A man opened fire on U.S. troops killing three soldiers and a suicide bomb attack left four more Americans dead.
As the country heads into the Memorial Day weekend, there are still almost 1.5 million U.S soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines deployed in war zones or combat missions worldwide, and the 3,000th coalition service member, a U.S. sailor, has died in Afghanistan.
At the NATO summit in Chicago, President Obama and leaders of America's NATO allies agreed on an "irreversible" plan to withdraw from Afghanistan. But challenges remain.
NATO leaders signed off Monday on President Barack Obama's exit strategy from Afghanistan that calls for an end to combat operations next year and the withdrawal of the U.S.-led international military force by the end of 2014.
President Obama lays out the plan for the war in Afghanistan at the NATO summit in Chicago.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh assesses the importance of the assassination of Moulavi Arsala Rahmani.
The Taliban claimed responsibility Friday for downing a Black Hawk helicopter in southern Afghanistan.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh discusses what Australia's troop drawdown will mean for Afghan security.
Australian troops could begin pulling out of Afghanistan in the coming months, and the majority of them may leave the country by the end of next year, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Tuesday.
When Afghan forces repelled a barrage of attacks from insurgents near Kabul's green zone over the weekend it was hailed as proof of how far local security forces had come.
An Afghan police officer shot and killed nine other officers in southeast Afghanistan on Thursday night, authorities said.
Nearly one out of every five NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan this year were killed by Afghan police or army forces. Nine of the 16 victims were U.S. soldiers.
Pakistan's foreign minister says an apology by the U.S. government for the NATO airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers would not satisfy the Pakistani government, and the attack demanded a reassessment of Islamabad's partnership with the United States.
Afghan forces came under fire Tuesday during a funeral for victims of a weekend rampage blamed on a U.S. soldier, while protesters angered by the killings blocked a major highway in the country's southeast.
Authorities say two gunmen killed two service members with a NATO-led security force in Afghanistan.
A gunman in an Afghan National Army uniform and another man shot dead two NATO soldiers at a combat outpost in southern Afghanistan Thursday, authorities said.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack on an Afghan ministry that killed 2 American officers.
A man in an Afghan police uniform opened fire on NATO troops in Afghanistan, killing one, NATO said, in what seems to be the latest of dozens of cases of Afghan security forces turning their weapons on international troops who are supposed to be their allies.
The United States and NATO want to end their combat mission in Afghanistan next year, transitioning primarily to a training role in which Afghan security forces will take the lead, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday.
Barbara Starr reports the U.S. and NATO will end their combat mission next year and transition to a training role .
A man in an Afghan National Army uniform killed a NATO service member in southern Afghanistan, once again bringing a disturbing issue to center stage in the long Asian war -- attacks by local security forces against coalition troops.
Allied forces suffered a day of heavy losses in Afghanistan Friday after a helicopter crash killed six U.S. Marines and an attack killed four French soldiers, prompting Paris to consider an early troop withdrawal.
A soldier in the Afghan National Army uniform shot dead two French soldiers serving in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, the French Defense Ministry said.
A Marine Corps cameraman gives us a rare glimpse of Marines fighting off at Taliban attack in Afghanistan.
All 77 NATO service members wounded in a Saturday attack against a coalition base in Afghanistan are U.S. troops, a spokeswoman for the International Security Assistance Force said Sunday.
At least two people died after Taliban militants struck a coalition base in Afghanistan on eve of the 9/11 anniversary.
As the 10th anniversary of al Qaeda's attack on the United States approaches, Taliban militants struck a coalition base in Afghanistan on Saturday, killing one person and wounding 10 others.
The Afghan government on Wednesday blamed an al Qaeda-linked militant group based in Pakistan for the siege on a Kabul hotel that left 12 victims and all nine attackers dead.
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday night that all the 33,000 additional U.S. forces he ordered to Afghanistan in December 2009 would be home within the next 15 months. After the departure of all the surge forces, the total U.S. military deployment in Afghanistan would be just under 70,000 troops.
President Obama's expected decision to reduce our troop level in Afghanistan from 100,000 to 90,000 by the end of 2011, and to 70,000 by the end of 2012, seems reasonable.
In late November, U.S. soldiers were supervising artillery training for Afghan troops in Nangarhar province, close to the Pakistan border.
Violence like this week's shooting deaths of eight U.S. service members and an American contractor by an Afghan military pilot in Kabul stems from "isolated" incidents and is not part of any organized pattern of Afghan troops killing fellow service members in NATO's International Security Assistance Force, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William Caldwell said Friday.
A new report questions whether the centerpiece of the Obama administration's exit strategy for Afghanistan -- a training program for Afghan security forces -- can deliver as promised.
The president is considering a proposal to further boost the size of Afghanistan security forces as a way to speed up the withdrawal of U.S. troops, a senior Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday.
During the Obama administration's review of its Afghan policy, Vice President Joseph Biden was a fierce advocate for a narrowly focused counterterrorism strategy.
CNN's Candy Crowley discusses the gains and setbacks in the U.S. war in Afghanistan.
The much-touted July 2011 date for the beginning of a withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan, a center piece of the administration's "AfPak" strategy announced by President Obama in December 2009, now seems unlikely to amount to much.
President Barack Obama asserted Thursday that the United States is making significant progress in the nine-year war in Afghanistan, but warned that the conflict "continues to be a very difficult endeavor."
Britain's prime minister says British troops could pull out of Afghanistan next year. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates made a surprise visit to Afghanistan Tuesday to meet with officials and deliver a pat on the back to American troops slugging it out with militants there for more than nine years.
Incidents similar to this week's fatal shooting of six U.S. troops should not overshadow the progress American forces have made in turning security over to the Afghans, NATO's supreme commander says.
Even with serious questions about President Hamid Karzai's commitment to the military strategy in Afghanistan, NATO members plan to announce an enduring presence there beyond 2014, the new target date for handing off security control to the Afghans.
One day after the president draped the nation's highest medal of valor around his neck, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta will receive another honor when he is inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon on Wednesday.
A 25-year-old U.S. Army staff sergeant from Iowa on Tuesday became the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the war in Afghanistan.
In only eight months, 2010 has become the deadliest year for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, according to a CNN count of Pentagon and NATO figures.
CNN's Barbara Starr talks to soldiers about the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq.
It's been clear for months that the fighting in Afghanistan is more intense than it's been since the war there started nearly nine years ago. Yet, from the midst of those increasingly violent firefights come some amazing stories of heroism.
The Taliban on Thursday rejected a United Nations report that blamed it and other insurgent groups for 76 percent of all civilian casualties in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan, known for its history of warriors, is now wondering where they went. CNN's Atia Abawi reports.
The U.S.-led war in Afghanistan is a "lost cause," said a former Pakistani intelligence chief, and the United States needs to negotiate peace with Taliban leader Mullah Omar. "You have to talk to him, and I'm sure it will work out very well," Lt. Gen. Hamid Gul told CNN's Fareed Zakaria in an interview to air Sunday.
More details about the Dutch withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan emerged on Monday.
Is President Obama's strategy working in Afghanistan? CNN's Ali Velshi talks to a Senate candidate about his thoughts.
Like shifting weight on a seesaw, the Pentagon moved the lion's share of U.S. war troops in Iraq to Afghanistan in 2010, to reflect the nation's changing war strategy. Just months after Obama promised to reduce U.S. forces in Iraq, he faced a much-debated decision last year on whether to increase troops in Afghanistan. Supporters of the buildup said the strategy would bring a swifter end to the war, by allowing the United States to more quickly hand over security responsibility to Afghan forces. Opponents complained that the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai was corrupt and had proven to be an unreliable partner.
Gen. David Petraeus faces tough questions from senators about President Obama's scheduled withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Internal military documents published by WikiLeaks.org reveal conflict among Afghan security forces, including attacks on one another, as well as heavy drug use among soldiers.
CNN's Barbara Starr reports on an investigation into the U.S. intelligence community.
A man identified as Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's No. 2 man, promises his followers victory in Afghanistan and Iraq, vowing that these wars will eventually lead to a battle to liberate Jerusalem, in an audio message posted Monday on jihadist websites.
Investigators are searching for an Afghan National Army soldier who shot a rocket at British soldiers in Helmand province, killing three and injuring four others early Tuesday morning, an Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman said.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux discusses Michael Steele's recent comments about the war in Afghanistan with CNN contributors.
More than 1,000 American troops have now been killed in Afghanistan, according to CNN calculations.
Troops in Afghanistan have captured a Taliban shadow governor not long after killing his predecessor, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said Wednesday.
A precision airstrike has killed one of the two most senior Taliban leaders in Kandahar province and several of his fighters, the U.S. military said Monday.
CNN's Paula Hancocks and Michael Holmes discuss what it's like to report from Kandahar, Afghanistan.
The International Committee of the Red Cross is defending its practice of providing medical training and basic medical supplies to the Taliban in Afghanistan -- saying it is in line with the ICRC's mandate not to discriminate between different sides in a conflict.
The Taliban launch a bold attack on a critical air base in Afghanistan. CNN's Atia Abawi reports.
Nearly a dozen insurgents and a U.S. contractor were killed when a group launched an early morning attack on Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said.
Seven insurgents were killed when a group of more than a dozen men launched an early morning attack on Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said.
A suicide bomb in Afghanistan's capital killed at least a dozen civilians, five U.S. troops and a Canadian service member on Tuesday, officials said -- a bloody strike claimed by the Taliban and deplored by the coalition.
Pres. Obama welcomed Afghan Pres. Hamid Karzai to the White House, saying, "Our strategy has to succeed on both sides."
Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared the Afghan leader's visit to the United States this week a success, saying on Thursday that it had helped strengthen the partnership between Washington and Kabul at a critical point in the war against Taliban and al Qaeda extremists.
Brushing recent public spats aside, the Obama administration welcomed Hamid Karzai to Washington on Tuesday, opening a round of partnership talks with the Afghan president.
The administration details its strategy for dealing with Afghanistan in anticipation of Pres. Karzai's U.S. visit.
The suspect in the Times Square bombing attempt was caught as he was seeking to flee to Pakistan, a nation that analyst Fareed Zakaria calls the "epicenter of Islamic terrorism."
The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday took stock of the Obama administration's new counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan, and examined whether more troops could be deployed if conditions warrant.
Kandahar's newest gathering place offers reporters a refuge from their dangerous jobs. CNN's Michael Holmes reports.
Violence in Afghanistan is up nearly 90 percent from this time last year, according to a new Pentagon report submitted to Congress Wednesday.
The deputy mayor of Kandahar, Afghanistan, was assassinated Monday as he took part in evening prayers, according to a local government spokesman.
An Afghan soldier fled after he opened fire on NATO troops, wounding one, military officials said Sunday.
The Obama administration is making a mistake by sending Afghan President Hamid Karzai the forceful and repeated message that it's not happy with his regime, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
Plans to drive the Taliban from Afghanistan's second-largest city and surrounding districts will start only when the plans have the support of the population, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday.
CNN's Atia Abawi reports on Afghan President Hamid Karzai's balancing act as he meets with Afghan tribal leaders.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with tribal leaders Sunday in the violence-plagued Kandahar province to shore up support for an impending military offensive. He promised to hold back until he had their backing.
German forces with the NATO-led command killed at least five Afghan soldiers in northern Afghanistan in a friendly fire incident, the German military said Saturday.
New U.S. military intelligence suggests Iran plans to smuggle new shipments of weapons into Afghanistan in the coming weeks as part of an increased effort to interfere with coalition operations, a senior U.S. Defense Department official said Friday.
U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan have their sights set on a June offensive designed to gain control of the southern city of Kandahar from the Taliban, according to U.S. military officials.
Pres. Obama talks to U.S. troops in Afghanistan about their mission, telling them they have the Taliban on the run.
At the Eslam Ghalah crossing on the Afghan-Iranian border, millions of dollars have been spent by the international community to try to ensure that all goods and human traffic entering and leaving Afghanistan can be controlled and accounted for.
A controversial policy that gives U.S. forces in Afghanistan four days to question detainees is being changed to give soldiers more time to interrogate the captives, Gen. David Petraeus said Tuesday.
Officials say at least 35 people were killed in a series of blasts in Afghanistan's Kandahar province. CNN's Phil Black reports.
A series of deadly blasts in southern Afghanistan's volatile Kandahar province on Saturday was a message to the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, according to a posting Sunday on a Taliban Web site.
A series of explosions rocked southern Afghanistan's volatile Kandahar province on Saturday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 47 others, local officials said.
After surveying training camps in eastern Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates hinted Wednesday that U.S. troops could be leaving earlier than the announced July 2011 troop withdrawal date.
The top U.S. general in Afghanistan vowed that coalition forces "are absolutely going to secure Kandahar," as security efforts expand in the country's south.
A top Taliban leader has been arrested in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi, a senior Pakistani military official told CNN.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on what Marjah residents expect and want from the Afghan government.
Coalition forces have scored gains on the Afghan battlefield. Taliban leaders are on the run in neighboring Pakistan. But there's no sign of political progress in Afghanistan, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on a devastating attack on the heart of the Afghan capital.
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