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U.S. President Donald Trump departs with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Mike Pence after addressing a closed Senate Republican policy lunch amid a partial government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 9, 2019.

Senate Republicans snub Trump with legislation rebuking his plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, Syria

Republicans in Congress have been particularly critical of Trump on foreign policy in recent months, especially in relation to ISIS.
US Marines with Task Force Southwest (TFSW) observe their surroundings while at a security post for an advising mission with 1st Brigade, Afghan National Army (ANA) 215th Corps as they conduct Operation Maiwand 12 at Camp Shorserack, Afghanistan, March 13, 2018.

White House says its priority is ending the war in Afghanistan after peace talks with Taliban bear fruit

Citing "significant progress" in peace talks with the Taliban, an official said the US was working on a ceasefire and the timing of a pull out.

The Taliban reportedly agreed with the US to not make Afghanistan a safe haven for exporting terrorism, even as it continues to terrorize Afghans

The WSJ reported Thursday that Taliban leaders have agreed to oppose any militant group using Afghanistan to stage terrorist attacks abroad.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi’s senior aide says White House leaked the details of lawmakers’ commercial flight to war zone

"This morning, we learned that the Administration had leaked the commercial travel plans as well," Hammill said.
President Donald Trump.

Trump sends Capitol Hill into chaos after canceling congressional trip to Afghanistan

"One sophomoric response does not deserve another," Sen. Lindsey Graham said.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to students at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, January 10, 2019.

Pompeo offers blistering rebuke of Obama’s foreign policy in Cairo speech: ‘The age of self-inflicted American shame is over’

"The United States under President Trump has reasserted its traditional role as a force for good in this region," Pompeo said to an audience in Cairo.

Trump endorses the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in freewheeling Cabinet meeting

President Donald Trump on Wednesday falsely said the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979 to fight "terrorists."
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, December 26, 2018.

Trump says it’s ‘insane’ that watchdog reports about Afghanistan are released to the public: ‘The public means the enemy’...

President Trump inveighed against the transparency provided SIGAR, a Congressionally-mandated watchdog that has exposed widespread waste and fraud.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens as U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions during a meeting with military leaders in the Cabinet Room on October 23, 2018 in Washington, DC.

‘We MUST end these unauthorized wars’: the anti-war left hesitantly celebrates Trump’s troop pullout

Some anti-war Democratic lawmakers are torn over the president's abrupt decision to withdraw US troops from Syria and Afghanistan.