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today: afghanistan is now trump’s war


president trump is back in washington, looking to unveil his administration’s strategy in afghanistan and south asia as he faces isolation at home. i'm davan maharaj, editor-in-chief of the los angeles times. here are some story lines i don't want you to miss today. top stories afghanistan is now...






today: trump’s marching orders in afghanistan


president trump has shifted to a more traditional foreign policy for the conflict in afghanistan, giving the green light to send additional troops but offering no “blank check.” here are the stories you shouldn’t miss today: top stories trump’s marching orders in afghanistan the nearly 17-year...






today: trump’s shock, awe ... and diversion?


what message is sent when the u.s. drops an 11-ton bomb in afghanistan? i'm davan maharaj, editor-in-chief of the los angeles times. here are some story lines i don't want you to miss today. top stories trump’s shock, awe ... and diversion? in 2001, america’s longest war began in afghanistan. the...






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...






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...






ghost schools and goats: 16 years of u.s. taxpayer waste in afghanistan


president donald trump was expected to announce an increase of a few thousand troops in afghanistan monday night, taking the reins of a conflict where today 8,500 personnel are mostly focused on buttressing their afghan counterparts in the face of taliban and islamic state gains. the defense department,...






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...






in the trump era, 6 americans bare their refugee roots, from nazi germany to afg


the national debate over refugees has people in the seattle area and around the u.s. thinking about how they came to this country — from places like nazi germany, vietnam, afghanistan. their experiences vary, but they have this in common: they want to be heard.






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...






trump, who once backed withdrawal from afghanistan, will try to sell the nation


president trump, who as a private citizen blamed “stupid leaders” for prolonging the war in afghanistan, faces the tough prospect of selling americans on the need for deeper involvement there during a prime-time speech monday night. committing thousands more troops to the nation’s longest war presents...






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."






trump afghanistan plan? more air strikes likely, and training afghan air force


president donald trump's speech on military policy in afghanistan didn't provide much in the way of specifics about troop numbers or other measures of force commitment or our long-term goals. all that vagueness led to tea-leaf-reading today. reuters spoke with the top general of the u.s. air force, and learned the usaf may intensify air strikes in afghanistan and expand training of the afghan air force. (more…)






trump oks sending 4,000 more troops to afghanistan: fox news


president donald trump has signed off on sending 4,000 more troops to afghanistan, fox news reported on monday, citing a senior u.s. official. the report comes before trump addresses the nation on his strategy for afghanistan at 9:00 p.m. edt monday (0100 gmt on tuesday). (reporting by eric walsh; e...






vets want national monument for iraq, afghanistan wars


how do you build a monument honoring those who fought in a war that’s still going on? that’s the problem facing veterans behind the global war on terror memorial foundation, which today announced proposed legislation to speed the process along. a group of iraq and afghanistan war veterans hopes...






too soon? vets want national monument for iraq, afghanistan wars


how do you build a monument honoring those who fought in a war that’s still going on? that’s the problem facing veterans behind the global war on terror memorial foundation, which today announced legislation proposed to speed the process along. a group of iraq and afghanistan war veterans hopes...






too soon? vets want national monument for iraq, afghanistan wars


how do you build a monument honoring those who fought in a war that’s still going on? that’s the problem facing veterans behind the global war on terror memorial foundation, which today announced proposed legislation to speed the process along. a group of iraq and afghanistan war veterans hopes...






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.






trump outlines new u.s. strategy in afghanistan


president spoke from fort myer, va., about the path forward for the u.s. in afghanistan






the mistakes trump should not repeat in afghanistan


trump administration should revise key umptions about washington's approach to 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.






top u.s. commander says first new forces will arrive in afghanistan soon


president trump has outlined a plan for afghanistan​ that would eliminate arbitrary timetables






trump on afghanistan: we’re not leaving yet


while trump may have changed his position vis-à-vis troop deployment to afghanistan, he’s staying true to many of the foreign policy principles he espoused during his campaign.






trump outlines new u.s. strategy in afghanistan


commander-in-chief spoke from fort myer, virginia, about the path forward for the u.s. in afghanistan






can trump succeed in ending the war in afghanistan?


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






drawn to the news: trump’s afghanistan strategy


president donald trump announced this week that he has changed his mind about pulling out of afghanistan and renewed the u.s. commitment to the 16-year-old war there.






kinzinger backs more u.s. troops, expanded mission in afghanistan


as president donald trump's administration weighs sending up to 5,000 more u.s. troops to afghanistan, rep. adam kinzinger thursday called for more military personnel and expanded operations there. kinzinger, a republican from channahon, has visited afghanistan as a congressman and flown missions...






senators, visiting afghanistan, warn trump over diplomatic vacancies


delegation calls lack of focus on afghanistan from washington unnerving.






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 […]






deciding next step in afghanistan comes with grim backdrop


as the trump administration weighs sending more troops to afghanistan, the 16-year war grinds on in bloody stalemate.






trump to address nation on new afghanistan strategy -- live updates


the president speaks from fort myer, virginia, about the path forward for the u.s. in afghanistan






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, […]






trump touts partnership, combat efforts in afghanistan


new york (ap) — president donald trump is praising the combat efforts to drive the taliban and terror groups out of afghanistan. trump met with afghanistan president ashraf ghani on the sidelines of the united nations general assembly on thursday. he said that joint afghan-u.s. forces were making headway against their opposition, “hitting them hard […]






afghanistan supports sending more us forces


washington (ap) — afghanistan says it wants the trump administration to send more forces and help meet “military shortfalls” in the battle against the taliban and the islamic state group. foreign minister salahuddin rabbani welcomed the recent call by u.s. gen. john nicholson, the top american commander in afghanistan, for an increase of a few […]