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  • Patriotism travels throughout Westminster for Memorial Day parade, service

    Patriotism travels throughout Westminster for Memorial Day parade, service
    The assistant adjutant general of the Army National Guard Maryland on Monday said the sons and daughters of America who have given their lives in military service are “beacons of hope” to the world that freedom and democracy can prevail....
  • White House accidentally identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan

    The CIA’s top official in Kabul has been publicly identified by the White House in an email accidentally circulated to thousands of journalists as part of President Obama’s surprise Memorial Day weekend trip to Afghanistan. The White House...
  • Long goodbye in Afghanistan

    Long goodbye in Afghanistan
    As recently as February, President Obama was signaling that the United States might withdraw all of its military forces from Afghanistan at the end of this year. Whether that so-called zero option was truly under consideration or was simply a tactic to...
  • Obama seeks to cut troop level in Afghanistan to 5,000 by end of 2015

    President Obama is planning to leave 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the U.S. ends its combat mission this year, but will quickly cut that number roughly in half by the end of 2015, a senior administration official said Tuesday. Obama plans on...
  • Report: Poor planning led to River Forest diplomat's death in Afghanistan

    Report: Poor planning led to River Forest diplomat's death in Afghanistan
    A U.S. mission to deliver books to a school in Afghanistan that ended in the death of a young foreign service officer from River Forest was plagued by poor planning that “failed at all levels,” according to a scathing Army report obtained by...
  • In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job

    In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job
    Sami Rahimi sleeps fitfully on a bread rack above the bakery's cold concrete floor. He rises at 5 a.m., sweeps up, washes in a pan of chilly water, then prays. Before the sun has risen, Sami is pushing a dented wheelbarrow through the dim streets, at 13...
  • Hundreds buried by landslides in Afghanistan

    Hundreds of people are dead or missing after landslides in remote northeastern Afghanistan buried a village under as much as 60 feet of mud and rocks, officials said Friday. The United Nations said at least 350 people had been killed in Badakhshan, a...
  • Without U.S. troops, Afghanistan, like Iraq, could descend into chaos

    Afghanistan had an election a few weeks ago. Iraq had one Wednesday. But that is about all that these two countries, both invaded by the United States in the last decade, have in common right now. Afghanistan is moving forward just as rapidly as Iraq is...
  • A precarious time for Afghan women

    A precarious time for Afghan women
    Ghazalan Koofi loves her mother but not the life her mother has been compelled to live. The older woman, her face cloaked in a shawl, had an arranged marriage at age 11. She didn't go to school and spent her life raising seven children with little...
  • Four gunmen attack Afghan hotel, wounding two before they're slain

    Four gunmen attack Afghan hotel, wounding two before they're slain
    KABUL, Afghanistan – Four gunmen opened fire late Thursday in a Kabul hotel that caters to foreigners, wounding two employees before police killed the assailants. Sediq Sediqi, spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, said the teenage attackers...
  • Death toll hits 9 in attack on Kabul luxury hotel

    Death toll hits 9 in attack on Kabul luxury hotel
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan officials Friday raised the death toll in a Taliban assault on a luxury hotel to nine people, including four foreigners, as police investigated a devastating security lapse at one of Kabul’s supposedly safest locations....