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Trump’s National Security Adviser Reveals Who Made The Decision Not To Brief POTUS On Russia-Taliban Intelligence

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Tuesday that a career intelligence official made the ultimate decision not to brief President Donald Trump on information regarding possible Russian payments to Taliban fighters to target U.S. troops in Afghanistan. In an interview on “Fox & Friends,” O’Brien also seemingly confirmed that the National Security Council was analyzing the intelligence, and had developed ...

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Pelosi Calls On Intel Chiefs To Brief Congress On Russian Bounties Targeting US Soldiers

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday called on two top intelligence officials to provide a briefing to all members of Congress regarding reports that Russian intelligence has paid bounties to Taliban fighters to attack U.S. service members in Afghanistan. “Congress needs to know what the intelligence community knows about this significant threat to American troops and our allies and what ...

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Explosion Rocks US Embassy In Afghanistan On 9/11 Anniversary

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, was hit by a rocket explosion early Wednesday morning on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks in New York which prompted a U.S. invasion of the country. Officials told embassy staff over a loudspeaker that “an explosion caused by a rocket has occurred on the compound,” according to the Associated Press. Embassy officials ...

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Trump Administration Preparing to Reduce Number of Troops in Afghanistan: Report

The Trump administration is getting ready to draw down the number of troops in Afghanistan as part of potential negotiations with the Taliban to take steps to bring a 17-year-old war to an end, according to U.S. officials The Washington Post cited Thursday. It is a big step toward ending the seemingly endless war, a goal President Donald Trump has ...

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After 18 Years And Over 2,000 Soldiers Killed, US Stops Counting Land Lost/Gained in Afghanistan

The U.S. military is no longer measuring and recording the amount of land its forces have lost and gained in Afghanistan, according to a Tuesday report regarding military progress in the conflict. Measurements of how much land, including districts and the number of people in those districts, insurgent forces control in Afghanistan is no longer be recorded, according to an ...

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Pakistan Works To Finish Border Fence Along Disputed Afghan Border

By Joseph Hammond While President Trump is having trouble adding a few miles of fence to America’s incomplete border with Mexico, Pakistan is busy building one of the world’s longest border fences. Climbing over some of the world’s toughest terrain, Pakistan’s border fence will stretch more 1,800-miles and ascend more than 12,000-feet above sea level. It will march over mountains, ...

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Trump Defends Plan To Withdraw From Afghanistan And Syria Citing ‘Unlimited Spending And Death’

President Donald Trump defended his plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Syria Friday after the Republican-controlled Senate issued a rare rebuke to the president on the issue Thursday. “I inherited a total mess in Syria and Afghanistan, the ‘Endless Wars’ of unlimited spending and death,” Trump wrote on Twitter Friday. “During my campaign, I said, very strongly, that these ...

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Afghan Security Forces Shrink as Government Loses More and More Territory to the Taliban

A US watchdog report shows that Afghan security forces are shrinking and gaps in security are growing as the military loses more territory to the Taliban. The extremely mountainous terrain of Afghanistan makes winning a war by any foreign power extremely difficult and US military officials have called the war a stalemate as after 17 years of involvement by the US, ...

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Momentum Continues To Grow in US-Taliban Peacetalks

The 6 days of negotiations between the US and Taliban have ended with different wording but in the end, articulating the same end game. US and Taliban officials have agreed so far to a draft (not final) deal that would lead to the withdraw of US forces from Afghanistan within 18 months after the deal is signed. Zalmay Khalilzad the ...

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Taliban Will Prevent Afghanistan From Being Terror Safe Haven as Optimism Rises Over Prospects of Peace Deal

New reporting confirms reports from Conservative Daily News, the Afghan Herald, and other outlets that the Taliban has agreed to block other terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda, and ISIS from ever using Afghanistan to attack the United States. The agreement by the Taliban is widely seen as a breakthrough in very tough negotiations with the narco-terror group. The agreement would see the United ...

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Afghanistan Peace Deal? Mission Impossible Now Seems Very Likely

War-torn Afghanistan has not seen any peace since the 1970s, and the US involvement in the Afghanistan quagmire is in its 18th year, but there is growing momentum towards a peace deal. The current negotiations in Doha between the Taliban and the US are the longest ever between the two sides and the optimism is very strong on both sides ...

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Afghanistan Has No Military Solution: We Must Seize The Opportunity For Peace Before Us

America is entrenched in its longest war as its been in Afghanistan since 2001 and has never been further from victory. Nation after nation, empire after empire before the US have been unable to win any war in Afghanistan, and for some reason, the political class, the defense contractors, the media, and every other swamp creature seems to not know ...

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Trump’s Partial Afghanistan Withdraw May Bolster Peace Talks With Taliban

By Josh Yasmeh The Trump administration announcement of a possible withdraw maybe part of an effort to bolster ongoing peace-talks led by the U.S. Special Representative to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad. President Trump is considering a plan to withdraw a significant number of the 14,000 troops currently stationed in Afghanistan. The pullout could begin in a few weeks. The move may ...

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DOD Releases Report on Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Today the Department of Defense provided to Congress the semiannual report “Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan” covering events during the period from June 1 to November 30, 2018. The report was submitted in accordance with requirements in Section 1225 of the Fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) as amended by Sections 1231 and 1531 of the Fiscal 2016 ...

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US Service Member Dies In Non-Combat Related Incident In Afghanistan |

The NATO Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan announced Friday that an American solider has died in Afghanistan in a non-combat related incident. The incident occurred Thursday and is currently under investigation, the statement reads, but no additional details were provided. The service member’s identity will be withheld until 24 hours after the fallen’s family members are notified, as is Department ...

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