Cloaked in secrecy and under heavy security, Tillerson slipped out of the Qatari capital of Doha in the pre-dawn hours and flew into Afghanistan on Monday.
By Martin Benedyk, Rob Gillies and Jill Colvin, Associated Press
TORONTO — Former hostage Joshua Boyle said upon arriving back in Canada that the Haqqani network in Afghanistan had killed his infant daughter and raped his American wife during the years they were held in captivity. Boyle gave the statement…
By Josh Lederman and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
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 Associated Press
During congressional testimony Tuesday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Afghan forces are suffering fewer casualties as they continue to improve.
By Richard Lardner, 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…
In our News Wrap Thursday, the Trump administration ordered the Russian consulate in San Francisco and two sites in Washington and New York to close in retaliation for Moscow cutting U.S. diplomatic presence in Russia. Also, forecasters are watching a…
By Robert Burns, 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 Lolita 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…
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s political news, including President Trump’s wildly different approaches to his address on Afghanistan strategy and his remarks in Phoenix, his attacks on…
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…
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