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The Latest: Germany welcomes US 'readiness' on Afghanistan
The German government is welcoming "the United States' readiness to continue its long-term commitment in Afghanistan."
Paul Ryan defends tax breaks for Foxconn at town hall
House Speaker Paul Ryan says Foxconn Technology Group's plans to construct a factory in his southeastern Wisconsin congressional district that could employ thousands is a "game changer" and an "exceptional deal."
As NKorea vows response, US dismisses calls to pause drills
As North Korea vowed "merciless retaliation" against U.S.-South Korean military drills, U.S. commanders dismissed calls to pause or downsize exercises they called crucial to countering a clear threat from Pyongyang
Afghan reaction mixed on Trump's tough-talking speech
President Trump's tough-talking speech calling out Pakistan for harboring insurgents gets mixed reaction in Afghanistan
Analysis: Trump promises victory, but his plan is murky
Analysis Trump says 'in the end we will win' in Afghan war: , but leaves details on plan uncertain
America's 16 years in Afghanistan: From triumph to stalemate
Sixteen years of U.S. warfare in Afghanistan have left the insurgents as strong as ever and the nation's future precarious. Facing a quagmire, President Donald Trump on Monday outlined his strategy for "victory" in a country that has historically snared great powers and defied easy solutions.
Mattis: IS militants caught in Iraq-Syria military vise
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Islamic State militants are caught in a military vise that will squeeze them from both ends of the Euphrates River valley that bisects Iraq and Syria
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
The Latest: Afghan government applauds Trump speech
Afghanistan's government is applauding President Donald Trump's speech for focusing on needs and conditions instead of timelines
Trump vows continued fight in Afghanistan; reversing stance
President Donald Trump vows to continue fighting in Afghanistan despite his initial inclination to withdraw. Yet he insists the U.S. will not offer "a blank check" after 16 years