Articles Tagged 'Afghanistan'

Australian special forces executed 39 prisoners and civilians in Afghanistan, report finds

SYDNEY — Australian special forces soldiers, mainly from the elite Special Air Service (SAS) regiment, executed 39 prisoners, farmers and other civilians during the Afghanistan… READ MORE

Ashraf Ghani secures second term as Afghanistan president

by Reuters
February 18, 2020
Afghanistan’s election body declared Ashraf Ghani the winner of the 2019 presidential poll on Tuesday, almost five months after voting took place. Dr Abdullah Abdullah… READ MORE

Trump: I ‘essentially’ fired Defense Secretary Mattis; ‘What’s he done for me?’

President Trump slammed former Defense Secretary James N. Mattis Wednesday at his first Cabinet meeting without him, saying he “essentially” fired the retired Marine Corps… READ MORE

Trump to order withdrawal of 7,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan

The Trump White House has requested plans for the withdrawal of 7,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan, slashing the total number of American forces in country… READ MORE

Taliban, stung by escalated U.S. military effort, calls for dialogue

by Haroon Janjua
February 15, 2018
The Taliban in Afghanistan, under pressure from a stepped-up Trump administration military campaign, released a rambling letter to the American people on Wednesday, calling for… READ MORE

Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds

Months of research across the country show how areas the Taliban threaten or control have surged since foreign combat troops left in 2014. The Afghan… READ MORE

Pence, in surprise visit to Afghanistan, says ‘victory is closer than ever before’

by Alex Pappas
December 22, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Thursday, thanking several hundred troops for their service ahead of the Christmas holiday while… READ MORE

Widow releases Trump’s call after her husband was killed in Afghanistan

by Pete Kasperowicz
October 20, 2017
Natasha De Alencar released the audio of a phone conversation she had with President Trump in April about the death of her husband, Army Staff… READ MORE

Senate rejects Rand Paul’s war authorization amendment

by Travis J. Tritten
September 14, 2017
The Senate on Wednesday rejected a proposal by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., that would have ended war authorizations passed by Congress after 9/11 and since… READ MORE

Afghanistan speech: Trump rejects ‘timetables,’ ups pressure on Pakistan, refocuses on ‘killing terrorists’

by Brooke Singman
August 22, 2017
President Trump outlined a comprehensive new strategy Monday night for achieving a “lasting peace” in Afghanistan – rejecting what he called “arbitrary timetables” for the… READ MORE

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