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  • Jill Kelley's complaint about receiving harassing emails spurred an FBI investigation that eventually ensnared ex-CIA Director David N. Petraeus and Marine Gen. John Allen. (Associated Press)

    Justice Dept. seeks more time to respond to Jill Kelley's privacy lawsuit

    The Justice Department has asked for 30 more days to respond to a breach of privacy lawsuit brought against the government by Florida socialite Jill Kelley, whose complaints about harassing emails last year led to the exposure of former CIA Director David H. Petraeus' extramarital affair with his biographer.


  • ** FILE ** Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (center right) walks across the apron with Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III (center left), commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, after arriving in Baghdad on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. Mr. Panetta was participating in ceremonies marking the end of the U.S. military mission in Iraq. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

    Army gets geographical command, at last

    The Army stepped to the fore last month, winning one of the armed forces' most coveted commands after having seen Marine Corps generals selected in recent years to head operations in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Europe.


  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, right, smiles as he is greeted by U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan James B. Cunningham, center, and Marine Gen. John R. Allen, left, commander of International Security Assistance Force, upon arriving at Kabul International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

    Panetta meets with Karzai on war, U.S. help after 2014

    President Obama will decide shortly how many U.S. troops he wants to keep in Afghanistan after the U.S.-led coalition mission ends in December 2014, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Wednesday as he opened two days of consultations with top U.S. commanders and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.


  • ** FILE ** Marine Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

    General: Ramadan a factor in Afghan insider attacks

    The rising number of attacks on U.S. troops by Afghan police and soldiers may be due in part to the stress on Afghan forces from fasting during the just-concluded Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Thursday.


  • **FILE** Afghan special forces are seen June 22, 2012, outside the Spozhmai hotel at Lake Qargha, just north of Kabul, Afghanistan, where security officials say Taliban insurgents have killed at least 17 people, most of them civilians, in an attack that began before midnight. (Associated Press)

    Taliban storm Afghan hotel, kill 18 people

    Heavily armed Taliban insurgents stormed into a lakeside hotel north of Kabul and opened fire on guests inside, killing 18 people — most civilians — before the 12-hour long rampage ended Friday morning, Afghan officials said.


  • Afghans, U.S. sign deal on night raids

    The Afghan government and the U.S. signed a deal Sunday governing night raids by American troops, resolving an issue that had threatened to derail a larger pact governing a U.S. presence in the country for decades to come.


  • Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, before the House Armed Services Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    U.S. commander in Afghanistan calls for solid force in 2013

    The United States still will need "significant combat power" in Afghanistan in 2013 despite the call for reducing the force, the top U.S. commander there said Thursday.


  • Commander says U.S. on track to leave Afghanistan

    Facing a skeptical Congress, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan insisted Tuesday that the United States is winding down the decade-plus war and has no intention of remaining in the country indefinitely.


  • Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, before the House Armed Services Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Top commander in Afghanistan says mission on track

    Facing a skeptical Congress, the top commander in Afghanistan insisted on Tuesday that the United States is winding down the decade-plus war and has no intention to remain in the country indefinitely.


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