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President Biden prepares to announce troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Biden draws on long history with the war in Afghanistan

Originally Published: 14 APR 21 07:10 ET Updated: 14 APR 21 10:29 ET By Kevin Liptak, CNN (CNN) -- It's an image President Joe Biden kept returning to: the sight of helicopters evacuating Americans from Saigon during the last major…

US ramped up Afghanistan strikes after Taliban peace talks collapsed

The US military ramped up the number of air and artillery strikes it conducted in Afghanistan during the month of September following the collapse of the peace talks with the Taliban after President Donald Trump canceled a Camp David summit with the insurgent group on September 7.

Petraeus says US betrayed Syrian Kurds in 'sudden exit'

Former CIA Director and retired US Army Gen. David Petraeus said on Sunday the United States betrayed its longstanding ally in its fight against ISIS, the Syrian Kurds, by withdrawing US forces from the northern part of the country.

US still interested in Taliban peace deal, Pompeo says

The US is still interested in striking a peace deal with the Taliban, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNN Sunday, but won't move forward until there is proof that the Taliban can deliver on its commitments under a potential agreement.

Green Beret killed in Afghanistan identified

Sgt. 1st Class Dustin Ard, a Green Beret from 1st Special Forces Group, died from wounds sustained during combat operations in Zabul province, Afghanistan, on Thursday, the Department of Defense said Saturday.

Taliban launches major attack on Afghan city

Taliban militants launched an attack on the Afghan city of Kunduz from multiple directions early Saturday morning, a Defense Ministry spokesman said -- the first major Taliban assault on the provincial capital since 2016.

Trump to meet security officials on Afghanistan

President Donald Trump met with his top national security advisers on Friday to review a US-Taliban peace plan that could end America's longest running war -- but could also trigger a surrender for the US and a betrayal of the Afghan government, critics say.