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Pentagon: Green Beret Supplied Steroids to Soldier Convicted of Afghan Massacre

The U.S. soldier convicted of massacring 16 Afghan civilians in March 2012 had been on a mix of alcohol, steroids, and sleeping pills while leading troops at a small patrol base in Kandahar, according to a long-awaited military investigative report.


Insurgent Bombings Rise as U.S. Eases off the Taliban

America's most elite troops are largely ignoring the Afghan militants who once sheltered al Qaeda.


Al Qaeda Boss Zawahiri Pledges Allegiance to New Taliban Leader

The announcement comes on the heels of news of Mullah Omar's death in 2013.

The South Asia Channel

Afghanistan Calling

Progress in Afghanistan can be measured by the successes of its telecom industry. In this booming sector, phone use is ubiquitous, the internet is used to perform surgery, employment is up, and corruption is down.

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