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Tillerson says US could punish Pakistan if no cooperation
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. could punish Pakistan or cut off its status as a major non-NATO ally unless it cracks down on the Taliban and other extremist groups.
Trump's Afghanistan plan has mixed implications, experts say
Foreign policy experts are mixed on how much of President Donald Trump ’s speech Monday night on his administration’s Afghanistan policy is new, and how effective it will be in creating stability in the South Asian country. Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown told ABC News that
Forces to arrive in Afghanistan within days or weeks: US general
The top U.S. commander in the Middle East estimates that additional U.S. troops could arrive in Afghanistan within days or weeks, but, according to several U.S. officials, Defense Secretary James Mattis has yet to sign any orders to deploy more forces and is reviewing the Pentagon 's earlier force
A 'Trump Doctrine'? Clues in his new Afghanistan plan
In President Donald Trump's new Afghanistan strategy, elements of a broader approach to foreign conflicts have started to emerge
Pentagon chief, in Baghdad, says militants are 'on the run'
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he's confident that U.S.-backed Iraqi forces will finish off the Islamic State militants clinging to strongholds that are shrinking in size and number
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.
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 renews Afghan war commitment, sees no speedy exit
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
Navy orders 7th Fleet review amid search for 10 from McCain
Search underway for missing sailors; U.S. Navy orders broad review of the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet, after two major ship collisions in past few months
On Afghanistan's front lines, US commanders await more men
Deep in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, where Afghan troops are on the front lines against Taliban and Islamic State fighters, U.S. military commanders say they needs more forces to better train the local army