The Ministry of Defence has been explaining how it will bring home millions of pounds worth of equipment from Afghanistan.
Today the Taliban launched their political comeback, thus reminding the world of the role they will play in the future of Afghanistan.
A US army sergeant stood up in court and admitted killing 16 Afghan civilians. Robert Bales pleaded guilty to avoid the death sentence.
President Hamid Karzai said Afghanistan will not join the Qatar peace talks with the Taliban "until the process is Afghan-led", Reuters reported.
The Afghan government said it has suspended security talks with the US due to the "contradiction between the acts and the statements" made by Washington.
– Statement by the Office of the National Security Council
In view of the contradiction between acts and the statements made by the United States of America in regard to the Peace Process, the Afghan government suspended the negotiations, currently under way in Kabul between Afghan and US delegations on the Bilateral Security Agreement.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has suspended talks with the US on a security pact, accusing Washington of providing "inconsistent statements" on peace talks with the Taliban.
"In a special meeting chaired by President Hamid Karzai, the president has decided to suspend talks about a security pact with the US because of their inconsistent statements and actions in regard to the peace process", Karzai's spokesman Aimal Faizi told Reuters.
The US Embassy in Kabul said it was preparing a statement following the announcement.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has suspended security negotiations with the US over the peace process, his spokesman told Reuters.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack on the Bagram air base in Afghanistan that killed four US troops.
The attack came hours after the US announced it would open direct talks with the Taliban.
Four US forces have been killed in an attack on the Bagram air base in Afghanistan, a US official told Reuters.
After nearly 12 years, the Taliban and the US are to hold talks on finding a political solution to the end of the war in Afghanistan. The peace talks will include Afghan's President Karzai, and will be the first step on what could be the long journey to peace and stability for the country.
International Editor Bill Neely reports.
The Taliban have opened new offices in Doha ahead of holding historic talks with the US aimed at finding a political solution to end the war in Afghanistan.
In Doha a spokesman said the group opposes the use of Afghan soil to threaten other countries and supports the negotiating process - two demands made by the US and Afghan president before talks can begin.
The Taliban has opened an office in Doha ahead of Afghanistan peace talks with the United States, which will reportedly take place on Thursday.