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Trump spoke with US troops during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit at Bagram Air Field, on November 28, 2019, in Afghanistan.

Inside Trump’s 3.5-hour top-secret Thanksgiving trip to visit US troops in Afghanistan

In a top-secret trip, President Donald Trump visited Afghanistan to celebrate Thanksgiving with US troops. Photos show what it was like.
A B-52 bomber drops cluster bombs over Afghanistan during the US invasion on October 7, 2001.

The Afghanistan war has lasted for 18 years. Here’s 1 image from every year of America’s longest war.

On October 7, the US entered its 19th year of war. The US may be close to exiting its forever war, but Afghanistan is no closer to stability.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rand Paul, Ilhan Omar, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to Trump urging the president to remove US troops f...

The letter from the bipartisan lawmakers urged Trump to continue with the troop withdrawal and go forward with a similar move in Afghanistan.
In 2014, the US-led NATO forces in Afghanistan transitioned from combat operations to focus on training the Afghan National Army.

As the US moves towards troop withdrawal, the fate of Afghanistan may rest in the hands of these soldiers

If NATO withdraws its 22,000 troops, the battle will be left to Afghan forces whose size and readiness are falling in the face of Taliban victories.
CIA director Gina Haspel, pictured in May 2018, cautioned members of the US Senate Tuesday about the finality of a peace deal with the Taliban.

The Taliban says it will honor promises made during peace talks with the US, but the CIA isn’t buying it

The Taliban has taken its most conciliatory stance ever during the peace talks in Afghanistan, but the CIA is skeptical they'll follow through.

The Taliban reportedly agreed with the US to not make Afghanistan a safe haven for exporting terrorism, even as it continues to terrorize Afghans

The WSJ reported Thursday that Taliban leaders have agreed to oppose any militant group using Afghanistan to stage terrorist attacks abroad.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin

The 25-year-old Air Force special operator killed by a bomb in Afghanistan is being remembered as a compassionate hero

Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin is remembered by family and friends as a compassionate hero. He was also highly decorated for his age.
A NATO service member was killed Monday in an insider attack. Initial reports say the attacker was a member of the Afghan Security Forces, according to a NATO press release.

Another NATO troop has been killed and 2 others wounded in this year’s fourth insider attack in Afghanistan

Another US service member has been killed in an apparent insider attack in Afghanistan, according to NATO. Two other US troops were wounded in the attack, which took place on Monday in Herat province.
President Ronald Reagan meeting with members of the Afghan mujahideen in the White House Oval Office in 1983.

‘A fighting war with the main enemy’: How the CIA helped land a mortal blow to the Soviets in Afghanistan 32 years ago

After months of bureaucratic wrangling and training, Afghan rebels carried out the first successful use of the Stinger missile against Soviet forces in September 1986, helping turn the tide in the war there after years of stalemate.
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress takes off from Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam, August 24, 2016.

The B-52 bomber is leaving the Middle East after a record-breaking run against ISIS

The last B-52 bomber left US Central Command's area of responsibility on April 7 after being the go-to bomber for operations against ISIS and the Taliban.