COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The family of a Colorado doctor abducted by the Taliban and freed in Afghanistan is extending condolences to the family of a Navy SEAL killed in the rescue.
Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque (Check) of Monroeville, Penn. was killed in the weekend raid. He was
By By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Navy SEAL killed during a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan was identified by the Pentagon on Monday as Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque of Monroeville, Pa.
The 28-year-old died of combat-related injuries, the Defense
By By LOLITA C. BALDOR and PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Army is updating its handbook for soldiers on how to detect and prevent so-called insider attacks, providing detailed warning signs to watch for and cultural missteps to avoid because they could fuel anger or
WASHINGTON (AP) - A member of a U.S. special operations team was killed during a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor abducted by the Taliban outside of Kabul five days ago.
President Barack Obama praised the special forces on Sunday, saying the mission was
By By REBECCA SANTANAAssociated Press
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - Bodies are piling up in Pakistan's largest city as it suffers one of its most violent years in history, and concern is growing that the chaos is giving greater cover for the Taliban to operate and undermining the country's
By By RASOOL DAWAR and ISHTIAQ MAHSUDAssociated Press
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A U.S. drone strike has killed a senior al-Qaida leader in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, Pakistani intelligence officials said, in the latest blow to the Islamic militant network.
By By DEB RIECHMANNAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An American doctor abducted by the Taliban five days ago was rescued Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S.-led military coalition said.
Dr. Dilip Joseph was captured by Taliban insurgents Wednesday outside the Afghan capital, in
By By PETER JAMES SPIELMANNAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. military has detained more than 200 Afghan teenagers who were captured in the war for about a year at a time at a military prison next to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, the United States has told the United Nations.
By By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - The Obama administration pressed its European allies on Wednesday to follow through on their pledges to Afghanistan's security after most international troops withdraw in 2014, fearful of being left with the check in an era of austerity
By By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - It was a sneak attack, but not by the enemy they feared.
U.S. Army Capts. Joshua Lawrence and Drew Russell were inside a small command post on an Afghan army base, wrapping up a long day of coordinating the safe arrival of nearly