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.
The Afghanistan government lost control of 2 percent of its territory this summer, as Taliban insurgents have continued to launch attacks in an ongoing conflict that top officials describe as a “stalemate.”
A faction of the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) cooperated with Islamic State this week in an attack on a police college that killed 63 people, the group’s spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday.
American air strikes in Afghanistan this year have already significantly surpassed the total number conducted in 2015, a stark indicator of the United States’ struggle to extricate itself from the conflict and stick to its declared “non-combat” mission.
The Pentagon late Thursday identified an American soldier and Army civilian employee who were killed in Afghanistan earlier this week.