The U.S. military has begun redirecting personnel and equipment from Iraq and Syria back to Afghanistan, where the Pentagon hopes to revamp its fight against the Taliban, the top commander of the American-led air campaign in the country said Wednesday.
The U.S. Air Force broke a record over Afghanistan this week when a B-52 bomber dropped the largest payload in the plane’s history.
The Trump administration has revamped U.S. military strategy against the Taliban and ISIS in Afghanistan, reversing the Obama administration’s policy prohibiting offensive strikes.
U.S. and Afghan forces have conducted more than two-dozen joint airstrikes against opium production facilities in Afghanistan under a new campaign to target Taliban financing, the top U.S. general in the country said Monday.
President Donald Trump called the decision not to give prison time to Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a “complete and total disgrace” in a tweet on Friday.
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.