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Op-Ed: U.S. general: 10,000 to 20,000 troops needed to beat Taliban

General Jack Keane, former vice chief of staff of the U.S. army said that the 16-year-old U.S. involvement in Afghanistan was a disgrace.

Op-Ed: U.S. to send about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan

Washington - President Donald Trump recently gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan. Mattis could officially announce the increased troop level as early as next week.

Bomb hits convoy, U.S. accused of killing three Afghan civilians

In Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan three civilians were killed after soldiers opened fire after a roadside bomb hit a vehicle according to Afghan officials.

Op-Ed: U.S. considering sending 3,000 up to 5,000 troops to Afghanistan

The Trump administration is considering options that involve sending 3,000 to 5,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan. They would advise Afghan military and police units but also include additional special operations forces.

Op-Ed: Two U.S. troops killed and one wounded in Afghanistan

Pentagon spokesperson, U.S. Navy Captain Jeff Davis confirmed that two U.S. troops had been killed and one wounded in the Achin District of Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan that borders on Pakistan.

Op-Ed: U.S. general wants 5,000 more troops for Afghanistan

General John Nicholson the top U.S. general in Afghanistan claims that the U.S. and Europe need to send 5,000 more troops to Afghanistan in order to break a stalemate between Afghan forces versus the Taliban and Islamic State.

Op-Ed: U.S. aims to defeat Islamic State in Afghanistan in 2017

United States military officials said that US forces in Afghanistan would be upping the fight against ISIS-K or the Islamic State (IS), Khorasan Province branch, and are determined to defeat the group this year.

U.S. pays Afghanistan for soldiers who do not exist

Kabul - The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) is seeking information from the Pentagon on discrepancies found in the $68 billion in funding between 2002 and now.

U.S. Afghan drone strike said to kill at least 15 civilians

U.S. drones attacked an area in eastern Nagarhar Province in Afghanistan where there has been a resurgence of activity by the Islamic State. The UN and some locals claim that at least 15 civilians were killed and another 13 wounded.

29,000 contractors versus 9,000 U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan

Kabul - Data compiled by the Congressional Research Service shows that private contractors outnumber U.S. troops in Afghanistan by more than a three to one margin.

Op-Ed: U.S. still resists independent probe of Kunduz hospital bombing

Kunduz - There are three different investigations being carried out of the air attack by an AC-130 gunship on a hospital run by Doctors without Borders in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

U.S. may keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through 2016

Kabul - Although the Afghan war was supposedly "ended" as far as foreign combat troops were concerned a couple of years ago, almost 10,000 US troops still remain.

U.S. troops blow up arms cache of local warlord in Afghanistan

Kabul - US forces attacked a village of local commander Jan Ahmad and blew up an arms cache belonging to him. The US said the raid was carried out to destroy the weapons.

Op-Ed: The new Guantanamo at Bagram Afghanistan

US Appeals Court Judge Karen Henderson has upheld earlier court decisions denying those detained by the US at Bagram in Afghanistan to be able to file habeas corpus petitions. She said that the detainees are "beyond the reach" of the constitution.

Op-Ed: US may be considering 'zero option' in Afghanistan

Kabul - Due to disagreements and distrust between the Obama administration and the Afghan government of president Hamid Karzai, the US may not keep any forces in Afghanistan after the end of 2014 when all forces are scheduled to withdraw.

General asked for over 13,000 US troops in Afghanistan post 2014

Kabul - .Retired Marine general John Allen, the former top commander in Afghanistan, suggested that 13,600 US troops remain in the country after the main US combat role ends at the end of 2014.

Op-Ed: Immunity demanded before US and NATO stay in Afghanistan

Kabul - NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen claimed that neither the US nor NATO troops would remain in Afghanistan after 2014 unless the Karzai government agrees to grant immunity to their troops from Afghan law.

Op-Ed: As US General Dempsey visits Afghanistan violence erupts

Kabul - The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dempsey arrived for a visit aimed at assessing the training of Afghan security forces. Several incidents have been reported one involving Americans and the other children, victims of a NATO air strike.

Op-Ed: Defense Secretary says US to stay in Afghanistan long after 2014

Washington - Although the Obama administration is said to be considering a full withdrawal from Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's recent statements indicate that the US will remain in Afghanistan long after 2014 when the present mission ends.

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