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2020 Democratic Hopefuls Quietly Endorse Trump's Middle East Withdrawals
A big, bipartisan majority voiced opposition to a "precipitous" military drawdown in Syria and Afghanistan. Democratic presidential contenders sided with Trump.
Senate GOP Rebukes Trump Over Syria, Afghanistan Withdrawals
Most Senate Democrats likely to or already declared as running for president in 2020 opposed the move.
Many 2020 Democrats Silent On Trump's Afghanistan, Syria Withdrawals
HuffPost contacted a dozen likely presidential candidates to ask where they stand.
Nancy Pelosi Cancels Afghanistan Trip After Accusing Trump Of Leaking Travel Plans
The House speaker cited "the grave threats caused by the President’s action."
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Seth Meyers: Trump's Like A Stoner Pizza Shop Manager Who Forgot To Open For Business
He sounded pretty high, too, talking about the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Elizabeth Warren Backs Withdrawal Of U.S. Troops From Syria And Afghanistan
But the senator criticized Trump's sudden tweet on Syria and his failure to discuss his plans with America's allies.
Retired 4-Star General Stanley McChrystal Says He Wouldn't Work For 'Shady' Donald Trump
"It's important for me to work for people who I think are basically honest," he said.
Democrats Against Military Interventions Cautiously Praise Trump On Afghanistan
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
But if the troop pullout proceeds amid Trump-style chaos, advocates for a less hawkish foreign policy could face a big setback.
Donald Trump Orders 7,000 U.S. Troops Out Of Afghanistan: Reports
The aim is to eventually bring home all 14,000 troops, according to officials.
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Blast At Mosque Inside Afghanistan Army Base Kills 27 Soldiers
By AMIR SHAH, AP
“There were soldiers lying everywhere and the smoke was so thick, it was difficult to see,” said a spokesman at the base.
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New Hampshire Elects Afghan Refugee Who Fled Taliban To State House
Safiya Wazir learned English by reading the dictionary.
Utah Mayor Pleaded With 'United' Americans To Vote Before He Was Killed In Afghanistan
"I hope we all remember that we have far more as Americans that unites us than divides us," North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor wrote.
Utah Mayor Killed In 'Insider Attack' While Deployed In Afghanistan: Reports
Brent Taylor, mayor of North Ogden, reportedly died on Saturday while serving with Utah's National Guard.
Huge Market Fire Destroys More Than 600 Businesses In Afghan Capital
By Amir Shah, AP
An apparent electrical fault started the blaze.
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Why American Leaders Insist On Fighting Losing Wars
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Hint: they’re winning in other ways.
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U.S. General Shot In Taliban Attack In Afghanistan, Pentagon Confirms
Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley suffered a gunshot wound and two senior Afghan officials were killed.
He Risked His Life For Americans In Afghanistan. Trump Won't Let Him See His Family In Jersey.
The agonizing limbo of a refugee father waiting to rejoin his sick stepson.
U.S. Military Contractor In Afghanistan Fired For Wearing Neo-Nazi Flag
An employee of MAG Aerospace, an aviation consulting company hired by the military, was spotted in a video wearing a "Kekistan" flag patch.
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John McCain's Victims Are A Part Of His Story
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Don't let them be erased.
Afghan Forces Free 149 Hostages Abducted By The Taliban
By By Amir Shah, AP
The insurgents still hold 21 others following their ambush of a convoy of buses traveling in the Khan Abad district on Monday.
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Islamic State Fighters In Afghanistan Kill At Least 15 Taliban
The attack occurred during a prayer ceremony at the house of a Taliban commander in northern Afghanistan.
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After Trump's Tirades About NATO Spending, Attention Shifts To Afghanistan
By Robin Emmott, Reuters
The long conflict in Afghanistan is at the top of Thursday's agenda at the NATO summit in Brussels.
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Suicide Bomber Detonates Near Jalalabad Gas Station, Killing At Least 10
“Most of the victims were children, who were working in a car wash close to the suicide bombing site."
After Promises Of 'Transparency,' Pentagon Under Scrutiny For Troop Number Blackout
For years, the Pentagon provided quarterly reports on troop numbers overseas. But war zone figures are now conspicuously missing.
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Taliban Militants Ambush And Kill Dozens Of Afghan Soldiers
The three-day Taliban ceasefire ended on Sunday.
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Air Strike Kills Pakistani Taliban Leader Who Reportedly Ordered Attack On Malala
The Afghan Defense Ministry said Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a joint U.S.-Afghan operation near the Pakistani border.
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