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October 12, 2017
In an undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner by the Taliban for years after leaving his base in Afghanistan in 2009. A top Army commander on Dec. 14, 2015, ordered that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a court-martial on charges of desertion and endangering troops stemming from his decision to leave his outpost. (U.S. Army via The New York Times copyright 2017 / New York Times)
Army: Bowe Bergdahl will plead guilty in connection with his disappearance in Afghanistan
October 12, 2017 - 10:49am
September 18, 2017
Defense Secretary James Mattis at the commissioning ceremony for the USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, July 22, 2017. Mattis said Aug. 20 that President Donald Trump, who had been accused by lawmakers of dragging his feet on Afghanistan, had settled on a new strategy after a “rigorous” review. (Hilary Swift/The New York Times)
U.S. to send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan
September 18, 2017 - 3:07pm
August 31, 2017
U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Division oversee training of the 215th Corps of the Afghan National Army at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afg. on March 22, 2016. The U.S. has about 11,000 troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Aug. 30, 2017, acknowledging for the first time publicly that the total forces there are higher than formally disclosed in recent years. The new count includes covert as well as temporary units, defense officials said. Adam Ferguson/The New York Times
Pentagon admits thousands more troops in Afghanistan than previously reported
August 31, 2017 - 12:42pm
August 23, 2017
American Opinion: Trump's military self-correction
August 23, 2017 - 9:46pm
August 21, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump announces his strategy for the war in Afghanistan during an address to the nation from Fort Myer, Virginia, U.S., August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Trump clears way for troop increase in Afghanistan as part of retooled strategy
August 21, 2017 - 8:57pm
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence walk toward the White House, in Washington, Aug. 20, 2017. (Al Drago/The New York Times)
Trump struggles to move past Bannon, starting with Afghanistan
August 21, 2017 - 7:50am
August 2, 2017
U.S. troops assess the damage to an armoured vehicle of NATO-led military coalition after a suicide bomber's attack in Kandahar province, Afghanistan August 2, 2017. REUTERS/Ahmad Nadeem
Afghan suicide bomber kills two U.S. soldiers in NATO convoy
August 2, 2017 - 4:33pm
July 14, 2017
Pentagon says head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed
July 14, 2017 - 3:27pm
June 17, 2017
Official: Seven U.S. soldiers wounded in insider attack at Afghan base
June 17, 2017 - 2:18pm
June 12, 2017
Afghan soldier kills 3 US soldiers, US official says
June 12, 2017 - 6:09pm
May 26, 2017
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Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Kahler was well-respected and liked by his fellow soldiers, and his death Jan. 26, 2008, dealt a "body blow" to the troops, according to author Gregg Zoroya.
'Chosen Few' tells story of sacrifice: YME grad among those who gave his life for country
May 26, 2017 - 6:45pm
April 16, 2017
National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster listens as U.S. President Donald Trump makes the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida U.S. February 20, 2017. REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque
In Afghanistan, Trump aide promises coordinated response to enemies
April 16, 2017 - 12:32pm
April 15, 2017
The GBU-43/B, also known as the Massive Ordnance Air Blast, detonates during a test U.S., Nov. 21, 2003, at Elgin Air Force Base in Florida. U.S. Air Force photo / Reuters
Former Afghan president calls decision to drop massive U.S. bomb "treason"
April 15, 2017 - 9:39am
April 13, 2017
The GBU-43/B, also known as the Massive Ordnance Air Blast, detonates during a test at Eglain Air Force Base, Florida, U.S., November 21, 2003 in this handout photo provided April 13, 2017. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force photo/Handout via REUTERS
U.S. strike kills an al Qaeda 'leader' in Afghanistan
April 13, 2017 - 2:06pm
The GBU-43/B is launched from a MC-130E Combat Talon I at Eglain Air Force Base in Florida on November 21, 2003. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force photo/Handout/File photoplay button
U.S. unleashes 'mother of all bombs' for first time in Afghanistan
April 13, 2017 - 12:04pm
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