Russia lets Biden use Central Asian bases for Afghan intel paper

Middle East 07/18/21, 19:05

Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed President Joe Biden to use Russian military bases in Central Asia. Moscow was so concerned about Taliban fighters advancing that it was prepared to open its doors to American troops back in June. The Kommersant newspaper revealed the Kremlin made the unusual offer after U.S. forces withdrew ...

Vice President Pence ‘proud’ Trump administration avoided starting a new war

Central America 01/19/21, 01:45

America’s second-highest-ranking official congratulated the president for peacefully leading the nation throughout his first term. Vice President Mike Pence applauded President Trump for doing everything in his power to avoid creating new international military confrontations. "I am proud to report with just a few days left in our Administration, our Administration is ...

Pompeo: US, Taliban prepare to sign peace deal next week

Politics 02/22/20, 05:23

The United States and the Taliban are preparing for the signing of a peace deal later this month, according to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, which would help end America’s longest war. “U.S. negotiators in Doha (Qatar) have come to an understanding with the Taliban on a significant and nationwide ...

Family of Marine who died in Afghanistan receives mortgage free home

U.S. 01/15/20, 07:14

Norberto Mendez-Hernandez was a Marine who died while he served in Afghanistan in 2011, at the age of 22. He was a husband and father, leaving behind his wife, son and newborn daughter. The family had moved from place to place since his death, and never really settled down—until today. Since receiving ...

US soldier from Illinois killed in Afghanistan

U.S. 01/13/20, 06:07

A U.S. soldier from Aurora was killed by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan. The city of Aurora, Illinois, said that 21-year-old Miguel Villalon was one of two U.S. service members killed on Saturday, Jan. 11. "Miguel was a young soldier with dreams for the future and a desire to make ...

Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan

Asia & Pacific 12/29/19, 09:00

The Taliban's ruling council agreed Sunday to a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan, providing a window in which a peace agreement with the United States can be signed, officials from the insurgent group said. They didn't say when it would begin. A cease-fire had been demanded by Washington before any peace agreement ...

Remains of soldier killed by Taliban in Afghanistan returned to US

U.S. 12/25/19, 20:26

The remains of the 33-year-old New Jersey soldier who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Monday, Dec. 23, have been returned to the United States, arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien and Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs ...

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