Watch The US Obliterate A Taliban Narcotics Factory

Video | Jonah Bennett

‘A demonstration of our will to defeat terrorists’

The Convoluted Arguments Underlying U.S. Afghanistan Strategy

Opinion | Lawrence Sellin
Afghanistan Getty Images/Majid Saeedi

U.S. strategy in Afghanistan is not only illogical, it is being overtaken by events

US Troops Taught For Years Child Sex Abuse Is 'Culturally Accepted' In Afghanistan

US | Jonah Bennett and Saagar Enjeti
An Afghan boy looks on he stands at the site of a landslide that killed at least 350 people and leaving thousands of others feared dead at the Argo district in Badakhshan,inputted on May 4th, 2014. Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images.

‘Soldiers [were] told to ignore it and drive on’

Taliban's Deadly New Tactic Obliterates Dozens

World | Saagar Enjeti
Afghan policemen stand next to a captured Taliban fighter after a gun battle near the village of Shajoy

‘The enemy changed its tactic’

Afghan Suicide Attack Injures Four US Troops

World | Jonah Bennett
Marines in Afghanistan's Helmand say Donald Trump's decision to keep boots on the ground indefinitely gives them "all the time in the world" to retake the province, once the symbol of US intervention but now a Taliban stronghold. They may need it. At the hot, dusty Camp Shorab, where many of the recently deployed Marines train their Afghan counterparts in flat, desert terrain, the Afghans admit their army still cannot fight alone. Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images.

‘We are aware of the reports of a VBIED In Kandahar province’

Here's How Bergdahl Could Get $300,000 In Back Pay From The Army

US | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl leaves the courthouse with his defense attorney, Lt. Col. Rosenblatt, after an arraignment hearing for his court-martial in Fort Bragg

‘The Army is reviewing Sgt. Bergdahl’s pay and allowances’

Court Reverses Conviction Of Marine Sniper Who Urinated On Dead Taliban

US | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Marines prepare themselves before going training with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in Helmand province

‘Highly corrosive to public trust in this proceeding’

REPORT: Terror War Bill Nears $4.5 Trillion Since 9/11

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
An American flag is seen left on a fence outside the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum during ceremonies marking the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, U.S., September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

‘War-related spending…’

Two US Special Operators Fall In Two Weeks In Afghan War

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
Special Forces Green Beret soldiers from each of the Army’s seven Special Forces Groups stand silent watch during the wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of President John F. Kennedy, Nov. 17, 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony marked a time-honored tradition to honor Kennedy for his support and advocacy of the soldiers who would be known simply as “Green Berets.” (US Army/Flickr)

‘Combat operations’

Second US Soldier Killed In Afghanistan In Just About A Week

Defense | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district

‘We remain steadfast in our commitment to the Afghan people’

International Criminal Court Prosecutor To Ask For War Crimes Investigation Into US Troops

World | Jonah Bennett
A strong smell of blood and flesh permeated the Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul on October 21 hours after dozens of Shiite worshippers were slaughtered by a suicide bomber during evening prayers. Broken glass and dust covered the red carpet, soaked in the blood of the men, women and children who had been praying on Friday when the attacker blew himself up, causing carnage in the cavernous prayer hall. Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images.

‘There is a reasonable basis to believe that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed’

The Pentagon Is Hiding How The Afghan War Is Going

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
Staff Sgt. Cary Anderson, a team leader with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, greets an Afghan child in Habibabad during a joint patrol, Dec. 13. Marines and Danish soldiers, alongside their Afghan National Army counterparts met with locals during a joint patrol to establish relationships in the area. US Marines Flickr

US will no longer disclose …

War On Terror: $1.5 Trillion And Counting

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
Screenshot George W Bush (CNN: Oct 19, 2017)

90 percent of total funds spent

'60 Percent' Of Taliban Income Comes From Drug Trade, And Business Is Booming

World | Saagar Enjeti
A man lances a poppy bulb to extract the sap, which will be used to make opium, at a field in the municipality of Heliodoro Castillo, in the mountain region of the state of Guerrero January 3, 2015. REUTERS/Claudio Vargas/File Photo

Control approximately 40 percent of the territory

US Service Member Dies After Helicopter Goes Down In Afghanistan

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
A detachment of 1st Special Forces Group Green Berets from Ft. Lewis, Washington carry the flag draped coffin of Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Chapman during burial services at Tahoma National Cemetery in Covington, Washington, January 11, 2002. Chapman was the first American killed by direct enemy fire in Afghanistan. (Anthony Bolante/Reuters)

A dozen service members dead in Afghanistan this year

Gold Star Family Receives Promised Check From Trump

US | Henry Rodgers
ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 29: President Donald Trump participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images)

‘Nothing will ever replace your son’

Tillerson Lays Down Path To Taliban Negotiations In Surprise Afghanistan Visit

World | Will Racke
Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers stand guard during a battle with Taliban in Kunduz provice, Afghanistan May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Nasir Wakif

‘They don’t want their children to fight forever’

Terrorism-Related Cases In Germany Quadruple In One Year

World | Jacob Bojesson
Police stands guard at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche Christmas market in Berlin

Around 24,400 Islamists are active in the country