Drastic increases in airstrikes and the unusual roles being played by senior US Army generals signal how poorly the US believes the war in Afghanistan is going.
The latest US audit of reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan show a troubling lack of oversight and cooperation, which is damaging security and jeopardizing the country's economic future.
Iran and Afghanistan announced new security and trade agreements over the weekend that actually match up with America's goals for the region.
Recent reports have suggested there are plunging troop numbers in the army, an apparent rise in the prevalence of private armies, and a lack of accountability for abuses.
The new secrecy shrouding Defense Department expenditures was motivated not by too much money being spent, but by too few soldiers remaining in the Afghan army.
Contrary to a recent report that the Afghan government was lifting a ban on night raids, there was actually no ban, partial or otherwise, put into place by Hamid Karzai.
Obama's classified order to extend the role of the US military in Afghanistan in 2015 puts in motion plans that American commanders have been hinting at for the last few months.
An Afghan appeals court upheld death sentences today for five men convicted of brutal gang rapes. But the trials had little to do with justice for the victims.
The chaotic state of post-intervention Iraq is leading the US to rethink its withdrawal strategy in vulnerable Afghanistan.
Much has been made of the fact that international accords outlaw the use of tear gas in war — but it's more complex than that.
If the US-brokered deal to resolve the Afghan election impasse works, it could give Afghans exactly what they want — less US influence.
New gun-control legislation from Chicago's mayor is attempting to address a crisis — the fact that he could lose the next election.