Oct 30, 2013 — The International Security Assistance Force is engaged in an aggressive media campaign to show Afghans that their army and police are capable of providing security, and that the international community will continue to provide support. But the U.S.-NATO-led mission is also trying to reach audiences back home.
Aug 30, 2013 — President Obama is finding it challeging to win international backing for a strike on Syria. France and Turkey are two countries that favor a military response.
Jun 18, 2013 — It marks the first time the whole country has been under Afghan control since the coalition invaded to oust the Taliban in 2001.
May 16, 2013 — A suicide bomber in a car reportedly blew up himself and the vehicle as a NATO convoy passed by. Afghans who were nearby by, as well as some people in the convoy, were killed. Dozens of others were injured. The militant group Hizb-i-Islami has taken responsibility for the attack.
Oct 28, 2012 — When you see a U.S. soldier standing next to an Afghan one, the difference is striking. U.S. troops are saddled down with much more high-tech equipment. But many say handing over better devices won't actually be helpful for soldiers who still need the fundamentals.
Sep 18, 2012 — "Green on blue" attacks have continued. And today, a suicide bomber killed at least 12 people — a militant group said the attack was to avenge the anti-Islam video Innocence of Muslims. NATO says it is reducing coalition troops' vulnerability.
May 21, 2012 — Disputes over reopening supply routes into Afghanistan and U.S. drone strikes on targets in Pakistan are complicating NATO's efforts to wind down the war.
May 20, 2012 — World leaders are meeting with President Obama in his hometown of Chicago for a two-day NATO summit focused heavily on Afghanistan.
May 18, 2012 — New French President Francois Hollande said he wants his nation's 3,300 troops home from Afghanistan by year's end. He also said France would support effort in a "different way."
May 1, 2012 — There's been a policy of only reporting attacks that cause coalition fatalities, the wire service reports. So incidents that end with injuries or with only the attackers dead have not been reported.