US commander in Afghanistan requests several thousand new troops - The Guardian

The commander of the US war in Afghanistan has requested several thousand new troops for America's longest-ever conflict to break what he described as a stalemate. In the first indication of the course the 15-year-old war will take under Donald Trump ...and more »

ISIS Continues To Recruit From Af-Pak Border Region: UN Report - NDTV

United Nations: The ISIS continues to recruit from the restive Af-Pak border region even as the terror outfit is struggling financially in Afghanistan and has resorted to extortion, according to a UN report. The 19th report of the Analytical Support ...and more »

Thousands More Troops Needed To Break Afghanistan 'Stalemate,' General Warns - NPR

Thousands more troops and billions more dollars are needed to break the war in Afghanistan out of a "stalemate," the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan warned Congress on Thursday. Army Gen. John Nicholson also told the Senate Armed Services ...and more »

US General Seeks 'a Few Thousand' More Troops in Afghanistan - New York Times

Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr. testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday. Credit Alex Wong/Getty Images. WASHINGTON — The commander of the American-led international military force in Afghanistan, warning that the United States ...and more »

US commander tells Congress: More troops needed in Afghanistan -

General John Nicholson said more forces were needed to sufficiently 'train, advise and assist' the Afghans. By Jeremy Herb. 2/9/17, 8:06 PM CET. WASHINGTON — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan told Congress Thursday a few thousand more troops ...and more »

General Requests Thousands More Troops To Break Afghanistan 'Stalemate' - NPR

The U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, tells the Senate that the U.S.-led mission is in a "stalemate." He says the Taliban gained 15 percent more ground in 2016 and that "a few thousand" more NATO trainers are needed. ROBERT SIEGEL ...and more »

General calls for thousands more US troops in Afghanistan - Washington Post

February 9, 2017 4:19 PM EST - Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr. tells members the Senate Armed Services Committee, Feb. 9, he needs several thousand more international troops in order to break a stalemate in the war with Taliban insurgents. (Reuters) ...and more »

US General Wants More Troops, More Time, in Afghanistan - Foreign Policy (blog)

Fifteen years into America's longest and costliest war, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Tuesday that he needs more troops and more time to break the stalemate that persists between the Afghan government and the Taliban. “I have adequate ...and more »

Kabul endorses US general's call for additional troops - Times of India

KABUL: Kabul on Friday endorsed US general John Nicholson's call for thousands of additional troops in Afghanistan to stave off a resurgent Taliban, ahead of what is expected to be another intense fighting season. Afghan forces, beset by record ...and more »

Donald Trump speaks with Afghan leader, US commander calls for more troops - Times of India

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump and his Afghan counterpart discussed security in a phone call on Thursday, officials said, hours after the top US commander in Afghanistan said thousands more troops were needed to break a stalemate with the ...and more »