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Set hard against a dramatic mountain backdrop and hemmed in by sheer, cave-dotted cliffs, Bamiyan is one of the most picturesque places in Afghanistan.
WE SHOULD KNOW MORE ABOUT THE FATE OF THE DEFENSE BILL LATER TODAY: According to an alert released Friday by the office of Majority Whip Dick Durbin , the leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee are scheduled to provide an update this afternoon on paths forward.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will travel to Pakistan on Monday for talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other senior officials, as the first Pentagon chief to visit Islamabad in nearly four years, a spokesman said.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says his Afghan counterpart assured him that an important security pact will be reached with Kabul in a "timely manner," despite a failure so far to forge a deal.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met shortly after his arrival here today with senior Afghan leaders, but said his visit is aimed mostly at encouraging and thanking U.S. troops deployed for the holidays.
A senior aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the United States on Friday of trying to pressure elements of his government to accept a security deal that would shape the post-2014 U.S. military presence in the country.
Tim Blank might still be planting kisses on the cheeks and lips of his 2-year-old daughter.
Afghan academics and religious scholars this week reiterated their commitment to Afghanistan's coming elections and sought to reassure voters that democracy is not at odds with Islam.
The U.S. Defense Department lacks the resources and rigorous procedures it needs to properly keep tabs on the billions of dollars in direct aid it gives to Afghan security forces through the Kabul government, according to a report issued today by the U.S. government's Afghanistan watchdog office.
Chained up for 40 days in a bare cell: How thousands are 'cured of evil spirits' at brutal Afghan shrine Men and women are chained at a local shrine and forced to live on nothing but bread for 40 days or more The war in Afghanistan may have brought progress in the medical field, but the international aid has not reached the remote villages of ... (more)
The Hungarian Defence Forces were lent 12 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected armored fighting vehicles for training purposes by the US Forces European Command.
The daily Dubai-Kabul flight offers direct connections at Dubai with all four incoming Emirates daily flights from New Zealand.
Frustration is mounting in Washington, and among NATO allies, over Karzai's refusal to sign a bilateral security agreement , intended to shape the US military presence in the country beyond 2014.