The sad truth is women's rights are far down the agenda for the U.S. They're not even mentioned in the Doha accord, despite pressure from international rights groups and the media.
Sen. Chris Murphy said the security guarantees offered by the Taliban "are so vague as to be effectively void."
"Al-Qaeda and ISIS will come forward again to threaten us," the South Carolina lawmaker said, arguing against a full withdrawal of U.S. troops.
The deal could see all U.S. and NATO troops leave the country within 14 months, ending America's longest-running conflict.
This deal will completely demoralize the current Afghan government and military by conveying undue legitimacy on the wrong factions within the Taliban that are seeking to set the U.S. up for failure
The agreement, signed in Doha, Qatar, marks the first step in the process for achieving more durable peace, a goal that has remained elusive for nearly two decades.
There is a curious lack of recognition in Washington of just how effective the U.S. intelligence and military apparatus has become since 9/11.
Even if the current "reduction of violence" holds, there is no guarantee that full talks between the Taliban and the government will succeed.
The week-long "reduction in violence" could—if successful—be a prelude to the end of the 18-year conflict.
Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen said the peace deal would be signed by the end of February.
The American people don't want a partial withdrawal. They want a final end to a chapter that should have been closed long ago.
The two officers were part of a group of U.S. personnel from the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group and members of the allied Afghan Special Operations Forces.
Special operation forces recovered two sets of remains from the wreckage of a U.S. military aircraft that crashed in Taliban-held territory of Afghanistan, Newsweek has learned.
"The crash is under investigation, there are no indications the crash was caused by enemy fire," said U.S. Army Colonel Sonny Leggett, a spokesman for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.
State-owned carrier Ariana Airlines denied initial reports that one of their aircraft crashed in Afghanistan's Ghazni province.
The U.S. hopes to ink a peace deal to end the nation's longest war, which was first launched in 2001.
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.
The annual Global Terrorism Index said that the number of terrorist deaths worldwide fell significantly from 2017 to 2018.
Indian-born Asim Umar had been the head of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) since 2014.
Khan lamented the huge human and economic cost of the War on Terror, noting that Pakistan "took a real battering."
The Taliban said more Americans would die after Trump said he was canceling a secret Camp David meeting aimed at ending America's longest war.
Trump said he had been ready to meet Taliban leaders on Sunday but cancelled the visit following the death of a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan last week.
"I don't like the symbolism of the Taliban coming to Camp David," Jesse Watters said.
The hashtag was trending on Twitter after a secret peace talks meeting with the Taliban was canceled by Trump.
Over 40 retired generals and admirals write to the President to list what will make the difference between a strong and effective Afghan deal, and a weak and symbolic one that doesn't.
"It reveals that there is no process in this administration, there is no serious policymaking process," former CIA Director John Brennan said.
A Taliban spokesperson criticized Trump's decision to cancel a planned meeting with the group's representatives that was scheduled for this weekend.
Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger and Florida Rep. Michael Waltz both had tough words for the commander in chief after he invited Taliban leaders to Camp David.
"We have consistently stressed that genuine peace is possible when the Taliban stop the killing of Afghans, embrace an inclusive ceasefire, and enter into direct negotiations with the Afghan government," Afghan government spokesman Sediq Sediqqi wrote Sunday.
The president said leaders from the Taliban were secretly supposed to fly into the United States on Saturday night before he cancelled it.