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  • Deal gives U.S. 2 more years to train Afghan troops, conduct strikes

    Deal gives U.S. 2 more years to train Afghan troops, conduct strikes
    Afghanistan’s approval Tuesday of a continued U.S. and NATO troop presence gives the Pentagon at least two more years to train Afghan troops and conduct targeted strikes against Taliban insurgents who have stepped up attacks in key parts of the country.
  • Human rights group slams U.S. over Afghan civilian deaths

    Human rights group slams U.S. over Afghan civilian deaths
    A new Amnesty International report criticizes the U.S. government for not properly investigating civilian casualties its forces inflicted in Afghanistan. The report, called "Left in the Dark" and released at a Kabul news conference on Monday, calls on...

    Bales on Afghan village massacre: 'Sir, I intended to kill them'

    Bales on Afghan village massacre: 'Sir, I intended to kill them'
    The U.S. Army staff sergeant accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians in two villages pleaded guilty Wednesday in a move expected to spare him from the death penalty. And when a military judge asked Robert Bales, 39, why he slaughtered the men, women...

    Judge rejects call to oust prosecution in Afghan massacre case

    Judge rejects call to oust prosecution in Afghan massacre case
    SEATTLE — A military court judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors in the case of an American soldier who pleaded guilty to a murderous rampage in Afghanistan should not be dismissed from the trial for reading a document they weren't supposed to...

    Afghan massacre was his own 'act of cowardice,' Bales testifies

    Afghan massacre was his own 'act of cowardice,' Bales testifies
    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — The U.S. soldier who pleaded guilty more than two months ago to killing 16 Afghan civilians, including women and children, and injuring many more, condemned what he did as an "act of cowardice" Thursday and...