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Advisers from the US Army's 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade during their 2019 deployment to Afghanistan.

Ceasefire or not, it’s time to get out of America’s longest war

It's time to put an end to the needless bloodshed and expense of the US's war in Afghanistan, writes Defense Priorities fellow Bonnie Kristian.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a roadside bomb that killed 2 US soldiers in Afghanistan

The Taliban immediately took responsibility for the attack and said through a spokesman that it occurred in the southern Kandahar province.
US military advisers from the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade sit at an Afghan National Army base in Maidan Wardak province, Afghanistan, on August 6, 2018.

Trump set to announce he’s withdrawing 4,000 troops from Afghanistan amid troubled peace talks with Taliban

President Trump in 2016 campaigned on pulling the US out of wars like Afghanistan, but has been unable to make good on that promise.
Pfc. Poff, a 3rd Cavalry Regiment soldier assigned to the Train, Advise, Assist Command – East advisory team security force, keeps watch from behind a position of cover in a rural area adjacent to the the Nangarhar police Regional Logistics Center during an advising trip Jan. 6, 2015. US Army

US-led forces had to bomb a clinic being built to care for local Afghans to stop a Taliban assault

This battle highlights the difficult trade-offs the US and its partner forces face even after 18 years of war in Afghanistan.
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 405th Expeditionary Support Squadron work together to clear debris inside the passenger terminal the day after a Taliban-led attack at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 12, 2019.

The Taliban launched an intense hours-long attack on a key US base. Aftermath photos show the heavy damage.

As the US seeks a negotiated end to the Afghanistan War, the Taliban led an attack on an important US base in the war-torn country.
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.