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Trump spoke with US troops during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit at Bagram Air Field, on November 28, 2019, in Afghanistan.

Inside Trump’s 3.5-hour top-secret Thanksgiving trip to visit US troops in Afghanistan

In a top-secret trip, President Donald Trump visited Afghanistan to celebrate Thanksgiving with US troops. Photos show what it was like.
President Donald Trump

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

The Taliban has replaced the Islamic State as the most dangerous terrorist group in the Institute for Economics and Peace's 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.
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.
Retired U.S. Navy Admiral William McRaven speaks during a Reuters Newsmakers event in New York

The Navy SEAL who ran the bin Laden raid says negotiating with the Taliban is like sitting down for talks with ISIS

Talking to the Taliban is like meeting with ISIS, the retired Navy SEAL said weeks after Trump tried to bring Taliban leaders to the US for talks.
Relatives and residents pray near a coffin during a funeral ceremony of one of the victims after a drone strike, in Khogyani district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, September 19, 2019.

A US drone strike meant for ISIS killed 30 pine nut harvesters in Afghanistan

Thirty are dead and 40 injured after a drone strike in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday. The casualties were pine nut farmers sitting at a bonfire.
National Security Adviser John Bolton stands alongside US President Donald Trump as he speaks during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, May 17, 2018.

Trump couldn’t handle that Bolton wasn’t a yes man, so he fired him and tapped O’Brien as national security adviser

Trump fired John Bolton as national security adviser after strong disagreements. His new adviser has effusively praised Trump's abilities.
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he departs on travel to Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas following back-to-back mass shootings in the cities, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 7, 2019.

Trump keeps threatening US enemies with destructive power greater than nuclear weapons — experts say that’s ‘crazy talk’

Nothing comes close to a thermonuclear weapon. Insider spoke to the US's leading arms control experts, who struggled to make sense of what Trump said.
President Donald Trump departs for travel to North Carolina from the White House in Washington.

Trump’s flip-flopping approach to Afghanistan has left him looking foolish and empowered the Taliban

President Ashraf Ghani's government is in a dire state ahead of Afghanistan's September elections, not least due to Trump.
President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of September 11 attacks at the Pentagon.

Trump used his 9/11 speech to threaten terrorists with force even greater than ‘nuclear power’ if they attack the US again

President Donald Trump delivered a speech at the Pentagon to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.