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  • U.S. welcomes reopening of Pakistan-to-Afghanistan supply route

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a statement that he welcomed Pakistan's decision to open the ground routes.
  • Clinton accuses Russia of supplying Syria with attack helicopters

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton charged Tuesday that Russia is sending military attack helicopters to Syria, and warned that the move could escalate the 15-month-old conflict “quite dramatically.”

    U.S. escalates clandestine war in Yemen

    In an escalation of America’s clandestine war in Yemen, a small contingent of U.S. troops is providing targeting data for Yemeni airstrikes as government forces battle to dislodge Al Qaeda militants and other insurgents in the country’s...

    Western troops take steps to avoid fratricide by Afghans

    U.S. and NATO soldiers have been ordered to take extraordinary precautions against being shot by Afghan troops, including designating “guardian angels” to keep watch at joint bases around the clock, according to a senior military official.

    Crash on Afghanistan base probed as possible attack on Panetta

    An Afghan male in a stolen vehicle drove onto the runway ramp at a U.S. airbase in southern Afghanistan and ran from the scene in flames shortly before Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta landed Wednesday, officials said.