President Obama will announce plans on Thursday to keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016, a senior administration official said. These revised plans end Obama’s promise to bring U.S. troops home before he leaves office in 2017.
The remaining U.S. force will focus on training and advising Afghan security forces, specifically counterterrorism units. They will be based in Kabul and Bagram Air Field, as well as bases in Jalalabad and Kandahar, according to The Associated Press.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.
Soldiers, family and community gathered in Morehead City to render honors and witness the transfer and memorial of U.S. Army Sgt James Slape Nov. 9-11, 2018. Slape will hold a temporary resting place in Morehead City before ultimately moving to Arlington Cemetery. Slape supported Operations Resolute Support and Freedom Sentinel in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt Leticia Samuels, North Carolina National Guard)
An ISIS suicide bomber killed four Americans in Manbij, Syria, on Wednesday.