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Allen outlines U.S. options in Afghanistan

Allen outlines U.S. options in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Between 6,000 and 20,000 U.S. troops would stay in Afghanistan after 2014, plans submitted by Gen. John Allen, senior U.S. commander in Afghanistan, indicated.
No cyberstalking charge for Broadwell

No cyberstalking charge for Broadwell

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors have decided not to pursue cyberstalking charges against Paula Broadwell, her lawyer says.

U.S. mulls long-term Afghanistan presence

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Some 10,000 U.S. troops could stay in Afghanistan after the scheduled 2014 drawdown, creating a long-term American presence in the country, U.S. officials say.

Gen. John Allen returns to Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Gen. John Allen was back in Afghanistan to resume as the top coalition commander after being away over a Pentagon probe, The Hill reported.

General: Some U.S. forces should stay

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, President Obama's choice as the next commander in Afghanistan, says a NATO pullout in 2014 is realistic.

Panetta: Ethics training needs updates

BANGKOK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the military needs to re-evaluate its ethical training following allegations of misconduct against senior officials.
Report: Petraeus will testify on Benghazi

Report: Petraeus will testify on Benghazi

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus will testify Thursday before a Senate panel about the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, a senator said.
Parties seeded friendship with Petraeus

Parties seeded friendship with Petraeus

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The Florida woman at the center of a scandal involving top U.S. military leaders had developed friendships with them by hosting events at her home, reports say.
Petraeus quits CIA over affair

Petraeus quits CIA over affair

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- CIA Director David Petraeus resigned Friday, citing an extramarital affair, and President Barack Obama named Michael Morell acting director of the agency.

U.S. security adviser on Iraq, Afghan trip

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A senior U.S. security adviser went to Iraq and Afghanistan this week to discuss issues including Afghanistan's takeover of its security, the White House said.
NATO appoints Allen top commander

NATO appoints Allen top commander

BRUSSELS, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, leader of the coalition troops in Afghanistan, was appointed NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe, NATO announced.
White House to change Afghanistan generals

White House to change Afghanistan generals

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The White House plans to replace the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan during the drawdown of forces from the country, officials say.

Australian troops end joint patrols with Afghan soldiers

CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Amid security concerns, Australian ISAF troops have ended joint patrols with the Afghan military.

N. Zealand troops to pull out in April

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- New Zealand announced it will pull its forces from the Bamiyan Provincial Reconstruction Team in April, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.
Afghan-on-Afghan troop attacks rise

Afghan-on-Afghan troop attacks rise

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Afghan-on-Afghan violence has killed more troops and police than so-called green-on-blue attacks on coalition forces in Afghanistan, NATO statistics show.
Obama concerned about Afghan attacks

Obama concerned about Afghan attacks

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday he is watching developments in Afghanistan "with deep concern" but predicted fewer casualties in the future.

NATO: Most Afghan forces attacks personal

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- NATO officials said most Afghan security forces attacks against coalition troops are born out of personal grievances, not insurgent infiltration.
Panetta: ANSF growing

Panetta: ANSF growing

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The Afghan National Security Forces is on track to reach a strength of 352,000 this year, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.

Allen, Kayani meet

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- NATO commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen and Pakistan army chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani met in Islamabad to discuss greater cooperation in fighting terrorism.
Gen. Allen condemns Afghan mosque bombing

Gen. Allen condemns Afghan mosque bombing

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 31 (UPI) -- The killing of an imam in a mosque in Afghanistan during the holy month of Ramadan was roundly criticized by the head of coalition troops in the country.

Karzai orders arrest in execution incident

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 9 (UPI) -- Afghan authorities sought the arrest of those involved in the public execution of a woman that was caught on amateur video, officials said.

Afghan woman executed in public

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 8 (UPI) -- A woman, accused of adultery, died after being fired on several times in an Afghan village, a video of the public execution showed, CBS Evening News reported.
Pakistan in talks to open NATO routes

Pakistan in talks to open NATO routes

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton told the Pakistani prime minister she hoped their relationship would strengthen as the reopening of supply lines nears.
Karzai wants limits for NATO

Karzai wants limits for NATO

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 13 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai called for an end to NATO airstrikes in Afghanistan, suggesting they may represent a disproportionate use of force.
ISAF chief apologizes for civilian deaths

ISAF chief apologizes for civilian deaths

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 9 (UPI) -- The commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan has apologized for the deaths of civilians in an airstrike this week.
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