The president claimed the U.S. is "really winning" against ISIS during a Thanksgiving call with military service members stationed in Afghanistan.
PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump marked the Thanksgiving holiday by paying tribute to U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere in the Middle East, telling them “we're really winning” because his administration has given them a greater ability to succeed. “I'm letting you do your job,” Trump said to the troops in a video […]
The group is infighting in the eastern province of Nangahar.
Donald Trump on Thursday addressed the troops in a Thanksgiving teleconference—and managed to trash his predecessor, Barack Obama, in the process. Discussing the military’s increased activity in Afghanistan, Trump first boosted the success of his own administration declaring, “Everybody is talking...
President Trump greeted the troops by video in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Arabian Gulf on Thanksgiving morning. The president spoke to the troops to thank them for their service. President Trump: We totally support you. In fact, we love you. Show More Summary
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan/KABUL (Reuters) - As U.S. and Afghan forces pound Taliban drug factories this week, farmers in the country's largest opium producing-province and narcotics experts say the strategy just repeats previous failed efforts to stamp out the trade.
The first trailer for '12 Strong,' starring Chris Hemsworth, the true story of Green Berets who ride into battle in Afghanistan after 9/11 on horses.
"Chances are we are not going to make it out of this one..." Warner Bros has debuted the second trailer for 12 Strong, formerly known as Horse Soldiers, about a Special Forces group sent into Afghanistan at the beginning of the war after 9/11. Show More Summary
Chris Hemsworth stars as one of the iconic Horse Soldiers, the first troops sent into Afghanistan after 9/11 in the second trailer for 12 Strong.
For America's troops, being deployed to a warzone is no excuse for missing out on Thanksgiving celebrations. Even when stationed in far off countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, America's military service members still get their turkey and stuffing. Show More Summary
State Dept officials accuse the secretary of State of breaking law in not listing Myanmar, Afghanistan and Iraq as countries using child soldiers
The State Department is defending Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after his own employees accused him of violating a law meant to stop the use of child soldiers. Tillerson left Afghanistan, Iraq and Burma off a list of countries using child soldiers, prompting State officials to take the unusual step of sending an unsigned dissent memo. Margaret Brennan reports.
The U.S. commander in Afghanistan has a two-year plan to force the Taliban into peace talks.
Saagar Enjeti Security, The Taliban control nearly 40 percent of the entire country and one-third of the population. The U.S. Air Force is on track to drop 300 percent more bombs on Afghanistan in 2017 in comparison to the previous year,...Show More Summary
The U.S. Air Force has dropped 3,554 bombs on the country – more than 2.5 times more than the entirety of 2016.
More civilian casualties lead to a higher number of Taliban recruits, experts and Taliban leaders agree.
The Ministry of Information called for an immediate 20-day test ban on the messaging apps, apparently for security reasons. A failed ban of two popular messaging apps has highlighted both the Afghan government’s security concerns and the increasingly influential voices of internet users in the country of 35 million people. Read Full Story
The United States is pushing women to join the Afghan security forces, without providing them with support. By doing so, it’s putting them at risk.