A Republican lawmaker is pressing the incoming administration of Donald Trump to change the way that troop caps are formulated, arguing that current caps on service members in Iraq and Afghanistan are too low to achieve U.S. strategic objectives.
President Obama on Tuesday commuted the bulk of Chelsea Manning’s 35-year prison sentence, which she received for providing classified information to WikiLeaks in 2010 pertaining to details of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Terrorist militants affiliated with the Taliban in Afghanistan have been purchasing U.S.-supplied weapons and ammunition from Afghan army and police forces, which receive their funding from American taxpayers, according to a new government report.
Donald Trump will need to confront the continued instability and corruption in Afghanistan as well as a resilient Taliban insurgency that continues to challenge Afghan military and police forces, according to the special inspector for Afghanistan reconstruction.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter pledged Friday the U.S. would “remain committed” to Afghanistan for upcoming years as Donald Trump prepares to succeed President Obama as commander in chief.
Veterans pressing Congress to allocate more visas for Afghan interpreters see a potential ally in retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, who is likely to become secretary of defense in the Trump administration.
The father of a soldier who was killed by a suicide bomber last Saturday in Afghanistan claimed that he and his family were booed on an American Airlines flight to bring their son’s body home.
The Pentagon has identified the two U.S. soldiers among four Americans killed in a suicide bombing at the largest NATO military base in Afghanistan on Saturday.
The Pentagon has identified the two Army soldiers who died from enemy fire in Afghanistan on Thursday as Capt. Andrew Byers and Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Gloyer.
Two American service members were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday during operations against the Taliban in the Kunduz Province.