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WASHINGTON - Gen. James Jones, the gruff-talking military man President Barack Obama drafted as his national security adviser, announced Friday he was quitting after a tenure marked by ambitious foreign policy changes and undercurrents of corrosive turf battles.
WASHINGTON - Heavy U.S. reliance on private security in Afghanistan has helped to line the pockets of the Taliban and threatens the safety of coalition troops because contractors often don't vet local recruits and wind up hiring warlords and thugs, Senate investigators said Thursday.
MARJAH, Afghanistan - The young Marine had a simple question for the farmer with the white beard: Have you seen any Taliban today? The answer came within seconds - from insurgents hiding nearby who ended the conversation with bursts of automatic rifle fire that sent deadly rounds cracking overhead.
OSLO, Norway - Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo tops speculation for the Nobel Peace Prize - one betting site has already declared him the winner - though some experts expect a more low-key choice on Friday.
- Police: Blasts hit Sufi shrine in Pakistan
- Army officer recommends trial in Afghan killings
- Intel: US missiles kill 3 in Pakistan tribal area
- Afghan peace council holds inaugural session
- Uncertainty over US plans as war enters 10th year
- It's go-for-broke time on 9th anniversary of war
- Report: Taliban, Afghan govt in talks to end war
- Top civilian sees progress in southern Afghan city
- Sestak calls on Obama to assess war on al-Qaida
- 5 Germans said killed in Pakistan missile strike
- No end in sight to Pakistan-NATO supply standoff
- Poll: US strikes unpopular in Pakistan tribal belt
- Pakistan cuts NATO supply line after border firing
- Officials: NATO chopper kills 3 Pakistani troops
- UN says Afghan election a positive sign
- Afghan government sets up 70-member peace council
- IED beams Added to U.S. Joint Forces ‘will change the face of this war’
- NATO says 3 detained Afghan journalists released
- 4 senators urge Obama to fire Afghanistan watchdog
- Afghan president calls for release of journalists
- Book unearths divisions over Obama war plan
- CIA Afghan paramilitary force hunts militants
- Book says aides doubt Obama's Afghan strategy
- Afghan warlords hedge bets, contest elections
- Former top officer unsure whether US is winning
- Afghans vote for parliament amid threats, attacks
- Afghans vote amid threats and scattered attacks
- Polling opens for Afghan parliamentary vote
- Police: Rocket hits Kabul on Afghan voting day
- Karzai urges Afghans to vote, ignore Taliban
- Security ramped up ahead of Afghan elections
- Security ramps up ahead of Afghan vote
- Gates: Surge seems to be working in Afghanistan
- A rundown on the Afghan parliamentary election
- Afghan election to test government reforms