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Trump officials are quietly negotiating with the Taliban — which is now ranked the world’s deadliest terror group

The Taliban has ousted ISIS as the most dangerous terror group, pushing out ISIS for the top spot, according to the Global Terror Index.
Video posted on Youtube in January 2017 shows Australian Timothy Weeks (left) and American Kevin King (right) in Taliban custody.

Taliban returns American and Australian hostages as part of a prisoner swap after holding them for over 3 years

The American Kevin King, 63, and the Australian Timothy Weeks, 50, were kidnapped at gunpoint in 2016 outside a university in Kabul.

7 never-before-seen artifacts from the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden are now on display at the 9/11 Museum

A new exhibit at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum shows artifacts from the hunt for the al-Qaeda leader and opens Nov. 15.
Matt Golsteyn, 38, is a former special forces officer that is now being investigated for war crimes committed in Afghanistan. He is pictured in his Washington, DC office.

Lawyer for an accused Green Beret is thanking Trump, saying he’s about to throw out the Army’s war crimes case

An attorney for Green Beret Maj. Mathew Golsteyn said that President Trump has "committed" to ending Golsteyn's prosecution for war crimes.

Mattis’ aide says the general ‘did not want me to write’ the memoir about his tense relationship with Trump

"I stand behind everything in the book. I'm very pleased with how it turned out," Snodgrass told Insider.

Trump falsely says Chicago is more dangerous than Afghanistan, which topped the list of the world’s 10 most dangerous countries in 2019

The latest Global Peace Index has a new least peaceful country, assessed on metrics like political instability and deaths from conflict.
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, August 7, 2019.

‘Who gives a s— about Afghanistan?’: Trump stunned officials with his comments during a military briefing, former aide says

Trump made the remarks during a meeting with top military officials, according to Jim Mattis' former speechwriter, Guy Snodgrass.
U.S. President Trump holds cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington

Trump’s Syria and Afghanistan drawdowns are playing right into the Taliban’s hands

"The U.S. follows its interests everywhere, and once it doesn't reach those interests, it leaves the area," a Taliban negotiator said.
US Army soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, March 2011.

US military officials are drawing up plans for a quick withdrawal in Afghanistan, just in case Trump abruptly pulls them out

The US has pulled out 2,000 troops from Afghanistan so far this year, bringing the total number of forces in the country to around 13,000.
Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell

Trump’s Syria retreat is a massive break from post-9/11 Republicanism

President Donald Trump's Syria retreat marks a stark break from the interventionist philosophy that's typified GOP foreign policy since 9/11.