May 8, 2014

SDF may get nod to supply aid in combat zones

Japan may expand the Self-Defense Forces’ scope of permitted activities abroad to include refueling and medical support for U.N.-endorsed multinational forces engaged in combat, government and ruling party sources said Wednesday. Such a major overhaul would signify a clear break from the government’s long-held ...

Karzai embarks on a high-stakes quest for Afghan sovereignty

Mar 18, 2013

Karzai embarks on a high-stakes quest for Afghan sovereignty

As Afghanistan’s second presidential election loomed in early 2009, President Hamid Karzai described his once-genial relationship with the U.S. as a “gentle wrestling match” that he hoped to win. Exactly four years later, another Afghan election is nearing, and his match with Washington has ...