With gains in the Helmand Province mounting for Taliban forces, and the Afghan military struggling to defend both that and the other provinces around the country which the Taliban are advancing into, the Pentagon has announced an additional deployment of US ground troops into the Helmand capital of Lashkar Gah.
President Obama will hand off the 15-year-old war in Afghanistan to a third president, he said Wednesday, acknowledging that he will fall short of his campaign-era promise to extract the U.S. from punishing ground wars overseas.
In announcing that he will leave 8,400 military personnel in Afghanistan through the end of his presidency, Obama backed off his pledge to reduce the U.S. presence there to embassy staff and accompanying security forces by the end of the year.
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ISLAMABAD–The self-styled Islamic State (IS) or Daesh led by Commander Abu Bakar Baghdadi is making inroads in Pakistan which is already plagued with al-Qaeda and Taliban-sponsored terrorism. But Islamabad keeps denying IS presence in the country. The gradual rise of… Read More ›
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