
March 25 Secretary of State Kerry made another unannounced visit to a country in the Middle East.
March 11 Two separate suicide bomb attacks greeted the newly confirmed Defense Secretary.
March 6 A new account by Richard Holbrooke's deputy hits the president hard on foreign policy.
February 25 Afghanistan's National Security Council ordered all NATO and American troops out of the Wardak Province following allegations that American Special Operations forces tortured and murdered locals.
February 19 U.N. report calls for a review of the drone strike policy, specifically the criteria that are used to establish the threat of certain targets.
November 1, 2012 IG gives reasons for concern about viability of transition in 2014.
September 28, 2012 Initial ban came after a sharp increase in insider attacks.
August 17, 2012 With the deaths of two U.S. troops on Friday, the Pentagon is investigating the trend of Afghan security forces killing Americans.
August 10, 2012 This is the third such attack on coalition forces this week.
May 7, 2012 President Obama argues the United States has broken the organization's momentum.
May 2, 2012 Annual campaign comes on the heels of President Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday.
April 9, 2012 Deal gives the Afghan military more control over controversial night raids