The Afghan government's control over the war-torn country has "deteriorated," but the U.S. refuses to show how badly local forces have suffered.
The Pentagon says there are actually 11,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, 2,600 more than were previously said to be there.
Mattis is vastly experienced (including in Afghanistan).
A bipartisan group of Congress members are calling for a debate on whether Trump's strategy is any good.
Soldiers, security experts, diplomats and right-wing outlet Breitbart pan president's plan for Afghanistan.
President Donald Trump said he would shift U.S. strategy in Afghanistan to one based on results, not timetables.
Russia and the Taliban Islamist militant group are both separately demanding that the U.S. leave Afghanistan after nearly 16 years of war.
"We didn't go to Iraq to bring democracy to Iraq, we went to Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein," ex-secretary of state said.
The U.S. military honored Specialist Hilda I. Clayton as part of a feature illustrating gender equality in the Army.
Statistics have led to fears that we are now starting to see the true cost of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
The decision comes amid escalating Taliban-led violence in Afghanistan.
The President will instead keep the current force of 9,800 through most of 2016 before beginning to trim levels, senior administration officials said.
World-renowned photographer Rankin has collaborated with a London veterans charity for the project.
Operations halt in Pakistan as the Taliban moves into Afghanistan. Strikes in Yemen continue at steady pace but rev up in Somalia.
Jim Gant lived with former Washington Post reporter Ann Scott Tyson in a Conex hut in a tribal village overrun with militants, according to ABC News.
That's just one of many grim conclusions from a new report on Afghanistan.
Judge orders pictures of detainee abuse be released after a more than decade-long legal battle.
The Obama administration breaks a record for censoring the most government records requested through the Freedom of Information Act.
A veteran of two tours in Iraq talks about returning home after military experience, and the challenges of stereotyping faced by veterans.