Lombard Man, Mark Frerichs, Kidnapped In AfghanistanAn American citizen has been kidnapped in Afghanistan by a Taliban-affiliated group, a U.S. official said Thursday, and authorities are working to rescue him.
John Bolton Fired By President Trump, The Former National Security Adviser Says He Resigned"I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore...I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week," Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter.
Taliban Overruns Afghan Base, Killing 17 SoldiersThe Taliban overran a base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers, even as Afghan forces battled the insurgents for the fifth straight day in the eastern provincial capital of Ghazni on Tuesday.
Pakistani-Americans March Downtown To Protest Taliban Attack On SchoolSome members of Chicago's Pakistani-American community came out to the loop today to protest the Taliban's attack on a school in Pakistan earlier this month.
Kirk: Soldier-For-Taliban Swap Should Be InvestigatedU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says Guantanamo Bay should be a “black hole” for terrorists and they should never get out.
Fallen Soldier's Parents Want Bergdahl Tried For DesertionThe mother and stepfather of a Bartlett High School graduate killed in Afghanistan say their son died while searching for Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, and they want to see Bergdahl prosecuted for desertion.
Chicago Doctor Among Three Americans Shot Dead In Afghanistan A pediatrician from Chicago was among three people shot and killed by a security guard at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge FailedWith 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.