NATO-backed Afghan forces will continue operations against the Taliban until the Islamic group surrenders its arms and yields to the internationally recognized government, headed by President Ashraf Ghani, a U.S. military official said.
Senior GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bob Corker are rejecting White House suggestions that the general in charge of American-led forces in Afghanistan is responsible for losing the war and needs to be replaced.
An American soldier was killed in Afghanistan over the weekend by an indirect fire strike in the southern Helmand province, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.
Obama-era cuts to U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan caused “critical shortfalls” among military personnel and has increased risks to American-led forces operating in the country, according to a Pentagon report released Tuesday.
Taxpayers spent $100 million on Afghan army uniforms that may have actually made them a better target for enemies because an Afghan minister “liked what he saw.”
The Pentagon will deploy nearly 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan in an attempt to break a months-long stalemate there, according to a Trump administration official.
The Islamic State on Wednesday took over Tora Bora, which once served as Osama Bin Laden’s mountain hideout in eastern Afghanistan, from Taliban fighters, according to Afghan officials and local elders.
The White House will submit an updated Afghanistan strategy proposal to Congress by mid-July laying out U.S. military tactics in the region, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday.
The Pentagon on Monday released the names of three U.S. soldiers who were killed by an Afghan soldier in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday.
Three American soldiers were killed and one wounded on Saturday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan, according to three U.S. officials.