What exactly did the soldiers killed under my command die for?
"At first, my husband refused to let me drive, and I had to fight to convince him."
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
The attack underlined the steadily deteriorating security in much of the country.
The country has experienced a steady increase in attacks since international troops ended combat operations in 2014.
While initially I was wary of performing that morning, that show will remain the pinnacle of my career. Of all the hours I've spent cajoling strangers into smiling, that one held more meaning than any other.
By Wednesday evening Afghan time, nine attackers were killed and one wounded. One remaining attacker was still battling security forces.
Now, we can read a psychiatrist's report which includes, in detail, the torture enacted on just one prisoner of the United States, Shaker Aamer.
The twist of the latest CIA cash scandal is not the CIA is handing over wads of U.S. bills to a corrupt president. It is that the CIA has continued to hand over cash for so long, which is not merely unethical but now antithetical to the U.S. government's stated policy goals.
NATO will withdraw most of its combat troops by the end of 2014, leaving Afghan forces in the lead security role. (Writing
It took years to lock them up. Hundreds of enemy fighters captured during some of the fiercest combat of the war. But then
That's the spirit of Memorial Day; it's the remembrance of those who didn't come back alive, and a celebration of the esprit-de-corps and how they lived their lives.God bless the United States and those who stand watch over us tonight.
Razaq says another assailant tried to enter the police station at the same time. He was shot dead by police. KANDAHAR, Afghanistan
Amid the worldwide horror and revulsion over nine Afghan children and seven adults evidently murdered by a US soldier, it was remarkable how, in the wake of the shootings, the Afghan media were so restrained in their coverage.
The struggle goes on -- in Capetown and Durban and Pretoria, in Oakland and Manhattan and Los Angeles, in the hearts and minds of souls of people who fight despair and corruption in the cities, towns, and villages of the world.
However, Obama cautioned there should not be a "rush to the exits" for U.S. forces who have been fighting in Afghanistan
U.S. officials warned on Monday of possible reprisal attacks after the villagers were killed in a likely "rogue" shooting
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Officials say three explosions in a day have killed 13 people in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar