US Stops Pakistan Military Reimbursements Over Terror Charges

The administration of US President Donald Trump has stopped making military reimbursements to Pakistan over what it calls Islamabad’s lack of action in addressing threats posed by terror groups such as the Haqqani network. The Pentagon revealed the decision on Friday, shortly after US Defense Secretary James Mattis informed Congress that he was not sure …

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Massive Bombing in Kabul as Washington Mulls Afghan Escalation

A massive bomb transported in a sewage tanker truck blew up Wednesday morning in the center of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, killing at least 90 people and wounding over 400 more. The death toll is expected to rise. The suicide bombing took place near Zanbaq Square, a supposed high security zone that is a center for …

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Will the Afghan ‘Graveyard of Empires’ be Donald Trump’s Last Stand?

Is NATO in a tailspin or is Trump going to rejuvenate it in Afghanistan? US generals believe a summer war with the Taliban is just what he needs. But who will call the shots? The impeachment of Donald Trump is a subject now permeating American news outlets as the number of those who believe the …

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Trump Pulls NATO into a New War in Afghanistan

NATO begins to gather forces. The leadership of the North Atlantic Alliance appealed to the military department of the member countries of the alliance with a request to send an additional military contingent for Operation "Strong Support" in Afghanistan. The initiator of these movements, of course, is the main "conductor" of the alliance - Washington. …

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Trump Advisers Call for More Troops to Break Afghan Deadlock

Senior Trump administration and military officials are recommending sending several thousand additional American troops to Afghanistan to try to break a military deadlock in the 15-year war there, in part by pressuring the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government. The added troops would allow American advisers to work with a greater number of Afghan …

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Surging Corruption in Afghanistan

Associated Press reported that on April 24 «a senior US military official speaking on condition of anonymity said in Kabul that Russia was giving machineguns and other medium weight weapons to the [Taliban]». No evidence was offered, and there was no confirmation from anywhere else concerning the allegation. And nobody pointed out that neither the Taliban nor …

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US Marines Return to Afghanistan’s Helmand Province for First Time Since 2014

US Marines have returned to Afghanistan’s southernmost Helmand province, which is mostly controlled by the Taliban. The Marines withdrew from the area in October of 2014, and the security situation there has deteriorating over the years. The province saw some of the worst fighting in the earlier years of the US-led occupation. NATO says its …

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