Obama To Leave About 8,400 Troops In Afghanistan At Year-EndPresident Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will leave 8,400 troops in Afghanistan when he completes his term, down slightly from the current number but well up from the 5,500 he announced previously, arguing America's interests depend on helping Afghanistan's struggling government fight continuing threats from the Taliban and others.
Officials Believe Taliban Leader Killed In AirstrikeThe Pentagon has announced that the U.S. has conducted an airstrike targeting Taliban leader Mullah Mansour.
60 People Dead In Easter Bombing In PakistanA breakaway Pakistani faction of the militant Taliban group has claimed responsibility for an Easter Sunday bombing in a park in the eastern city of Lahore that killed 60 people.
Local Veteran Gives Take On Bowe Bergdahl SituationSgt. Bowe Bergdahl has become a hot button issue since his release in exchange for five Taliban members this past weekend.
Alleged Taliban Sympathizing Felon Sent To Prison For Shooting GunA convicted felon who prosecutors have said sympathized with the Taliban has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison for using his friend's gun at a Pittsburgh-area firing range.
Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge FailedWith the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.