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Clinton Romesha, a former active duty Army Staff Sergeant, stands after he was presented with the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House February 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. Romesha received the Medal of Honor for actions during combat operations against an armed enemy at Combat Outpost Keating, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on October 3, 2009. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Northern California Army Vet Receives Medal Of Honor For Afghan Fight

A veteran who helped “defend the indefensible” at a vulnerable Army outpost in Afghanistan received the nation’s highest award for military valor Monday at a tearful White House ceremony that also honored the eight men who did not survive a Taliban attack.

02/11/2013

A picture of ' American Taliban' John Walker Lindh from the record of Arabia Hassani Kalan Surani Bannu madrassa (religious school) in Pakistan's north western city of Bannu, 11 February 2002. (Tariq Mahmood/AFP/Getty Images)

Marin County Taliban Fighter Wins Prison Prayer Lawsuit

A federal judge ruled Friday that an American convicted of fighting alongside the Taliban must be allowed to pray daily in a group with other Muslim inmates at his high-security prison in Indiana.

01/11/2013

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Police In East Palo Alto, Menlo Park Partner To Stem Growing Gang Violence

A recent increase in street violence in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park has prompted police in both cities to launch a coordinated anti-crime effort.

11/29/2012

U.S. Army mortar men from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment fire mortars at a Taliban position (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge Failed

With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.

09/29/2012

KCBS In Depth: The Future Of Pakistan And Afghanistan

Interviews with Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee and Fred Kaplan, both experts on Pakistan and Afghanistan, on what’s next in the U.S. war on terror and the future of relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan following the death of Osama bin Laden.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/08/2011

(CBS)

Good Question: How Is Al Qaeda Different From The Taliban?

You hear these words and the War in Afghanistan instantly come to mind. David Mezzera of Vallejo asked this Good Question: What is the difference between Al Qaeda and the Taliban?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/20/2011

Screen shot of the game "Medal of Honor." (CBS)

Electronic Arts Video Game Drops Taliban Label Amid Protests

The makers of a new video game based in Afghanistan said Friday they have removed the option for players to call themselves members of the Taliban when pretending to shoot at U.S. troops.

CBS San Francisco–10/01/2010

Taliban Attacks NATO Bases in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) _ U.S. and Afghan troops repelled attackers wearing American uniforms and suicide vests in a pair of simultaneous assaults before dawn Saturday on NATO bases near the Pakistani border, including one where […]

08/28/2010

Leaks Raise Fresh Doubts on Afghan War

WASHINGTON (AP) — The monumental leak of classified Afghan war documents has sent the Obama administration into damage control mode.

07/26/2010

Two American Troops Missing in Eastern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) _ Two U.S. troops are missing in eastern Afghanistan, a military official said Saturday. An Afghan official said one may have been killed and the other captured by the Taliban.

07/24/2010

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