| May 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- In keeping with his determination to get America off "a perpetual wartime footing" after more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama's commencement address at West Point was a sobering preview of what lies ahead for...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Critics of the Obama administration's deal to swap five Taliban detainees at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have characterized the five as dangerous extremists whose release could endanger U.S. security.
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:40 AM
Afghanistan’s presidential front-runner, Abdullah Abdullah, escaped an assassination attempt Friday when twin bombs exploded as his motorcade was traveling through Kabul. At least six people were killed, including one of Abdullah’s bodyguards,...
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:27 PM
A heated presidential race in Afghanistan leading to Saturday's runoff election scarcely touched the news that has captivated many Americans for days: the Taliban’s release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
As they crisscrossed the country, neither...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Soon we shall get to the bottom of the swap of five Taliban kingpins from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility for one Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
In time we will learn whether Bergdahl really served with "honor and distinction" and was "captured on the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:43 AM
The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Deborah Rodriguez spent five years living in Afghanistan. From 2002 to 2007 the hairdresser, storyteller and mother of two from Michigan faced the daily dangers of living in a war-torn country.
Rodriguez helped run the Kabul Beauty School, the first...
| 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...