US Afghan policy debate fuelled mistrust

2013-01-07 14:01

President Barack Obama's first year in office was marked by creeping mistrust between the White House and the Pentagon over Afghan war policy, says retired General Stanley McChrystal in a book.

Petraeus facing uphill battle

2010-07-03 12:52

David Petraeus has made his public debut as commander of the Afghan war, celebrating US Independence Day in one of the most heavily guarded places in the country.

McChrystal will retire with 4 stars

2010-06-29 22:22

Gen Stanley McChrystal, fired from his job as commander of the Afghanistan, will be allowed to retire with the rank of four stars.

McChrystal set to retire

2010-06-29 12:17

General Stanley McChrystal, who was fired as the top US general in the Afghanistan war, has told the US Army that he will retire.

Obama will not tolerate division

2010-06-23 21:25

President Barack Obama has warned he would not tolerate division in his administration over Afghanistan, after replacing General Stanley McChrystal.

US Afghan general's job at risk

2010-06-22 23:12

Gen Stanley McChrystal's job appeared in grave jeopardy as an infuriated President summoned him to explain his extraordinary complaints.

Some Afghan Taliban train in Iran

2010-05-30 22:12

The commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan says there is "clear evidence" that some Taliban fighters have trained in Iran.

Afghanistan US toll now 1 000

2010-02-23 22:44

A bomb strapped to a bicycle exploded near a busy bus terminal in Afghanistan, killing eight people, as the death toll of US troops passed 1 000.

Taliban attack Kabul, 12 dead

2010-01-18 21:10

Taliban militants wearing explosives vests have attacked the heart of Kabul, paralysing the capital for hours and resulting in 12 deaths.


2010: Afghan war's most violent

2010-07-12 21:10

This year has been the most violent of the Afghan war since it began in 2001 and civilian deaths have risen slightly with increased insecurity, a rights group says.

Gates tightens interview rules

2010-07-03 09:14

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has ordered military officials to clear interviews and other contacts with the news media with the Pentagon.

Petraeus: Progress in Afghan war

2010-06-29 21:24

US General David Petraeus, the new commander in Afghanistan, has touted signs of "progress" in the Afghan war but warned of a "tough fight" ahead.

McChrystal sacking: Afghans sad

2010-06-24 15:25

The dismissal of Nato commander General Stanley McChrystal has been greeted with dismay in Kabul where Afghans and foreign diplomats praised him.

Obama accepts McChrystal resignation

2010-06-23 19:49

US President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of Afghan war commander General Stanley McChrystal, a US official says.

US general sorry for govt quotes

2010-06-22 12:22

The US commander in Afghanistan has apologised for a magazine profile that quotes him denouncing a top diplomat while his aides dismiss President Barack Obama.

Kandahar bombs a 'warning'

2010-03-14 22:51

Deadly bomb attacks in the city of Kandahar were a warning to Nato that the Taliban are ready for a coming offensive, according to the Taliban.

Nato admits killing 12 civilians

2010-02-14 19:21

The Nato force in Afghanistan says 12 Afghan civilians were killed when at least one rocket missed its intended target during a major offensive against the Taliban.

Afghan deadline 'a mistake'

2009-09-27 19:31

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates is pushing back against liberal calls for withdrawal timelines from Afghanistan, saying it's a mistake to set a deadline to end US military action and a defeat would be disastrous for the US.

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