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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Taliban
Taliban militants attacked local security checkpoints in a provincial capital in northern Afghanistan, killing two policemen in a fight that also left 18 insurgents dead, Afghan officials said Saturday.
As the Obama administration prepares for a potential sit-down with the Taliban, the White House hasn't decided whether it will entertain a trade offer that would return an American soldier held since 2009 in exchange for five Taliban operatives held at Guantanamo Bay.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was apparently joking when he asked an Indian questioner at the University of Nebraska Wednesday whether he was a member of the Taliban.
Taliban militants in Afghanistan have offered a trade to the United States: Give us five senior operatives imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay and we'll free one American soldier held captive since 2009.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday suspended talks on a bilateral security deal with the United States to protest the Obama administration's handling of peace negotiations with the Taliban militants who sheltered Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.
The Obama administration will open formal talks with the Taliban this week aimed at ending insurgent attacks, officials said Tuesday.
One of the most significant turning points in one of America's longest and costliest wars is imminent: Afghanistan's fledgling security forces are taking the lead for security nationwide, bringing the moment of truth on the question of whether they are ready to fight an insurgency that remains resilient after nearly 12 years of conflict.
In a part of Pakistan where guns are everywhere, 17 young people armed only with cameras are determined to change how the world thinks about their homeland.
Seven Taliban militants launched a suicide bomb and gun attack on Afghanistan's main airport in Kabul early Monday, taking on security forces in a violent battle that lasted almost four hours.
Taliban militants beheaded two boys — including one who was only age 10 — for spying in the southern Afghanistan district of Kandahar, law enforcement reported Monday.
Did the Obama administration put a target on the backs of members of Navy SEAL Team 6? This is the question that parents of slain SEALs are now asking - and rightly so.
The Army psychiatrist on trial for killing 13 people in a mass shooting on Fort Hood in 2009 said during testimony Tuesday that he thought he was protecting Taliban leadership in Afghanistan from the U.S. military.
Marines inside Afghan bases are instructed to keep their guns on the highest readiness condition, and are always accompanied by "guardian angels" — Marines who provide security for those interacting with Afghan troops. Meanwhile, most Afghan troops are not allowed to carry weapons in their bases, except for security guards.
The deputy leader of Taliban militants in Pakistan was killed in a U.S. drone strike Wednesday, Pakistani officials said, but the Taliban denied he had died.
As U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan, "hurry up and wait" — which many enlisted personnel have long referred to jokingly as their standing order — applies now more than ever, illustrated by a recent operation briefing at this Marine base.