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At least 27 Afghan security personnel killed in Taliban assaults
Taliban insurgents have killed 27 members of the Afghan security forces, police and government officials said on Monday, as a peace effort brokered by the United States struggles to get off the ground
Some troops will be stuck in Afghanistan beyond their departure dates due to coronavirus screening
Operation Resolute Support is currently assessing how many U.S. troops will have to stay in Afghanistan longer than expected.
The US is apparently providing ‘limited’ support for the Taliban against ISIS
The U.S. military is apparently providing some form of "limited support" for the Taliban as part of the terror group's fight against ISIS in Afghanistan
The Taliban claims that Trump spoke with one of their leaders by phone
President Donald Trump spoke with Taliban co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar following the recent signing of an Afghanistan withdrawal agreement, the Taliban announced in a news release on Tuesday
Taliban rule out taking part in Afghan talks until prisoners released
Taliban militants will not take part in intra-Afghan talks until about 5,000 of their prisoners are released, a spokesman said on Monday, presenting a major possible barrier to ending the war
Top Pentagon leaders can’t say if any secret side deals are part of the Afghanistan peace agreement
“I know there’s the base agreement and some annexes," said Defense Secretary Mark Esper. "I don’t know if those have been agreed upon as secret or something."
There were over 10,000 civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2019 for sixth year in a row
A new UN report shows just how high the civilian cost of war in Afghanistan was in 2019.
Taliban fighters attack Afghan forces on the first day of reduced violence period
One day after the Taliban and U.S. forces agreed to a week-long reduction in violence, Taliban fighters attacked Afghan forces.
Taliban: No peace agreement if US troops stay in Afghanistan
"My fellow Afghans will soon celebrate this historic agreement," Sirajuddin Haqqani wrote in the New York Times. "Once it is entirely fulfilled, Afghans will see the departure of all foreign troops"
The US and Taliban have reached a reduction of violence agreement
The United States has reached a reduction of violence agreement with the Taliban that could lead to a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a senior administration official said on Friday
Trump travels to Dover AFB to honor 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan insider attack
President Donald Trump and members of his administration traveled to Dover Air Force in Delaware on Monday evening for the dignified transfer of the remains of two Army Special Forces soldiers killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan on Saturday
Afghan security forces averaged one insider attack every 4 days in the closing months of 2019, new data shows
Afghan National Defense and Security Forces personnel carried out 33 insider attacks during the fourth quarter of 2019, resulting in 90 casualties, according to a new report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
Taliban attacks in Afghanistan are at their highest level in a decade
The Taliban launched more attacks across Afghanistan in during the last three months of 2019 than during the same period each year since the U.S. first started collecting data back in 2010, according to a new report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
Fort Bragg paratroopers killed in Afghanistan remembered for their sacrifice
Two Fort Bragg paratroopers killed in Afghanistan this month are being remembered for their leadership and dedication
US government officials are encouraged to lie about progress in Afghanistan, special inspector general says
'You create from the bottom up an incentive because of short time frames – we're there for six months, nine months, or a year – to show success. That gets reported up the chain and before we know it the president is talking about success that doesn't exist.'
His son died fighting the Taliban. The Afghanistan Papers confirmed what one Gold Star father already knew
It's been more than eight years since his son, Navy Petty Officer First Class Michael J. Strange, was killed alongside 29 other U.S. soldiers and eight Afghan security forces on America's deadliest day of the war in Afghanistan. His father's anger remains
Mattis: No, the war in Afghanistan isn’t ‘just one undistinguished defeat after another’
"If you read this, you'd almost think it's a total disaster and it's not that at all."
The Taliban may not have breached the walls of Bagram, but they damaged the hell out of its main passenger terminal
Airmen were busy on Thursday clearing debris from Bagram Airfield's passenger terminal following a Taliban attack that came uncomfortably close the previous day
A former top US commander revealed that no one could tell him what ‘winning’ looked like in Afghanistan
"I tried to get someone to define for me what winning meant, even before I went over, and nobody could"
Suicide bombers strike main US military base in Afghanistan, injuring 87
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which struck the Bagram air base north of Kabul.
ISIS is nearing defeat in Afghanistan, officials say
U.S. and Afghan officials believe that ISIS is nearing defeat following a weeks-long assault on the terror group's main bastion in eastern Afghanistan, the New York Times reports
801,000 dead, $6.4 trillion spent, and no end in sight: the true costs of the Global War on Terror
“The numbers continue to accelerate, not only because many wars continue to be waged, but also because wars don’t end when soldiers come home."
CIA-backed Afghan security units are carrying out illegal killings, Human Rights Watch says
The CIA-backed paramilitary forces are notorious in Afghanistan, often drawing complaints from villagers and district authorities for their brutal raids
This Green Beret earned a Medal of Honor by being everywhere at once during a hellacious Afghan battle
"At no one point did I ever sit there and say, 'This is it, it's over.'"