Taliban use captured Humvees in suicide attack in Helmand

Feb 15, 2016

Taliban use captured Humvees in suicide attack in Helmand

Taliban insurgents in captured military Humvee vehicles launched suicide attacks in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Saturday, killing several members of the security forces in the district center of Sangin, a senior official said. The incident came amid bitter fighting in Helmand, ...

Afghan civilian casualties hit record 11,000 in 2015

Feb 14, 2016

Afghan civilian casualties hit record 11,000 in 2015

The number of civilians killed or wounded in Afghanistan in 2015 was the highest recorded since 2009, the United Nations said Sunday, with children paying a particularly heavy toll as struggling Afghan forces faced a militant surge. There were 11,002 civilian casualties in 2015, ...

Pentagon releases vetted batch of Mideast detainee abuse photos

Feb 6, 2016

Pentagon releases vetted batch of Mideast detainee abuse photos

The Pentagon on Friday released a small portion of photographs showing injuries suffered by detainees allegedly at the hands of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan over a decade ago. Many of the 198 carefully vetted images are close-ups showing cuts, bruises, swollen joints ...

Pentagon tells Senate it won't demote retired Gen. Petraeus

Jan 31, 2016

Pentagon tells Senate it won't demote retired Gen. Petraeus

The Pentagon says it will not demote retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information while CIA director, an incident stemming from an affair with his biographer. “The Army completed its review of his case ...