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US General Warns ‘Failure’ in Afghanistan Without New Troops

The top U.S. and NATO military commander in Afghanistan is warning that the mission "will likely result in failure" if more troops are not...

Gates Weighs Need for More Troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has yet to reach a final decision on the prospect of sending more troops to Afghanistan if additional...

Pakistan Tops List of Challenges, Gates Says

WASHINGTON: Of all the challenges and potential problems the United States faces, Pakistan tops Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ priority list, he said yesterday. “...

Pakistani Taliban appears in turmoil after shootout

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Taliban appeared in turmoil after reports of a deadly shootout between contenders to replace the shadowy movement's leader, who is believed to...

Army hosts counterinsurgency seminar with Pakistani military

ATLANTA, Ga.: Senior leaders from the Pakistani and U.S. Army met in Atlanta, Ga., July 20-24, for Third Army/U.S. Army Central's counterinsurgency seminar. Lt. Gen....

US drones to target Taliban in Afghan war: report

Washington: The US military plans to use more drone aircraft to target Taliban militants in Afghanistan while focusing less on hunting down Al-Qaeda figures,...

Britain ends Afghanistan offensive

LONDON: Britain announced the end of a bloody offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan, as a poll showed Tuesday that most Britons think military...

Pakistan stretched thin for Mehsud battle

Islamabad: Consolidating military gains in Swat and worries about Taliban spillover from south Afghanistan are clouding Pakistan's offensive against the country's most wanted warlord,...

Mongolia to send troops to Afghanistan

Ulan Bator: Mongolia will send at least 150 soldiers to Afghanistan in its biggest contribution to the international coalition fighting Taliban militants there, the...

Taliban launch ‘operation’ against Marines

Kandahar, Afghanistan: Afghanistan's insurgent Taliban movement said Monday they had launched a guerrilla operation to counter a major assault by US Marines on their...