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Heavy fighting as Taliban attack western Afghan city

HERAT, Afghanistan: Afghan aircraft Tuesday bombed Taliban positions in the western city of Farah after the insurgents launched a major attempt to capture the...

CENTCOM undertaking realignment to meet, defeat future threats

Based on military progress in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, U.S. Central Command is undertaking an operational alignment...

Pentagon report shows thousands more US troops deployed overseas

The Pentagon pledged Monday to be as transparent as possible about how many troops are deployed overseas, after an agency published figures that diverge...

Thousands more US troops arrive in Afghanistan: general

Approximately 3,000 additional American troops have now deployed to Afghanistan under President Donald Trump’s revised strategy for the war-torn country, the Pentagon said Thursday. The...

NATO Ministers Agree to Adapt Command Structure, Boost Afghanistan Troop Levels

Defence Ministers agreed today (9 November 2017) to increase the size of NATO’s Resolute Support training mission in Afghanistan from around 13,000 to roughly...

Afghan Air Force Gets Its Own Black Hawk Choppers

Parked at a military runway in Afghanistan near other aircraft used in the fight against the Taliban, the grey-green helicopter appears unremarkable at first...

Fighter jets, drones on table as James Mattis visits key ally India

Fighter jets, drone deals and shared concerns over Afghanistan's security challenges look set to dominate the agenda when US Defence Secretary James Mattis visits...

US Sending 3,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. is sending another 3,000 troops to Afghanistan, an increase of over 25 percent in the number of...

US Has 11,000 Troops In Afghanistan, More Than Previous Count: Pentagon

The Pentagon sharply raised its estimate of the number of US troops currently in Afghanistan Wednesday, ahead of a decision on adding thousands more...

Three US soldiers killed in Afghan ‘insider attack’

An Afghan commando who opened fire on American troops killed three of them and wounded another, US and Afghan officials said, in an insider...