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.
Given that Afghanistan has been in a state of war for nearly 35 years, only a broad-based reconciliation can resolve the fighting. Peace talks are a vital part of that process. Here are five factors necessary to achieving a sustainable peace in Afghanistan.