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 ...

Jan 14, 2016

War zone blasts may alter brain permanently: study

U.S. military members who are exposed to repeated blasts in a war zone may suffer permanent damage in parts of the brain that lend emotional stability, said a study Wednesday. Researchers have described mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) — more commonly called “concussion” — ...

Jan 12, 2016

Canadian freed after five years in Afghan Taliban captivity

A Canadian man has been freed from captivity in Afghanistan after being taken hostage by the Taliban five years ago, Canada’s foreign minister said Monday. Colin Rutherford, who was 26-years-old when he was reported missing in February 2011 while visiting the war-torn nation as ...

Pakistan to host four-nation meeting on ending Afghan war

Jan 9, 2016

Pakistan to host four-nation meeting on ending Afghan war

Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States will hold talks in Islamabad on Monday aimed at reviving the Afghan peace process. Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmad Shekib Mostaghni said Saturday that the representatives will discuss a “roadmap for peace talks.” Kabul’s delegation to the ...