Air Force Maj. Gen. James Hecker told reporters at the Pentagon today that the U.S. Central Command officially designated Afghanistan as its "main effort," now that the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is winding down…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
Lawmakers, skeptical about the prospects of victory, grilled the Trump administration Tuesday on the direction of the nation's longest-running war, now in its 17th year.
By Matthew Pennington, Associated Press
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have said next to nothing about how they would handle the war in Afghanistan.
By Robert Burns and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
The top American commander in Afghanistan told lawmakers on Tuesday that the war is not a lost cause and underscored his optimism with a personal story about his son.
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
By Associated Press
President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to a veteran who took the blow from a grenade to protect a fellow Marine in Afghanistan, sustaining major wounds, including the loss of his right eye. Retired Cpl. William "Kyle"…
New State Secretary Faces New and Old Challenges in the Middle East, Afghanistan…
Number of U.S. Soldier Suicides Spike Even as Deployment Declines…
By Larisa Epatko
In the decade since the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan began on Oct. 7, 2001, the Taliban regime fell, Afghans held their first parliamentary elections in more than 30 years, and retaliatory attacks against U.S. and allied forces intensified.
By Larisa Epatko
The war in Afghanistan, sparked by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, has continued for nearly 10 years. Elements of the Taliban regime -- though toppled -- have continued to fight against international forces, which are…
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