For the 20th time this year, the Pentagon identified another American service member killed in Afghanistan. The news comes just two days before Christmas and follows the release of The Washington Post's Afghanistan papers.
Days after talks resumed between the United States and Taliban negotiators to end America's longest-running war, a savage fusillade of gunfire erupted between Taliban militants and U.S.-Afghan forces near Bagram Airfield, the largest American base in Afghanistan.
Veterans and Gold Star families responded with anger and frustration to a report in The Washington Post which details how presidents, politicians and Pentagon officials misled the American public about the war effort.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo uses an Obama-era line to describe al-Qaeda and the current situation in Afghanistan. Organizations and officials claim Pompeo is underestimating their capabilities and influence.
Newsweek has learned from senior defense officials that U.S. forces have been ordered to stop targeting the Taliban and advising Afghan allies as thousands of troops were set to withdraw from the country.
Defense Department officials identified two U.S. Army paratroopers killed in Afghanistan an apparent insider attack on Monday bringing the Pentagon's death toll in America's longest war to a total of fifteen this year.
The number of children killed by gunfire in the United States since the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School is greater than the total of U.S. soldiers killed in overseas combat since 9/11, according to a Department of Defense report.