Afghan War

  • Afghanistan is US's new 'major non-NATO ally' July 7, 2012

    Kabul: The Obama administration on Saturday declared Afghanistan the United States' newest "major non-NATO ally," an action designed to facilitate close defence cooperation after US combat troops withdraw from the country in 2014 and as a political statement of support for Afghanistan's long-term stability. US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,...
  • WikiLeaks to release 15,000 more secret files August 13, 2010

    Washington: Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks is preparing to release 15,000 more secret intelligence documents about the Afghan war, leading the Pentagon to warn that it has "already put far too many lives at risk". An estimated 92,000 secret US military records about the war in Afghanistan were leaked to the media...
  • Defiant WikiLeaks to publish more war documents August 8, 2010

    Berlin: Online whistle-blower WikiLeaks says it will continue to publish more secret files from governments around the world despite US demands to cancel plans to release classified military documents. A WikiLeaks spokesman who goes by the name Daniel Schmitt told The Associated Press on Sunday "I can assure you that we...
  • Afghanistan can't be a model democracy:Obama August 2, 2010

    Washington: US President Barack Obama, facing public doubts about his ability to turn the tide in the unpopular Afghanistan war, said on Sunday his goals there are both modest and attainable. Obama administration officials are struggling to measure success in the nine-year-old war ahead of a December strategy review. The president...
  • Wikileaks report may cost lives, damage trust: US July 30, 2010

    Washington: The unprecedented leak of secret US military reports on the Afghan war may cost lives and damage trust with allies, the Pentagon said on Thursday, warning publisher WikiLeaks could have blood on its hands. An Army intelligence officer, already under arrest, is at the center of an investigation into the...
  • US top commander in Afghanistan shown the door June 24, 2010

    On Wednesday, US President Barack Obama sacked General Stanley McChrystal for his comments against civilian leaders. ...
  • Gen Petraeus to head NATO forces in Afghanistan June 24, 2010

    Washington: President Barack Obama fired his top Afghanistan commander on Wednesday over inflammatory comments that enraged the White House, and vowed not to let the military shake-up undermine the US war effort. In an extraordinary turn of events, Obama called General Stanley McChrystal on the carpet at the White House, relieved...
  • US military's Afghan casualty crosses 1,000 May 28, 2010

    Kabul: - The American military death toll in Afghanistan has passed the 1,000 mark at a time when President Barack Obama's strategy to turn back the Taliban is facing its greatest test — an ambitious campaign to win over a disgruntled population in the insurgents' southern heartland. More casualties are expected...
  • Playboy US senator Charlie Wilson dead February 11, 2010

    Houston: Former US Representative Charlie Wilson, the swashbuckling Texan chronicled in film for helping secure billions of dollars to fund covert US operations against the Soviets in Afghanistan in the 1980s, died of cardiac arrest. He was 76. Wilson, a Democrat, served 12 consecutive terms in the House of Representatives,...