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Base attack another blow to struggling Afghan military

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Samad always worried that something might happen to his brother, Shah Mohammad, a three-year veteran of the Afghan army, even though his job was to train soldiers, not to fight.

Russia is Now Apparently Arming the Taliban

2 hours agoNews : Mediaite

The top general in charge of U.S. forces in Afghanistan indicated on Monday that Russia was supplying the Taliban with military equipment.

Russia calls U.S. allegation it arms Taliban unsubstantiated

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that a U.S. allegation Moscow was supplying arms to Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan was unsubstantiated.

At least 10 in minibus killed by roadside bomb Pakistan, official says

PARACHINAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A remote-controlled roadside bomb targeting a minibus killed at least 10 people and wounded several others in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Tuesday, an official in the region said.

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The list of global events keeps piling up: A recent U.S. airstrike in Syria and bombing of ISIS in Afghanistan, increasing tensions with North Korea, a pivotal election in France that could determine

Pentagon chief warns of ‘tough year’ for Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned of “another tough year” in Afghanistan as he arrived on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray. Paying his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, Mattis met with President Ashraf

ABC, NBC Skip U.S. General Suggesting Russia Arming Resurgent Taliban

Secretary of Defense James Mattis made a visit to Afghanistan Monday, where he and General John Nicholson stated that a top U.S. adversary was backing the Taliban. “9,000 U.S. troops are on the ground trying to help the Afghan army hold...Show More Summary

US blasts 'unconscionable' Taliban attack in Afghanistan

The US State Department on Monday described last week's Taliban attack in northern Afghanistan as "unconscionable," but stressed America has no intention of giving up on the country despite more than 15 years of brutal war. State Department...Show More Summary

General suggests Russia supplying Taliban with weapons

Gen. John Nicholson, who commands U.S. forces in Afghanistan, comments on allegations as country descends further into chaos

Vet caught up in VA bureaucracy finally walking again

Retired Marine Sgt. Maj. Ray Mackey lost both legs in Afghanistan and has spent years battling to get proper care from the VA. He finally got so fed up that he sought care at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside of Washington. David Martin reports on how the vet is finally walking again.

Russia allegedly supplying Taliban with weapons

Nine thousand U.S. troops are on the ground in Afghanistan trying to help the Afghan army hold back a resurgent Taliban. Their job is getting tougher by the day, thanks in part to Moscow. Charlie D'Agata reports.

US officials in Afghanistan suggest Russia arms Taliban

Top US military officials allude to increasing concerns over Moscow's role in Afghanistan.

In Afghanistan trip, U.S. general suggests Russia is arming the Taliban

Gen. John Nicholson, the American commander in Afghanistan, wouldn't provide specifics about Russia's role in Afghanistan. Continue reading ? The post In Afghanistan trip, U.S. general suggests Russia is arming the Taliban appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Soldier Claims To Have Recorded A Triangle Shaped UFO in Afghanistan

22 hours agoHumor : eBaum's World

Footage of what appears to be a UFO whizzing by and dropping a flare during an evasive maneuver.

Top Afghan defense officials resign following Taliban attack that killed more than 100 soldiers

Afghanistan’s defense minister and army chief stepped down Monday amid growing outrage over the deaths of more than 100 soldiers in one of the deadliest Taliban attacks of the 16-year war. President Ashraf Ghani accepted the resignations of Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and Qadam Shah Shaheem,...

Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan after deadly Taliban attack

23 hours agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray. Mattis branded...Show More Summary

Top Afghan Defense Officials Resign After Attack Kills More Than 100 Troops

23 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The resignations coincided with a visit from the U.S. Secretary of Defense, as the new administration carries out a review of its Afghanistan policy. Friday's attack was the deadliest in years.

Afghan defense chief quits over attack; U.S. warns of 'another tough year'

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's defense minister and army chief of staff resigned on Monday after the deadliest Taliban attack on a military base, and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he was "under no illusions" about the problems facing the country.

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