Officers killed four of at least eight suicide bombers – some wearing burqas – launching a coordinated assault in Gardez.
NATO forces meet light resistance in Helmand Province, but Afghan insurgents hit back in other parts of the country. Are more US troops needed?
The Haqqani network, born of the Russian war and nurtured by the CIA, is behind many spectacular assaults in Afghanistan.
As Afghan insurgents exploit popular anger at civilian deaths, the US is hitting back with its own message.
From crawling on the carpet with Ronald Reagan to sipping tea with the Che Guevara of Afghanistan, former staffers recount stories as the Monitor transitions to new formats.
Frustration and fear is sparking opposition to plans that would nearly double the size of US forces there.
Monday's attack came amid discussion of doubling the US forces in Afghanistan by mid-2009.
Insurgents' ability to breach the post in Kunar Province is seen as a significant escalation in the fight.
Afghans sought help for its $50 billion five-year plan as donors met in Paris June 12.