US Envoy Says Draft Deal Reached With Taliban, As Terrorists Kill at Least 16 in ‘Martyr Attack’

(CNSNews.com) – U.S. envoy for Afghanistan peace efforts Zalmay Khalilzad said Monday the U.S. and the Taliban have reached an agreement in principle on a draft deal that will see 5,000 U.S. troops leave within about five months if the Taliban meets its commitments. Khalilzad told the TOLO News television station in Kabul that under […]

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Sen. Rand Paul: If Trump Ends War in Afghanistan, Nobel Committee Should Give Him Obama’s Peace Prize

Since President Barack Obama escalated the U.S. war in Afghanistan, the Nobel Committee should take back his peace prize and give it to President Donald Trump, if Trump ends the war, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says. On Friday, Sen. Paul posted the following tweet: Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize and subsequently sent 100,000 US […]

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Taliban Terror Continues, Despite ‘Peace Talks’ and Reports of ‘Excellent Progress’

(CNSNews.com) – The Taliban claimed responsibility for a massive suicide bombing in Kabul Wednesday, two days after the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, reported having made “excellent progress” in his talks with the terrorist group. Fourteen people were killed and 145 were injured in the car bombing at a police complex in […]

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State Dept. in 2001: ‘Afghanistan Continued to Experience Civil War…for 21st Consecutive Year’

(CNSNews.com) – When the U.S. State Department published its annual report on human rights in Afghanistan for 2000—which was released in February 2001, half a year before the 9/11 terrorist attacks–it noted that Afghanistan had by then already experienced 21 straight years of political instability and civil war. That dated back to 1979, when the […]

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6 Takeaways as Trump Recommits US to ‘Defeat the Enemy’ in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump announced an unspecified surge of  troops in Afghanistan to “kill terrorists” and “defeat the enemy” during a primetime address Monday night to soldiers at Fort Myer, Virginia, at the same time rejecting nation-building and promising “principled realism.” The president also touted a regional strategy, warning that he expects more responsibility from Pakistan […]

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?NYC Islamic jihad Bomber Ahmad Rahami Traveled to Pakistan Undetected by Obama Administration

Ahmad Khan Rahami, a Muslim terrorist arrested for this weekend’s series of bombings in New York and New Jersey, had traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan several times without detection by the Obama administration. Rahami’s travels and time spent in Pakistan are the subject of intense scrutiny by U.S. investigators who are now trying to determine whether the […]

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U.S. Oversight Report: Afghanistan ‘Even More Dangerous Than It Was a Year Ago’

(CNSNews.com) – Things are going from bad to worse in Afghanistan, according to a report released Friday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the the largest U.S. oversight organization in Afghanistan. “[I]n this reporting period (October through December 2015), Afghanistan proved even more dangerous than it was a year ago, the report […]

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