Afghanistan

Afghanistan: What your students should know about the new strategy in America’s longest war

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On Monday, President Donald Trump announced plans to deploy 4,000 more U.S. troops in the 16-year long Afghanistan War, the longest war in our country’s history. Continue reading

Under President Trump, a new strategy for the Afghanistan war sparks debate

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The U.S. war in Afghanistan has progressed for 16 years, and a new strategy for how to proceed has caused debate among Trump and his national security team. Progress has been slow and the president has reportedly been frustrated with his advisers. Continue reading

All-girls robotics team from Afghanistan competes after initial visa denial

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An all-girls team from Afghanistan reached the United States for a robotics competition after having their visas denied twice by American officials. Finally, they were allowed into the country. Continue reading

Podcast renews controversy over soldier who abandoned post

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Debate reignited this week over the case of Bowe Bergdahl — the U.S. Army sergeant who deserted his Afghanistan post in 2009, only to be captured by the Taliban and held captive for five years. Continue reading

Doctors Without Borders outraged by U.S. attack on hospital

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An airstrike on a hospital in Northern Afghanistan over the weekend has an international aid organization demanding answers.
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