Follow the latest developments involving Gen. Stanley McChrystal, America's top commander in Afghanistan, at CNN's This Just In. McChrystal and his staff made comments in a Rolling Stone article that appear to mock top civilian officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, and has spurred questions and debate around the world as well as a comment on the general's "poor judgment" by President Obama.
Nearly 1 million Afghans between the ages of 15 and 64 are drug addicts, according to a new survey.
That would be about 8 percent of the population, or twice the global average, according to a report issued by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. FULL POST
Afghanistan has announced the freeing of prisoners and the United Nations' intentions to remove some Taliban members from a terror blacklist, efforts that come on the heels of a recent nationwide peace conference, government officials said on Tuesday.
More than 25 prisoners have been freed in a move to get militants to lay down their arms, a government official told CNN Tuesday. FULL POST
The U.S. military is investigating whether American taxpayer dollars from a more than $2 billion contract are being used to pay off Afghan insurgents in return for not attacking contractors.
The issue at hand is whether contractors working for the U.S. government in Afghanistan are paying protection money to local security companies, which in turn give the money to Afghan insurgents so they will not attack the contractors. FULL POST
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, apologized early Tuesday for a magazine profile in which he and his staff appear to mock top civilian officials, including the vice president.