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US Confident of Troop Immunity in Afghanistan: Ambassador




Judge okays group prayers for Muslim inmates in Indiana




America's go-to man in Afghanistan's Oruzgan province




After meeting with Afghan president Karzai, President Obama said the pace of the US withdrawal in Afghanistan would accelerate as the US mission shifted to training Afghan forces this the spring. The number of US troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014 remains undecided. Obama pledged that US troops would leave Afghan villages by spring and Afghan prisons housing terrorism suspects would revert to Afghan control.




Taliban welcome complete withdrawal of US troops




Civil War threatens Afghanistan as NATO prepares to leave




Defense Secretary Panetta met with Afghan president Karzai to discuss "the last chapter" of establishing Afghan sovereignty and security. US drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas have recently escalated. The government argued on national security grounds against the release of photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse and sea burial.




US drone strikes in Pakistan on rise for 2013




How many US troops will remain in Afghanistan after 2014?




Pakistanis trucking NATO supplies to Afghanistan go on strike




Afghans say total US pullout would trigger disaster




UN wants to use drones for peacekeeping missions




A Brooklyn court sentenced Agron Hasbajrami, 28, an Albanian resident of the US, to 15 years in prison for seeking to provide support to terrorists. He had sent money to a jihadist group claiming to have murdered US soldiers, and was arrested at JFK airport with a one-way ticket to Pakistan.




Analysis: Study shows rise of al Qaeda affiliate in Syria




Stanley McChrystal criticises reliance on drones as strikes hit Pakistan




Kajaki Dam Will Not Finish Before 2015: Officials




Kabul to Seek More Control Over US Aid




Syria crisis: US decries Assad 'Western puppets' speech




Afghan policy debate fueled White House, Pentagon mistrust: book




President Obama nominated Chuck Hagel to replace retiring Secretary of Defense Panetta, and John Brennan to head the CIA, in place of David Petraeus, who resigned in November. Suspected al Qaeda plotter Abid Naseer pled not guilty to terror charges in New York. Wanted bank hacker Hamza Bendelladj was arrested in Thailand; he will be extradited to the US. Chinese-made computer switches at the Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratory were removed due to security concerns.