SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — An Army soldier recovering from injuries suffered in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan has been shot at his homecoming party, and family members say he’s paralyzed and in critical condition. SEE ALSO: Brain-Eating Amoeba Deaths Increasing Christopher Sullivan, 22, was shot late Friday while trying to break up a fight […]

President Obama announced Wednesday his plans to withdraw 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year, and a total of 33,000 by the end of next summer. “After this initial reduction, our troops will continue coming home at a steady pace,” Obama promised during the 13-minute speech from the White House East […]

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is expected to withdraw roughly 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan this year, with one brigade of about 5,000 forces leaving this summer and a second brigade of similar size coming home by the end of the year, a senior U.S. defense official said Tuesday. Obama is also weighing a timetable […]

WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican senators are circulating a letter to President Barack Obama pressing for a “sizable and sustained” withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Obama is to make a decision in the coming weeks on how many of the 100,000 American forces he should withdraw from Afghanistan in July. Many war-weary lawmakers are […]

Afghanistan — Army Gen. David Petraeus told ABC News in an interview that even after nine years of war, it would be dishonest for him to promise that achievement. “I think-no commander ever is going to come out and say, ‘I’m confident that we can do this.’ I think that you say that you assess […]

Washington- Just be patient, Joe Biden says. America’s longest war will totally be over … in four years. The vice president declared 2014 as the “drop-dead date” for the Afghanistan pullout on Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” echoing similar sentiments from the night before on CNN. While it was never clear exactly when the U.S. […]

WASHINGTON (McClatchy)— The Obama administration has decided to begin publicly walking away from what it once touted as key deadlines in the war in Afghanistan in an effort to de-emphasize President Barack Obama’s pledge that he’d begin withdrawing U.S. forces in July 2011, administration and military officials have told McClatchy. The new policy will be […]

Defense Secretary Robert Gates plans to leave his job next year.

President Obama remains committed to beginning a withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan next July,  a White House spokesman said on Monday, playing down recent remarks by the American military commander in Afghanistan that he might recommend a delay if conditions warrant.