US commander says Afghans requested US airstrike in Kunduz

...requested the U.S. airstrike that killed 22 people at a medical clinic in northern Afghanistan over the weekend, the top commander of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan said Monday, correcting an initial U.S. statement that the strike had...
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Obama apologizes to aid group for US attack on Afghan hospital

...yet clear whether the strike exceeded the rules applying to American forces operating in Afghanistan. But the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John F. Campbell, has said Afghan forces fighting to retake Kunduz from the Taliban had requested...
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Top general recommends keeping more US troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan recommended on Tuesday that President Barack Obama...fighters has further complicated the conflict.Campbell, the top commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan, said that dropping...
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Law student sues CIA over data on Salvadoran Army officer

...Defense College in Washington, D.C., and served as a commander of troops. It claims he adhered to a counterinsurgency strategy...records regarding Ochoa Perez?Äos service as a military commander during the period of the alleged massacres.Her requests...
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Colombia's president, rebels announce breakthrough in talks

...Manuel Santos and leftist guerrilla commanders on Wednesday announced an compensate victims and punish FARC commanders for human rights abuses in light of...Twitter. "Without jail time for the commanders, there will be a deal in Havana but...
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Taliban tighten hold on Afghan city despite US airstrikes

...neighboring Takhar province.He said Taliban gunmen were going door to door "searching for government officials, local police commanders, anyone they can think of. No one is safe."The fall of the city of 300,000 inhabitants - the first urban area taken...
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Only handful of US-trained Syrians fighting IS

...trained Syrian rebels are fighting the Islamic State, astoundingly short of the envisioned 5,000, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East told angry lawmakers on Wednesday. They branded the training program "a total failure."After the first...
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House weighs military justice bill

...small or severe offenses within its ranks."A code of military justice is similar to a criminal code, and it will give our commanders the ability to conduct courts martial and what is called nonjudicial punishement," explained Dunbar, who in civilian life...
Political, legal barriers face historic Colombia peace deal

...guarantees that FARC leaders who honor their commitments won't be sent to U.S. prisons.But especially for mid-ranking commanders, the opportunity to recycle themselves into Colombia's flourishing criminal underworld may be greater than any incentive...
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In South Sudan a fragile peace allows food deliveries

...higher levels, the two sides appear to be tentatively moving ahead with implementation of the peace deal. Senior military commanders on both sides have met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to plan security arrangements, though they failed to resolve all differences...
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