Later this month, President Obama will decide the size and scope of the drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
NATO now investigating a cross-border clash between two of its own helicopters in Afghanistan and ground forces in neighboring Pakistan.
There appears to be a fissure in Pakistan’s long-standing support for the Quetta Shura Taliban. The recent arrests have caused a flurry of speculation about possible changes in Pakistani policy.
Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, is a group of fighters whose main area of operation is northeastern Afghanistan, such as the provinces of Kunar, Laghman and Paktia.