The head of Afghanistan's army said that the fate of fighting in his country rests with the leadership in Pakistan and that insurgencies could come to a standstill with one simple command.
Less than two weeks ago, the NATO allies gathered in Lisbon, where they unanimously adopted a new strategic concept that highlights NATO's commitment "to the principles of individual liberty, democracy, human rights and the rule of law." Indeed, it is the moral and civic duty of NATO and its members to help and stand by other nations that aspire to achieve these lofty ideals.
An Afghan border police officer opened fire on U.S. troops during a training mission in the east of the country Monday, killing six American service members before he was shot dead, U.S. and Afghan officials said.
The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan is asking for 2,000 more troops to join the 140,000-strong international force here, NATO officials said Monday. It was unclear how many would be Americans.
U.S. Marines are participating in a training exercise that aims to adapt the investigative techniques the Los Angeles police have used for decades against violent street gangs to take on the Taliban more as a powerful drug-trafficking mob than an insurgency.