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up to 1,000 more u.s. troops could be headed to afghanistan this spring


the u.s. army is readying plans that could increase the total force in afghanistan by as many as 1,000 u.s. troops this spring beyond the 14,000 already in the country, senior military officials said.






more than 6,000 fort carson troops headed to afghanistan


more than 6,000 fort carson soldiers will head to afghanistan in the coming months, joining a planned surge of american forces aimed at quelling violence there.






top us general says more troops needed in afghanistan


the top u.s. commander in afghanistan says he needs a "few thousand" more troops to properly train and advise the afghan military.






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...






us military reveals many more troops in afghanistan


the pentagon has disclosed that there are significantly more troops in afghanistan than were believed to be, in a new report that comes just more than a week after president donald trump unveiled a new strategy to fight militants in the war-torn nation. defense officials said for the first time that...






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...






rand paul on afghanistan: ‘i think it is a terrible idea to send any more troops


as president trump prepares for his speech about an hour from now, which he is expected to unveil a plan for a “strategy in afghanistan” that will undoubtedly include increases in us troops to the country, kentucky senator rand paul has already voiced his opposition to such a plan. “the mission in afghanistan has lost […]






us to send over 3,000 troops to afghanistan: mattis


u.s. defense secretary jim mattis said on monday the united states would send over 3,000 troops to afghanistan and that most were either on their way or had been notified of their deployment. “it is exactly over 3,000 somewhat and frankly i haven’t signed the last of the orders right now...






stoltenberg: nato may send many more troops to afghanistan


nato secretary-general jens stoltenberg says the alliance is considering sending several thousand more troops to afghanistan, but not in a direct combat role.






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 […]






mattis signs orders to send additional troops to afghanistan


u.s. defense secretary jim mattis said on thursday he had signed deployment orders to send additional troops to afghanistan in line with president donald trump’s south asia strategy. “yes, i have signed orders but it is not complete. in other words i have signed some of the (orders for) troops that will go and we […]






top u.s. general in afghanistan said thousands more troops needed for fight agai


the top u.s. commander in afghanistan said thursday that he needs several thousand more troops to help afghan government forces break a stalemate with the taliban less than a year after president obama drew down american forces. gen. john w. nicholson jr. told the senate armed services committee...






u.s. general says thousands of additional troops are needed for afghanistan


appeals court declines to reimpose trump's ban on migrants and refugees feb. 9, 2017, 2:44 p.m. this is a look at president trump's administration and the rest of washington: judges could seek middle ground on trump's refugee ban top general seeks more troops for war in afghanistan after bruising...






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...






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...






canada, other nato nations being asked to send troops back to afghanistan


nato will ask canada later this month to once again send troops to afghanistan to help deal with the resurgence of the taliban






trump vows continued fight in afghanistan; reversing stance


reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, president donald trump recommitted the united states to the 16-year-old war in afghanistan, declaring u.s. troops must "fight to win." he pointedly declined to disclose how many more troops will be dispatched to wage america's longest war.






trump, who once backed withdrawal from afghanistan, tries to sell the nation on


president trump, admitting he came into office wanting to pull all u.s. troops out of afghanistan, said monday he had changed his mind and had approved an open-ended military commitment to prevent terrorist safe havens there. in a televised prime-time speech monday night before an audience of troops...






pentagon to request thousands more troops for afghanistan next week


the pentagon will ask the white house next week to send thousands more troops to afghanistan to break a deadlocked fight with the taliban, a senior official said thursday. after a steady downsizing of us troop numbers since 2011, us military commanders say they need to strengthen the numbers on the ...






trump commits us to fight on in afghanistan; no speedy exit


reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, president donald trump renewed the united states' commitment monday to the 16-year-old war in afghanistan, declaring that u.s. troops must "fight to win." he pointedly declined to disclose how many more troops might be sent to wage america's longest war.






trump commits us to fight on in afghanistan; no speedy exit


reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, president donald trump recommitted the united states to the 16-year-old war in afghanistan monday night, declaring u.s. troops must "fight to win." he pointedly declined to disclose how many more troops will be dispatched to wage america's longest war.






u.s. has 2,600 more troops in afghanistan than previously disclosed, pentagon re


the pentagon revealed wednesday that roughly 11,000 u.s. troops are currently deployed in afghanistan, 2,600 more than the u.s. military had previously disclosed to the public. pentagon spokeswoman dana w. white and lt. gen. kenneth f. mckenzie jr., director of the u.s. military’s joint staff,...






pentagon plans to send thousands more u.s. troops to afghanistan


the bulk of the additional troops will train and advise afghan forces






new zealand increases troops in afghanistan from 10 to 13


wellington, new zealand (ap) — new zealand announced friday it will increase its tiny military force in afghanistan from 10 people to 13 following a request from nato. the new zealand troops are assigned to noncombat roles, working as mentors and support personnel at the afghan national army officer academy in kabul. new zealand has […]






trump to announce new strategy — and probably more troops — for afghanistan


president trump has settled on a new military strategy in afghanistan after months of bitter internal debates by his national security team and will announce a plan monday expected to provide u.s. commanders with additional troops and broader authority to pursue militant forces. trump is expected...






mattis says over 3,000 additional u.s. troops will deploy to afghanistan


the secretary of defense signed the order to send the troops in august, though at the time he did not reveal a number






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.






mattis signs orders to send more troops to afghanistan


pentagon chief declines to comment on number of additional troops but reports say the figure could be as high as 4,000.






afghan soldier opens fire on us troops, wounds seven


attacker is killed after wounding seven us troops at a northern afghanistan base in second 'insider attack' in a week.






germany not 'first in line' to boost afghanistan troops


chancellor angela merkel's comments come as nato considers increased presence in afghanistan to fight the taliban.






top us commander says more troops needed in afghanistan


washington (ap) — the top u.s. commander in afghanistan said thursday he needs a “few thousand” more troops to better accomplish an integral part of the mission, and he complained that russian meddling is complicating the counterterrorism fight. gen. john nicholson didn’t provide the senate armed services committee with an exact number of additional forces, […]






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


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.






nato agrees to send more troop trainers to afghanistan


brussels (ap) — two years after winding down its military operation in afghanistan, nato has agreed to send more troops to the war-ravaged country to help train and work alongside the afghan security forces. the move comes in response to a request from nato commanders to provide around 3,000 troops. speaking ahead of nato defense […]






mattis begins sending additional troops to afghanistan


washington (ap) — defense secretary jim mattis says he has signed orders to begin deploying additional troops to afghanistan to carry out president donald trump’s new war strategy. mattis told reporters thursday at the pentagon he will not reveal details until he briefs members of congress next week. he would not say how many additional […]