| May 9, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Gary J. Gabel was so taken with his role as a grandfather that he traveled to Afghanistan to be with his beloved granddaughter on her first birthday, family members said Friday as they gathered at an Arlington Heights church to say goodbye.
While he was...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:44 PM
The CIA is planning to close its satellite bases in Afghanistan and pull all its personnel back to Kabul by early summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of American...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The CIA has made plans to close its network of secret bases in Afghanistan and pull its personnel back to Kabul this summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of American...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:28 AM
A woman with Chicago-area ties is recovering from injuries in Germany after she was wounded in an attack that killed her husband and father-in-law in Afghanistan last week.
Teresa Gabel was with her husband, John Gabel, and father-in-law Gary Gabel,...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:02 PM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Services have not been set yet for the Palatine father and his son killed in Afghanistan last week.
A spokeswoman for the Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, where Gary Gabel was a longtime active church member, said services have...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:47 PM
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...
| May 12, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Taliban assailants stormed a government complex in eastern Afghanistan and raided police checkpoints on Monday in a series of attacks that killed at least 13 people and marked the start of what the insurgent group dubbed a new spring offensive....
| May 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Is the world ready for a comedy about Kabul? Will audiences empathize with a broke Bill Murray bar-hopping amid the wartime chaos of Afghanistan?
Certainly "Rock the Kasbah," being shopped at Cannes this week (it starts shooting June 2), contrasts...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 10:28 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan – In the deadliest attack on Afghan security forces in months, Taliban militants struck two army posts in volatile Kunar province early Sunday, killing at least 19 soldiers, officials said.
Six other soldiers believed to have...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:58 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two security incidents within 24 hours involving Afghan government officials have taken some of the glimmer off of this month’s generally successful presidential election and renewed concerns about safety in Kabul.