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U.S. pays Afghanistan for soldiers who do not exist

Kabul - The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) is seeking information from the Pentagon on discrepancies found in the $68 billion in funding between 2002 and now.

U.S. Afghan drone strike said to kill at least 15 civilians

U.S. drones attacked an area in eastern Nagarhar Province in Afghanistan where there has been a resurgence of activity by the Islamic State. The UN and some locals claim that at least 15 civilians were killed and another 13 wounded.

29,000 contractors versus 9,000 U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan

Kabul - Data compiled by the Congressional Research Service shows that private contractors outnumber U.S. troops in Afghanistan by more than a three to one margin.

Op-Ed: U.S. still resists independent probe of Kunduz hospital bombing

Kunduz - There are three different investigations being carried out of the air attack by an AC-130 gunship on a hospital run by Doctors without Borders in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

U.S. may keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through 2016

Kabul - Although the Afghan war was supposedly "ended" as far as foreign combat troops were concerned a couple of years ago, almost 10,000 US troops still remain.

U.S. troops blow up arms cache of local warlord in Afghanistan

Kabul - US forces attacked a village of local commander Jan Ahmad and blew up an arms cache belonging to him. The US said the raid was carried out to destroy the weapons.

Op-Ed: The new Guantanamo at Bagram Afghanistan

US Appeals Court Judge Karen Henderson has upheld earlier court decisions denying those detained by the US at Bagram in Afghanistan to be able to file habeas corpus petitions. She said that the detainees are "beyond the reach" of the constitution.

Op-Ed: US may be considering 'zero option' in Afghanistan

Kabul - Due to disagreements and distrust between the Obama administration and the Afghan government of president Hamid Karzai, the US may not keep any forces in Afghanistan after the end of 2014 when all forces are scheduled to withdraw.

General asked for over 13,000 US troops in Afghanistan post 2014

Kabul - .Retired Marine general John Allen, the former top commander in Afghanistan, suggested that 13,600 US troops remain in the country after the main US combat role ends at the end of 2014.

Op-Ed: Immunity demanded before US and NATO stay in Afghanistan

Kabul - NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen claimed that neither the US nor NATO troops would remain in Afghanistan after 2014 unless the Karzai government agrees to grant immunity to their troops from Afghan law.

Op-Ed: As US General Dempsey visits Afghanistan violence erupts

Kabul - The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dempsey arrived for a visit aimed at assessing the training of Afghan security forces. Several incidents have been reported one involving Americans and the other children, victims of a NATO air strike.

Op-Ed: Defense Secretary says US to stay in Afghanistan long after 2014

Washington - Although the Obama administration is said to be considering a full withdrawal from Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's recent statements indicate that the US will remain in Afghanistan long after 2014 when the present mission ends.

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File photo: Leader Nancy Pelosi meets with American soldiers at the US Embassy in Kabul
File photo: Leader Nancy Pelosi meets with American soldiers at the US Embassy in Kabul
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