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  • Afghanistan dialogue with Taliban could begin in March

    After more than a decade of warfare, negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban are set to begin, officials, diplomats and experts said as President Ashraf Ghani declared that peace is closer now than at any time since the war began following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
  • Senate panel OKs bill barring most transfers from Guantanamo

    A Republican-led Senate panel on Thursday narrowly approved legislation that would bar most transfers of terror suspects from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a major roadblock in President Barack Obama's push to close the detention center. In...

    Effort to close Guantanamo prison complicated by former detainee's turn to Islamic State

    During six years behind bars at Guantanamo Bay, Abdul Rauf insisted he was a lowly Taliban foot soldier who delivered bread and tea to combatants, even though he was really a corps commander. He was released in 2007 and sent home to Afghanistan. Until...

    Kerry urges Pakistan to keep up fight against militants

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry offered qualified praise Tuesday for Pakistan’s military operation in the northern tribal region, calling it “a major initiative” to combat insurgents carrying out attacks across the border in...

    Rebrand it however you want, but Afghanistan is still at war

    Rebrand it however you want, but Afghanistan is still at war
    Imagine President Franklin Roosevelt announcing at the end of 1944, after the liberation of France but before the final defeat of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, that World War II was over and that U.S. forces were ending combat operations. Instead we...