Fighting has escalated in eastern Afghanistan as Afghan and coalition forces step up their attacks on insurgents along the Pakistan border and militants retaliate with attacks on pro-government forces, including a bomb blast Thursday that killed three Afghan policemen. Full story
Hundreds of Afghan soldiers are training in counterintelligence to stop Afghan and coalition forces from being attacked by rogue policemen and soldiers, or militants impersonating them. Full story
President Obama is trying to shore up his support for the mission at home while trying to heal a rift that's growing inside coalition forces. NBC's Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell.
The Morning Joe panel discusses Defense Secretary Gates' trip to Afghanistan and meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai..
With the help of coalition forces, Afghanistan’s fledgling military is gradually gaining mastery of the tasks they’ll have to perform alone once combat duties are transferred in 2014. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.
Months after coalition forces engaged the Taliban in one of the war’s fiercest battles, U.S. troops continue to fight the enemy, while also trying to win over the people. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.
TODAY’s Lester Holt travels with U.S. Marines to the town of Marja, Afghanistan, the scene one of the biggest offenses to date in the battle to drive the Taliban out. The biggest question, Holt reports, is what will become of Marja after the U.S. “transitions” out of the region.
A supporter of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi holds up a poster of Gaddafi during the funeral of his youngest son Saif Al-Arab Gaddafi, who was killed after air strikes by coalition forces last Saturday, at the El Hani cemetery in Tripoli May 2, 2011. Crowds chanting Muammar Gaddafi's name gathered i
TOPSHOTSCivilian contractors from the Philippines build a Christian church for troops at Forward Operating Base Delaram in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan on April 4, 2011. Around 140,000 foreign troops are deployed in Afghanistan within the UN-mandated, NATO-led, International Security Assi
A US marine from Regimental Combat Team-8 walks between accommodation tents at Forward Operating Base Delaram in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan on April 4, 2011. Around 140,000 foreign troops are deployed in Afghanistan within the UN-mandated, NATO-led, International Security Assistance Forc