That two more US troops were killed by an Afghan soldier today is a reminder that the Afghanistan 'surge,' which ended last year, accomplished few of its objectives.
The ambush and killing of 16 Afghan soldiers last weekend is one of the worst setbacks for the country's military in years.
The NATO-led coalition said a data entry error led to a claim last week that Taliban attacks had fallen 7 percent last year. In fact, there's little change. So what did we get for the surge?
Afghan President Hamid Karzai would like to make it very clear that he doesn't like the US, his principal protector and patron.
Key questions about the credibility of the Afghan attorney general's office as it prepares to investigate accusations that Kam Air is involved in drug-smuggling.
Kam Air, an airline owned by a politically-connected Afghan businessman, was blacklisted by the US military in Afghanistan for opium smuggling. Then the Afghan government complained.
The shooting highlights concerns about the Afghan National Army's ability to assume responsibility for security as international troops begin their drawdown.
Despite years of supposed effort to stop money laundering out of Kabul airport, billions continue to flow from the country unchecked.