A new report found that more than 1,300 men in the American military suffered various injuries to their genitals or urinary tract while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The 13-minute video is the insurgents’ first confirmation that they were behind the abduction of American and Australian professors in August.
Abdul Ali Shamsi, the Kandahar deputy governor, was among 11 killed in a bombing seemingly tailored to shake the faith in government he had sought to restore.
Dozens of people were killed on Tuesday when bombs were set off near the Afghan Parliament in Kabul. The attack came as workers were leaving for the day, officials said.
The Marines will train and advise the Afghan military and the national police in Helmand Province, replacing an Army unit stationed there.
Months after the president vowed to keep justice officials from ordering the examinations, found to be invalid, the tests are still traumatizing women.
The move began the Obama administration’s expected final push to reduce the population of the wartime prison.
Jane Larson, the wife of Paul Overby, said that he disappeared in May 2014 as he tried to cross into Pakistan from Khost in eastern Afghanistan.
For a future beyond aid, Afghanistan needs to harness its natural resources and not let bureaucrats choke its struggling private sector.
A strategy that went from a “good war” to the shorthand “Afghan good enough” reflects the president’s coming to terms with what was possible in Afghanistan.
President Obama's shifting approach to the conflict is a lens through which to judge his legacy as a wartime leader.
The Marine Corps taught Sam Siatta how to shoot. The war in Afghanistan taught him how to kill. Nobody taught him how to come home.
A Norwegian diplomat became a go-between in exploring peace talks. But amid mistrust and military and intelligence maneuvering, it all fell apart.
Afghan officials said the case of Capt. Niloofar Rahmani, the first female fixed-wing pilot in the nation’s air force, should be rejected because her “life isn’t at risk.”
How the northern Afghan city of Kunduz has retained a remarkable sense of calm despite the threat of Taliban assault.
The hostage, who is being held with her husband and two children, pleaded with the president to secure the family’s release before he leaves office.
But the Committee to Protect Journalists said those killed unintentionally in combat accounted for a majority of the deaths for the first time since 1992.
The country has close to 1,000 officers of general rank on its books — more than the United States, whose military is three times as large. And off the books? No one knows.
The vice president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, is accused of abducting and torturing his rival, Ahmad Ishchi, during a sports event.
With the Taliban making gains in their insurgency and seizing control of territory from the government, opportunities for women in the Afghan work force have shrunk.