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Attack in Afghanistan by Afghan Soldier Kills 2 Americans

At least three other Americans were wounded in the latest outbreak of “green on blue” violence, this time at a military depot near Kabul.

Taliban Gain Ground in Afghanistan as Soldiers Surrender Their Posts

The latest case involved 41 Afghan National Army soldiers who turned over their base in Oruzgan Province, the third post in the province to surrender in the past week.
Afghan General Tasked With Cutting Corruption Is Now Accused of It

Afghan General Tasked With Cutting Corruption Is Now Accused of It

Maj. Gen. M. Moein Faqir, foreground, at Camp Bastion in the Afghan province of Helmand last year.
Afghan Security Reforms Falter, With Tough Fighting Ahead

Afghan Security Reforms Falter, With Tough Fighting Ahead

United States Army soldiers from the Second Battalion, 87th Infantry oversaw training of the 215th Corps of the Afghan National Army at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province last year.

Taliban Attack Afghan Army Base, Killing Dozens

Gunmen and suicide bombers in military uniforms stormed a base as soldiers, most unarmed, were leaving Friday Prayer or eating lunch.
‘A Shortage of Coffins’ After Taliban Slaughter Unarmed Soldiers

‘A Shortage of Coffins’ After Taliban Slaughter Unarmed Soldiers

Relatives carried the coffin of a victim of the Taliban attack on an army base in Balkh Province.
‘A Shortage of Coffins’ After Taliban Slaughter Unarmed Soldiers

‘A Shortage of Coffins’ After Taliban Slaughter Unarmed Soldiers

Relatives carried the coffin of a victim of the Taliban attack on an army base in Balkh Province.
Marines Return to Helmand Province for a Job They Thought Was Done

Marines Return to Helmand Province for a Job They Thought Was Done

Marines and Afghan forces took part in a handover ceremony on Saturday at Camp Leatherneck in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province. About 300 Marines have returned to Helmand to help fight the

The Story Behind an Army Combat Photographer’s Final Picture

Spc. Hilda I. Clayton was killed in Afghanistan in July 2013. Her final image is now public
Taliban Kill at Least 15 at Afghan Army Outpost in Kandahar

Taliban Kill at Least 15 at Afghan Army Outpost in Kandahar

Security was intensified after an attack on an Afghan Army outpost early on Friday.
Obama’s Dilemma on Troop Surge in Afghanistan Now Vexes Trump

Obama’s Dilemma on Troop Surge in Afghanistan Now Vexes Trump

Marines raising a flag to signal the return of American troops to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in April.
Obama’s Dilemma on Troop Surge in Afghanistan Now Vexes Trump

Obama’s Dilemma on Troop Surge in Afghanistan Now Vexes Trump

Marines raising a flag to signal the return of American troops to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in April.
‘A Dumb Decision’: U.S. Said to Waste $28 Million on Afghan Army Camouflage

‘A Dumb Decision’: U.S. Said to Waste $28 Million on Afghan Army Camouflage

Afghan National Army soldiers during a ceremony for the completion of their training last month.
Back in Afghan Hot Spot, U.S. Marines Chase Diminished Goals

Back in Afghan Hot Spot, U.S. Marines Chase Diminished Goals

A United States Marine observed soldiers of the Afghan National Army during training in Helmand Province this month.
Seesaw Conflict With Taliban Takes Toll in Fallen Afghan District

Seesaw Conflict With Taliban Takes Toll in Fallen Afghan District

Afghan government officials assessing the situation in the Taiwara District after it was recaptured from the Taliban. The government is losing a growing number of fighters in contested areas.
As Trump Rolls Out War Plan, Taliban Are Gaining

As Trump Rolls Out War Plan, Taliban Are Gaining

Government forces this month in Jowzjan Province in northern Afghanistan. A district in the province, Khamab, was overrun by the Taliban on Monday.
Taliban Kill 7 in Attack on Afghan Army Convoy

Taliban Kill 7 in Attack on Afghan Army Convoy

Afghan National Army soldiers inspecting damaged army vehicles after a suicide attack in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
News Analysis: U.S. Plan for New Afghan Force Revives Fears of Militia Abuses

News Analysis: U.S. Plan for New Afghan Force Revives Fears of Militia Abuses

Members of the Afghan Local Police from Kandahar in 2013. An American military plan for local auxiliaries to aid the Afghan Army has raised fears of abuses like those that plagued the Afghan Local
Afghan Army Unit Nearly Wiped Out as New Taliban Tactic Takes Toll

Afghan Army Unit Nearly Wiped Out as New Taliban Tactic Takes Toll

A checkpoint on a highway leading to Maywand District in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, on Thursday.
Afghan Army Recruitment Dwindles as Taliban Threaten Families

Afghan Army Recruitment Dwindles as Taliban Threaten Families

Afghan National Army soldiers drilling at a military training center in Kabul in May.