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the conflict in afghanistan is trump's war now


with president trump’s monday night speech, prospects for ending the afghanistan war anytime soon have vanished. whether that bodes well for u.s. national security is another matter. nearly 16 years after u.s. forces first entered afghanistan, there they remain. success, narrowly defined as creating...






can trump succeed in ending the war in afghanistan?


in announcement on new strategy, us president accuses pakistan of harbouring 'terrorists' operating in afghanistan.






amid us' afghanistan uncertainty, russia resurrects interest


as america's 16-year war in afghanistan drags on, russia is resurrecting its own interest in the "graveyard of empires." the jockeying includes engaging the taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle afghanistan's future, all while washington leaves the world guessing on its strategy for ending the conflict.






pakistani pm orders the reopening of border with afghanistan


pakistan's prime minister has ordered the reopening of the country's border with afghanistan, ending a protracted closure that has cost businesses on both sides millions of dollars and deepened tensions between the two neighbors.






pakistani pm orders the reopening of border with afghanistan


pakistan's prime minister ordered the reopening of the country's border with afghanistan on monday, ending a protracted closure that has cost businesses on both sides millions of dollars and deepened tensions between the two neighbors.






vietnam war: who was right about what went wrong – and why it matters in afghani


the ghosts of the vietnam war no doubt hovered over a recently assembled conclave of president donald trump’s advisers as they deliberated over the deteriorating situation in afghanistan. in the vietnam era, as today, the united states found itself engulfed in a seemingly never-ending war with mount...






amid us’ afghanistan uncertainty, russia resurrects interest


washington (ap) — as america’s 16-year war in afghanistan drags on, russia is resurrecting its own interest in the “graveyard of empires.” the jockeying includes engaging the taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle afghanistan’s future, all while washington leaves the world guessing on its strategy for ending the conflict. uncertain of moscow’s […]






amid us’ afghanistan uncertainty, russia resurrects interest


washington (ap) — as america’s 16-year war in afghanistan drags on, russia is resurrecting its own interest in the “graveyard of empires.” the jockeying includes engaging the taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle afghanistan’s future, all while washington leaves the world guessing on its strategy for ending the conflict. uncertain of moscow’s […]






pentagon chief says us will replicate tactics learned against islamic state for


president trump's strategy for afghanistan quickly divided congress along familiar lines, as republicans splintered between defense and deficit hawks, and democrats resisted what many see as a never-ending conflict.house speaker paul ryan said he was "pleased" with the president's plan while senate...






ark. inmate executed; judge temp. blocks 2nd execution


jones, who had argued that his health conditions could lead to a painful death, gave a lengthy last statement ending with "i'm sorry"






hartman: gophers' loss shouldn't detract from season accomplishments


year-ending losses are always painful, but the team’s turnaround signals a bright future.






pakistan-afghanistan border opens after a month of closure


a pakistani border official says hundreds of trucks have crossed into afghanistan from pakistan after the border reopened for the first time in more than a month, ending the protracted closure of one south asia's busiest trade routes.






us senators demand coherent policy from trump during afghanistan visit


a bipartisan delegation of u.s. senators visiting afghanistan on tuesday called for a new strategy from the trump administration to turn the tide against an increasingly strong taliban insurgency and end the longest war in u.s. history. the delegation led by senator john mccain was in kabul on a reg...






trump to present vision for us strategy in afghanistan war


it will be president donald trump’s turn on monday to address a problem that vexed his two predecessors when he details his strategy for the war in afghanistan, america’s longest military conflict. in a prime-time speech to the nation, trump may announce a modest increase in u.s. troops,...






coca-cola at a crossroads with new ceo in charge


as new ceo james quincey takes over from the outgoing muhtar kent, he faces challenges that have turned buffett’s aphorism into a painful reminder of better days.






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pakistani pm orders the reopening of border with afghanistan


pesawar, pakistan (ap) — pakistan’s prime minister has ordered the reopening of the country’s border with afghanistan, ending a protracted closure that has cost businesses on both sides millions of dollars and deepened tensions between the two neighbors. prime minister nawaz sharif on monday issued the order to open all the crossings along the boundary, […]






how does sending a few thousand more troops to afghanistan make americans safer?


to the editor: would someone please explain to me what it is we are fighting for in afghanistan? is it oil? minerals? surely it cannot be to defend the free world. it cannot be to advance democracy. (“trump’s ‘new’ afghanistan policy is more of the same,” editorial, aug. 22)there must be some rational...






afghan children direct traffic on mountain p for $4 a day


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — on a mountain p outside afghanistan’s capital, trucks barreling down the highway slow down when 11-year-old sedaqat waves his homemade sign to warn of a hairpin turn. he spends the entire day out in the bitter cold, working as a volunteer traffic warden on a treacherous bend in the road and […]






inward-looking house democrats seek best way to make gains


house democrats are united against president donald trump, but as they w up a somewhat painful, inward-looking retreat, they are still trying to figure out how to turn that opposition into a winning strategy.






pakistan-afghanistan border opens after a month of closure


peshawar, pakistan (ap) — a pakistani border official says hundreds of trucks have crossed into afghanistan from pakistan after the border reopened for the first time in more than a month, ending the protracted closure of one south asia’s busiest trade routes. fayaz khan at pakistan’s torkham border crossing says prime minister nawaz sharif’s order […]






afghan official: avalanches in afghanistan kill at least 119


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — avalanches in afghanistan triggered by heavy snowfall across the country have killed at least 119 people in recent days, officials said on monday.






q&a: taliban infiltrate afghan army to target foreign troops


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — an uptick in attacks by afghan national army soldiers against foreign troops would seem a worrisome trend ahead of the deployment of another 4,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan in the latest attempt by washington to turn around the protracted war against insurgents. two so-called insider attacks, in which a soldier in […]






q&a: taliban infiltrate afghan army to target foreign troops


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — an uptick in attacks by afghan national army soldiers against foreign troops would seem a worrisome trend ahead of the deployment of another 4,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan in the latest attempt by washington to turn around the protracted war against insurgents. two so-called insider attacks, in which a soldier in […]






there is no war in afghanistan


in announcing last week that more u.s. forces were headed to afghanistan, president donald trump remarked that "the american people are weary of war without victory." he's right about the weariness. but that very weariness is encouraged by the widespread belief that afghanistan is the kind of war...






afghan officials: 100 casualties in afghanistan attack


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — authorities on saturday raised the casualty toll to 100 in an attack on a military compound in northern afghanistan a day earlier by gunmen and suicide bombers wearing army uniforms.






‘big little lies’ recap: did that rushed ending turn you off?


mesmerizing miniseries finally reveals who was killed at the otter bay fundraiser event -- and who the culprit was.






trump will address path on afghanistan in monday evening speech


camp morehead, afghanistan (ap) — signaling that the u.s. military expects its mission to continue, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan on sunday hailed the launch of the afghan army's new special operations corps, declaring that "we are with you and we will stay with you."






taliban leader encourages people to plant trees


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — springtime in afghanistan usually brings a spike in violence as the taliban takes advantage of the thaw to launch a wave of fresh attacks. but the taliban’s leader has just issued a statement calling on afghans to plant more trees. in a public letter issued sunday in four languages, including english, […]






taliban leader encourages people to plant trees


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — springtime in afghanistan usually brings a spike in violence as the taliban takes advantage of the thaw to launch a wave of fresh attacks. but the taliban’s leader has just issued a statement calling on afghans to plant more trees. in a public letter issued sunday in four languages, including english, […]






u.s. drops largest non-nuclear ‘mother of all bombs’ in afghanistan


the pentagon says u.s. forces in afghanistan dropped the military's largest non-nuclear bomb on an isil target in afghanistan






afghan officials: 100 casualties in afghanistan attack


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — authorities on saturday raised the casualty toll to 100 in an attack on a military compound in northern afghanistan a day earlier by gunmen and suicide bombers wearing army uniforms. gen. daulat waziri, spokesman for the afghanistan ministry of defense, said the attack friday on a compound of the 209th corps […]






define ‘winning’ in afghanistan


ultimately, the point of military progress in afghanistan would be to provide muscle behind a diplomatic push in the region — aimed at persuading all of afghanistan’s neighbors that its stability was in their interests and they should stop backing factions on its soil.






us historian who spent decades in afghanistan dies at 90


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — an american historian who spent decades in afghanistan working to preserve the heritage of the war-torn country has died following a long illness. an afghan government statement said sunday that nancy hatch dupree, who first came to afghanistan in 1962 and spent much of her life collecting and documenting historical artifacts, […]






the us and russia are now clashing over afghanistan


the u.s. and russia are now clashing over afghanistan tensions between russia and the u.s. are again flaring up in the middle east, but this time it’s not about syria or chemical weapons. instead, the conflict is over a potential peace deal in afghanistan that could bring an end to 16 years of war t...