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US could withdraw troops from Afghanistan within five years: NYT

Kabul: US forces could leave Afghanistan within five years under a Pentagon plan being offered as part of a potential deal with the Taliban...

Pentagon adjusts tactics as Afghan army toll rises: Mattis

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday that the US military is adjusting tactics in Afghanistan as the Taliban continue to inflict heavy casualties on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

US officials studying force size in Afghanistan, Dunford says

No decisions on whether to increase U.S. forces in Afghanistan have been made yet, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters...