Stories tagged: Afghanistan
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Afghanistan is Trump’s war now
Afghanistan is Trump’s war now, and it will require the kind of long-range thinking he hasn’t demonstrated up until now.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Analysis: Trump’s vague doctrine is ‘obliterate,’ ‘crush’ – and who cares about the details?
President Donald Trump delivered a muscular speech about his new strategy in Afghanistan on Monday night. And in true Trump style, it was full of style, tone and tough talk, …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Tillerson says U.S. could punish Pakistan if no cooperation
President Donald Trump’s plan to end the stalemate in America’s longest war and eliminate Afghanistan’s rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. forces, senior officials said Tuesday. …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Analysis: Trump vows to win the seemingly unwinnable war
Before he became president, Donald Trump rarely talked about Afghanistan. When he did, he often called for a swift end to America’s longest war.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Ryan says Trump ‘messed up’ but opposes censure
House Speaker Paul Ryan will be taking questions from Wisconsin voters during a nationally televised town hall meeting Monday night immediately following President Donald Trump’s address on Afghanistan.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
Trump renews Afghan commitment but says ‘no blank check’
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo says he’s glad President Donald Trump seems to be following the advice of the nation’s military leaders to recommit the United States to the 16-year-old war …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Three Afghan prison workers missing during training in Colorado
Colorado officials say three Afghan prison workers in the United States for training are missing after failing to return from an organized trip.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Bergdahl chooses to have trial heard by judge and not jury
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is choosing be tried by a judge – not a military jury – on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Trump will address path forward on Afghanistan
Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan Army’s new special operations corps, declaring …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Trump studying options for new approach to Afghan war
President Donald Trump huddled with his top national security aides in the seclusion of Camp David on Friday, trying to formulate a winning Afghanistan strategy after 16 frustrating years of …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
U.S. soldier killed in battle with Islamic State in Afghanistan
An American soldier was killed and several others were wounded in a battle with Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Frustrated with Trump, McCain unveils Afghan war strategy
In a rebuke of President Donald Trump, Arizona Sen. John McCain declared Thursday that “America is adrift in Afghanistan” as he unveiled a war strategy of his own that includes …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
British firm billed U.S. for cars, pay to ‘significant others’
A British company hired to train Afghan intelligence officers billed the U.S. government for high-end cars, including Porsches and an Aston Martin, and paid the “significant others” of the firm’s …
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Afghan official: Taliban kill 30 locals in northern province
An Afghan official says that at least 30 people including women and children have been killed by Taliban fighters in northern Sari Pul province.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
U.S. military: Georgian soldier killed in latest Afghan attack
A Taliban suicide bomber disguised as a woman rammed his motorcycle into an international convoy, killing a NATO soldier and two Afghan civilians in an attack north of the Afghan …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
One soldier killed, several wounded in latest attack on NATO troops in Afghanistan
A NATO soldier was killed and six others, including a translator, were wounded when a suicide bomber attacked their patrol Thursday in eastern Afghanistan, marking the second incident in just …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Taliban suicide bomber strikes NATO convoy in Afghanistan
A suicide bomber struck a NATO convoy near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Wednesday causing casualties, the U.S. military said without providing more information.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Afghan official says explosion inside mosque kills 20
An Afghan hospital official says an explosion inside a minority Shiite mosque in western Herat, on the border with Iran, has killed at least 20 people.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
26 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban assault, official says
An Afghan official says 26 soldiers have been killed in a blistering Taliban assault on an Afghan National Security base in southern Kandahar province.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Afghan security scrutinized after suicide bomber kills 24
A Taliban suicide bomber killed 24 people in a horrific early morning assault in a neighborhood where prominent politicians reside, causing residents and analysts to question the government’s ability to …
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Errant US airstrike kills 16 Afghan police officers in Helmand province, officials say
A U.S. airstrike mistakenly hit an Afghan police unit in the southern province of Helmand, killing 16 police officers and wounding two others, the provincial governor’s office said Saturday.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 7:32 a.m.
U.N. reports rise in Afghan war deaths, blames insurgents
Afghanistan’s protracted war killed a record number of civilians during the first six months of this year, according to a U.N. report released Monday, which blamed the majority of the …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
Afghan girls robotics team arrives in U.S. just in time
Twice rejected for U.S. visas, an all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan arrived in Washington early Saturday after an extraordinary, last-minute intervention by President Donald Trump.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
Senators say new strategy is needed to win in Afghanistan
A U.S. congressional delegation led by Sen. John McCain visited Kabul on Tuesday for the U.S. Independence Day, meeting with Afghan government leaders and military officials to discuss the more …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
US, NATO allies wrangle over troop levels in Afghanistan
BRUSSELS – More than 16 years into the Afghanistan war, the United States and its NATO allies wrangled anew on Thursday over how to meet the need for more troops …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Taliban storm Afghan police compound, kill 5 police
The Taliban stormed a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday after striking it with two suicide car bombs, killing at least five police, officials said.
Sat., June 17, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
U.S. troops wounded in apparent insider attack at Afghan base
An apparent insider attack in northern Afghanistan on Saturday left four U.S. troops wounded, U.S. and Afghan officials said.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
U.S. to send almost 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan
A Trump administration official says the Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
ISIS says it has taken Tora Bora, bin Laden’s Afghan hideout
The Islamic State group says it has captured Tora Bora, a mountain hideout in Afghanistan once used by Osama bin Laden, but the Taliban on Thursday dismissed the claim, saying …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Trump hands to Pentagon decisions on troop levels in Afghanistan
President Donald Trump’s decision to allow his Pentagon chief to set U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan won’t mean an immediate infusion of troops but should improve management of the war …