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Why is the US still in Afghanistan?
On Aug. 21, 2017, President Donald Trump addressed American soldiers and Army generals at the Fort Myers military base in Arlington, Virginia, announcing that he was taking a new approach to the war in Afghanistan – the longest war in U.S. history, and its costliest since World War II. Trump said
Mattis, Tillerson won’t say how many more troops will head to Afghanistan
Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson both declined to say how many more troops will be deployed in Afghanistan after President Trump 's announcement Monday night of his decision to continue the long-running U.S. military engagement there. "I'd prefer not to go into
Trump announces plan to increase US presence in Afghanistan
President Donald Trump announced on Monday night his administration’s plans to continue the engagement of the United States military in Afghanistan, a strategy meant to combat the influence of the Taliban and the ISIS affiliate in the country that will forgo a formal timetable and instead rely upon
Trump's military options in Afghanistan
President Trump on Friday will huddle with his national security team at Camp David in Maryland to discuss the country's strategy in Afghanistan. The president is being presented with a variety of options, including withdrawing all American troops or adding 3,900 more to the current 8,400 total.
US service member killed in Afghanistan
An American service member has been killed in eastern Afghanistan as part of an operation against the ISIS affiliate in that country. "One U.S. service member has died as a result of wounds suffered Wednesday during a partnered operation with U.S. and Afghan Forces in Eastern Afghanistan," said a
US forces killed Abu Sayed, emir of ISIS-K, Pentagon says
U.S. forces killed Abu Sayed, the emir of ISIS -K, in a July 11 strike on the group's headquarters in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Friday. ISIS-K, or ISIS- Khorasan , is the Afghanistan branch of the terror group operating in the Khorasan region of the country. The group’s headquarters are
2 Army Rangers may have been killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan
The U.S. military is investigating whether two Army Rangers were killed by friendly fire from Afghan commandos they were accompanying. The deaths came during a raid targeting the top ISIS leader in Afghanistan who is believed may have been among the 35 of the terror group's fighters killed in an
Intel suggests terrorists got airport screening equipment to test concealing bombs
United States intelligence suggests terrorists have obtained airport security screening equipment to test the effectiveness of their ability to conceal explosives in laptops and other electronic devices, ABC News has confirmed according to two sources familiar with the matter. CNN first reported
ANALYSIS: After deadly ISIS attack, will Trump send more US troops to Afghanistan?
A key American ally in the fight against terrorism , Afghanistan, was rocked by another flagrant deadly attack Wednesday, but this time with ISIS claiming responsibility. Gunmen dressed as doctors infiltrated and attacked a military hospital in the country’s capital, killing at least 49 people and
US Service Member Killed in Afghanistan
A U.S. military service member was killed in eastern Afghanistan today during a joint U.S.-Afghan counter-terrorism operation targeting ISIS in Afghanistan. The service member died from injuries resulting from the blast of an improvised explosive device . The service member, who has not been