Published: July 30, 2021
The Talibans offensive this spring included more than two dozen insider attacks during the 90-day period ending June 30, a wave of violence that left at least 81 Afghan troops dead, a new U.S. government report revealed Thursday, highlighting the rapid deterioration of security throughout much of Afghanistan as the United States completes its military withdrawal.
Published: July 13, 2021
KABUL - The top U.S. general in Afghanistan stepped down on Monday, marking a symbolic end to 20 years of American military involvement here as an ascendant Taliban threatens to topple the central government.
Published: June 04, 2021
NAWA, Afghanistan - The fight between Afghan government troops and the Taliban is entering a more brutal phase as a reduction in airstrikes against the militants by withdrawing U.S. forces has largely shifted combat to ground engagements, many on the edges of densely populated urban areas after some recent Taliban advances.
Published: May 02, 2021
After the Talibans hard-line government collapsed in 2001, American leaders dismissed some senior militants attempts to join the new Afghan political order, shunning a group that had isolated itself from the outside world, harbored al-Qaida and relegated women out of sight.
Published: April 18, 2021
WASHINGTON - Three months after taking office, President Joe Biden has reestablished the formal decision process, which his direct predecessor seemed determined to destroy, that has guided U.S. administrations through foreign policymaking since the Second World War.
Published: April 17, 2021
WASHINGTON - The military and intelligence agencies are racing to refine plans for countering extremist groups in Afghanistan following President Joe Biden's planned troop withdrawal, but current and former officials warn it will be far more difficult to head off threats to U.S. security from afar.
Published: April 15, 2021
BRUSSELS - The 30-member NATO alliance on Wednesday unanimously backed the United States' decision to withdraw all forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 after President Joe Biden's top diplomat and defense official made the cause for the move in a joint visit to Brussels.
Published: April 14, 2021
WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden will withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan over the coming months, people familiar with the plans said, completing the military exit by or before the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that first drew the United States into its longest war.