A very small number of Americans are now serving in the military — less than 1 percent. Some are looking for direction; others are inspired by a sense of patriotism or by a family member who served in an earlier war.
A team of gunmen reportedly including suicide bombers has reportedly attacked the Inter-Continental hotel in Kabul, leaving at least 10 people dead and an unknown number of others wounded.Witnesses heard gunfire and explosions from inside the hotel where police battled with gunmen.
The former governor of the Afghan central bank who fled the country will be prosecuted for his alleged role in the failure of the nation's largest private lender, the Afghan attorney general's office said Tuesday.Abdul Qadir Fitrat and other officials at the central bank face prosecution for not act
President Obama's announcement last week that U.S. troops will begin leaving Afghanistan this summer has prompted questions about whether the country's democracy can stand on its own.Those questions come as the Afghan government has been thrown into disarray.
President Barack Obama's plan to bring 10,000 troops home from Afghanistan by the end of this year. Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin says the president's announcement on Wednesday is a step toward the end of a long war. Durbin says the U.S.