Articles Tagged 'Afghanistan'
Taliban, stung by escalated U.S. military effort, calls for dialogue
The Taliban in Afghanistan, under pressure from a stepped-up Trump administration military campaign, released a rambling letter to the American people on Wednesday, calling for…
Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds
Months of research across the country show how areas the Taliban threaten or control have surged since foreign combat troops left in 2014.
Pence, in surprise visit to Afghanistan, says ‘victory is closer than ever before’
Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Thursday, thanking several hundred troops for their service ahead of the Christmas holiday while…
Widow releases Trump’s call after her husband was killed in Afghanistan
Natasha De Alencar released the audio of a phone conversation she had with President Trump in April about the death of her husband, Army Staff…
Senate rejects Rand Paul’s war authorization amendment
The Senate on Wednesday rejected a proposal by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., that would have ended war authorizations passed by Congress after 9/11 and since…
Afghanistan speech: Trump rejects ‘timetables,’ ups pressure on Pakistan, refocuses on ‘killing terrorists’
President Trump outlined a comprehensive new strategy Monday night for achieving a “lasting peace” in Afghanistan – rejecting what he called “arbitrary timetables” for the…
Trump to deliver speech on Afghanistan strategy Monday
President Trump will deliver a speech about the United States’ engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia on Monday.
The White House announced Sunday that the…
Transgender Navy SEAL slams Trump for banning service members: ‘Let’s meet face to face and you tell me I’m not worthy’
A transgender former Navy SEAL has spoken out against President Trump’s ban on transgender military members, saying he is preventing soldiers from doing their service.…
US soldier Ikaika Kang ‘made Islamic State training videos’
A US soldier has been arrested on charges of providing material support to Islamic State terrorists.
Ikaika Kang, 34, is stationed in Hawaii with the …
Afghan soldier wounds 7 US soldiers in insider attack
KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan soldier opened fire on American soldiers on Saturday, injuring at least seven, the U.S. military said. It was the second…