Trump Looks To Military Members For New Ideas On Afghanistan

National Security | Russ Read
President Donald Trump looks down while speaking to reporters about healthcare during an energy policy discussion with leaders of American Indian tribes and U.S. governors at the White House in Washington, June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

First-hand perspective on the conflict

While Trump Considers More Troops, Taliban Unleash Savage Civilian Slaughter

World | Saagar Enjeti
Three UH-60 Blackhawks land at an out post in Northerm Afghanistan, July 22nd, in the Samangan Province. (U. S. Air Force Photo By SSgt Bradley Lail) (released)

‘A total of 1,662 civilian d’A total of 1,662 civilian deaths’eaths’

MSNBC Anchor Falsely Blames Travel Ban For Afghan Robotics Team's Visa Woes

Politics | Amber Athey

Afghanistan isn’t even included in the ban

F-16s, Apache Attack Helicopters Help Afghan Army Seize Helmand District

World | Jonah Bennett
The operation started after Taliban insurgents captured an Afghan policestation in the village of Darwish Mohammadi, some 10 kms away from the district centre. Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images.

This Helmand district has exchanged hands four times in the past year

ISIS Leader Lasted 'Only 6 Weeks' Before He Met A US Drone

World | Saagar Enjeti
For the first time ever, the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing flies the MQ‐9 Reaper in the airspace over the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, Calif., July 30, 2014. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Michael Quiboloy/Released)

‘It’s not getting better in Afghanistan in terms of ISIS’

INFIDELMO: Afghanistan's Version Of 'Sesame Street' Introduces Muppet To Teach Gender Equality

US | Amber Randall
Afghan women mourn outside a hospital after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

‘You have to do some lessons for the males’

US Drone Strike Obliterates Islamic State's Afghan Leader

National Security | Russ Read
A U.S. soldier from the Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment fires his ..

Third ISIS leader killed in Afghanistan in a year

ISIS Supporting Soldier Believed Hitler Was Right, 9/11 Was An Inside Job

US | Jonah Bennett
A member of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) stand guarded in front of a ISIS flag in the border town of Jarablus, August 31, 2016, Syria. Turkish troops and Turkey-backed rebels have been fighting Kurdish-led forces and IS since Turkey's incursion into Syria on Aug. 24. with the swift capture of Jarablus, a town a few km inside Syria that was held by Islamic State. Defne Karadeniz/Getty Images.

He also questioned the assassination of President JFK

Trump Personally Ensures Afghan Girls Gain Entry To US For Robot Olympics

US | Eric Lieberman
Members of Afghan robotics girls team arrive to receive their visas from the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

‘This case was reviewed and handled appropriately’

The Taliban Is Using Kidnapped Kids And Blowing Them Up

World | Jonah Bennett
An Afghan family waits for help from the government and aid organizations in Takhar

‘They were given substances that has made them dizzy and confused’

The Problem In Afghanistan Is Pakistan

Opinion | Lawrence Sellin
Marines with 2nd Marine Regiment conduct a live-fire range at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Providence, Afghanistan, Aug. 12, 2013. The exercise provided weapons familiarization to Marines upon arriving in Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Demetrius Munnerlyn/Released)

Pakistan perpetuates the war in Afghanistan. We can do something about it or get out now.

Here's Canada's Official Apology To Former Gitmo Detainee Who Killed A US Soldier

National Security | Russ Read
FILE PHOTO: Omar Khadr smiles as he answers questions during a news conference after being released on bail in Edmonton, Alberta, May 7, 2015. Khadr, a Canadian, was once the youngest prisoner held on terror charges at Guantanamo Bay. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber/File Photo

‘On behalf of the Government of Canada, we wish to apologize to Mr. Khadr’

Trump Says Mattis Can Raise Troop Levels In Afghanistan, To A Point

World | Saagar Enjeti
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis briefs the press at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 29, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

‘We’re not looking at a purely military strategy’

Senators Push For Trump To Fill Vacant Afghan Diplomatic Positions As War Drags On

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Committee chairman U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) delivers an opening statement as retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis sits before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

‘It’s more than just dropping bombs’

ISIS Deploys Young 'Cubs Of The Caliphate' To Execute Prisoners

World | Saagar Enjeti

Proven particularly resilient

Prisoners Of Taliban Beg For Mercy, To Be Brought Home

World | Ballard Brown
REUTERS/Stringer

‘Have mercy on me and get me out’

'We Have A Problem:' ISIS In Afghanistan 'Not Getting Better' As US Mulls Thousands More Troops

World | Saagar Enjeti
A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country. Picture taken June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

‘We have to be focused on that problem’

These Moms Are Taking Up Guns To Fight The Taliban And ISIS

World | Russ Read
Sabera, 23, a soldier from the Afghan National Army (ANA) gestures during a shooting exercise at the Kabul Military Training Centre (KMTC) in Kabul, Afghanistan October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail SEARCH

‘I’ll go wherever the Taliban and Daesh are. I’ll take my gun and fight them’

Pentagon Wastes $28 Million On Afghan Uniforms With The Wrong Camo

World | Saagar Enjeti

‘We wasted $28 million of taxpayers’ money in the name of fashion’