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U.S. troops in Afghanistan ‘so happy’ Sgt. Bergdahl released by Taliban militants

US troops in Afghanistan relieved over Bergdahl release (via AFP) US troops in Afghanistan expressed relief on Sunday over the release of their fellow soldier, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, even as they voiced misgivings that his freedom came in a swap for Taliban militants. To ensure troops stayed on the lookout…

Germany backs Taliban talks in Afghanistan

BERLIN — Germany’s foreign and defence ministers called Sunday for the Taliban to be included in Afghanistan peace talks, ahead of a major international conference for the war-ravaged country next month. Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that negotiations with…

Watch live: President Obama’s speech on reducing U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Watch President Barack Obama address the nation from the Oval Office to unveil his plans to reduce U.S. troops in Afghanistan, courtesy of MSNBC, below: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

White House sets new Afghan deadline for 2014

The Obama administration has decided to de-emphasize plans to begin withdrawing US forces from Afghanistan starting July 2011, administration and military officials said Tuesday. The new policy is to be unveiled at a NATO conference in Lisbon next week, where the United States and other NATO countries are set to…

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