Articles Tagged 'Afghanistan'

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

Trump to deliver speech on Afghanistan strategy Monday

by Kelly Cohen
August 21, 2017
President Trump will deliver a speech about the United States’ engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia on Monday. The White House announced Sunday that the… READ MORE

Transgender Navy SEAL slams Trump for banning service members: ‘Let’s meet face to face and you tell me I’m not worthy’

by Christopher Brennan
July 27, 2017
A transgender former Navy SEAL has spoken out against President Trump’s ban on transgender military members, saying he is preventing soldiers from doing their service.… READ MORE

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