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.
A powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour in the centre of the Afghan capital on Wednesday, police said, killing at least 80 people, wounding hundreds and damaging embassy buildings.
A bipartisan bill aiming to cut funding for the war in Afghanistan would severely destabilize the nation’s security environment, particularly amid a Taliban resurgence, according to regional experts.