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The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee said today that they plan on introducing a censure resolution against President Trump for his reported comments about immigrants from certain countries. The Washington Post reported that Trump made the comment during a Thursday Oval Office meeting with immigration negotiators.

U.S. taxpayers bought world’s priciest gas station – in Afghanistan

This June 10, 2017 photo released by the U.S. Marine Corps shows an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter provides security from above while CH-47 Chinooks drop off supplies to U.S. Soldiers with Task Force Iron at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan. An audit by the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction released this past week revealed that a Department of Defense task force to support economic development squandered hundreds of millions of American taxpayer dollars.

US suspends security aid to Pakistan

US President Donald Trump speaks during an address from the White House in Washington, US, December 6, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Picture The United States said on Thursday it was suspending at least $900 million in security assistance to Pakistan until it takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups.

Shanina Shaik explores Singapore with family and fiance

Nuclear button on my desk is 'much bigger' than yours: Trump warns Kim about the size of his arsenal and how it is vastly 'more powerful' than North Korea's after despot's New Year's threat Canadian father who was held hostage by the Taliban for five years in Afghanistan with his wife and three children is arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault Woman, 67, who battled blood cancer for five years 'recovers after treating it with TURMERIC' in the first recorded case of its kind Kim Jong-un reopens hotline with South Korea after nearly two years in olive branch ahead of the Winter Olympics Republicans claim to have found written evidence that proves the FBI found 'criminality' during the probe of Hillary Clinton's email server Trump warns he could end hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Palestinians, saying they show 'no appreciation' for payments and 'don't even want to ... (more)

Shanina Shaik explores Singapore with family and fiance

Nuclear button on my desk is 'much bigger' than yours: Trump warns Kim about the size of his arsenal and how it is vastly 'more powerful' than North Korea's after despot's New Year's threat Canadian father who was held hostage by the Taliban for five years in Afghanistan with his wife and three children is arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault Woman, 67, who battled blood cancer for five years 'recovers after treating it with TURMERIC' in the first recorded case of its kind Kim Jong-un reopens hotline with South Korea after nearly two years in olive branch ahead of the Winter Olympics Republicans claim to have found written evidence that proves the FBI found 'criminality' during the probe of Hillary Clinton's email server Trump warns he could end hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Palestinians, saying they show 'no appreciation' for payments and 'don't even want to ... (more)

Em Rusciano weighs in on a topless woman being groped

Nuclear button on my desk is 'much bigger' than yours: Trump warns Kim about the size of his arsenal and how it is vastly 'more powerful' than North Korea's after despot's New Year's threat Canadian father who was held hostage by the Taliban for five years in Afghanistan with his wife and three children is arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault Woman, 67, who battled blood cancer for five years 'recovers after treating it with TURMERIC' in the first recorded case of its kind Republicans claim to have found written evidence that proves the FBI found 'criminality' during the probe of Hillary Clinton's email server Trump warns he could end hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Palestinians, saying they show 'no appreciation' for payments and 'don't even want to negotiate peace' U.S. withholds $255 million in aid to Pakistan over ties to terrorism and promises it 'won't forget' ... (more)

U.S. sets sights on last of ISIS

Secretive drones and surveillance jets are boring down on an estimated 3,000 remaining Islamic State fighters, who are hiding in Syria along a short stretch of the Euphrates River and surrounding deserts, as the U.S. military campaign against the extremist group enters its final phase. But the focus on a 15-square-mile enclave near the Iraqi border is complicated by skies congested with Russian, Syrian and Iranian aircraft as rival forces converge on that last main pocket of Islamic State militants in Syria.

This Christmas Eve, remember America’s winter soldiers

As your family sits down to enjoy a meal together this Christmas, spare a thought or prayer for families who have an empty seat at their table where a brave son, daughter, husband, or wife would sit if they were not serving overseas in the military. Because America enjoys relative peace this Christmas, it's easy to forget that we are still a country at war.

Pentagon tried to block independent report on child sex among Afghan forces, Senate office says

The Pentagon tried to block an independent assessment of child sex abuse crimes committed by Afghan soldiers and police, instead insisting on the creation of its own report offering a far less authoritative review of human rights violations perpetrated by U.S. allies, according to an aide to Sen. Patrick Leahy . Although the report released Nov. 16 by the Defense Department Inspector General's office reached the grim conclusion that, for years, U.S. personnel have been inadequately trained to report such crimes, a parallel investigation by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction is thought to contain a much more detailed accounting of the problem's severity.

Chickenhawk Donald: A Complete and Total Disgrace

On November 3, US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a prisoner of the Taliban in Afghanistan, was sentenced to dishonorable discharge, reduction in rank to private, and a $10,000 fine after pleading guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

Bergdahl gets no time, a dishonorable release

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who in 2009 walked off a U.S. military outpost in eastern Afghanistan and spent the next five years in enemy captivity, was sentenced Friday to a dishonorable discharge from the Army but will avoid prison time. Bergdahl, 31, pleaded guilty in October to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and had faced a maximum life sentence.

Bergdahl Avoids Jail Time

A military judge ruled Friday that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his military base in Afghanistan in 2009 leading to five years of Taliban captivity, should not receive jail time.

As security threats rise, Trump faces uphill battle in Afghanistan

New members of the Afghan Special forces march during their graduation ceremony at the Afghan Corp, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. More than three 3.7 million Afghans, about 11 percent of the population, now live in areas under the control or influence of the Taliban and other armed groups, a new report by the top U.S. watchdog in Afghanistan has found.

Agents: Bergdahl debriefs were intelligence ‘gold mine’

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was a "gold mine" of intelligence, helping the military better understand insurgents and how they imprison the enemy, two agents testified Tuesday as The testimony runs counterpoint to the case prosecutors presented at Bergdahl's sentencing hearing, calling on severely wounded soldiers to offer gripping testimony about the injuries that troops suffered while searching for Bergdahl after he walked off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.

Defense to push for leniency for U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl

Lawyers for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will build their case on Tuesday for why he should be spared prison time for walking off his Afghanistan post in June 2009 and endangering the troops who searched for him. The 31-year-old soldier, a polarizing figure who spent years in captivity and was released in a 2014 Taliban prisoner swap brokered by Democratic President Barack Obama's administration, took the stand at his sentencing hearing on Monday.

More wounded soldiers to testify at Bowe Bergdahl sentencing

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives to the Fort Bragg courthouse for a sentencing hearing on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, on Fort Bragg, N.C. Bergdahl, who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty last week to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The wounds and hardships soldiers suffered during their fruitless search for Army Sgt.

Presidents Are Reckless With Soldiers’ Lives


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The widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger on October 4, says she was "very angry" when Donald Trump told her during a condolence call last week that her husband "knew what he signed up for."

Bergdahl arrives for sentencing hearing


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Sentencing proceedings started on Monday to determine the fate of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who could face life in prison after pleading guilty of deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troops. Rough Cut .

U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl’s sentencing hearing delayed until Wednesday


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The sentencing hearing for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who could go to prison for life for deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troops, was postponed on Monday for two days due to an emergency for a lawyer in the case. The proceedings at North Carolina's Fort Bragg will resume on Wednesday, Army Judge Colonel Jeffery Nance said in court.

Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

The fate of Bowe Bergdahl - the Army sergeant who pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in 2009 in Afghanistan - now rests in the hands of a judge. A sentencing hearing for Bergdahl starts Monday at Fort Bragg and is expected to feature dramatic testimony about soldiers and a Navy SEAL badly hurt while they searched for the missing Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years by Taliban allies after leaving his post.

Afghan troops go AWOL in U.S.; IG says wastes taxpayer money, poses security threat

More than 150 Afghan troops brought to the U.S. for military training have gone AWOL since 2005, with 13 of them still unaccounted for and perhaps living as here illegal immigrants now, an inspector general said in a new report Friday. Part of the problem is that the U.S. never puts the trainees through an in-person interview and exempts them from registering as aliens when they arrive - both steps that other visitors would normally have to go through.

Bergdahl: Trump has reaffirmed criticism, tainting case

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returns to the Fort Bragg courthouse after a lunch break on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, on Fort Bragg, N.C. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl made a last-minute argument Tuesday that President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his criticism of the soldier - preventing him from receiving a fair sentence on charges he endangered comrades in Afghanistan.

Bergdahl guilty pleas leave room for drama at sentencing

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returns to the Fort Bragg courthouse after a lunch break on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, on Fort Bragg, N.C. Bergdahl, who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. By JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Army Sgt.

Freed Taliban hostage says captors raped his wife, authorized child’s killing

A Canadian man who was freed along with his family after five years in militant captivity in Afghanistan said his captors authorized the killing of one of his children and raped his wife. "The stupidity and the evil of the Haqqani network's kidnapping of a pilgrim and his heavily pregnant wife engaged in helping ordinary villagers in Taliban-controlled regions of Afghanistan was eclipsed only by the stupidity and evil of authorizing the murder of my infant daughter, Martyr Boyle," Joshua Boyle told reporters upon his arrival at Toronto's Pearson Airport on Friday night.

Freed Taliban hostage claims wife was raped

A Canadian man who was freed along with his family after five years in militant captivity in Pakistan claimed his captors authorized the killing of one of his children and raped his wife. "The stupidity and the evil of the Haqqani network's kidnapping of a pilgrim and his heavily pregnant wife engaged in helping ordinary villagers in Taliban-controlled regions of Afghanistan was eclipsed only by the stupidity and evil of authorizing the murder of my infant daughter, Martyr Boyle," Joshua Boyle told reporters upon his arrival at Toronto's Pearson Airport Friday night.

General Pledges ‘Tidal Wave’ Of Bombs To Rain Down In Afghanistan

Pfc. Samuel Corsolini, a gunner assigned to F Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, pulls security with other Pathfinders as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter takes off after unloading his team and members of 2nd Afghan National Civil Order Patrol Special Weapons And Tactics Team during a vehicle interdiction as part of Operation Pranoo Verbena in order to disrupt Taliban operations in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 16. US Army/Flickr The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan vowed a new wave of helicopter strikes by the Afghan National Security Forces on Taliban insurgents after the delivery of dozens of UH-60 black hawk helicopters, in a joint Saturday appearance with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Military assets including ships dumped at knockdown prices

British Forces' ships, planes and vehicles are going at bargain prices in the country's biggest-ever sell-off of military equipment. Experts fear the sale agreed by top brass will reduce Britain's ability to conduct military operations, but the money is desperately needed to plug an estimated A 20 billion black hole in defence finances.

News Analysis: Latest U.S. drone strike in Pakistan may further escalate bilateral tension

The latest U.S. unilateral drone attack in Pakistan would possibly enlarge the gaps between the two countries in their common course of anti-terrorism war, experts and analysts here said , expressing their concerns as the strikes are usually condemned by Pakistan as a violation of its sovereignty. The latest U.S. strike took place on Friday, killing at least three people who were reportedly the members of Afghan Taliban in Pakistan' northwestern tribal region of Kurram Agency that bordering Afghanistan.

War Gaming a U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Ironically, Pakistan's opposition to U.S. and NATO efforts to stabilize Afghanistan through its support of the Taliban and Haqqani insurgents would lead to greater regional instability and, perhaps, create an existential threat to Pakistan itself should Western forces withdraw. In the absence of U.S. and NATO assistance, the Afghan government would fall within twelve months and Afghanistan would revert to conditions similar to those of the 1990s civil war when the country was divided along ethnic and, to some extent, religious lines.

Trump’s strategic reset

At various times during our history, American troops abroad have been targeted with special ferocity by enemies aware that the more U.S. troops they killed, the more likely our government would be to accelerate already declared timetables for withdrawal. That ends now, President Donald Trump declared in his recent speech about policy toward the war in Afghanistan.

North Korea, Afghanistan top Hill’s fall national security agenda

The Senate returns to Washington in September preparing to take up a massive defense policy bill led by Sen. John McCain as the Arizona Republican returns to Congress following his first round of treatment for brain cancer. The chairman of the Senate armed services committee, McCain will lead debate on the National Defense Authorization Act, one of the few remaining "must-pass" pieces of legislation that would authorize $700 billion in Pentagon spending and set a wide swath of military policy.

Defense secretary begins sending additional troops to Afghanistan

The Pentagon has begun sending additional troops to Afghanistan to carry out President Donald Trump's new war strategy, which will stick to his predecessor's approach of supporting the Afghans' fight against the Taliban rather than doing the fighting for them, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. "Yes, I've signed orders, but it's not complete," Mattis told reporters in an impromptu news conference at the Pentagon.

Complexity of Afghan situation warrants new plan, more troops

At various times during our history, American troops abroad have been targeted with special ferocity by enemies aware that the more U.S. troops they killed, the more likely our government would be to accelerate already declared timetables for withdrawal. That ends now, President Donald Trump declared last week in an important speech about policy toward the war in Afghanistan.

Complexity of Afghan situation warrants new plan, more troops

At various times during our history, American troops abroad have been targeted with special ferocity by enemies aware that the more U.S. troops they killed, the more likely our government would be to accelerate already declared timetables for withdrawal. That ends now, President Donald Trump declared last week in an important speech about policy toward the war in Afghanistan.

Trump announces a realistic plan

At various times during our history, American troops abroad have been targeted with special ferocity by enemies aware that the more U.S. troops they killed, the more likely our government would be to accelerate already declared timetables for withdrawal. For years while former President Barack Obama was in office, the Taliban and other terrorists in Afghanistan operated under an enormous advantage: They knew Obama planned to continue drawing down troop strength in that country for political, not military, reasons.

Miniskirt Photo Swayed Trump on Afghanistan

President Donald Trump changed his mind about sending more troops to Afghanistan after a campaign by his national security adviser H.R. McMaster which reportedly included showing the president a photograph of women in miniskirts in Kabul. The picture from 1972 was used by McMaster in an effort to demonstrate to Trump that Western culture could return to Afghanistan if he sent more troops, the Washington Post reported.

McMaster Showed Trump Picture Of Afghan Women In Skirts To Sell Troop Increase

President Donald Trump's new Afghanistan strategy is in many ways the product of a trio of former generals who urged him to reconsider his gut feelings and recommit U.S. forces to a long-term presence in the war-ravaged country. Defense Secretary James Mattis, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster - flag officers with battlefield command experience - guided Trump away from his instinct to draw down, warning him about the national security consequences of abandoning Afghanistan to the Taliban and assorted terrorist groups there.

The Strategic Truth About The War In Afghanistan

The so-called U.S. "alliance" with Pakistan in the fight against radical Islam is a farce because, long ago, Pakistan decided to use radical Islam as one pillar of its security policy, the others being nuclear weapons and China as its chief geopolitical patron. The Taliban are simply Pashtun cannon fodder that Pakistan uses to maintain Afghanistan as a client state.

Trump commits U.S. to open-ended Afghanistan war; Taliban vow a graveyarda

President Donald Trump committed U.S. troops to an open-ended war in Afghanistan, a decision the Afghan government welcomed on Tuesday but which Taliban insurgents warned would make the country a "graveyard for the American empire." Trump offered few specifics in a speech on Monday but promised a stepped-up military campaign against the Taliban who have gained ground against U.S.-backed Afghan government forces.

Philip Rucker & Robert Costa:

President Donald Trump was frustrated and fuming. Again and again, in the windowless Situation Room at the White House, he lashed out at his national security team over the Afghanistan war, and the paucity of appealing options gnawed at him.

Andrew Degrandpre & Alex Horton

President Donald Trump was expected to announce an increase of a few thousand troops in Afghanistan Monday night, taking the reins of a conflict where today 8,500 personnel are mostly focused on buttressing their Afghan counterparts in the face of Taliban and Islamic State gains. The Defense Department, the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development and other agencies have spent $714 billion of war and reconstruction funding since the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001 to bolster education programs, improve infrastructure and increase the competency of Afghan security forces.

Trump calls on global allies to increase troops and funding for the…

Trump calls on global allies to increase troops and funding for the war in Afghanistan 'in line with our own' Donald Trump has said he is confident that Nato allies such as Britain will increase troops and funding for the war in Afghanistan "in line with our own". Donald Trump has said he is confident that Nato allies such as Britain will increase troops and funding for the war in Afghanistan "in line with our own".

Trump commits US to fight on in Afghanistan; no speedy exit

President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan. WASHINGTON - Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan Monday night, declaring U.S. troops must "fight to win."

In Afghanistan course correction, Trump learns winning is not so easy

But on Monday night, as he laid out his new strategy for Afghanistan, America got to see how its new President confronted what many experts believe is a no-win situation: a war that has dragged on with no end in sight for 16 years. Trump laced his prime-time speech with volleys of bold language that might be expected from a new commander-in-chief taking over a failing war.

Trump Expected To Order 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

President Trump is expected to deploy about 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan and try to tighten expectations on its government and that of neighboring Pakistan, senior U.S. officials tell NPR. Trump is scheduled to deliver a speech on Monday night outside Washington in which he announces his decision, which follows months of deliberation with top U.S. commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war.

Mattis Confirms New Afghan Strategy Decided

Secretary of Defense James Mattis confirmed Sunday that a decision has been made on a new US strategy in Afghanistan. Mattis declined to offer details about the decision, saying President Donald Trump would choose when to make the announcement.

Trump to announce ‘path forward’ for US in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump will outline the United States' "path forward" in Afghanistan in a speech Monday night, the White House announced Sunday. Trump's address, scheduled for 9 p.m. ET Monday at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, comes as Trump and Secretary of Defense James Mattis have said a decision has been made on a new US strategy in Afghanistan.

Mattis confirms decision made on path forward in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis confirmed Sunday that a decision has been made on a military strategy in Afghanistan, where more than 8,000 troops already are based in the longest-running war in U.S. history. Speaking to reporters on a military plane en route to meetings in Jordan, Mattis said it is up to President Donald Trump to announce the details of a review of U.S. policy in Afghanistan and South Asia.

Trump studying options for new approach to Afghan war

President Donald Trump is "studying and considering his options" for a new approach to Afghanistan and the broader South Asia region, the White House said Friday after the president huddled with his top national security aides at Camp David. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a brief statement saying Trump had been briefed extensively on a new strategy to "protect America's interests" in the region.

Trump aides struggle for new strategy for Afghan war

President Donald Trump and his top national security aides huddled in the seclusion of Camp David on Friday, trying to formulate an effective new Afghanistan strategy after 16 frustrating years of war. The administration has struggled for months to fashion a plan for turning around the stalemated war.

Trump. aides struggle for new strategy for Afghan war

President Donald Trump and his top national security aides huddled in the seclusion of Camp David on Friday, trying to formulate an effective new Afghanistan strategy after 16 frustrating years of war. The administration has struggled for months to fashion a plan for turning around the stalemated war.

U.S. Pays $50 Mil for Luxury Cars, Weapons, Booze to Mentor Afghan Intel Officers

A foreign company hired by the U.S. government to mentor and train Afghan intelligence officers billed Uncle Sam for more than $50 million in luxury cars-including Porsches, an Aston Martin and Bentley-and the lucrative salaries of executive and their spouses, who didn't do any work. The firm also spent $1,500 on alcohol and $42,000 on automatic weapons prohibited under the terms of the contract, according to figures provided by a U.S. Senator from a federal audit that has not been released to the public.

Getting closer to deciding Afghan policy: Trump

Washington, Aug 11 President Donald Trump has said that he is close to taking a decision on Afghanistan, for which his administration is carrying out a review of policy, with Senator John McCain unveiling his own plan for the war-torn country. "We are getting close.

McCain: Trump failing on Afghanistan


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REPUBLICAN Senator John McCain has launched his own Afghanistan strategy, saying Donald Trump has done nothing for the troops and that they 'deserve better'. Senator McCain declared that "America is adrift in Afghanistan" as he unveiled a war strategy of his own that includes more US combat forces and greater counter-terrorism efforts.

NATO Troops Kill Suspected Afghan ‘Inside Attacker’

Romanian soldiers assigned to NATO's Resolute Support training mission foiled an insider attack Saturday, killing a member of the Afghan National Civil Order Police who had opened fire on a group of military advisers in southern Afghanistan. One of the Romanian troops was wounded in the shootout, which occurred following a training session in Kandahar province, according to a statement from Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul.

Why we lost the war in Afghanistan

You want to know all Trump has to do to understand how badly we've lost in Afghanistan? Get the Air Force to carry him over there and fly along the route from Kabul to Kandahar, or Kabul to Jalalabad, and have a look at the roads. Yep, that's all you need to know.

Why are Navy SEALs currently the “it” special forces?

Why are Navy SEALs currently the "it" special forces? Why was SEAL Team Six called upon to assault the Bin Laden house, and not another SEAL team, or the Rangers or Green Berets? - David WELL, if there's some quarter in which SEAL Team Six isn't perceived as the "it" special-ops team, it's not for lack of trying on their part. I draw your attention to a 2011 Washington Post piece in which an anonymous member of ST6 describes his cadre as follows: "We're the dark matter.

McCain threatens to give his own Afghanistan strategy to Trump

Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain on Monday threatened to present President Donald Trump with his own Afghanistan strategy if the Trump administration won't develop its own. McCain issued a statement saying he would offer an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act in September that would provide a strategy for Afghanistan, the 16-year war that has been a divisive issue within the White House.

ISIS Attacks the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul


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Afghan official say they killed three militants who attacked the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul Monday, an operation that highlights the precarious security situation in the Afghan capital 16 years after the U.S.-led invasion. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in which a suicide bomber detonated a device outside the entrance to the embassy.

Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell

Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. Cena the 10-year-old black lab received a hero's farewell Wednesday before being euthanized at the USS LST 393, a museum ship in Muskegon, and carried off in a flag-draped coffin.

Not Winning in Afghanistan: Why?

Candidate Trump in his dynamic public rallies repeatedly criticized the former U.S. president for not winning anymore. Trump also mentioned, "If I'm president, we'll win so much, you'll get bored with winning."

Empire of Destruction: Mosul reveals Myth of Precision Bombing

You remember. It was supposed to be twenty-first-century war, American-style: precise beyond imagining; smart bombs; drones capable of taking out a carefully identified and tracked human being just about anywhere on Earth; special operations raids so pinpoint-accurate that they would represent a triumph of modern military science.

Afghan girls will be allowed into US for robotics contest

In this Thursday, July 6, 2017, file photo, teenagers from the Afghanistan Robotic House, a private training institute, practice at the Better Idea Organization center, in Herat, Afghanistan. U.S. President Donald Trump intervened to allow the group of Afghan girls into the country to participate in a robotics competition.

Hot dogs, parades, fireworks: US celebrates Fourth of July

Americans celebrated the United States' 241st birthday in both joyous and serious ways, from flashy firework displays for massive crowds to small-town parades. Tuesday's events even went international, as U.S. senators travelled to Afghanistan and spent the holiday with the troops and an Independence Day exhibition took Major League Baseball to London.

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In Afghanistan, US senators call for coherent policy from Trump

A bipartisan delegation of U.S. senators visiting Afghanistan on Tuesday called for a new strategy from the Trump administration to turn the tide against an increasingly strong Taliban insurgency and end the longest war in U.S. history. KABUL: A bipartisan delegation of U.S. senators visiting Afghanistan on Tuesday called for a new strategy from the Trump administration to turn the tide against an increasingly strong Taliban insurgency and end the longest war in U.S. history.

In Afghanistan, U.S. senators call for coherent policy from Trump


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A bipartisan delegation of U.S. senators visiting Afghanistan on Tuesday called for a new strategy from the Trump administration to turn the tide against an increasingly strong Taliban insurgency and end the longest war in U.S. history. The delegation led by Senator John McCain was in Kabul on a regional trip that included two days in neighboring Pakistan.

Pakistan must pay for supporting terrorism, says U.S. Congressman

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Afghanistan: Just walk away

Our involvement in Afghanistan is untenable because the country is untenable. No matter what is done, Afghanistan will fail because of its galloping population growth.

Trump seen hardening line towards Pakistan after Afghan war review

President Donald Trump's administration appears ready to harden its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on Pakistan-based militants launching attacks in neighboring Afghanistan, US officials tell Reuters. Potential Trump administration responses being discussed include expanding US drone strikes, redirecting or withholding some aid to Pakistan and perhaps eventually downgrading Pakistan's status as a major non-NATO ally, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Exclusive: Trump eyes hardening line toward Pakistan after Afghan war review


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President Donald Trump's administration is exploring hardening its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on Pakistan-based militants launching attacks in neighboring Afghanistan, two U.S. officials tell Reuters. Potential Trump administration responses being discussed include expanding U.S. drone strikes, redirecting or withholding some aid to Pakistan and perhaps eventually downgrading Pakistan's status as a major non-NATO ally, the two officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Afghan soldier attacks foreign soldiers, wounding 4

The acquittal of an officer in the death of a Minnesota motorist who volunteered that he had a gun during a traffic stop adds to the worries of African-American gun owners. The acquittal of an officer in the death of a Minnesota motorist who volunteered that he had a gun during a traffic stop adds to the worries of African-American gun owners.

About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander in chief. The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trump's young presidency.

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The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander in chief. The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trump's young presidency.

US soldiers at the site of a car bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul on May 31, 2017 – AFP

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official told AFP that Pentagon chief Jim Mattis can now directly adjust troop numbers, though the official would not confirm whether a new "force management level" -- currently at around 8,400 -- had been finalized. "The White House has done the same that it did with Iraq and Syria, which is to grant the secretary of defense the authority to set troop levels," the official said, referring to recent adjustments Trump has approved for the fight against the Islamic State group in those two countries.

Mattis Describes Qatar Situation as ‘Difficult’

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis described the diplomatic spat between Qatar and several other American allies in the Middle East as a "complex situation" that the United States needed to help solve. "I believe that Prince Thani inherited a difficult, very tough situation, and he's trying to turn the society in the right direction," Mattis told lawmakers at a House Armed Services Committee hearing late Monday.

As Afghan stalemate grinds on, Trump mulls additional troops

Afghan soldiers are suffering what Pentagon auditors call "shockingly high" battlefield casualties, and prospects are narrowing for a negotiated peace settlement with the Taliban. The insurgents may have failed to capture and hold a major city, but they are controlling or influencing ever more territory.

National security adviser in Kabul for talks days after U.S. dropped massive bomb on ISIS forces

U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster was in Kabul on Sunday for what is the first visit by a Trump administration official to Afghanistan, officials here said, coming just days after U.S. forces dropped a 22,000-pound bomb during combat and revived debate over the war. President Trump has so far said little about the conflict, where more than 8,000 U.S. troops are helping battle the Taliban, raising concerns among Afghan officials about the administration's commitment to the fight.

Risk of deeper involvement as U.S. weighs its options in Afghanistan

As President Donald Trump's administration drafts an Afghanistan policy, U.S. officials are seeking a way to reverse gains by militant groups without wading deeper into a 15-year-long war that has no end in sight. In the past month, three U.S. service members have been killed in operations against Islamic State militants near Afghanistan's porous border with Pakistan, where armed groups still find sanctuary.Officially, the U.S.-led international force in Afghanistan ceased combat operations at the end of 2014, but the conflict has proved difficult to exit without risking the overthrow of the government in Kabul.

Officials: No need for Trump’s approval to use massive bomb

The strike was designed to minimize the risk to Afghan and U.S. forces conducting clearing operations in the area while maximizing the destruction of ISIS-K fighters and facilities. ISIS-K, also known as the Khorasan group, is based in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and is composed primarily of former members of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban.

Aerial Footage of MOAB Bomb Striking Cave, Tunnel System

The strike was designed to minimize the risk to Afghan and U.S. forces conducting clearing operations in the area while maximizing the destruction of ISIS-K fighters and facilities. ISIS-K, also known as the Khorasan group, is based in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and is composed primarily of former members of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban.

MOAB strike: Dozens of ISIS casualties – and no civilians

The first deployment of the most powerful conventional bomb has succeeded in its mission , according to both US and Afghan sources, without any civilian casualties. The post-attack bomb damage assessment tallies up 36 ISIS-K casualties in Nangarhar and the destruction of caves and tunnels used for transit and subterfuge by the terrorist group, an offshoot of the so-called Islamic State in Syria.

US shares video of moment ‘mother of all bombs’ hit cave, tunnel in Afghanistan

The U.S. Department of Defense shared video of the moment its 21,600-pound, "mother of all bombs" struck a cave and tunnel system in Kabul, Afghanistan Thursday, April 13. It marked the first use of the Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, which U.S. officials say is the most powerful, non-nuclear bomb out there with 11 tons of explosives. The MOAB -- officially called the BGU-43/B -- was first developed in the 2000s during the Iraq War and underwent a formal review by the Pentagon of legal justification for its combat use, the Associated Press said.

Vet who lost legs in war now serves with police

Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban New York police department. The 28-year-old graduated Friday from the Suffolk County Police Academy on Long Island after 29 weeks of training.

Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban New York police department. The 28-year-old graduated Friday from the Suffolk County Police Academy on Long Island following 29 weeks of training.

Afghans hit special-visa snags

Afghans who worked for the U.S. military and government are being told that they cannot apply for special visas to the United States, even though Afghanistan is not among the countries listed in President Donald Trump's new travel ban, according to advocates for Afghan refugees. As of Thursday, Afghans seeking to apply for what are known as special immigrant visas were being told by the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, the capital, that applications would no longer be accepted, according to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. Officials at the embassy did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart, who died of cancer on Tuesday, took to her grave a bizarre mystery: What did an aging leftist find so all-fired attractive in a leader in the war that is being waged against America in the name of radical Islam? You would think the left would be on the barricades with the rest of America. Our opponents in this war, after all, seek a system that oppresses women, imposes a theological dictatorship, seethes with anti-Semitism and opposes sexual liberation.

Iraqi suicide bomber was ex-Gitmo detainee

A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release, raising questions about the ability of security services to track the whereabouts of potential terrorists. The Islamic State group identified the bomber as Abu Zakariya al-Britani, and two British security officials also confirmed the man was a 50-year-old Briton formerly known as Ronald Fiddler and as Jamal al-Harith.

Mattis to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he plans to make some decisions soon on whether to recommend an increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and whether the totals should be based on military requirements rather than pre-set limits. Mattis told reporters traveling with him that he spoke for several hours by video conference on Sunday with U.S. Gen.

Taliban video purportedly shows US, Australian hostages

The Afghan Taliban released a new video Wednesday purportedly showing two teachers from the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul begging Donald Trump to make a deal for their release. What appears to be the first "proof of life" of kidnapped US citizen Kevin King, 60, and of Australian citizen Timothy Weeks, 48, was posted online by the Taliban and distributed to media outlets.

‘I’m scared for my life’: First Afghan female pilot in the…

Capt. Niloofar Rahmani, 25, is the first female pilot in the Afghani military since the fall of the Taliban in 2001 She traveled to the US last summer for training with the US Air Force which finished on Thursday - and was supposed to return Saturday, yet did not Afghanistan's first female pilot to serve in the air force since the fall of the Taliban has applied for asylum in the United States. Capt.

Pa. woman, husband, 2 sons speak in Taliban hostage video

A Pennsylvania woman held hostage in Afghanistan for four years appeared in a video Monday with her husband and two children - both born in captivity -- and pleaded to President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump to secure their release. Caitlan Coleman, 31, of York County, appeared in the video with her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, and their boys.

Pa. woman, husband, 2 sons speak in Taliban hostage video

A Pennsylvania woman held hostage in Afghanistan for four years appeared in a video Monday with her husband and two children - both born in captivity -- and pleaded to President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump to secure their release. Caitlan Coleman, 31, of York County, appeared in the video with her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, and their boys.

Pa. woman, husband, 2 sons speak in Taliban hostage video

A Pennsylvania woman held hostage in Afghanistan for four years appeared in a video Monday with her husband and two children - both born in captivity -- and pleaded to President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump to secure their release. Caitlan Coleman, 31, of York County, appeared in the video with her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, and their boys.

Be Very, Very Afraid, and Protest

Why the surprise? To those who haven't been asleep at the wheel, or disinterested in paying attention, the fact that a far-right military-industrial junta will take over the government of the United State on January 20, 2017 comes as no surprise. It's been in the works since Eisenhower.

Trump’s national security adviser shared secrets without permission, files show

A secret U.S. military investigation in 2010 determined that Michael T. Flynn, the retired Army general tapped to serve as national security adviser in the Trump White House, "inappropriately shared" classified information with foreign military officers in Afghanistan, newly released documents show. Although Flynn lacked authorization to share the classified material, he was not disciplined or reprimanded after the investigation concluded that he did not act "knowingly" and that "there was no actual or potential damage to national security as a result," according to Army records obtained by The Washington Post under the Freedom of Information Act.

Clinton sent daughter material that was later classified

The State Department on Friday released a 2009 email chain that shows then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton forwarding to her daughter material that the department classified last year. At issue is a December 2009 email that President Barack Obama's trade adviser, Michael Froman, sent to senior White House and State Department staff members.

Afghanistan: The war Trump and Clinton have ignored

That's remarkable, given the enormous U.S. investment in blood and treasure over the past 15 years - including two American deaths on Thursday - the resilience of the Taliban insurgency and the risk of an Afghan government collapse that would risk empowering extremists and could force the next president's hands. In addition to the two service members killed on Thursday, four others were wounded while assisting Afghan forces in the northern city of Kunduz.

Exclusive: Dozens of Afghan troops missing from military training in U.S.

Forty-four Afghan troops visiting the United States for military training have gone missing in less than two years, presumably in an effort to live and work illegally in America, Pentagon officials said. Although the number of disappearances is relatively small -- some 2,200 Afghan troops have received military training in the United States since 2007 -- the incidents raise questions about security and screening procedures for the programs.

Nobel Prize for Colombia peace deal or UN climate pact?

Guessing the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is notoriously hard because the secretive Norwegian Nobel Committee isn't dropping any hints, except that 376 people and groups have been nominated for the award, which will be announced on Oct. 10. That doesn't stop Nobel watchers from speculating, sometimes based on their own preferences or the small number of nominations that were made public by those who submitted them. This year they include Pope Francis, the Afghan women's cycling team, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the White Helmets rescue group in Syria and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi woman who escaped sexual slavery and has become a spokeswoman for those abused by Islamic State militants.

US Senators call on Pakistan to cooperate with India on Uri probe

Washington, Sep 29: Expressing concern over initial indications that the Uri terror attack emanated from Pakistan, two influential US Senators today called on Islamabad to fully cooperate with India to bring to justice the perpetrators. "We are greatly concerned about initial indications that the perpetrators of this attack were Pakistani and that the attack emanated from Pakistan.

Donand Trump gives ‘aid, comfort’ to IS recruiters: Hillary Clinton

Washington: Hillary Clinton is accusing Donald Trump of giving "aid and comfort" to Islamic terrorists, declaring his anti-Muslim rhetoric helps the Islamic State group and other militants recruit new fighters. Trump is insisting the US should "use whatever lawful methods are available" to get information from the Afghan immigrant arrested in this weekend's bombings.

US soldier killed in anti-Taliban battle in Afghanistan

An American soldier was killed Tuesday during an anti-Taliban operation near the capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand, US-led NATO forces said. The news comes after NATO on Monday announced the deployment of around 100 US troops to Lashkar Gah to help head off a potential Taliban takeover as fighting intensifies.

Clashes as Afghan Taliban edge closer to Helmand capital

Fighting is raging in Helmand as Afghan troops try to beat back Taliban insurgents advancing on the besieged capital of the southern poppy-growing province. Afghan forces fought back insurgents after they stormed Nawa district, just south of Lashkar Gah city, late on Wednesday, raising alarm that the provincial capital was at risk.

Orlando shooter’s father attends Clinton rally

Seddique Mateen, the father of the suspect in the June mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, secured a prime seat at a rally for Hillary Clinton on Monday outside the city. For 25 minutes, Mateen sat right behind the Democratic nominee for president as she remembered the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting and laid out her policies.

Bowe Bergdahl’s lawyers want charges dropped after ‘meddling’ by John McCain

The legal team for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Monday asked to have the charges against the former prisoner of war dismissed, arguing comments made by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain violated his due process rights. Bergdahl, 30, is facing a court-martial with a potential life sentence on charges of desertion and endangerment of U.S. troops after he walked away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and became a Taliban prisoner for five years.

Holy Muslim Cleric Arrested After Marrying a Six Year-Old Girl

A 60 year-old Muslim cleric was arrested in Afghanistan's central Ghor province after he married a 6 year-old girl. An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said Friday , in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country.

Pentagon chief in Afghanistan to meet with US commanders

Secretary Ash Carter is in Afghanistan to meet with U.S. commanders in the wake of a pledge by NATO allies to keep troop levels stable as they battle a resilient Taliban. It's Carter's second stop in a war zone in as many days, part of a weeklong trip that has underscored America's growing commitment to two wars that President Barack Obama inherited but has not been able to end.

What Blair said to Bush: the 525 day route to the Iraq war that spawned a Parliamentary ‘contempt’ action

The 9/11 terror attacks on the US which killed 3000 people proved to be the catalyst for a fundamental change in the US and UK's approach to Iraq with talk of military action already on the agenda within a matter of weeks. The long-awaited Chilcot Report showed that while there was a public narrative of negotiation, the country was actively planning for a possible conflict after then president George Bush's famous summit with prime minister Tony Blair at his Crawford ranch in Texas in April, 2002.

PolitiFact: Obama overstates boost in trade with Mexico and Canada

President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement on Afghanistan from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The president said the U.S. will leave 8,400 troops in Afghanistan when he completes his term, down slightly from the current number but well up from the 5,500 he announced previously, arguing America's interests depend on helping Afghanistan's struggling government fight continuing threats from the Taliban and others.

David Cameron to commit more British troops to Afghanistan

US president Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron during a group photograph at the Presidential Palace ahead of a working dinner on day one of the Nato summit The Prime Minister, attending the Nato summit in Warsaw, will announce that he is to deploy up to 50 additional personnel to help build up the beleaguered Afghan security forces. They will join the 450 British troops already in the country who had been due to return at the end of this year but will now have their mission extended into 2017.

Obama to maintain 8,400 US troops in Afghanistan into 2017

US President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he will maintain about 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan into 2017 through the end of his administration, slowing the planned drawdown of the US military presence in the country. Obama said the security situation in Afghanistan remains "precarious" and the country's security forces are still "not as strong as they need to be."

No end to Afghan war

President Barack Obama scrapped plans Wednesday to cut American forces in Afghanistan by half before leaving office, a dispiriting blow to his hopes of extricating the U.S. after 15 years of fighting.

Obama to slow pace of Afghanistan troop withdrawal

The U.S. will slow its troop drawdown in Afghanistan, leaving a force of 8,400 when President Barack Obama completes his term, the president announced Wednesday in a blunt acknowledgment that America will remain entangled there despite his aspirations to end the war. Flanked by top military leaders at the White House, Obama said the security situation in Afghanistan is "precarious" and the Taliban remain a threat roughly 15 years after the U.S. invaded in the aftermath of 9/11.

Obama to slow pace of Afghanistan troop withdrawal

President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement on Afghanistan from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The president said the U.S. will leave 8,400 troops in Afghanistan when he completes his term, down slightly from the current number but well up from the 5,500 he announced previously, arguing America's interests depend on helping Afghanistan's struggling government fight continuing threats from the Taliban and others.

A timeline of US troops in Afghanistan since 2001

During the nearly 15 years since the United States went to war in Afghanistan, the number of American troops there spiraled to 100,000, then dropped slightly below 10,000. President Barack Obama had planned to drop the number to 5,500 by the end of this year.

Obama to leave about 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan at yeara s end

President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will leave 8,400 troops in Afghanistan when he completes his term, down slightly from the current number but well up from the 5,500 he announced previously, arguing America's interests depend on helping Afghanistan's struggling government fight continuing threats from the Taliban and others. In a statement at the White House, Obama said he was acting after receiving recommendations from top military leaders who urged him to revise his earlier plan.

Obama Again Extends Troop Presence In Afghanistan

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that there will be 8,400 troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office, an increase from a previous announcement that there would be 5,500. WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama again stalled the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, announcing on Wednesday that he plans to keep 8,400 American troops there through the remainder of his presidency.

Senators warn against troop cuts in Afghanistan

The international military mission in Afghanistan will fail if troop levels are reduced further, with potentially dangerous repercussions for the rest of the world, a delegation of U.S. lawmakers warned during a visit to Kabul today. Fifteen years after an American-led operation toppled the Taliban in response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, President Barack Obama is considering whether to maintain the current level of 9,800 U.S. troops or reduce it to 5,500 by the end of the year, as current plans call for.

Douglas Brinkley, Ryan Seacrest: Sunday guests


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The Sunday morning chat programs will have politicians this Fourth of July weekend, but the lineup ranges from historians, such as Douglas Brinkley, to former "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest . The guest lineup: Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., and Sen. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., talk to CBS' "Face the Nation" form Kabul, Afghanistan, at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. The program also features Mitt Romney and Rep. Adam Schiff , D-Calif.

Senate approves defense bill, defies White House veto threat

Defying a White House veto threat, the Senate voted decisively Tuesday to approve a defense policy bill that authorizes $602 billion in military spending, bars shuttering the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and denies the Pentagon's bid to start a new round of military base closings. The GOP-led Senate's version of the National Defense Authorization Act passed 85 to 13, with all but seven members of the Democratic caucus backing the legislation.

Terror Tag Team Al Qaeda chief appears to back Afghan Taliban

The leader of Al Qaeda has reportedly backed Afghan Taliban in a move to boost the group's efforts after President Barack Obama approved the expansion of the U.S. military's role in battle-torn nation. According to Reuters , Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the he would "pledge allegiance" to Taliban guerrillas fighting in Afghanistan in an online audio recording.

More support for Afghan troops part of latest Obama strategy

In this May 27, 2016 file photo, a member of a breakaway faction of the Taliban fighters guards a gathering in Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan. After months of debate, the White House has approved plans to expand the military's authority to conduct airstrikes against the Taliban when necessary as the violence in Afghanistan escalates, senior U.S. and defense officials said Thursday.

Clinton Within Striking Distance of Democratic Presidential Nomination

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Museum Visitors Caught on Camera Accidentally Breaking Wooden Clock

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Afghanistan: New Taliban leader between Drones, ISIL & Negotiations

The May 21 drone strike that killed Taliban leader Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor was no ordinary assassination; it was an act of armed politics against an acutely political war strategist. The Taliban has already named Mansoor's successor, Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada , and is reassuring its members that the status quo will endure - but Mansoor kept a steady hand on the tiller and, now he's gone, the movement could struggle to hold the line.

Mullah Akhtar Mansoor related news and updates on one click

It was not immediately confirmed that he had been killed, but the Associated Press reported an American official saying the US believed Mansoor and another male had been killed in the strike, which was carried out by a drone and authorized by Barack Obama. The official, who was not authorized to publicly discuss the operation, told the AP the attack was carried out by unmanned aircraft operated by US special operations forces, at about 6am ET, south-west of the Pakistani town of Ahmad Wal.

The Latest: China applauds end of arms embargo for Vietnam

China is outwardly lauding the lifting of a U.S. arms embargo on Vietnam, saying it hopes "normal and friendly" relations between the U.S. and Vietnam are conducive to regional stability. A spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry says weapons embargoes are a product of the Cold War and shouldn't have existed.

US shifts tactics, takes war on terror to Taliban HQ in Pakistan

A US drone strike killing Taliban chief Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour signaled a major break with precedent as the United States circumvented Pakistan in an effort to disrupt the strengthening insurgency. KABUL: After months of failed Pakistani efforts to broker peace talks with the Taliban , a US drone strike against the leader of the Afghan militants signaled a major break with precedent as the United States circumvented Pakistan in an effort to disrupt the strengthening insurgency, officials said on Sunday.

Airstrike on Taliban leader escalates U.S. involvement in Afghanistan war theater

The U.S. airstrike thought to have killed Taliban chief Akhtar Mohammad Mansour over the weekend represents another escalation in U.S. involvement in the war in Afghanistan and signals a new willingness to target senior Taliban leaders on Pakistani soil, analysts and officials said Sunday. Although U.S. officials were awaiting final confirmation of Mansour's death, the strike early Saturday marks the most aggressive U.S. military action in Pakistan since the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Taliban Leader Killed in U.S. Airstrike, say Af…

The Pentagon says it launched an airstrike in Afghanistan Saturday targeting the Taliban's overall leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansur, who was killed, according to Afghan and Taliban officials. A U.S. official said Saturday, however, that Mansur was "likely killed" in the airstrike.

Afghanistan probes Mansour’s fate after deadly US drone attack

Afghan authorities scrambled Sunday to confirm the fate of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour after US officials said he was likely killed in drone strikes -- a potential blow to the resurgent militant movement. The Taliban have so far not commented on the unprecedented American bombardment on Saturday, authorised by President Barack Obama, in Pakistan's remote southwestern province of Balochistan.

Afghan official: 6 dead in insider attack in volatile south

A massive space shuttle external propellant tank is squeezing through the streets of Los Angeles to join a display of the retired orbiter Endeavour at the California Science Center. A U.S. Secret Service officer shot a man with a gun who approached a checkpoint outside the White House and refused to drop his weapon, the Secret Service said.

Mansour’s brief reign as chief marked by turmoil

The U.S. conducted an airstrike Saturday, May 21, 2016, against the Taliban leader the Pentagon said, and a U.S. official said Mansour ... . FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2015 file photo, an Afghan man reads a local newspaper with photos of the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mansour, in Kabul, Afghanistan.