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White House Considers Afghan Troop Withdrawal

Amid consistent signaling that the administration will deploy several thousand additional soldiers to the Afghan war zone, inability to agree on a strategy has brought about discussion of a troop withdrawal, an option long thought to be beyond the pale for Washington policymakers. “It’s a macro question as to whether the U.S., this administration, and…

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Will Trump Hold Off Sending More Troops to Afghanistan?

During a visit to the Pentagon last week, President Trump said he may not send additional soldiers to Afghanistan, in spite of consistent reports to the contrary. Asked whether or not he would make the deployment, Trump answered “We’ll see. And we’re doing very well against ISIS. ISIS is falling fast,” according to the Washington…

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U.S. Citizen Kidnapped in Afghanistan

An American citizen living in Afghanistan was kidnapped on his way to work in the country’s capital city on Sunday, according to Afghan security officials. The unknown gunmen kidnapped the American in the Karte Char district of Kabul, reports Khaama Press, an Afghan news agency. Mohammad Almas, head of the Kabul police department’s crime investigation…

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4,000 Additional Troops to be Deployed to Afghanistan

In an attempt to turn around the war the Secretary of Defense says America is losing, the Pentagon will deploy 4,000 soldiers to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday. While the deployment isn’t yet official, Secretary of Defense James Mattis—who received new, unilateral authorities over troop deployments to the war-torn country on Tuesday—is expected…

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Taliban Exploiting Rampant Pedophilia Among Afghan Cops

When the US Army kicked out Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland for fighting an Afghan police commander who was raping a young boy, the world learned a terrible truth about Afghanistan. Their security forces are riddled with pedophiles, especially among higher ranking officials. The practice, known a bacha bazi, is so common that the Taliban…

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Enemy At the Gates: Taliban Attack Kills Dozens in Kabul

The Taliban has just given the US military a not so friendly reminder, that despite 15 years of conflict, they can still strike pretty much anywhere in Afghanistan. On Tuesday, a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle loaded with explosives just outside of a government compound, which housed a security unit responsible for protecting VIPs. Shortly…

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