Afghan cacophony — confusions galore - Daily Times

Last Monday, 26 people were killed and many others were injured in a suicide attack in Lahore. On the same day, a similar number of people lost their lives in a suicide attack in Kabul. The Taliban of the respective countries claimed the responsibility ...

Trump Considers A New Strategy In Afghanistan: Withdrawing - Task & Purpose

After sending “the generals” scurrying for months to provide him with a strategy for victory in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump is considering another option this morning. Call it the Cartman Strategy: Screw you guys, I'm going home. A month after ...

What Would Happen if the US Totally Disengaged from Afghanistan? - Asharq Al-awsat English

US soldiers from 5-20 infantry Regiment attached to 82nd Airborne fire M203 grenade launchers after coming under fire by the Taliban while on patrol in Zharay district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. (BAZ RATNER / REUTERS). Bahrain, UAE ...

Trump might stay in Afghanistan for minerals — and it could endanger US national security - Business Insider

"We're nation building, we can't do it. We have to build our own nation," then-Candidate Donald Trump told the Guardian's Ben Jacobs in October 2015. Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump railed against nation building. But now it appears ...

US Turning Away From Afghanistan? - Heritage.org

Today's security objectives focus on helping the Afghans deal with the Taliban insurgency. The goal is to keep the country from reverting back to the chaos of the 1990s. flickr. Key Takeaways. Much of the opposition to increasing U.S. troop numbers in ...

Afghanistan imbroglio - Daily Times

The uncertainties of the unquiet American are apparent once again. While Mr. Trump authorises his Defence Secretary James Mattis to send more US troops to Afghanistan, the State Department has clearly claimed that a military solution might not be viable.