Afghanistan will remain dependent on international donors and foreign help even after a peace deal with the Taliban is reached, a U.S. watchdog said Thursday.
When Ahmed Khan moved to New Zealand as a refugee from Afghanistan 12 years ago, he thought he had left violence and death behind.
Maryland Sen. Will Smith of Silver Spring, who serves Montgomery County, will soon leave to serve his country through Operation Resolute Support, the NATO-led mission to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces.
Afghanistan was reeling on Tuesday from a brazen Taliban assault on a military base in the country’s east the previous day that killed at least 45 people and wounded as many as 70, most of them military personnel, according to provincial officials.
They are Army Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross, age 29, of Lexington, Virginia; Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond, age 39, of Brush Prairie, Washington; and Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, age 25, of Hookstown, Pennsylvania.
The military says three other service members were wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated on Tuesday near the city of Ghazni, the provincial capital. One American contractor was also wounded.
The U.S.. has lost more than 2,400 soldiers in its longest war, and has spent more than $900 billion on everything from military operations to the construction of roads, bridges and power plants.
On this week’s edition of The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green, an international relations professor says the U.S. is relatively safe and needs to get out of Afghanistan.
An Afghan official says security forces are battling the Taliban for the third straight day after the insurgents’ massive attack into the key city of Ghazni.
The attacker blew himself up as worshippers gathered in the mosque for weekly prayers on Friday, the Muslim holy day, said Abdullah Asrat, spokesman for the governor of Paktia province.
The blast occurred near Kabul International Airport shortly after the convoy of the controversial vice president had just left the airport, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said.
An Islamic State suicide bomber carried out an attack at a voter registration center in the capital Kabul on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others.
It’s a paper route not for the faint of heart. An upcoming film has captured the herculean effort to make sure U.S. troops can keep up with the news from home, even in the most remote and dangerous combat zones.
A dreary Monday turned into a joyful family reunion complete with tears and yogurt at an elementary school in Stafford County. See video as the Army dad of a local fourth grader surprised his daughter Monday at a school assembly, home after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.
The couple was rescued Wednesday, five years after they had been abducted by the Taliban-linked extremist network while in Afghanistan as part of a backpacking trip.
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