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US President Donald Trump holds a bilateral meeting with Afghan's President Ashraf Ghani at Bagram Air Field during a surprise Thanksgiving day visit, on November 28, 2019 in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan’s president says the country is ‘totally ready’ if Trump scales back the US military presence in the country

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said the country was prepared if President Donald Trump did decide to withdraw 4,000 troops.
Advisers from the US Army's 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade during their 2019 deployment to Afghanistan.

Ceasefire or not, it’s time to get out of America’s longest war

It's time to put an end to the needless bloodshed and expense of the US's war in Afghanistan, writes Defense Priorities fellow Bonnie Kristian.

Devastating photos show the effects of snowy avalanches and landslides in Kashmir that killed at least 76

Heavy rain and snowfall have both India- and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, and the neighboring countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan, since Sunday.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a roadside bomb that killed 2 US soldiers in Afghanistan

The Taliban immediately took responsibility for the attack and said through a spokesman that it occurred in the southern Kandahar province.
US military advisers from the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade sit at an Afghan National Army base in Maidan Wardak province, Afghanistan, on August 6, 2018.

Trump set to announce he’s withdrawing 4,000 troops from Afghanistan amid troubled peace talks with Taliban

President Trump in 2016 campaigned on pulling the US out of wars like Afghanistan, but has been unable to make good on that promise.
Pfc. Poff, a 3rd Cavalry Regiment soldier assigned to the Train, Advise, Assist Command – East advisory team security force, keeps watch from behind a position of cover in a rural area adjacent to the the Nangarhar police Regional Logistics Center during an advising trip Jan. 6, 2015. US Army

US-led forces had to bomb a clinic being built to care for local Afghans to stop a Taliban assault

This battle highlights the difficult trade-offs the US and its partner forces face even after 18 years of war in Afghanistan.
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 405th Expeditionary Support Squadron work together to clear debris inside the passenger terminal the day after a Taliban-led attack at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 12, 2019.

The Taliban launched an intense hours-long attack on a key US base. Aftermath photos show the heavy damage.

As the US seeks a negotiated end to the Afghanistan War, the Taliban led an attack on an important US base in the war-torn country.

A former top US commander revealed that no one could tell him what ‘winning’ looked like in Afghanistan

Confidential documents exposed a hard truth about the war — the US-led coalition has lacked a clear and effective mission from the start.

More US contractors have died in Afghanistan than US troops — but the Pentagon doesn’t keep track

New documents show that the Pentagon was trying to hide how badly the Afghanistan war was going for the past 18 years.
Then-Maj. Gen. Michael Flynn, the senior intelligence officer in Afghanistan, flies over Farah City onboard an Italian CH-47C Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan, January 22, 2010.

Mike Flynn’s blunt interview with staffers kicked off the investigation into a bombshell Afghanistan report

"If we are doing such a great job, why does it feel like we are losing?" Mike Flynn, who later served as national security adviser, said in 2015.