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US - Iran tensions escalate in latest drone incident

Report: airstrike killed Taliban shadow governor Sheikh Dost Mohammed

Dost-Mohammed-AJ.jpg One of the most wanted Taliban commanders in eastern Afghanistan, Sheikh Dost Mohammed, was reportedly killed along with two other Taliban leaders in a US airstrike in the Ghaziabad district of Kunar province. The death of Dost Mohammed has been erroneously reported in the past.

How many US troops will remain in Afghanistan after 2014?

US begins downsizing the Afghan National Security Forces

Iranian regime broadcasts video of 'captured' US drone

US, France assemble coalition to confront Islamists in Mali

The Islamist takeover of two-thirds of Mali this year has spurred the West as well as neighboring African countries to find a way to drive out the extremists.

US military suspends combat patrols with Afghan forces

The suspension of combined combat patrols by units below the battalion level takes place as green-on-blue attacks continue to spike.

Combined forces arrest Taliban insurgent wanted for deadly 'green-on-blue' attack

Observations on Taliban video 'welcoming' rogue ANA soldiers

3 more ISAF soldiers killed by Afghan police in Helmand; 11 Afghan police killed in Nimroz

Pakistan reopens NATO supply route after US apology

The FBI disclosed that it has tracked over 100 cases of Islamic extremists within the US military. As of December 2011, when the tally was compiled, about a dozen of those cases were considered serious enough to reach the stage of "full investigation." Over 30 plots against military facilities on US soil have been foiled and prosecuted since 2001.

Recent Taliban attacks show increased targeting of civilians

Taliban fighters executed a fellow commander in Parwan province following accusations he had an "illicit relationship" with a local woman. In Nangarhar province, suspected insurgents detonated a music CD stall in Jalalabad City.

Over 3,000 US troops will begin supporting missions in Africa in 2013 on an 'as needed' basis for specific deployments, as part of the US military's "regional alignment concept." The rotational model, which aims to supply soldiers for brief, training-oriented missions, will be tested in Africa and is being considered for other commands, including Europe and the Asia-Pacific.

A US military investigation recommended that as many as seven US military personnel involved in the burning of Korans at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan face possible administrative, but not criminal, charges. An earlier joint US-Afghan investigation found that the texts had been mistakenly put in burn bags after they were confiscated from prisoners suspected of using them to convey extremist messages.

US returns to Afghanistan's 'Lost Province,' for a while

Security and stability in Afghanistan: progress and risk

The Department of Defense's semi-annual report on Afghanistan says it is making progress towards security and stability. But progress needs to be considered alongside risks. And risks are high and increasing.

On soldiers posing with corpses

US to conduct its last 'clearing' operation of the Afghan war

Nearing a significant milestone, elements of the 82nd Airborne Division will soon start to conduct the US military's last major 'clearing' operation of the Afghan war.

Afghan security forces kill 3 ISAF troops in south, east

Sixteen Coalition soldiers have been murdered by Afghan security personnel this year. ISAF said the overall number of attacks on its personnel by Afghan forces is "classified."