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

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

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’

Ramadan Death Toll Tops Out At Nearly 300

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

The heinous, spectacular, or western attacks of Ramadan 2017

Prisoners Of Taliban Beg For Mercy, To Be Brought Home

World | Ballard Brown

‘Have mercy on me and get me out’

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’

Pakistan Builds Its Own Version Of A Border Wall

World | Russ Read
Afghan Taliban look on after handing over their weapons as they join the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration program in Herat province in this February 17, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mohmmad Shoib/Files

The country wants to keep out the growing Taliban menace

'The Renouncers' Might Be Afghanistan's Revenge On The Taliban

World | Saagar Enjeti
Pakistani Demonstrator

May however come back to haunt the Afghans…

Taliban Blast Through Police Headquarters In Afghanistan, Kill Five Policemen

World | Jonah Bennett
Afghan security personnel keep watch during fighting between Taliban militants and Afghan forces in Kunduz on May 10, 2017.

‘We are not winning in Afghanistan right now’

Taliban: Insider Attack On US Forces A 'Reminder' That More Troops Won't Stop Them

National Security | Russ Read
Afghan Taliban look on after handing over their weapons as they join the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration program in Herat province in this February 17, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mohmmad Shoib/Files

‘Troops in Afghanistan shall never break the will’

Three US Soldiers Killed During Afghan Insider Attack

World | Saagar Enjeti
U.S. Army Rangers, assigned to 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, prepare for extraction from their objective during Task Force Training on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014. Rangers constantly train to maintain their tactical proficiency.

‘infiltrator of the Islamic Emirate’

Counter Pakistan's Support For The Taliban With Baloch Nationalism

Opinion | Lawrence Sellin

It is an opportunity for the U.S. to exert leverage.

Report: Russia Should Be Listed As An 'Egregious' Violator Of Religious Freedom

World | Thomas Phippen
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a signing ceremony following the talks with his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool

Russia is an ‘ongoing and egregious violator of religious freedom’

Taliban Poised For Stunning Victory As Trump Considers More Troops To Afghanistan

World | Saagar Enjeti
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, board MV-22 Ospreys during a simulation of Operation Gotchic Serpent at landing zone Westfield, aboard MCB Hawaii, Dec. 10, 2016. Operation Gothic Serpent was a military operation conducted by U.S. special operations forces with the primary mission of capturing faction leader Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The operation occurred in Somalia, Africa, from August to October 1993.

‘Shatters the image of the Taliban as a southern power’

Trump Considers Sending 5,000 More Troops Into 'Shockingly' Bad Afghan War

World | Saagar Enjeti

‘Unsustainable casualties’

Claiming To Be A Former Terrorist Could Actually Help You Get Asylum In Germany

World | Jacob Bojesson
Smoke rises from the site of a blast and gunfire between Taliban and Afghan forces in PD 6 in Kabul, Afghanistan March 1, 2017.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

‘A grant of protection may be considered’

Here's How The Taliban Tricked Soldiers Into Absolute Slaughter

World | Saagar Enjeti
An Afghan national Army (ANA) soldier receives treatment at a hospital a day after a attack on an army headquarters in Mazar-i-Sharif northern Afghanistan April 22, 2017. REUTERS/Anil Usyan

‘The attack killed so many people the base ran out of coffins’