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Taliban offers temporary cease-fire: report

Taliban offers temporary cease-fire: report

16 Jan 2020 TheHill TheHill

The Taliban say they have offered a temporary cease-fire to the United States in Afghanistan that would last between seven and 10 days, according to The Associated Press. The offer given to U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad would give U.S....

Pentagon IDs two soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Pentagon IDs two soldiers killed in Afghanistan

12 Jan 2020 TheHill TheHill

The Department of Defense identified two U.S. soldiers Sunday that were killed the day before in a roadside bombing attack in Afghanistan that was claimed by the Taliban. The soldiers were identified as Staff Sgt. Ian P. McLaughlin, 29, from...

American hypocrisy on display again in the Middle East

American hypocrisy on display again in the Middle East

08 Jan 2020 TheHill TheHill

On the final day of 2019, Iraqi protesters breached the most formidable U.S. embassy in the Middle East, and several days later the United States assassinated leading Iranian Quds force commander Qassem Suleimani in a drone strike. Within a matter...

Killing Soleimani: How Trump united Iran against America

Killing Soleimani: How Trump united Iran against America

06 Jan 2020 TheHill TheHill

For four decades Iran has been a perpetual underdog. Its conventional military is weak. It is surrounded by an array of extremely well-armed, fiercely hostile powers. It has very few state allies. A brutal war – never to be forgotten in Iran –...

Taliban agrees to temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan

Taliban agrees to temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan

29 Dec 2019 TheHill TheHill

The Taliban agreed to a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan Sunday, giving the U.S. the opportunity to sign a peace deal with the group and pull troops out of the country.The Taliban chief still has to approve the deal, but he is expected to accept...

Taliban attack on Afghan army compound kills 6 troops

Taliban attack on Afghan army compound kills 6 troops

26 Dec 2019 TheHill TheHill

Six Afghan soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing targeting an army compound, The Associated Press reported Thursday, citing Afghanistan's defense ministry.The car detonated outside a small military base in the country's northern Balkh...

North Korea tops foreign crises confronting Trump in 2020

North Korea tops foreign crises confronting Trump in 2020

25 Dec 2019 TheHill TheHill

President Trump will face a volatile world in 2020 as he seeks to make his case for re-election. From North Korea’s renewed threats of a nuclear escalation to Trump’s perennial desire to withdraw from Syria and Afghanistan, global hotspots will...

Trump speaks with military members on Christmas Eve

Trump speaks with military members on Christmas Eve

24 Dec 2019 TheHill TheHill

President Trump on Tuesday held a video teleconference with U.S. military members around the world, sending them well-wishes over the holidays and thanking them for their service.“I want to wish you an amazing Christmas and a happy New Year,” said...

Pentagon identifies Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

Pentagon identifies Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

24 Dec 2019 TheHill TheHill

The Pentagon on Monday identified a soldier who had been killed in combat as Sgt. 1st Class Michael Goble. Goble, 33, was from Washington Township, New Jersey. He died Monday as a result of injuries sustained while his unit was...

US soldier dies in Taliban-claimed attack

US soldier dies in Taliban-claimed attack

23 Dec 2019 TheHill TheHill

A U.S. soldier died in combat on Monday in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said in a statement. The U.S. military announced the service member’s death without providing details. The name of the service member will be withheld for 24 hours after...