The Pentagon late Thursday identified an American soldier and Army civilian employee who were killed in Afghanistan earlier this week.
A service member and civilian, both of them American, died in an attack near a coalition base in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday.
A federal judge has temporarily halted the discharge of a Marine Corps reserve officer who was ordered out of the service for mishandling classified information when trying to warn fellow Marines about a corrupt Afghan police official.
The Pentagon contracted with foreign companies that installed uncertified and possibly unsafe doors at the Ministry of Interior in Kabul, raising concerns about the U.S. government being defrauded by firms working on the multi-million dollar Afghanistan construction project.
At least 44 Afghan troops who were in the United States for military training have gone missing over the last year, likely in an attempt to find work and live illegally in the country, Pentagon officials said Thursday.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a blast that killed an American service member in Afghanistan during operations against the terror group on Tuesday.
A U.S. service member was killed during operations against the Islamic State in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the Pentagon said, describing it as a “combat situation.”
A recent New York Times headline says it all: “15 Years Into Afghan War, Americans Would Rather Not Talk About It.” A Kingdom of Their Own by Joshua Partlow, who was the Washington Post’s bureau chief in Kabul from 2009-2012, explains in agonizing detail why. He has told the story of America’s involvement in Afghanistan since 9/11 by telling the story of the Karzai family, many of whom were working in their own restaurants and living in America when 9/11 happened.
Hamid Karzai was not, though; he was living in Pakistan in modest circumstances. At first, U. S. officials did not want him to be president of Afghanistan—he was not a significant player in the region—but he knew the different tribes and spoke the languages, including a British-accented English.
Michael Yon, a war photographer and writer who embedded with U.S. and allied troops in Afghanistan during the 2000s, honored two fallen soldiers by naming a phenomenon he often captured on film.
Several Afghan nationals undergoing military training in the United States disappeared from U.S. military bases this month, according to Pentagon and Homeland Security officials.