Tag: Afghanistan

Trump Administration Slashes Aid to Afghanistan

The Trump administration has made the decision to slash aid to Afghanistan following a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. According to The Hill: The Trump administration is cutting $1 billion in assistance to Afghanistan after its rival leaders failed to resolve their dispute following Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit there Monday. “The United States deeply

Pompeo Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made a surprise visit to Afghanistan. The move comes as a surprise as the United States focuses on fighting back against the coronavirus. According to The Hill: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Monday in an effort to end a political crisis that has stalled

US Launches First Airstrike Against Taliban Following Peace Deal

The Trump administration official has confirmed an airstrike against the Taliban in Afghanistan following a peace deal with the group. The airstrike is the first since the deal. According to The Hill: The U.S. launched an airstrike against the Taliban in Afghanistan on Wednesday, days after the Trump administration signed a deal with the military

Trump Admin Preparing to Announce Withdrawal of 4,000 Troops From Afghanistan

The Trump administration is preparing to announce the removal of 4,000 troops from Afghanistan. Afghanistan has been the site of America’s longest war. According to NBC News: WASHINGTON — The Trump administration intends to announce the drawdown of about 4,000 troops from Afghanistan as early next week, according to three current and former U.S. officials. The withdrawal

REPORT: U.S. Leaders Misled Public on Afghanistan

A new report indicated that documents reveal that top leaders within the government mislead the American public on the situation in Afghanistan. According to The Hill: Senior U.S. officials knowingly concealed evidence showing a lack of progress throughout the 18-year war in Afghanistan, according to a cache of documents obtained by the Washington Post. The interviews, obtained

Trump’s Negotiator Returns to Afghanistan to Resume Peace Talks

President Trump’s negotiator for Afghanistan has returned to the country to resume peace talks. According to The Hill: Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, the Trump administration’s negotiator for peace talks in Afghanistan, is traveling to the region as the White House seeks to restart negotiations with the Taliban. The State Department announced Wednesday that Khalilzad departed Tuesday