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‘We are losing’: Trump and his top advisors aren’t publicly admitting how bad things are in Afghanistan

Despite all of the evidence to the contrary, the Pentagon and Trump administration continue to reject the idea Afghanistan is America's "forever war" as the conflict nears its 17th anniversary with no end in sight.
Sen. John McCain of Arizona shares a laugh with one of his closest friends, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

The incredible life of John McCain in photos

"It's been quite a ride," McCain wrote in his memoir.

‘I liked him personally for his toughness’: John McCain’s Vietnamese jailer expresses sadness over his death

The man who ran the infamous Vietnamese prison in which Republican Sen. John McCain was brutally tortured as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War expressed sadness over the former Navy pilot's recent death and said he'd respected him.

As a POW in Vietnam, John McCain refused release until his fellow prisoners were freed, making him a hero in the eyes of many

Sen. John McCain, a giant of American politics who died on Saturday at 81, was perhaps most profoundly shaped by his military service and more than five years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.
US mechanized infantry troops at an official opening ceremony for joint US-Georgian exercise Noble Partner 2015 at the Vaziani training area outside Tbilisi, Georgia, May 11, 2015.

These are the 15 countries with the most troops ready to fight right now

Head-to-head comparisons of countries' armed forces have to compensate for a variety of factors, but the number of troops a country can commit to combat right away is a key factor in its military strength.
President Donald Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping in China.

Countries in Asia are wary of China — and they’re ‘wondering exactly how far America would go’

China's influence looms over East and South Asia, where countries are wondering what kind of role the US is willing to play.
A US Marine Corps sniper team searches for targets in the Khe Sanh Valley

50 years ago, US troops bunkered down for the Vietnam War’s most infamous siege — here’s how the Battle of Khe Sanh unfolded

There are still debates about the true number of casualties, but estimates range that 1,000 to 3,500 US soldiers died.