March 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The Taliban on Sunday threatened to attack Pakistani lawmakers and their families if they support allowing NATO to resume shipping supplies through the country to troops in neighboring Afghanistan.
March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The setbacks – a double blow for the American campaign in Afghanistan – effectively paralyze the two main tracks for ending the 10-year-old war. Continue Reading
March 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Leaders of the United States and Britain outlined plans today to shift the NATO war effort in Afghanistan toward a back-seat advisory role while Afghan forces increasingly take the lead, but stressed that the two nations remain committed to the mission there. Continue Reading
March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Current and former Afghan officials say obstacles include disputes over the transfer of American-run detention centers, night raids and quarrels within the Afghan president’s inner circle that led one of his top advisers to threaten to resign.
March 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Two American soldiers were killed today in a shooting by an Afghan soldier and a literacy teacher at a joint base in southern Afghanistan, officials said, the latest in a series of deaths as anti-Americanism rises following the burning of Qurans by U.S. soldiers.
February 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
NATO’s top civilian official today praised U.S. and allied troops in Afghanistan for showing “remarkable restraint” in the face of anti-coalition violence following the burning of Muslim holy books at a NATO base. Continue Reading
February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
NATO says three NATO service members have been killed in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan. The international military coalition did not give any other details about Tuesday’s deaths. Continue Reading
February 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that NATO allies have agreed broadly to step back from the lead combat role in Afghanistan and let local forces take their place as early as next year, a shortened timetable that startled officials and members of Congress.
February 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Supposedly friendly Afghan security forces have attacked U.S. and coalition troops 45 times since May 2007. In testimony prepared for delivery today to the House Armed Services Committee, defense officials said that in most cases the Afghans acted out of personal motivation and were not controlled or directed by insurgent groups. The second most common circumstances involved insurgents impersonating or infiltrating Afghan security forces. Continue Reading
January 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
After a 29-month deployment to Kosovo, North Dakota National Guard Sgt. Josh Dodds of Grand Forks came home Wednesday night. He served with NATO’s Kosovo Force or KFOR as a journalist, an administrative assistant to the chief of staff and an operations officer, working more than 30 countries around the world. Continue Reading