US Officials Warn Special Ops Forces Being Stretched to Possible Breaking Point

Add U.S. lawmakers to the ranks of those worried the country’s special operations forces are being stretched to a possible breaking point. Pentagon officials raised the issue months ago, telling lawmakers in May the continuous, heavy reliance on the most elite U.S. forces was threatening to erode their capabilities. Since then, such concerns have only grown,… Please follow and like us:

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Afghan Opium Production Reaches Record High

Afghanistan, the world’s largest producer of opium, has harvested a record crop this year that more than doubled last year’s production, a bad omen for fighting terrorism and organized crime, officials say. Salamt Azimi, the country’s minister for counter-narcotics, told VOA’s Pashto service that insecurity kept the government from implementing poppy eradication programs, leading to a… Please follow and like us:

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Taliban responds to Trump’s Afghan strategy

The Afghan Taliban has warned Donald Trump is “wasting” American soldiers’ lives after the US president approved sending thousands more troops to the war-ravaged country. MORE TO THIS STORY… Trump vows US will keep fighting in Afghanistan Afghan ambassador to US lauds Trump’s strategy for war Timeline: US intervention in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2017 Taliban spokeman… Please follow and like us:

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US Close to Long-term Commitment to Afghan War, Top US General Says

The top U.S. general says the Trump administration is very close to a long-term policy commitment to Afghanistan that will address a call by General John Nicholson, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, for more international troops to end the stalemate between Afghan forces and the Taliban. The comments come from General Joe Dunford, the chairman… Please follow and like us:

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Marking Memorial Day, Trump Notes Ongoing Battle on Terror

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday paid tribute to “a new generation of American patriots” who, he said, “are fighting to win the battle against terrorism.” They are “risking their lives to protect our citizens from an enemy that uses the murder of innocents to wage war on humanity itself,” added Trump. He made the remarks… Please follow and like us:

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Russia’s new game in Afghanistan

A resurgent Russia is making new inroads into Afghanistan, not in the way the former USSR did, but by aligning itself with some of the very extremists whose leaders were involved in the defeat of the Soviet Union’s decade-long invasion of Afghanistan. In December 2016, Moscow disclosed its contacts with the Taliban, the group that is… Please follow and like us:

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