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2 years 3 months ago

Congressional leaders say Taliban is stronger

WASHINGTON (AP) - The heads of the House and Senate intelligence committees say the Taliban has only grown stronger since President Barack Obama deployed 33,000 more troops to Afghanistan in 2010. The remarks by California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Michigan Republican Rep. Mike Rogers run counter to Obama's declaration...

2 years 5 months ago

Combined force captures Taliban leader

An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader and detained an additional suspected insurgent in the Baghlan-e Jadid district of Afghanistan's Baghlan province today, military officials reported. The leader directed roadside bombings and suicide attacks against Afghan and coalition troops throughout the district, officials said. He also...

3 years 2 months ago

Soldier may plead guilty in court martial

A court martial starts tomorrow at Fort Carson for a soldier accused of killing a Taliban prisoner he was guarding. Private 1st Class David Lawrence is charged with one count of murder. The death happened last year in Afghanistan. His attorney says Lawrence suffers from schizophrenia and PTSD and...

3 years 8 months ago

The Army's duty to soldiers

Army Private First Class David Lawrence is in a Colorado mental health facility, waiting to see if he'll face a court martial for the shooting death of a Taliban commander. Lawrence was on guard duty in Afghanistan when the man was killed. Lawrence's Article 32 hearing (the military equivalent of...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Body of murdered Durango dentist heading home

The family of a Durango dentist killed while volunteering his medical services in Afghanistan is making funeral plans while awaiting for word when Dr. Thomas Grams' body will arrive home. Grams' brother, Craig Grams, says the dentist will be interred in his hometown of Park Rapids, Minnesota. Craig Grams...

4 years 7 months ago

CIA bomber calls for attacks on U.S. in video

The Jordanian doctor who killed seven CIA employees in a suicide attack in Afghanistan said in video clips broadcast posthumously Saturday that all jihadists must attack U.S. targets to avenge the death of Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud. Footage showed Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi - whom the CIA...

4 years 8 months ago

Clinton doubts Taliban will give up violence

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expressing strong doubts that Taliban leaders will change the path of violence they are now following. The secretary of state said she is highly skeptical that Taliban leaders would be willing to meet what the U.S. sees are the necessary conditions of renouncing...

4 years 9 months ago

Gates: US cannot cede Afghanistan to Taliban

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is telling Congress that a U.S. failure in Afghanistan would mean "a Taliban takeover" of the wartorn South Asian nation. In remarks prepared for a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing later Wednesday, Gates said defeat for America also would strengthen the al-Qaida terrorist network and give...

4 years 9 months ago

NATO: Huge cache of bomb material seized

In a move that could save the lives of Fort Carson soldiers, international troops and Afghan police seized 250 tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer - enough to make up hundreds of roadside bombs, the Taliban's most lethal weapon in what has been the deadliest year of the war, NATO announced...

4 years 10 months ago

Obama focusing on al-Qaida, not Taliban

President Barack Obama will meet with his top aides again today as he tries to formulate a strategy for the Afghan war going forward. It's one of a series of meetings this week on the war. A senior administration official says Obama is prepared to accept some Taliban involvement in...

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