President Obama plans to leave roughly 8,400 troops in Afghanistan through the end of his term as the Taliban resurges in the region.
U.S. intelligence agencies recently identified nine training camps inside Iran where jihadists from Afghanistan are being schooled for fighting in Syria, according to U.S. defense officials.
The State Department on Wednesday warned U.S. citizens not to travel to Afghanistan because of persisting instability and terror and insurgent groups targeting Americans in the war-torn country.
The Taliban continues to make gains in Afghanistan as allies of the war-torn country reduce their commitments of troops and assistance, according to a new Pentagon report.
A Republican lawmaker is seeking information about the Pentagon’s efforts to discourage Afghan forces from sexually abusing children following a report that the Taliban is using child sex slaves to mount insider attacks against police in Afghanistan.
Gen. John Nicholson, the new commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, has delivered his first three-month report of the situation in the country.
The defense authorization bill passed by the U.S. Senate this week failed to preserve a visa program for Afghans who worked in support of U.S. military operations, but advocates say they will continue to fight to save it in an upcoming appropriations bill.
Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United States said Monday that Americans should not think of the conflict in Afghanistan as “yesterday’s war,” citing persisting attacks by the Taliban, ISIS affiliates, and other terror groups in the region.