CHAMAN, Pakistan (AP) — Security officials say trucks carrying NATO supplies will resume their routes through Pakistan to Afghanistan on Thursday, following Islamabad's agreement to end its seven-month blockade
President Barack Obama and leaders around the globe locked in place an Afghanistan exit path Monday that will still keep their troops fighting and dying there for two more years, acknowledging there never will be point at which they can say, “This is all done. This is perfect.”
Obama, presiding over a 50-nation war coalition summit in his hometown, summed up the mood by saying the Afghanistan that will be left behind will be stable enough for them to depart — essentially good enough after a decade of war— but still loaded with troubles.
By Anne Gearan, Associated Press
, May 22, 2012
CHICAGO — Thousands of protesters marched through downtown Chicago on Sunday in one of the city’s largest demonstrations in years, airing grievances about war, climate change and a wide range of other complaints as world leaders assembled for a NATO summit.
Nomaan Merchant and Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press
, May 21, 2012
CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators upset with the war in Afghanistan, climate change and the erosion of union rights marched through downtown Chicago on Sunday, taking their discontent on a wide range of world issues to leaders assembled for a NATO summit.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that NATO allies have agreed broadly to step back from the lead combat role in Afghanistan and let local forces take their place as early as next year, a shortened timetable that startled officials and members of Congress.
Libya's government said a NATO airstrike west of Tripoli early Monday destroyed a large family compound belonging to a close associate of Moammar Gadhafi, killing at least 15 people, including three children. It was the second claim of civilian deaths at a home in as many days.
BRUSSELS — In a stern rebuke, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned Friday that the future of the historic NATO military alliance is at risk because of European penny-pinching and distaste for front-line combat.
By Desmond Butler, The Associated Press
, June 11, 2011
TRIPOLI, Libya — NATO warplanes repeatedly hit targets in Tripoli early Tuesday in what appears to be the heaviest night of bombing of the Libyan capital since the Western alliance launched its air campaign against Moammar Gadhafi's forces.
By Diaa Hadid, The Associated Press
, May 24, 2011
KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgent attacks in Afghanistan killed eight NATO service members in one of the deadliest days for the military coalition this year, signaling the start of what many fear will be a particularly violent fighting season as President Barack Obama looks to start drawing down troops, authorities said Sunday.
By Heidi Vogt, The Associated Press
, April 17, 2011
President Barack Obama on Saturday said for the first time he wants U.S. troops out of major combat in Afghanistan by the end of 2014, the date he and other NATO leaders set for moving Afghans into the lead role in fighting the Taliban.
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