Stars and Stripes

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 09:52
Afghan government officials say they are leery about President Donald Trump’s plan to grant new authority to the Pentagon to set troop levels in the war-torn country, expressing concern that such a shift could be a sign that larger numbers of Americans might soon be headed back to the front lines in the 15-year war.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 07:19
NATO’s top commander expects the alliance to play a larger role in counterterrorism efforts, signaling that allies could be prepared to place greater focus on an issue of concern for the incoming Trump administration.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 07:13
For the past month, the Taliban have held control over most of Afghanistan's Helmand province, where the majority of the world's opium is grown — and as insurgent attacks intensify around the provincial capital, residents are blaming rampant government corruption for the rising militant threat.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 07:51
U.S. and Indian troops are wrapping up counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism training this month in Uttarakhand, an Indian state that borders Chinese-occupied Tibet. The 22-day exercise at the Chaubattia Military Station aims to hone the soldiers’ ability to plan and conduct missions together.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has used his new authority to “proactively” target Taliban fighters nearly daily in recent weeks, he told reporters here Tuesday.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Officials in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday welcomed news that their region would become a focus of new U.S. efforts to target the Taliban.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Afghan airstrikes have killed two Taliban leaders and more than two dozen guerrillas in southern Helmand province, officials said Tuesday.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Afghanistan — A senior leader of the Islamic State group in Afghanistan was killed Monday, a day before representatives of Afghanistan and Pakistan pledged to mount a joint effort to defeat the militants.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 06:38
The Western military alliance is set this week to commit to extend its support of government forces in Afghanistan, where Taliban insurgents have made significant gains since international combat forces withdrew 18 months ago.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 06:22
A group of American senators warned Monday that Afghanistan could suffer the same fate as Iraq if U.S. troop levels in the country were cut later this year as planned.