The offer is seen as an opportunity to open a window to an eventual peace deal that would allow the United States to bring home its estimated 13,000 troops and end the 18-year war in Afghanistan, America's longest conflict.
By Kathy Gannon, Associated Press
For months, American diplomats have been negotiating with Taliban leaders to end the war in Afghanistan. U.S. officials hoped the Taliban would announce a suspension of fighting this week, but details have yet to be determined. Meanwhile, the war grinds…
By Jane Ferguson
For nearly two decades, the United States’ military engagement in Afghanistan has been plagued by strategic missteps, according to The Washington Post's bombshell report. The investigation examined thousands of pages of previously unpublished notes and interviews from the U.S. government’s…
In a blockbuster story representing the culmination of several years of investigation and pursuit of government documents, The Washington Post reports that U.S. officials have been misleading the American public about the war in Afghanistan for the past 18 years.
In Afghanistan, commando military units are kept busy chasing out the Taliban, then moving on to the next, inevitable advance elsewhere. But after special forces retake an area, ill-equipped regular forces that replace them struggle to hold on -- the…
Over the weekend, President Trump announced he was canceling a planned meeting with Taliban leaders at Camp David. On Monday, he said the months-long peace talks his team has been conducting with the extremist group are over. The negotiations had…
By Lolita C. Baldor, Robert Burns, Associated Press
He says the U.S. should keep a "modest number" of forces in Iraq and Syria to maintain stability.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
The funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects will be used to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border.
By Amir Shah, Associated Press
The council overwhelmingly backed talks between Kabul and the Taliban and also called for the U.N. to remove its global terrorist designation for the Taliban.
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