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  • Troops in Afghanistan have few opportunities to rest, according to an Army report that provides a stark look at post-traumatic stress disorder and its risk of irrational acts. Fighting forces have endured frequent stressful deployments and compressed time back home. (Associated Press)

    Troops stressed to breaking point

    A recent Army health report draws an alarming profile of a fighting force more prone to inexcusable violence amid an "epidemic" of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the mental breakdown attracting speculation as a factor in a massacre of Afghan civilians this month.

  • 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.

  • Mourners attend the funeral of victims of a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday, March 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

    Rights group accuses some Syrian rebels of abuses

    An international human rights group on Tuesday accused some in Syria's armed opposition of carrying out serious abuses, including the kidnapping and torture of security forces, in a sign of the growing complexity of the year-old uprising against President Bashar Assad.

  • An Army commander weighs in


  • 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.

  • ** FILE ** Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar talks to the media as she leaves a joint session of Parliament in Islamabad on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. A parliamentary commission demanded an end to American drone attacks inside Pakistan and an apology for deadly U.S. airstrikes in November, as part of proposed new terms in the country's troubled relations with the U.S. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    Pakistani Parliament says no to U.S. drones

    A Pakistani parliamentary commission demanded Tuesday an end to American drone attacks inside the country and an apology for deadly U.S. airstrikes in November as part of a review of its near-severed relations with the United States.

  • The Washington Times

    SIMMONS and PATTON: Southern Command's critical mission

    Southern Command's chief, Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser, recently briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee on the growing threat of Iranian-backed terror networks in South America. His insight contradicts Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's most recent national threat assessment, which failed to mention anything about Iranian proxies.

  • Clashes between Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad's security forces damaged this apartment building in the Mazzeh neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, on Monday, March 19, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA)

    Syrian forces take eastern city from rebels

    Syrian soldiers backed by tanks pushed into Deir el-Zour on Tuesday and seized control of the eastern city after brief clashes with rebel forces that had held it for a few days, anti-regime activists said.

  • ** FILE ** Afghan prison security personnel march at the opening ceremony for the newly refurbished Pol-i-Charki prison in Kabul, Afghanistan, in March 2007. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)

    Afghan intelligence service: No torture at our prisons

    The Afghan intelligence service rejected findings Tuesday by international and Afghan rights groups that abuse has gone unchecked at some of its prisons.

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