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Gen. John Nicholson

Video: U.S. Forces Eliminate Top Al-Qaeda, Taliban Leaders in Afghanistan

The U.S. military and their Afghan counterparts have decimated high-ranking jihadi leaders in Afghanistan in recent weeks, including the commander of the Taliban’s deadly “Red Unit” and the second in command of the al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) faction.

YEMEN, - : An image grab taken on April 16, 2014 from a video released on March 29, 2014 by Al-Malahem Media, the media arm of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), allegedly shows AQAP jihadists listening to their chief Nasser al-Wuhayshi at an undisclosed location in Yemen. Wuhayshi has …

Watchdog: U.S. Wasted Up to $62 Million on Afghan Border Security

The Pentagon wasted more than $62 million on procuring, operating, and maintaining inspection equipment intended to prevent illegal cross-border activity known to fuel the Taliban’s pocketbook in Afghanistan, revealed an American watchdog agency.

Afghanistan Poppy Farmer

Congressman Renews Call to Label Pakistan a State Sponsor of Terrorism

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A top Republican lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives has reintroduced a bill for the American government to officially designate “untrustworthy ally” Pakistan as a state-sponsor of terrorism, insisting that Islamabad has long “aided and abetted enemies of the United States.”

Masked Pakistani pro- Taliban militants who are supporters of Maulana Fazlullah in Pakistan's Swat valley November 2, 2007. REUTERS/SHERIN ZADA KANJU/FILES

U.S. Urges India to Boost Military Aid to Afghanistan

The top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan urged neighboring India to provide more military aid to Afghanistan, a request that marks a change in America’s stance towards Indian involvement in the security sector of the war-torn nation.

INDIA, POKHRAN : Indian Air Force (IAF) MI - 17 helicopters, one displaying the Indian tricolour, fly past during IAF Exercise Iron Fist 2016 at Pokhran in the western Indian state of Rajasthan on March 18, 2016. / AFP / SAM PANTHAKY

U.S. Boosting Presence in Afghanistan to Combat Islamic State

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The top U.S. commander is employing a special authority recently granted by President Barack Obama to bring in additional troops into Afghanistan for an offensive against the Islamic State in their stronghold located in the eastern part of the country along the Afghan-Pakistan border.


Afghanistan: Revoking Obama Rules of Engagement Leads to Progress Against Taliban

The expanded military authorization granted by President Barack Obama last month, which allows American troops supporting their Afghan counterparts to offensively target the Taliban rather than waiting for the terrorist group to attack first, is leading to progress on the battlefield, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan told USA Today.

The Afghan Taliban have announced the start of their 'spring offensive', even as the government in Kabul tries to bring the insurgents back to the negotiating table

Report: U.S. Troops Seek Authority to Attack Taliban Again

U.S. military troops are trying to persuade their commander-in-chief, President Barack Obama, to once again grant them the authority to carry out offensive operations against the Taliban in Afghanistan, reports the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

Masked Pakistani pro- Taliban militants who are supporters of Maulana Fazlullah in Pakistan's Swat valley November 2, 2007. REUTERS/SHERIN ZADA KANJU/FILES