New York Times Topic:Afghanistan

Hollywood Screenwriter Subpoenaed for Hours of Bergdahl Tapes

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 02:15
Lawyers subpoenaed for over 25 hours of conversations between the screenwriter and Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in an apparent move for his prosecution.

Afghan Teenager Spoke of Friend’s Death Before Ax Attack in Germany

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 10:11
German investigators found evidence that may link the young man to the Islamic State, but denied a firm connection with the group despite it claiming responsibility.

Clash of Values Emerges After Afghan Child Bride Burns to Death

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 02:18
Troubles began for Zahra, a promising schoolgirl, when she was bartered away at age 11 and later married off. Her father said she was 14 and pregnant when she died.

In Wartime, Ghani Assumes Role of Comforting Afghans

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 22:01
President Ashraf Ghani, whose security forces in 2015 sustained their highest death toll in years, has for months made condolence calls to relatives of those killed.

Ashraf Ghani: Afghan Consoler in Chief

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 21:53
In a departure from the practices of his predecessor, President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan has been making condolence calls to the families of fallen security officers.

Taliban’s New Leader, More Scholar Than Fighter, Is Slow to Impose Himself

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 19:58
Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada, seen as a potential unifier, remains something of a mystery at the top of an insurgency stretched by internal divisions.

Obama on ‘Brooding’ Over the Interminable Wars of His Presidency

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 23:19
“What I’ve been trying to do is to create an architecture, a structure,” for an American approach to military operations, the president said, “and it’s not there yet.”

Obama on Troop Levels in Afghanistan

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 17:49
President Obama said on Wednesday that he plans to leave 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan through the end of this term.

Obama Puts Off Drawdown of U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 16:39
The president deferred a decision to cut the deployment to 5,500 from 8,400, meaning the United States will remain militarily entangled in the country for the foreseeable future.

A Goat Helped Me Save My Buddy, and Others, on the Battlefield

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 09:21
Don’t ban the use of live animals to train Army combat medics. Learning on mannequins and high-tech simulators isn’t effective enough.

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 01:43
The Department of Defense has identified 2,365 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the death of the following American recently.

Taliban Attack on Convoy of Afghan Police Cadets Kills at Least 27

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 14:11
The bombings were the second large-scale assault by the militants in Kabul in less than two weeks.

Lured by Jobs in Afghanistan, Nepalis Face Risks and Death

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 03:05
An attack shows that South Asian contractors are more vulnerable than many of their Western counterparts.

U.S. Investigates Whether Airstrikes Killed Taliban Hostages

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 19:05
Afghan officials agree that the American military conducted drone strikes in a remote area dominated by the Taliban, but give widely divergent accounts of what happened.

Blaming Muslims, at First, in Norway

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 13:00
After a mass shooting, an Afghan refugee finally meets his neighbor.

A Broken Promise in Afghanistan

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 09:21
Afghan interpreters risked their lives for American troops. Now Congress is preparing to abandon them.

Suicide Bombs Rock Kabul

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 17:12
Nepalese security guards traveling by bus were killed by a suicide bomber in Kabul on Monday. The Taliban took responsibility.

Bomb Kills Foreign Security Contractors in Kabul

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 07:24
At least 14 Nepalese and Indian guards were killed while riding in a minibus to work at the Canadian Embassy, police officials said.

Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 14 in Afghan Capital

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 06:21
A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least 14 people and wounded eight in an attack on a minibus carrying Nepalese security contractors in the Afghan capital, Kabul, early on Monday, officials said.

I Used an Assault Rifle in the Army. I Don’t Think Civilians Should Own Them.

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 20:48
These weapons were intended for the battlefield.