Some in Congress are alarmed by reports of Iraqi forces throwing down their weapons and fleeing in the face of insurgents. They are asking the Pentagon if the same could happen after US troops leave Afghanistan.
As a prisoner of the Taliban, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was kept in solitary confinement for long periods. How he dealt with that is key to his recovery and to the investigation of his leaving his post in Afghanistan.
As Islamist insurgents overrun Iraqi cities, a US aircraft carrier and two more US warships are headed to the waters off Iraq. US interests there include the largest American embassy and three consulates.
Five Special Operations Forces soldiers returning from a joint US-Afghan operation called in air support when they encountered insurgents. A B1 responding to the request reportedly hit the wrong target.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had deep reservations about how the US mission in Afghanistan was being carried out. When a soldier's sense of right and wrong is shaken, the effect can be devastating, military ethicists say.
The release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in return for five Taliban helps fulfill two of President Obama’s goals: Bringing US combat activity in Afghanistan to an end and reducing the number of detainees at Guantánamo.
US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, captured in Afghanistan by the Taliban and held prisoner for nearly five years, was released to US Special Forces there Saturday in return for the transfer of five detainees from the US facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to Qatar.