Us Troops In Afghanistan


'Us Troops In Afghanistan' - 116 News Result(s)

  • Afghan Suicide Attack Kills 16, Including Four NATO Soldiers

    Afghan Suicide Attack Kills 16, Including Four NATO Soldiers

    A Taliban suicide bomber killed 16 people, including 10 civilians and four NATO soldiers, in an attack in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said, as foreign troops wind down their war against the insurgents.

  • 800 Taliban Fight Afghan Troops in Five Day Battle: Officials

    800 Taliban Fight Afghan Troops in Five Day Battle: Officials

    More than 800 Taliban insurgents have launched a major offensive in southern Afghanistan to try to gain territory recently vacated by US troops, officials said on Wednesday, as five days of fighting left about 40 civilians dead.

  • Iraq Crisis Stirs Fears Afghanistan Could Be Next

    Iraq Crisis Stirs Fears Afghanistan Could Be Next

    The deteriorating situation in Iraq is giving Congress pause about President Barack Obama's plan to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, with fears that hard-fought gains could be wiped out by a resurgent Taliban.

  • 1,800 United States Troops for Afghan Counter-Terror

    1,800 United States Troops for Afghan Counter-Terror

    The US military said Wednesday that about 1,800 of the nearly 10,000 US troops the US plans to leave in Afghanistan at the end of the year would be conducting counter-terror operations, providing that specific breakout for the first time.

  • Roadside Bomb Kills 12 Civilians in Eastern Afghanistan

    Roadside Bomb Kills 12 Civilians in Eastern Afghanistan

    A roadside bomb killed 12 civilians, including seven women in eastern Afghanistan today, officials said, the latest violence in the country as US-led troops prepare to leave after 13 years of war.

  • Barack Obama Ended Afghan Uncertainty: Top US Commander

    Barack Obama Ended Afghan Uncertainty: Top US Commander

    The top U.S. and coalition commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that President Barack Obama's decision to keep about 10,000 American troops in the country past 2014 has eliminated any uncertainty Afghans may have had about America's commitment.

  • Taliban Condemn US Exit Strategy From Afghanistan

    Taliban Condemn US Exit Strategy From Afghanistan

    Taliban insurgents on Wednesday denounced US plans to keep troops in Afghanistan until the end of 2016, threatening to wage war against the "occupation" until the very last foreign soldier pulls out.

  • Barack Obama Says it's not US Responsibility to Make Afghanistan a Perfect Place

    Barack Obama Says it's not US Responsibility to Make Afghanistan a Perfect Place

    President Barack Obama said on Wednesday in announcing a plan to leave 9,800 troops in Afghanistan in 2015 that Afghanistan will not be a perfect place and it is not up to the United States to make it one.

  • A Snapshot of US Troop Commitment in Afghanistan Since 2001

    A Snapshot of US Troop Commitment in Afghanistan Since 2001

    U.S. and British forces began launching airstrikes into Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks against America. The initial strikes were aimed at Taliban troops, training camps and air defenses. By early November there were abo...

  • United States to Keep 9800 Troops in Afghanistan

    United States to Keep 9800 Troops in Afghanistan

    President Barack Obama will seek to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally ends later this year and then will withdraw most of those forces by 2016, senior administration officials said Tuesday.

  • Barack Obama Invokes 9/11 as New Afghan Troop Mission Pondered

    Barack Obama Invokes 9/11 as New Afghan Troop Mission Pondered

    As he ponders leaving some troops in Afghanistan after longest US war, Barack Obama harkens back to the September 11, 2001 attacks to justify more than a decade of sacrifice.

  • Barack Obama Leaves Afghanistan After Surprise Troop Visit

    Barack Obama Leaves Afghanistan After Surprise Troop Visit

    US President Barack Obama flew out of Afghanistan's Bagram Air Base in the early hours of Monday after a four-hour surprise visit to troops, an AFP reporter said.

  • Barack Obama Makes Secret Trip to Afghanistan to Visit US Troops

    Barack Obama Makes Secret Trip to Afghanistan to Visit US Troops

    President Barack Obama secretly slipped into Afghanistan under the cover of darkness Sunday for a weekend visit with U.S. troops serving in the closing months of America's longest war.

  • US force in Afghanistan may be cut to less than 10,000 troops

    US force in Afghanistan may be cut to less than 10,000 troops

    The number of US troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the US military to train Afghan forces - as the longest war in American history winds down, Obama administration officials briefed on the matter say.

  • Afghans vote in presidential election as US troops exit

    Afghans vote in presidential election as US troops exit

    Afghan voters went to the polls on Saturday to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai, braving Taliban threats in a landmark election held as US-led forces wind down their long intervention in the country.

  • Hamid Karzai says Afghanistan doesn't need US troops

    Hamid Karzai says Afghanistan doesn't need US troops

    In his final address to Afghanistan's parliament Saturday, President Hamid Karzai told the United States its soldiers can leave at the end of the year because his military, which already protects 93 percent of the country, was ready to take over enti...

  • Start peace process with Taliban for troop deal, Hamid Karzai tells Barack Obama

    Start peace process with Taliban for troop deal, Hamid Karzai tells Barack Obama

    Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has stood firm on his demand that the US and Pakistan re-start the peace process with the Taliban for a post-2014 troop deal to be signed. The President was responding to a warning from US President Barack Obama tha...

  • Barack Obama warns Hamid Karzai of zero troops in Afghanistan

    Barack Obama warns Hamid Karzai of zero troops in Afghanistan

    US President Barack Obama has come the closest to threatening Afghan President Hamid Karzai that he is prepared to have no American troops in Afghanistan from 2015.

  • Afghan Taliban 'capture' US military dog

    Afghan Taliban 'capture' US military dog

    The Taliban has claimed to have captured a dog belonging to US troops in eastern Afghanistan during a raid.

  • Afghanistan can't 'keep deferring' decision on security pact: US

    Afghanistan can't 'keep deferring' decision on security pact: US

    The United States and its allies cannot continue to put off decisions about a post-2014 mission in Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, urging Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a pact allowing US troops to stay beyond this year.

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