Readers write about Kosovo's independence, US security assistance in Africa, and the Army's currently limited size.
Adel Hassan Hamad, who is suing the US government, claims that American values of freedom and democracy have been shaken.
The shield has implications for Asia's security balance.
US-Iraqi forces persuade a remote town in Diyala Province to fight against Al Qaeda insurgents.
Soldiers find major weapons caches, a bunker, and an insurgent expense report in Diyala Province.
US, Iraqi operation in Diyala Province draws on a new counterinsurgency model.
Namibia kicked out two top officials of an international private security firm this fall amid claims the firm was recruiting fighters to work in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has vowed to capitalize on security gains to revive the political process in the coming year.
Service member fatalities fell to 21 in December, compared with 126 in May.