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The US and UK forces' withdrawal from the southern Afghan province marks a major step in winding down the war. But look at what they're leaving behind.
A newspaper closed, an editor arrested, protests popping up in the capital, all over an article that almost no one has seen. What gives?
In other words, it ain’t working.
American TV comedians are finding the lighter side of chaos, destruction and death.
But maybe we don’t want to hear the answers.
Three Afghan soldiers vanished from Cape Cod and turned up at the Canadian border at Niagara Falls. Afghanistan's future is still AWOL.
President Barack Obama laid out a four-point plan to 'destroy' the Islamic State. The extremists are likely hearing he has zero points. Here's a closer look.
With NATO, Iran, reluctant Mideast allies and Kurdish separatist rebels, what could go wrong?
The pros and cons of an intervention that would likely benefit a president the US has sworn to bring down.
The president has promised to ‘see that justice is done’ for the brutal killing of journalist James Foley. But what does that actually mean?
The United States is grappling with the risk level of the extremist militants retaliating as Obama inserts military might into Iraq.
Putin’s new restrictions on imported agricultural products may finally do what US sanctions haven't: make Russians mad.
Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene was killed Tuesday in a green-on-blue shooting that left many others injured. He was the first US general killed on an overseas battlefield since the Vietnam War.
Think the conflict in Ukraine is bad? It’s just another day in the life of the Russian president.
Think things are bad? You don’t know the half of it.
Now here’s a scary news mash-up: What if Putin were Obama and separatists in Ukraine were US-backed rebels in Syria? With the downed Malaysia airliner, we may have just caught a glimpse of a worst-case scenario.
News analysis: All agree that the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight is a tragedy and an outrage. What is less clear is what to do about it.
Not likely, but don’t get too excited just yet.
The ISIL isn't alone in making the most of a messy situation.