Economic austerity has hit the armed forces of the U.S. and Europe, and military leaders are trying to make the best of tight budgets.
President Obama praised Chicago police Monday for their handling of several days worth of clashes with anti-government protesters during the city's NATO summit, and asked for sympathy from frustrated Chicagoans because he wasn't able to sleep in his own bed.
President Obama and NATO leaders expressed confidence in Afghanistan's ability to take the lead for its own security next year, as nations with a stake in the deeply unpopular war huddled Monday for talks aimed at paving the way for its end.
NATO on Tuesday invited Pakistan's president to the upcoming Chicago summit on Afghanistan, the strongest sign yet that Islamabad is ready to reopen its western border to U.S. and NATO military supplies heading to the war in the neighboring country.
An assassin on Sunday shot dead a former high-ranking Taliban official working on reconciling Afghanistan's insurgency with the government, a fresh blow to peace efforts on the day Kabul announced it was gradually taking the lead from the U.S.-led coalition for providing security in much of the country.
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Wednesday condemned published photos that purport to show U.S. troops posing with the bodies of Afghan militants.
The United States and its NATO allies are readying plans to pull away from the front lines in Afghanistan next year as President Obama and fellow leaders try to show that the unpopular war is ending.
The United States and its NATO allies are readying plans to pull away from the front lines in Afghanistan next year as President Barack Obama and fellow leaders try to show that the unpopular war is ending.
President Hamid Karzai said on Thursday he is considering calling presidential elections a year early to lessen the strain that could be caused by foreign combat troops leaving Afghanistan at the same time as the nation is holding a national ballot.