Bowing to increasing pressure from Congress, the Obama administration announced that it had appointed two U.S. attorney to investigate who is behind leaks about top secret U.S. intelligence and military programs. This continues a pattern of aggressively prosecuting leakers under the Obama administration.
President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden. While in Afghanistan, Obama pledged to "finish the job" and end the war in Afghanistan.
President Barack Obama will make an address on Afghanistan and other national security matters Tuesday night his office announced this afternoon. The 10-minute address will be his first since his national address as Congress grappled with increasing the nation's debt ceiling last summer.
The British Indian Army invaded Afghanistan twice. Neither ended exactly smoothly, but the first invasion ended in disaster with the British Army retreating but being slaughtered on its way out of Kabul. A new book examines that history and some of the similarities between that invasion and the current U.S.-led effort.
Kabul has a problem with pollution. Not only is it making life unpleasant, and obscuring the city's famous views of the mountains, it's actually killing people. In fact, last year, the number of people killed from dirty air was nearly as high as the number killed by war violence.
An anonymous soldier sent The Los Angeles Times a series of 18 graphic photographers of United States military personnel posing with Afghan corpses. On Wednesday, the newspaper published a selection of those photos. The Pentagon has condemned the images and has launched a criminal investigation.
Monday brought an end to 18 hours of deadly violence in Kabul, Afghanistan, part of a coordinated attack around the country by insurgents pointing to how fragile the political situation there is.
Osama bin Laden was found and killed last May in a raid that also ensnared several of his wives. Now, one of those wives has agreed to talk to authorities and so new details are beginning to emerge about how bin Laden and his family lives from the time of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan until bin Laden's killing last year.
Afghan officials may have saved hundreds of lives Tuesday when they disrupted a planned terrorist attack that was believed to be imminent. At least 11 suicide vests were found. They were believed to be planned for use on commuter buses. At least a dozen people, Afghan soldiers mostly, have been arrested so far.
The U.S. Army is moving forward with its case against Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier accused of launching a killing rampage in Afghanistan earlier this month, taking the lives of at least 16 civilians.