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  • Gen. David H. Petraeus

    Petraeus vows to keep Afghan civilian deaths to a minimum

    The top NATO commander in Afghanistan pledged Thursday to reduce the loss of innocent lives in NATO attacks to an "absolute minimum."

  • ** FILE ** Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is shown in a video released by the Department of Defense on Saturday, May 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)

    NATO: Former bin Laden associate captured

    NATO said Thursday it had captured a senior al Qaeda operative and former Osama bin Laden associate in northern Afghanistan.

  • House GOP crafts measure to continue role in Libya

    House Republican leaders crafted legislation Thursday that would allow the U.S. military to continue participating in the NATO-led operation against Libya, as the Pentagon warned that any statement of congressional opposition would send "an unhelpful message of disunity and uncertainty" to U.S. troops, allies and Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime.

  • Ratko Mladic

    Lawyer says document proves Mladic has cancer

    Ratko Mladic's lawyer said Thursday that he has a document proving the war crimes suspect has been battling cancer and that he was treated at a Serbian hospital in 2009.

  • Pakistani army troops patrol in Jhanda, in Pakistan's Mohmand tribal region along the Afghan border, on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. A top Pakistani army commander said that the military has no imminent plans to launch an offensive in the North Waziristan tribal region, home to numerous militants who focus on attacking U.S. and NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    Pakistan: 63 die in border clash with militants

    Fighting between militants who crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan and attacked a Pakistani checkpoint killed 25 troops, three civilians and 35 insurgents, police said Thursday, in some of the deadliest clashes in recent months.

  • Syrian protesters carry national flags during a rally near the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, as they demand that Syrian President Bashar Assad step down. (AP Photo/Nader Daoud)

    Syrian government troops renew attack on town

    Syrian government troops pounded a central town with artillery and gunfire Thursday, renewing attacks in a restive area that has been largely cut off from outside contact for six days.

  • Iraqi police officers wearing masks to protect against dust direct traffic during a sandstorm in central Baghdad on Thursday. The U.S. has spent $7.3 billion for training Iraqi police since 2003, according to a report from October by the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction. (Associated Press)

    State blocks auditor from Iraq police training

    The State Department is blocking inspectors from the U.S. government's independent auditor for Iraqi reconstruction from conducting an assessment of the department's multibillion-dollar effort to train Iraq's police.

  • Afghanistan-bound NATO tankers shoot flames and smoke into the sky after being set on fire. According to an official the fires were started by alleged militants at the Pakistani border town of Torkham on May 31, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Pakistan general rules out N. Waziristan offensive

    A top Pakistani army commander said Wednesday that his military has no imminent plans to launch an offensive in a tribal region home to numerous militants who focus on attacking U.S. and NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan.

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. "I am determined that we not repeat the mistakes of the past, where budget targets were met mostly by taking a percentage off the top," he said. (Associated Press)

    U.S. role in Asia on agenda for Gates' final trip

    On his final overseas trip as secretary of defense, Robert M. Gates will make the case to a gathering of Asian defense chiefs in Singapore that expected budget-slashing in Washington will not weaken America's commitment to Asia.

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