New intel that China paid Taliban fighters to kill US soldiers being declassified by the Trump Administration

2020 Campaign 01/01/21, 00:14

The Trump administration has unconfirmed intelligence information that China offered a bounty to non-state actors in Afghanistan to attack U.S. soldiers, Axios reported on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The White House is declassifying the information. According to two senior administration officials who spoke to Axios, President Trump received the information at a ...

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 ...

Security forces mistakenly kill 6 civilians in Afghanistan

Asia & Pacific 05/25/19, 10:26

An Afghan security forces raid against Taliban fighters in eastern Nangarhar province mistakenly killed at least six civilians, including a woman and two children, provincial officials said Saturday.Attahullah Khogyani, the provincial governor's spokesman, said 10 insurgents were also killed in the Friday night attack in Sherzad district.The civilians' vehicle was ...

John Walker Lindh the ‘American Taliban’ Released

U.S. 05/24/19, 12:16

John Walker Lindh, also known as the American Taliban after being captured by U.S. forces while fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, was set free Thursday, May 23. Lindh, 38, served 17 of a possible 20 year sentence according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons after striking a plea ...

“American Taliban” John Walker Lindh is released from prison

U.S. 05/23/19, 20:57

John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2001, got out of prison Thursday after more than 17 years, released under tight restrictions that reflected government fears he still harbors radical views. President Donald Trump reacted by saying, ...

Was There: The roots of the ‘American Taliban’

U.S. 05/23/19, 14:45

journalist Justin Pritchard reported on the American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh's journey to the Taliban front lines. We are reprinting the story now to mark Lindh's release after nearly two decades in prison.__John Walker Lindh's journey to the Taliban front lines began five years ago in the wealthy suburbs ...

Update: Pompeo says Lindh still poses a threat to US

U.S. 05/23/19, 09:15

The Latest on John Walker Lindh's release from prison (all times local):10:00 a.m.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the early release of John Walker Lindh from federal prison is "unexplainable and unconscionable."FILE - American John Walker Lindh is seen in this undated file photo obtained Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, from ...

Afghanistan envoy briefs skeptical lawmakers on peace talks

Politics 05/22/19, 19:24

An envoy to Afghanistan was met with skepticism Wednesday on Capitol Hill as he briefed lawmakers on peace talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 17-year war. Lawmakers were tight-lipped as they left the classified meeting with special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, but the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, ...

‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh to be released

U.S. 05/22/19, 11:04

John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, is set to go free after nearly two decades in prison. But conditions imposed recently on Lindh's release, slated for Thursday, make clear ...

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