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  1. What Should Trump Do in Afghanistan?

    "It’s unfortunate that the strategy review has taken so long and now has become involved in a political debate over what America’s role in the world should be.…
  2. Iran Takes More Ground in Afghanistan as US Diminishes Presence

    The Afghan Taliban and the Iranian regime were once hostile enemies. However, this all changed after the US took action after the 9/11 terrorist attack and the enemies started to cooperate.  This is similar to the situation in Iraq in 2003 – Iran did not mind the US invasion, but it proceeded to drain its resources once the US succeeded in toppling Saddam Hussein’s regime. This is when Iran effectively took control. Iraq was handed to Iran on a plat…
  3. Can We Still Right Our Wrongs in Afghanistan?

    Weeklystandard.com - Afghanistan 08.18 / 17:20 weeklystandard.com
    Andrew EggerPresident Donald Trump is meeting with his national security team at Camp David today to consider a thorny question: What course should the United States pursue for the conflict in Afghanistan, its longest-running war? The White House is weighing whether to increase our military presence to increase support for the Afghan military (the generals’ recommendation) or to reduce or even remove completely conventional forces there. In the Atlantic today, foreign policy expert Vance S…
  4. Trump is reportedly intrigued by the idea of mining Afghanistan's underground minerals

    Theweek.com - US 08.18 / 16:52 theweek.com
    President Trump is headed to Camp David on Friday to discuss national security, joined for his sojourn to Maryland by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Though the topic at hand for the weekend is South Asia strategy, a long-running foreign policy struggle within the Trump administration is what the president will do about the 16-year war in Afghanistan. On Friday, Foreign Policy published a deep dive into Trump's…
  5. Trump, Mattis To Decide Next Step In Afghanistan

    Miami.cbslocal.com - Florida 08.18 / 16:52 miami.cbslocal.com
    President Donald Trump will meet with his top advisers at Camp David on Friday to discuss the next step in…
  6. Trying to Leave Afghanistan Keeps Forcing America to Stay

    'U.S. Afghan policy for 15 years has not been nation-building, but…
  7. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: Administration is Closer to Solution in Afghanistan

    Cbn.com - U.S. 08.18 / 14:56 cbn.com
    After 16 years of war in Afghanistan, the Trump administration says it's close to having a new strategy for defeating terrorism and ending the conflict in the…
  8. James Mattis says a decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan

    WashingtonTimes-World 08.18 / 14:48 washingtontimes.com
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of sometimes heated internal debate, the Trump administration has almost reached a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. He gave no hint of what the strategy would look like. In remarks at the…
  9. It's Time To Make Afghanistan Someone Else's Problem

    A full withdrawal will force Iran, Russia, and others, to step…
  10. Mattis says a decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan

    Lethbridgeherald.com - World 08.18 / 08:54 lethbridgeherald.com
    WASHINGTON – After months of sometimes heated internal debate, the Trump administration has almost reached a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. He gave no hint of what the strategy would look like. In remarks at the State Department, Mattis told reporters President The post Mattis says a decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan appeared first on The Lethbridge Herald - News and Sports from…
  11. Mattis says a decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan

    Billingsgazette.com - U.S. 08.18 / 08:53 billingsgazette.com
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of sometimes heated internal debate, the Trump administration has almost reached a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. He gave no hint o…
  12. NYPD officials booted for being too drunk to fly to Afghanistan

    Nydailynews.com - New York 08.18 / 08:45 www.nydailynews.com
    The elite cops were on their way to teach tactics to soldiers who train Afghan…
  13. US prepares first Black Hawk deliveries to Afghanistan

    Janes.com -Military 08.18 / 08:45 www.janes.com
    The United States is on course to deliver the first batch of four Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters to Afghanistan in the coming weeks. NATO announced on its Resolute Support Facebook page on 15 August that, with the first aircraft now tested and ready for delivery, the remaining…
  14. Mattis says a decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan

    Waow.com-WI 08.18 / 08:44 www.waow.com
    The Trump administration is closer to a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in…
  15. Mattis says a decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan

    SFgate.com-Politics 08.18 / 08:40 sfgate.com
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of sometimes heated internal debate, the Trump administration has almost reached a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. He gave no hint of what the strategy would look like. In remarks at the State Department, Mattis told reporters President Donald Trump will confer with his national security team Friday at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland, and said the talks "…
  16. Community mourns Utah Guardsman killed in combat in Afghanistan

    Fox13now.com-UT 08.18 / 04:48 fox13now.com
    MONTICELLO, Utah — Staff Sgt. Aaron Butler, a Utah Guardsman killed in combat, was remembered by his community in Monticello Thursday night at a candlelight vigil. For one hour, a group stood with candles listening to patriotic music, and sharing memories of Butler. In the Monticello High School wrestling room Thursday afternoon, Butler’s former coach, Kent Adair, shared his thoughts. “He’s a great patriot. I mean, I know a lot of people tried to talk him outta joining, b…
  17. Utah Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Fighting

    Kuer.org - Utah (UT) 08.18 / 02:58 kuer.org
    A Utah National Guard soldier has died in Afghanistan after entering a booby-trapped building that exploded. Aaron Butler ’s father, Randy, said in a statement today that the other 11 members of his team were wounded Wednesday in the battle with Islamic State m…
  18. Utah National Guard member killed in Afghanistan

    Newslookup.com - World 08.18 / 00:55 newslookup.com
    A member of the Utah National Guard was killed during a military operation in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said…
  19. US soldier killed in battle with IS in Afghanistan

    Hawaiinewsnow.com - Hawaii (HI) 08.18 / 00:47 hawaiinewsnow.com
    US military says American soldier killed, several wounded in battle with Islamic State militants in eastern…
  20. 1 US soldier killed, 11 wounded battling ISIS in Afghanistan

    Rinf.com - U.S. 08.17 / 23:59 rinf.com
    Published time: 17 Aug, 2017 21:08 One American soldier was killed and a combined 20 US and Afghan troops wounded during operations against Islamic State in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, as a number of senior Pentagon officials visited the country. US and Afghan troops were hit by an explosion inside a building in Nangarhar Wednesday night, […