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Afghanistan wants the US to send the A-10 back to fight the Taliban

The US is intensifying air operations in its 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, but the military has yet to decide whether the A-10 will return.

There’s confusion about US troop levels in the Middle East, and Trump may keep it that way

The Pentagon has acknowledged discrepancies in information about troop levels and pledged more transparency, but the number of US troops abroad remains unclear.

See how members of the US military celebrate Thanksgiving in warzones

Being deployed to a warzone is no excuse for missing out on Thanksgiving celebrations.
Mali and her current handler, Corporal Daniel Hatley of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, appear on the BBC's "Victoria Derbyshire" programme.

This dog is being awarded the ‘animal Victoria Cross’ for helping the British Army fight the Taliban even after being hit by 3 grenades

Mali, an eight-year-old Belgian Malinois, helped Britian's elite Special Boat Service storm and overwhelm a Taliban stronghold in Kabul in 2012.

Opium production has set another record in Afghanistan — here’s where it increased the most

Despite increased eradication efforts, opium cultivation and production both hit record levels in the country this year.
A US Army soldier walks away from an armored vehicle in an unrelated incident.

4 US soldiers wounded after an IED attack in Afghanistan

A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device left four US soldiers wounded in Afghanistan.
Afghan policemen take their position during a battle with insurgents on the outskirts of Kunduz, Afghanistan August 21, 2016.

The Taliban is using night-vision goggles to mount a wave of deadly attacks in Afghanistan

The Taliban attacks have not only increased lately, but they are even beginning to employ new tactics.
A speed boat passes oil docks at the port of Kalantari in the city of Chabahar, 186 miles east of the Strait of Hormuz, January 17, 2012.

India is steering a tricky path through US allies and foes in South Asia

India is working with India to develop a trade route to Afghanistan — and the US appears resigned to their cooperation.

Heroin is driving a sinister trend in Afghanistan

Afghanistan continues to be the world's biggest producer of opium, and it's changing out the Taliban operates.
Caitlan Coleman expands upon details she and her family have provided about their time in captivity in Afghanistan and Pakistan

An American woman held hostage in Afghanistan speaks out about her 5 years in captivity

Newly-freed hostage Caitlan Coleman has broken her silence to describe details of her captivity in Afghanistan, and to dispute the official version of events.