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Stories with organization: Afghan armed forces
  • Afghan soldier who fled US training site granted asylum 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 8:50 am

    BUFFALO, New York - Federal officials have granted asylum to an Afghan military officer who along with two comrades slipped away from a U.S. training exercise in Massachusetts to avoid being sent back home.

  • Man of peace to become Afghan wartime defense minister story has photos
    Updated: Jun-16-15 10:20 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - War-torn Afghanistan may soon have a defense minister, nine months after the new government was formed and amid some of the toughest fighting since the Talban's insurgency began nearly 14 years ago.

  • Afghanistan gets 'mini-Pentagon' as troops struggle 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 3:38 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - They call it the "mini-Pentagon" -- a white marble building in the heart of Afghanistan's capital built with U.S. funds to serve as the headquarters of a modern military more than a decade in the making.

  • Soldier who killed 16 Afghans says he was 'consumed by war' 
    Updated: Jun-07-15 10:44 pm

    TACOMA, Washington - The U.S. soldier who murdered 16 Afghan villagers in 2012 says he had lost compassion for Iraqis and Afghans over the course of his four combat deployments.