A bipartisan group of senators introduced an amendment to the defense authorization bill on Thursday that would preserve a visa program for at-risk Afghan translators who worked with the U.S. military.
The Taliban announced Wednesday that an extremist religious scholar with zero military experience would take over the jihadist group after a U.S. drone strike killed its former leader.
KABUL (Reuters) – Power struggles among the Taliban following the death of their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour will probably lead to more fighting and suicide attacks in the coming weeks, a powerful Afghan provincial governor said on Monday.
Military officials told U.S. lawmakers to scale back visits to Afghanistan as summer nears, citing escalated attacks expected from the Taliban.
Afghan interpreters who worked with the FBI, the State Department, and other U.S. agencies in Afghanistan could be deemed ineligible for U.S. visas by the 2017 defense appropriation bill, according to advocacy groups.
The U.S. State Department said this week that it would scrap its rule changes to the visa program for Afghan military interpreters, which advocacy groups said had retroactively made thousands of applicants ineligible for the program.
A Marine wrongfully accused of killing civilians says that President Obama’s new Afghanistan war commander is unqualified to lead coalition forces.
This morning Alana Goodman reported on a maddening, immoral development in the ongoing effort to rescue Afghan interpreters who served the U.S. military loyally, only now to find themselves in grave danger as Afghanistan falls apart:
Three Americans kidnapped in Baghdad last month have been freed, the State Department said Tuesday.