US Suspends Afghan Troop Drawdown

US Suspends Afghan Troop Drawdown | Obama says future drawdowns will be considered at ‘later date’

For Afghan Villagers, US-Created Militias Scarier Than Taliban

For Afghan Villagers, US-Created Militias Scarier Than Taliban | Armed factions effectively rule villages through force

UN Envoy: ISIS Establishing a Foothold in Afghanistan

UN Envoy: ISIS Establishing a Foothold in Afghanistan | Afghan army claims 10 ISIS killed in Helmand

Between Casualties and Desertion, Afghan Military Shrinking Fast

Between Casualties and Desertion, Afghan Military Shrinking Fast | National Army lost over 15,000 troops from Feb-Nov of 2014

Afghan Army Touts ‘First Solo Offensive’ Against Helmand Province

Afghan Army Touts ‘First Solo Offensive’ Against Helmand Province | Troops aim to retake territory they lost in 2014

Pakistan, Afghan Officials Say Taliban Ready for Peace Talks

Pakistan, Afghan Officials Say Taliban Ready for Peace Talks | Taliban: No talks currently taking place

UN: Afghan Civilian Casualties Increased 22 Percent in 2014

UN: Afghan Civilian Casualties Increased 22 Percent in 2014 | Over 10,000 killed and wounded

26 Afghan Police Killed as Taliban Counters Offensive

26 Afghan Police Killed as Taliban Counters Offensive | Afghan army’s offensive sparks major counterattack

Pentagon: ISIS Expansion Into Afghanistan ‘Of Great Concern’

Pentagon: ISIS Expansion Into Afghanistan ‘Of Great Concern’ | Group remains ‘aspirational,’ for now

US Commander in Afghanistan Wants ‘Flexibility’ for Troop Levels

US Commander in Afghanistan Wants ‘Flexibility’ for Troop Levels | Likely to further defer drawdowns through summer