The Taliban are expected to enter negotiations with the U.S.-supported Afghan government, and the first step was their decision this week to open a liaison office in Qatar. The Taliban will appoint a representative to the office who will be able to carry messages between the two sides.
The Army announced charges against eight soldiers in connection with the suicide of a Chinese-American private, Danny Chen. But now, many in the Asian community are saying the Army has a bigger problem with racism in general.
More than 150 asylum-seekers — if they're even still alive — have been stuck at sea for more than three days after the boat they were on, heading for Australia, crashed off the coast of Indonesia.
An American unmanned aerial vehicle was lost over Iran recently, and Iranian officials say it was a top secret RQ-170. They displayed what they said was the drone on state TV recently.
In a sign of the continued deterioration of the relationship between Pakistan and the United States, Pakistani officials gave their military permission to return fire on Americans if they're attacked. They've also shutdown the border, the primary avenue for supplies for the NATO force.
IEDs have taken hundreds of U.S. lives in Afghanistan and Iraq and the U.S. military is spending billions to try and combat them. But they're also trying to go after the fertilizer that fuels the explosive devices.
NATO has setup and is funding a program to get Afghan reporters to deliver news and cultural information to the Pashtun speakers in southern Afghanistan. The idea is to get information out that is favorable to NATO members.
The United States' near monopoly on drones is quickly coming to an end. Countries, terrorist groups and individuals are all trying to use drones both to make their lives easier as well as in contexts that very much resemble warfare.
Fawzia Koofi is one of the most prominent women in Afghanistan and she's angling for higher office: she wants to be the country's first female prime minister. But she has to survive, first.
As unmanned aerial vehicles become more important to the U.S. military, North Dakota and its schools are trying to lead the way in preparing pilots and mechanics for these new airplanes.