- Oregon Guard squadron preps for Afghan tour Updated: Mar-10-14 3:21 pm
- Afghan Taliban warn voters to stay away from polls Updated: Mar-10-14 2:21 pm
- Frustration in Afghan women's rights struggle Updated: Mar-08-14 5:48 am
- AP Interview: Karzai's brother on Afghan vote Updated: Mar-07-14 3:04 pm
- Final groups of Louisiana-based soldiers to return Updated: Mar-06-14 3:12 pm
- Ex-Afghan translators for German army fear attacks Updated: Mar-06-14 10:58 am
- Will 'zero option' in Afghanistan cause chaos? Updated: Mar-01-14 4:11 am
- Hagel: Total troop withdrawal could pose problems Updated: Feb-27-14 9:38 am
- US general: Grim Afghan future if no security pact Updated: Feb-26-14 3:20 pm
- NATO head: No Afghan deal means no troops past '14 Updated: Feb-26-14 8:52 am
- Flags lowered for Oregon soldier killed in war Updated: Feb-24-14 9:20 pm
- Afghan leader orders changes to women's rights law Updated: Feb-17-14 2:29 pm
- Ala Guard soldiers returning from Afghanistan Updated: Feb-14-14 5:35 am
- Karzai: US must respect Afghan sovereignty Updated: Feb-13-14 10:13 am
- Security fears threaten US future in Afghanistan Updated: Feb-11-14 5:56 pm
SUNRIVER, Oregon - Sgt. 1st Class Sean Wilson and his wife, Stephanie, expect to spend their first wedding anniversary apart this summer. Sean Wilson is a member of the Bend-based Oregon Army National Guard 1-82 Cavalry Squadron that is currently scheduled to begin training at Fort Bliss, Texas, likely in June, and then deploy to Afghanistan in August.
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban threatened voters Monday and warned they will "use all force" possible to disrupt Afghan presidential elections next month, posing a crucial test for the country's security forces seeking to show they can bring stability as the West prepares to end its combat mission by the end of the year.
KABUL, Afghanistan - In 2009, the United States gave Wazhma Frogh the International Woman of Courage award for her women's rights activism in Afghanistan. Prominently displayed in Frogh's office is a picture of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton granting her the award as First Lady Michelle Obama smiles, clapping by her side.
KABUL, Afghanistan - The elder brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Friday he dropped out of the country's April 5 presidential election to leave the field open to a candidate that he hoped would steer the nation through a "dignified" transition.
NEW ORLEANS - The last of the 1,200 Louisiana-based soldiers who've been in Afghanistan since last summer are returning home to Fort Polk in the coming days.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Sometimes the calls come in the middle of the night. Other times it's a text message sent to a mobile phone. But the warnings are always the same, threats of death for having worked with the German military in northern Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON - If President Barack Obama were to decide to leave no military advisory force in Afghanistan next year, would Afghan security unravel to the point of enabling a civil war, a Taliban takeover and a return of al-Qaida in such numbers as to pose a 9/11-type threat?
BRUSSELS - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says withdrawing all U.S. military advisers from Afghanistan after the combat mission ends in December would risk an "erosion of confidence" among Afghan security forces.
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - Depicting a grim future for Afghanistan without U.S. help, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday that Afghanistan's refusal to sign a security agreement with the United States may make the fight more difficult this year, embolden the enemy and prompt some Afghan security forces to cooperate with the Taliban to "hedge their bets."
BRUSSELS - If Afghan leaders and the White House can't agree on a key security pact, the U.S.-led alliance will pull all of its troops and equipment out of Afghanistan by December, NATO's secretary general said Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Oregon - Gov. John Kitzhaber ordered flags at public institutions lowered to half-staff Monday in honor of a 22-year-old soldier from Portland who was killed in Afghanistan.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday ordered changes to a draft of new criminal legislation in response to an international outcry warning it would severely limit justice for victims of domestic abuse, his spokesman said.
MOBILE, Alabama - Valentine's Day will be special for members of an Alabama National Guard unit that's coming home from Afghanistan.
ANKARA, Turkey - Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the United States must stop "harassing" his country's judicial authority and "respect Afghanistan's sovereignty" over its release of prisoners.
WASHINGTON - Warily watching to see how many U.S. troops might remain in Afghanistan next year, American diplomats and aid workers are facing a drawdown of their own as security threats and dwindling resources limit their 12-year push to develop the mostly primitive nation.