Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy (Conn.) hailed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as an “American hero” when he returned to the U.S. as part of a controversial prisoner swap in 2014, but on Monday, Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy when he walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy on Monday, capping a saga that began in 2009 when he walked off his base in Afghanistan.
Despite “huge costs” and a stalemate after 16 years of war in Afghanistan, the commander in charge of troops there says he favors the Trump administration’s new strategy of seeking peace talks with the radical Islamic Taliban.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the rocket attack Wednesday that struck an airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, and said the target was Defense Secretary James Mattis.
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.
Russia rejected U.S. charges that Moscow may be supplying the Taliban in Afghanistan, accusing Washington of peddling “a lie” to divert attention away from its own failed policies in the country.
Terrorist militants affiliated with the Taliban in Afghanistan have been purchasing U.S.-supplied weapons and ammunition from Afghan army and police forces, which receive their funding from American taxpayers, according to a new government report.
Two American service members were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday during operations against the Taliban in the Kunduz Province.