What is called a “fighting withdrawal” is one of the most complex military stratagems to pull off. And that’s what American soldiers are in the middle of now
The first in a series of dispatches from a TIME reporter assigned to document the dismantling of the U.S. presence in the war-torn country
The latest moves in the Afghanistan endgame have moved the insurgents closer to talking with the Kabul government — but there is no real breakthrough yet
As death toll in Algerian hostage attack grows, security officials examine Europe’s exposure to terror by al Qaeda-lined groups vowing revenge against France and the West for military intervention in Mali’s jihad.
Less than a week into France’s military intervention against Islamist militias in Mali, evidence builds confirming French concerns that their country has become the main focus of jihadi terrorist activity
The end-game in the war torn country is complex–and troop levels may be the simplest piece of the puzzle
“I am here in Kandahar on a short vacation,” says the young man, about 27, who we will call Mullah Kalam. His beard is trimmed neat; he is wearing a black leather jacket and a striped beige turban. Kalam has been a student for …
Hush-hush talks staged near Paris by independent organizers bring leaders of enemy sides in the Afghan war together for informal talks. Will this lead to official peace negotiations?
For Asadullah Khalid, the morning of Dec. 6 — the day the Taliban tried to kill him — was as routine as any other. Dressed in an embroidered beige shirt, Kabul’s recently-appointed intelligence chief signed papers and …
Iran and Pakistan depend on river basins that flow out of Afghanistan. And Afghans are growing paranoid that its neighbors are trying to take more water than the country can afford to give
A new report details the ponzi scheme that clobbered the impoverished country’s financial system—a grievous assault bigger than anything the Taliban could have devised
Taliban ambushed a provincial governor’s convoy en route to peace talks, killing two police and one civilian — but the international coalition calls the Helmand meeting a success
TIME goes to the frontlines in Afghanistan where U.S. and NATO forces are trying to train a fledgling army how to fight effectively in the mountains