FACT CHECK: Is The US Spending $50 Billion A Year In Afghanistan?

National Security | Kush Desai
Marines boarding a helicopter in southern Afghanistan. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

‘I think the Afghan war is long past its mission’

The Sharp-Edged Pendulum Of Expanding Threats From Abroad Looms Over The U.S.

op-ed | Lawrence Sellin
shutterstock

The U.S. should embrace a strategy that would disrupt the plans of our adversaries.

Trudeau Has Enviro Hecklers Booted From Town Hall

Video | David Krayden

‘Oh come on, come on. Really? Really? OK, this is it.’

Islamic Leader Says Watching Soccer Is Haram For Women

World | Joshua Gill
Soccer Players (Shutterstock/ Alex Kravtsov)

‘Do you not fear God?’

Trump Says 'We Don't Want To Talk' With Taliban After Series Of Deadly Attacks

Defense | Will Racke
Afghan volunteers and policemen carry injured men on an ambulance at the scene of a car bomb exploded in front of the old Ministry of Interior building in Kabul on January 27, 2018. An ambulance packed with explosives blew up in a crowded area of Kabul on January 27, killing at least 17 people and wounding 110 others, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Taliban. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images

‘It’s going to be a long time’

ISIS Militants Assault Afghan Military Academy To Close Bloody Week In Kabul

Defense | Will Racke
Afghan security personnel arrive at a site after a car bomb exploded near the old Ministry of Interior building in Kabul on January 27, 2018. An ambulance packed with explosives blew up in a crowded area of Kabul on January 27, killing at least 17 people and wounding 110 others, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Taliban. / AFP PHOTO / WAKIL KOHSAR (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

More than 130 killed in nine days

Taliban Says They Murdered Over A Hundred People In Afghan Capital To Send A Message To Trump

World | Ryan Pickrell
A devastating and deadly bombing in the Afghan capital Saturday was intended as a message to President Donald Trump, a Taliban spokesman revealed. (Photo: Donald Trump Reuters/Carlos Barria)

Trump: ‘The Taliban’s cruelty will not prevail’

Terrorist Driving Ambulance Filled With Bombs Slaughters Dozens In Afghanistan

World | Ryan Pickrell
Victims are carried away in an ambulance after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan January 27, 2018.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Taliban claims responsibility for attack

ISIS Suicide Bombers And Gunmen Launch Deadly Attack On Children's Charity

World | Ryan Pickrell
Afghan officials inspect the entrance gate of Save the Children Aid group in Afghanistan, after a blast and gun fire in Jalalabad, Afghanistan January 24, 2018.REUTERS/Parwiz

Multiple fatalities, at least two dozen wounded

Obama Admin Funded Afghan Units Responsible For Major Human Rights Violations

World | Jonah Bennett
Afghan Boy

Service members just laughed about sexual abuse and didn’t report it.

State Department: Multiple Americans Killed And Wounded In Kabul Hotel Attack

Defense | Will Racke
A man tries to escape from a balcony at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel during an attack by gunmen in Kabul, Afghanistan January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Foreigners targeted by Taliban gunmen

Gunmen Attack Intercontinental Hotel In Kabul

World | Will Racke
An Afghan man walks past the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack by Taliban fighters and a response by Afghan security forces backed by NATO helicopters in Kabul on June 29, 2011. Heavily armed Taliban militants stormed a top Kabul hotel, sparking a ferocious battle involving Afghan commandos and a NATO helicopter gunship that left at least 21 dead including the nine attackers. Officials said all of the gunmen were killed during the night-time raid on the hilltop Intercontinental Hotel, frequented by Westerners and Afghan officials, part of which was left in flames as tracer bullets lit up the sky. SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images

More violence in the capital