Khalilzad Edges Closer to Pact With Taliban
The U.S. envoy is expected to travel to Afghanistan within days to seek approval from President Ashraf Ghani.
The Walking Dead
As U.S. troops draw down, the Afghan military struggles to provide care for its countless wounded soldiers — on the battlefield and at home.
Afghan President Ghani Pun-tificates on D.C. Voting Rights
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is surprisingly up to speed on D.C. voting rights.
Watchdog: Afghan Army Far Weaker Than Initially Believed
A Pentagon miscount led to an overestimation of the Afghan army's strength. Could the new count influence U.S. withdraw plans?
A challenge from Gourley: ‘Why did we lose in Afghanistan?’ in 500 words or less
Best Defense guest columnists on why the U.S. lost in Afghanistan.
Emile Simpson rips apart a crab and discusses the future of Afghanistan
The Financial Times interviewed Emile Simpson about Afghanistan over a crab lunch.
Afghanistan Watchdog Pushes Pentagon on Lavish Spending
A top U.S. watchdog is raising new questions about the Pentagon's $700 million effort to boost Afghanistan's economy.
The War Over U.S. War Crimes in Afghanistan Is Heating Up
The Hague’s International Criminal Court has long avoided pointing the finger at U.S. misdeeds in Afghanistan. That truce is about to end.
The Murder of Innocents
A tragic triple shooting in Kabul highlights the increasing danger to aid workers in the Afghan capital.