Some blunt questions for the authors of our new Afghanistan strategy

Some blunt questions for the authors of our new Afghanistan strategy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Washington staff, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs U.S. President Donald Trumps was fully aware that his Aug. 21, 2017, speech on a supposedly new U.S. “strategy” on Afghanistan — his first major prime time policy speech since taking office — was neither his speech nor his policy. Neither was it, in any […]

Pakistan warns new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan ‘doomed to failure’

Pakistan warns new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan ‘doomed to failure’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 28, 2017 Pakistani officials said U.S. President Donald Trump’s outline for a new strategy in Afghanistan “won’t work.” Saying that Trump’s plan is “doomed to failure,” Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told Bloomberg in an interview published on Aug. 27 that “From Day One, we have been saying very clearly […]

Trump reverses campaign stance on Afghanistan, vows U.S. will ‘fight to win’

Trump reverses campaign stance on Afghanistan, vows U.S. will ‘fight to win’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 22, 2017 Though he said his “instinct” was to “pull out” of Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump on Aug. 21 said he had concluded “the consequences of a rapid exit are both predictable and unacceptable” leaving a “vacuum” that terrorists “would instantly fill.” As he backed away from his campaign stance […]

Trump set to announce major decision on Afghanistan

Trump set to announce major decision on Afghanistan

by WorldTribune Staff, August 20, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump, after consulting at Camp David with his national security aides, has made a decision on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said. “I am very comfortable that the strategic process was sufficiently rigorous and did not go in with a pre-set position,” […]

ISIS claims responsibility for embassy, mosque attacks in Afghanistan

ISIS claims responsibility for embassy, mosque attacks in Afghanistan

by WorldTribune Staff, August 3, 2017 Attacks on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul and a Shi’ite mosque in Herat have raised concerns that jihadists are leaving the battlefields of Syria and entering Afghanistan through Iran. In the July 31 attack in Kabul, a jihadist blew himself up outside the gates of the Iraqi embassy, enabling […]

Wounded U.S. soldier: Justin Trudeau guilty of treason for rewarding terrorist

Wounded U.S. soldier: Justin Trudeau guilty of treason for rewarding terrorist

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2017 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s rewarding of $8 million in cash and a formal apology to a terrorist who attacked a compound in Afghanistan where Americans and Canadians were serving is “something a traitor would do,” a U.S. soldier who was wounded by the terrorist said. Layne Morris, who […]

Afghan native slams defenders of Islam in aftermath of Manchester massacre

Afghan native slams defenders of Islam in aftermath of Manchester massacre

by WorldTribune Staff, May 25, 2017 Hamid Jan Kakar has run out of patience with politically correct defenses of Islam in the aftermath of the Manchester bombing. Kakar, in an interview with Independent Journal Review, said he is sick of people saying “terrorism doesn’t have anything to do with Islam.” The defenders of Islam must […]

Top U.S. intelligence official: Afghan security likely to ‘deteriorate’

Top U.S. intelligence official: Afghan security likely to ‘deteriorate’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. national intelligence director says the security situation in Afghanistan will “almost certainly” continue to “deteriorate” over the next 18 months. Dan Coats’ comments on May 11 to the Senate Intelligence Committee come as the U.S. military has announced plans to send 3,000 additional troops […]

Sixty percent of Taliban funding said derived from illegal opium trade

Sixty percent of Taliban funding said derived from illegal opium trade

by WorldTribune Staff, April 30, 2017 The Taliban relies heavily on the illicit opium trade from which it generates as much as 60 percent of its funding, according to the U.S. military. But politically correct polices at the Pentagon have prevented U.S. military actions to eliminate the lucrative and illicit opium crops at the source. […]

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