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U.S. still debating ‘big ideas’ on Afghan plan, says Mattis

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration is still trying to get right what he calls "the big ideas" for a new Afghanistan war strategy. Mattis was asked what is holding up the administration's strategy review at an impromptu news conference with reporters at the Pentagon. Show More Summary

Mattis says US still debating 'big ideas' on Afghan plan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration is still trying to get right what he calls "the big ideas" for a new Afghanistan war strategy. Mattis was asked what … Click to Continue »

U.S. airstrike mistakenly kills at least 12 Afghan policemen in battle with Taliban

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The U.S. military said the friendly Afghan forces were gathered in a compound.        

U.S. air strike kills Afghan forces in friendly-fire incident

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Afghan security forces were killed on Friday in a U.S. military air strike in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, the U.S. military said, calling the friendly-fire deaths "unfortunate" and pledging an investigation.

SitRep: Trump Pulls CIA From Syria, Russia Cheers; Trump Downplays Afghan Strategy

With Adam Rawnsley CIA pulling up stakes in Syria. President Trump has reportedly decided to scrap a long-running CIA program that armed and trained Syrian rebels, the Washington Post reports: “Officials said the phasing out of the secret program reflects Trump’s interest in finding ways to work with Russia, which saw the anti-Assad program as...

Washington's "Good Terrorists, Bad Terrorists" Policy In The Middle East

Authored by Nauman Sadiq vis OrientalReview.org, Karl Marx famously said that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. The only difference between the Afghan jihad back in the ‘80s that spawned Islamic jihadists like...Show More Summary

Teens Competing In D.C. On African Robotics Team Disappear – 2 Spotted Crossing Canadian Border

The same program that President Trump helped six Afghan girls attend for a robotics competition here in the US, has had an incident occur. It would seem that the six-member

Rod Lurie to Direct Jake Tapper’s Afghan War Story The Outpost

The epic true story of the 50 soldiers who battled a force of over 400 Taliban The post Rod Lurie to Direct Jake Tapper’s Afghan War Story The Outpost appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Trump focuses on Afghanistan during Pentagon visit

The president didn't address an anticipated spike in troop levels in Afghanistan Thursday, telling reporters, we'll see. The Trump administration hopes to address weaknesses in Afghan forces with a new strategy and the infusion of several thousand American forces.

Afghan official: Taliban ambush police convoy, killing 2

An Afghan official says the Taliban ambushed a police convoy in the country's volatile south, killing two policemen and wounding three others. Police spokesman Zia Durrani says the attack triggered … Click to Continue »

Afghan girls team shines at US robotics competition

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A team of Afghan girls whose plight resounded with the world won a silver medal for “courageous achievement” at an international robotics contest in the United States, with judges praising the group’s “can-do attitude”. The First Global Challenge event in Washington...

The Afghan girls robotics team just won a silver medal

The all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan that was initially denied entry to the United States for an international competition is taking home the silver medal. SEE ALSO: The Afghan girls robotics team will now be allowed into theShow More Summary

The media notices “bacha bazi”

For the last eight years or so, the media has been ignoring “bacha bazi,” the practice of Afghan chiefs to keep young boys as sex slaves – a symbol of power in the culture. Well, now, suddenly, it’s a reason for concern at the Washington Post; As the United States sinks deeper into the Afghan […]

Afghan girls' team shines at US robotics event

Group of girls from war-torn country, whose US visas were twice rejected, win silver medal for 'courageous achievement'.

Afghan team among medal winners at global robotics event

Afghan team among medal winners at global robotics event The team that drew the most attention at the FIRST Global Challenge, which ended Tuesday, was a squad of girls from Afghanistan who were twice rejected for U.S. visas before President...Show More Summary

Afghan girls' story was among many at global robotics event

An international robotics competition in Washington attracted teams of teenagers from more than 150 nations. The team that drew the most attention at the FIRST Global Challenge, which ended Tuesday, … Click to Continue »

Trump seeking new ideas on Afghanistan from service members

The Trump administration has been searching for an improved approach to achieving the goal it inherited from the Obama administration: getting the Afghan government to a point where it can defend itself.

Story of Afghan girls is among many at global robotics event

WASHINGTON (AP) — An international robotics competition in Washington is in its final day Tuesday with teams of teenagers from more than 150 nations competing. The team getting the most attention at the FIRST Global Challenge is a squad of girls from Afghanistan who were twice rejected for U.S. visas before President Donald Trump intervened. [...]Show More Summary

Americans in Afghanistan to help train fighters

U.S. Marines are returning to Afghanistan to fight for territory they once held. About 350 marines died in Helmand Province fighting against the Taliban since 2001, but within just two years of handing over the province to Afghan forces, in 2014, the Taliban was back in control. Charlie D'Agata reports.

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