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War in Afghanistan (2001-present)

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  • Remembering On Memorial Day

    Remembering On Memorial Day
    The last Monday in May might seem an odd time to set aside for such a sad event as Memorial Day. This unofficial start of summer is always, contrary to the solemn occasion, bursting with bloom. But that's why the end of May was chosen to honor fallen soldiers — because of its profusion of flowers.
  • Top US commander says IS actively recruiting in Afghanistan

    The commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Saturday that the Islamic State group is actively recruiting in Afghanistan but is not yet operational there. General John F. Campbell said the group's sophisticated social media campaign was...

    Deaths of 2 Western hostages won't end U.S. drone strikes

    Deaths of 2 Western hostages won't end U.S. drone strikes
    A fiery barrage of missiles from CIA drones inadvertently killed two Western hostages, including an American, during an attack on a suspected Al Qaeda hide-out in northwestern Pakistan, but U.S. officials said Thursday that they won’t stop using...

    Hero or traitor?

    In every war there are inevitably soldiers who are captured, kidnapped or otherwise taken prisoner by the enemy. Some become POWs due to circumstances beyond their control while others behave in ways that, for whatever reason, seem to deliberately...

    U.S.-led mission in Afghanistan ends combat role

    U.S.-led mission in Afghanistan ends combat role
    The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan formally ended its combat mission on Sunday, more than 13 years after an international alliance ousted the Taliban government for sheltering the planners of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on American cities. About 13,...