A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to a Shi’ite Muslim mosque in Kabul as other attackers stormed the building, killing at least 13 people including worshippers gathering for Friday prayers, officials said.
“My original instinct was to pull out” of Afghanistan, President Trump said this week. “But all my life I’ve heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the Oval Office; in other words, when you’re president of the United States.”
The Department of Defense has thousands more American troops on the ground in Afghanistan than it has publicly disclosed, according to defense officials.
The U.S. Air Force may intensify its strikes in Afghanistan and expand training of the Afghan air force following President Donald Trump’s decision to forge ahead with the 16-year-old war, its top general told Reuters on Tuesday.
Former Yahoo News anchor Katie Couric tweeted Monday night that she was “getting whiplash” during President Donald Trump’s speech on U.S. operations in Afghanistan.
The Trump administration will place new pressure on Pakistan to stop providing safe haven to terrorists as part of a broader Afghanistan strategy update announced Monday night.