Articles Tagged 'Afghanistan'
Ashraf Ghani secures second term as Afghanistan president
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
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’
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
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
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’
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
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