Bergdahl's decision to plead guilty rather than face trial marks another twist in an eight-year drama that caused the nation to wrestle with difficult questions of loyalty, negotiating with hostage takers and America's commitment not to leave its troops behind.
By Josh Lederman and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
During congressional testimony Tuesday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Afghan forces are suffering fewer casualties as they continue to improve.
By Associated Press
Voting to rescind existing war authorities without a replacement risks leaving U.S. troops and commanders without the necessary legal authority they need to carry out military operations. Opponents said they worried Congress would not approve a new law in the…
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
The additional U.S. troops, part of President Donald Trump's newly-announced strategy on Afghanistan, have not yet arrived in the country.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
Military officials have long quietly acknowledged there were far more forces in the country than the cap allowed, but commanders shuffled troops in and out, labeled many "temporary," and used other personnel accounting tactics to artificially keep the public count…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, the death toll from monsoon flooding across South Asia surged again to more than 1,200. Entire communities across India, Bangladesh and Nepal are devastated with many cut off from clean food and water. Also, in…
By Max Boot, Council on Foreign Relations
President Trump’s much-anticipated Afghan policy rightly avoids troop withdrawal timelines but offers little prospect for progress against the durable Taliban, says analyst Max Boot of the Council on Foreign Relations.
By Joshua Barajas
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert will hold a news briefing at 2 p.m. ET. Watch her remarks live here.
By PBS NewsHour
Laying out several new approaches to the conflict in Afghanistan, President Trump singled out Pakistan's support for the Taliban as particularly problematic. What was new in the president’s speech and what are the real-world effects of his strategy? Former State…
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