Australia Leaving Afghanistan Early

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the pullout of the country’s 1,500 troops stationed in Afghanistan by the end of 2013, a full year earlier than previously planned. The Australian troops would begin leaving this year, PM Gillard said last Tuesday. American Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced last February that the United States would end its own combat mission by […]

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US Blocking Afghan Massacre Probe: Lawyer

The lawyer representing an American soldier accused of going on a murderous rampage in Afghanistan claims U.S. military officials are blocking his ability to investigate the incident. John Henry Browne, the lawyer for Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, says his team has been prevented from interviewing wounded victims of the shooting, and allowing other potential witnesses to scatter, making it impossible […]

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