The U.S. and Taliban signed a peace deal in February that has already seen thousands of American soldiers return home, but a full inter-Afghan agreement remains elusive.
Many Trump critics on social media have said that the president is supported by the two violent extremist groups.
On Thursday Trump surprised many by saying troops should be out by Christmas, a plan military officials described as "ridiculous."
The Doha agreement struck in February between the Taliban and the U.S. was intended to allow the drawdown of foreign forces by May 2021.
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the military is on track to completely withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by spring 2021.
The Illinois senator told podcast there should be a full investigation into claims Russia paid the Taliban to target American troops in Afghanistan.
The Russian government has been accused of offering Taliban fighters bounties for U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan.
Pompeo said Wednesday that Russia had been supplying weapons to the Taliban for 10 years, putting American lives in danger.
Families of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan have called for an investigation into claims their deaths were due to a bounty scheme funded by Russia.
Initial reports stated that President Donald Trump did not learn about the bounties offered until this year.
We must take decisive action against the threat emanating from Putin's Russia.
The president denied he was aware of a Russian military intelligence arm that was secretly paying bounties to Taliban-linked militias to kill Americans, British and other coalition forces in Afghanistan.
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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.