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A military college course taught by a decorated Army officer "was overtly negative with respect to Islam" and used "extreme" hypothetical situations to discuss war options, says a Pentagon report sent to Capitol Hill.
The U.S. team that tried for more than a month to negotiate a reopening of blocked Pakistani supply routes into Afghanistan is coming home without an agreement, Pentagon press secretary George Little said Monday.
U.S. airstrikes accidentally hit Afghan civilian compounds less than 1 percent of the time, but there is a 1-in-4 chance that civilians will be killed when they are hit, according to the deputy U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
The No. 2 U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that U.S. military advisory teams will start deploying to Afghanistan this year to help Afghan combat forces as they take a more prominent role in fighting the Taliban.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, standing less than 34 miles from the Pakistan border, told U.S. troops Wednesday they have reached a turning point in the war, even as he demanded that Islamabad must do more to secure its side of the border.
Cross-border radio communications with Pakistan's military collapsed after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May and still are not consistent or up to what the United States would like to see, a top U.S. general said Thursday.