NATO forces are back helping Afghan troops repel Taliban insurgents from the strategic opium-growing town of Musa Qala in Helmand province, where in 2007 British and US soldiers waged one of the emblematic battles of the war.
On a day which was meant to remember and salute the sacrifice made by India's three great sons on the solemn occasion of Martyr's Day, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation ended up committing an embarrassing goof-up.
A mistaken bombing in Afghanistan that killed five US soldiers and one Afghan in June was caused by a series of avoidable miscommunications among air and ground forces, according to a military investigation.
Many American soldiers suffer from some form of mental illness, and rates of many of these disorders are much higher in soldiers than in civilians, the largest study of mental-health risk among the US military has found.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai wants a letter written by US President Barack Obama that will acknowledge military mistakes made during 12-year war in his country in return for allowing American counterterrorism raids on private Afghan homes, a media report said.