In addition to last year's agreement to rotate US Marines through Australia, the US and Australia are now cooperating on advanced military space equipment that will help tackle 'space junk.'
Following a string of attacks by members of Afghan security forces against foreign troops, NATO announced that it is temporarily reducing support for Afghan forces.
By making the Taliban's former second in command available to Afghan negotiators, Pakistan may be signalling a willingness to rekindle stalled peace talks.
An American soldier gave the Los Angeles Times 18 photos of US soldiers posing with dead Afghan insurgents. US Ambassador in Afghanistan Ryan Crocker called the actions of these American soldiers "morally repugnant."
Bond market debacle seems unlikely, many foreign officials say. But bond market could see loss of America's Triple A rating if there are no big budget cuts long term.