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  • ** FILE ** Afghans push a damaged car from the scene of a militant attack by a suicide car bomber and Taliban militants disguised in burqas in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

    Coalition will no longer publish Taliban attack figures in Afghanistan

    The U.S.-led military command in Afghanistan said Tuesday it will no longer publish figures on Taliban attacks, a week after acknowledging that its report of a 7 percent decline in attacks last year was actually no decline at all.

  • A U.S. soldier (right) photographs the scene where an insurgent was shot to death near an Afghan intelligence office in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. A series of early morning attacks hit in the nation's east on Sunday, with three separate suicide bombings in outlying provinces and a shootout between security forces and a would-be attacker in the capital. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

    Reported drop in Taliban attacks in Afghanistan was incorrect

    The U.S.-led military command in Afghanistan incorrectly reported a decline last year in Taliban attacks and is preparing to publish corrected numbers that could undercut its narrative of a Taliban in steep decline.

  • Afghans burn the U.S. flag in Herat, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, during a protest against an Internet video mocking the Prophet Muhammad that many fear could further aggravate Afghan-U.S. relations. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi)

    Military: Afghan inside attack kills 4 U.S. troops

    An Afghan police officer turned his gun on NATO troops at a remote checkpoint in southern Afghanistan before dawn Sunday, killing four American service members, according to Afghan and international officials.

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, confer on Capitol Hill in Washington before testifying before Congress on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Afghan militants hit U.S. military chief's parked plane

    Insurgents fired rockets into an American base in Afghanistan and damaged the parked plane of the visiting chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, the U.S.-led military coalition said Tuesday. The general was safe in his quarters at the time but had to take another aircraft out of the country.

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    Top U.S. general in Kabul to discuss attacks

    The top U.S. general met with American, coalition and local officials in Afghanistan on Monday to try to stop a wave of lethal attacks by Afghan soldiers and police against coalition forces.

  • **FILE** U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies Feb. 14, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Armed Services Committee to outline the Pentagon's budget. (Associated Press)

    Joint Chiefs chair Dempsey in Afghanistan to discuss attacks

    The U.S. military's top general met with American, coalition and local officials in Afghanistan on Monday to try to stop a wave of lethal attacks by Afghan soldiers and police against international forces.

  • **FILE** Afghan security forces raise Afghanistan's flag in place of NATO's flag on July 18, 2012, during the third phase of transfer of authority from NATO troops to Afghan security forces in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

    Another Afghan police attack kills 2 U.S. servicemen

    A newly recruited Afghan village policeman opened fire on his American allies on Friday, killing two U.S. service members minutes after they handed him his official weapon in an inauguration ceremony. It was the latest in a disturbing string of attacks by Afghan security forces on the international troops training them.

  • Volunteers take phone calls and answer e-mails at the Santa Tracking Operations Center at Peterson Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday, Dec. 24, 2010. Tracking Santa's travels is a celebrated tradition at the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and it unfolded Friday for the 55th year. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

    First lady fields kids' calls as NORAD tracks Santa

    Some children who call NORAD on Christmas Eve to find out where Santa is hang up as soon as a volunteer answers the phone — probably because they expected a recording and not a real person, veteran Santa trackers say.

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