Update for Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Update for Tuesday, May 9, 2017

When you're in a hole . . . U.S. military leaders will ask for an increase in U.S. forces in Afghanistan of 3,000 to 5,000 troops. "The new military strategy would also give the Pentagon, not the White House, the authority to set troop numbers in Afg...

US army releases photographer's final image, showing blast that killed her US army releases photographer's final image, showing blast that killed her 'The camera is not a shield': life and death as a war photographer 'It feels like Groundhog Day': US Marines return to Helmand province

US army releases photographer's final image, showing blast that killed her US army releases photographer's final image, showing blast that killed her 'The camera is not a shield': life and death as a war photographer 'It feels like Groundhog Day': US Marines return to Helmand province

'The camera is not a shield': life and death as a war photographer Read more The US army has published the final photo of a combat photographer who captured on camera the blast that killed her in an accidental mortar explosion in nearly four years ag...

Questions for US military after doubt cast on efficiency of Afghan bombing Questions for US military after doubt cast on efficiency of Afghan bombing Devastation and a war that rages on: visiting the valley hit by the Moab attack Moab attack on Isis was a baffling choice in cold-blooded terms of cost

Questions for US military after doubt cast on efficiency of Afghan bombing Questions for US military after doubt cast on efficiency of Afghan bombing Devastation and a war that rages on: visiting the valley hit by the Moab attack Moab attack on Isis was a baffling choice in cold-blooded terms of cost

After in Afghanistan on 13 April, the US military said the massive ordnance air blast, or Moab, was a “very clear message to Isis” that they would be “annihilated”. Defence secretary Jim Mattis said the bomb was “necessary to break Isis”. The Afghan...

Turnbull considers Nato request for more Australian troops in Afghanistan Turnbull considers Nato request for more Australian troops in Afghanistan Malcolm Turnbull visits Afghanistan and Iraq ahead of Anzac Day Afghanistan reels from Taliban's deadliest attack on army since 2001

Turnbull considers Nato request for more Australian troops in Afghanistan Turnbull considers Nato request for more Australian troops in Afghanistan Malcolm Turnbull visits Afghanistan and Iraq ahead of Anzac Day Afghanistan reels from Taliban's deadliest attack on army since 2001

says he is weighing up a Nato request to send more Australian troops to Afghanistan. The prime minister, who visited the region ahead of Anzac Day, confirmed he has been asked for additional personnel to help deal with a resurgent Taliban and the con...