The recent battle for the Kajaki Valley in Helmand Province, which ended with few casualties and Taliban fighters in flight, may mark the last major operation for US troops in Afghanistan.
The prevailing attitude among US soldiers is that while their remaining time on the ground may be limited, they have plenty of time to prepare Afghan forces to adequately replace them.
If the Afghan Army is to take over security in Afghanistan, it must be able to effectively resupply weapons, food, and other supplies without foreign air support or technical assistance.
As NATO presence recedes, the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan’s eastern Nuristan Province and Kunar Province has some Afghans concerned.
Members of the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, led by Col. John Norris, cross the Iraq desert a few miles from the Kuwait border. The 1,800 soldiers in 360 vehicles traveled 369 miles to leave Iraq on Aug. 17.
US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (l.) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton look through binoculars toward North Korea during a visit to observation post Ouellette at the Demilitarized Zone on Wednesday in Panmunjon, South Korea.
A Shaolin student shows off his skill at Tagou Wushu School in Dengfeng, China, on Sunday. A soccer team of Shaolin students was recently established in the school.
An orangutan eats a piece of watermelon at a zoo in Nanning, Guangxi province, China, on Friday.
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