Afghanistan

The 20th Year of the Afghanistan War Should Be America’s Last

U.S. national security interests do not depend on the outcome of the peace talks. It’s time to come home.

All US Troops In Afghanistan To Withdraw By Christmas, Trump Tweets

The bewildering message came just hours after his national security advisor said the United States would draw down to 2,500 by 2021.

Trump Says He Wanted To Assassinate Syria’s Assad

The revelation further undermines the president’s assertion that he has stood firmly between the Pentagon and war.

US Announces Troop Cut In Iraq

The announcement makes public plans that have been in the works for months.

US Punishes International Criminal Court for Investigating Potential War Crimes in Afghanistan

The court prosecutes genocide, torture and grave wartime abuses worldwide. Trump's executive order imposes on its lawyers and judges the kind of sanctions usually used on foreign terrorists.

Biden: Trump’s ‘Subservience’ to Putin Is ‘Humiliating’ to the US

“Never before has an American president played such a subservient role to a Russian leader,” the Democratic candidate said.

Trump: US To Withdraw 4K Troops From Afghanistan By Election

“It’s already planned,” the president said in an interview with Axios.

Why Isn’t the US Compensating Families Torn Apart By Its Air Strikes?

The military’s first report on ex gratia payments reveals a dangerous stinginess.

To Block Trump’s Troop Withdrawals, Congress Turns An Old Tactic Upside Down

Congress historically has tried to force presidents to bring troops home. But in the last three years, lawmakers have repeatedly tried to make laws to do the opposite.

The NDAA Should Prompt a Rethinking of Costly U.S. Foreign Policy

The annual defense authorization bill offers a chance to end wars and programs that are not worth their price.

Political Fight Over Russian Bounty on US Troops Appears to Warp Intel Debate

Democrats suspect the White House is trying to paint the assessment as less solid than it is.

Bounties Are Part of Moscow’s Aid to the Taliban, Current and Former Intel Officials Say

It's not yet a foregone conclusion, but Russia has long been suspected of helping the militant group.

Trump To Sanction ICC Officials Investigating Alleged US War Crimes In Afghanistan

The court’s top prosecutor found that the U.S. military may have committed “torture.”

Afghanistan Drawdown Continues Despite Violence, Ghani Announcement

The Afghan president said that his side would be resuming “offensive” operations against the Taliban.