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February 15, 2020
Esper says Taliban deal is promising but not without risk
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday that a truce agreement between the United States and the Taliban that could ...
February 14, 2020
US and Taliban agree to truce, way forward in Afghanistan
The United States and the Taliban have agreed to a temporary truce that, if successful, would open the way for a deal that ...
February 06, 2020
Not a break, but fissures in US-Iraqi military alliance
A new watchtower rose over an American military base in northern Iraq, and cranes lifted hefty slabs of concrete to reinforce ...
February 04, 2020
US general slips into Iraq for talks to salvage relations
The top U.S. commander for the Middle East slipped quietly into Iraq Tuesday, as the Trump administration works to salvage ...
February 03, 2020
US demands more from Taliban on ceasefire before deal
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday demanded “demonstrable evidence” from the Taliban that they can and will reduce ...
January 31, 2020
Afghans will need billions more in aid, as US looks to leave
Afghanistan will need vast amounts of foreign funding to keep its government afloat through 2024, a U.S. agency said Friday, ...
January 24, 2020
Iraqis rally against US troops, demanding they leave
Waving national flags and banners denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump, tens of thousands of Iraqis marched peacefully ...
January 23, 2020
AP Explains: Why US troop cuts in Africa would cause alarm
Even as destroyed U.S. military aircraft smoldered from an al-Shabab attack that killed three Americans this month in Kenya, ...
January 11, 2020
US dismisses Iraq request to work on a troop withdrawal plan
Iraq's caretaker prime minister asked Washington to work out a road map for an American troop withdrawal, but the U.S.
January 07, 2020
'Honest mistake' sets off alarm about US troops in Iraq
For a few tense hours Monday, the United States appeared to have announced that American troops were pulling out of Baghdad ...
December 17, 2019
In Afghanistan, Sen. Graham says US troop drawdown possible
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that President Donald Trump may announce an American troop drawdown from Afghanistan ...
December 08, 2019
America’s influence, once so dominant, waning under Trump
It’s whispered in NATO meeting rooms and celebrated in China’s halls of power. It’s lamented in the capital cities of key U.S
November 24, 2019
Pence works to reassure Kurdish allies in surprise Iraq trip
Vice President Mike Pence worked to reassure the United States’ Kurdish allies in an unannounced trip to Iraq on Saturday, ...
November 15, 2019
US commander: Partnership with Kurds against IS still strong
A senior U.S. coalition commander said Friday the partnership with Syrian Kurdish forces remains strong and focused on ...
November 11, 2019
Ukraine, rebels say pullback in the east is completed
The Ukrainian military and Russia-backed separatist rebels have completed a pullback of troops and weapons from an area in ...
November 08, 2019
Senior US envoy in Syria highly critical of troop withdrawal
A senior American diplomat has written a highly critical assessment of the Trump administration's abrupt withdrawal of troops ...
November 01, 2019
Turkey says its forces capture 18 Syrian soldiers in Syria
Turkish military forces captured 18 Syrian government soldiers in northeastern Syria, Turkey's defense minister said ...
October 31, 2019
The Latest: US armored vehicles in Syria to guard oil fields
The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The U.S. military says its first batch of mechanized armored ...
October 30, 2019
After killing, GOP skeptics still doubt Trump foreign policy
Few moments have provoked such widespread condemnation of President Donald Trump from fellow Republicans as his sudden ...
October 29, 2019
Bipartisan House OKs bill hitting Turkey for Syria incursion
A bipartisan bill punishing Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria and illustrating both parties' dismay with President ...
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