Last Troops Exit Afghanistan, Ending America’s Longest War

WASHINGTON  — The United States has completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war and closing a sad two-decade chapter in military history. It’s likely to be remembered for colossal failures, unfulfilled promises, and a frantic final exit that cost the lives of 13 service members, some barely older than the war. The last […]

Biden Pays Respects To US Troops Killed In Afghanistan

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — At a military base in Delaware, President Joe Biden stood witness with grieving families under a gray sky as, one by one, the remains of 13 U.S. troops killed in the Kabul suicide bombing were removed from a military aircraft that brought them home. The only sounds that could […]

In Memoriam: The 13 US Troops Killed In Afghanistan

This combination of photos released by the 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton/U.S. Department of Defense shows twelve service members killed in the Kabul airport bombing in Afghanistan on Aug. 26, 2021. Top Row, from left: Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, Calif., Cpl. Kareem M. […]

US Airstrike Targets Islamic State Member In Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The United States military struck back at the Islamic State on Saturday, bombing an IS member in Afghanistan less than 48 hours after a devastating suicide bombing claimed by the group killed as many as 169 Afghans and 13 American service members at the Kabul airport. U.S. Central Command said the U.S. conducted […]

President Biden Tells Kabul Attackers: ‘We Will Hunt You Down And Make You Pay’

Two explosions, one just outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul and another at the nearby Baron Hotel, killed dozens of people Thursday. Among them are 11 U.S. Marines and one Navy corpsman. An Islamic State affiliate says it was behind the attacks, which came less than a day after the U.S. Embassy warned U.S. citizens […]

Rep. Davis: Light U.S. Presence Could Have Prevented Taliban Takeover In Afghanistan

NORMAL — Central Illinois U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis thinks President Joe Biden’s decision to remove all U.S. troops from Afghanistan was a political move that backfired. The Taylorville Republican said in an interview on WGLT’s Sound Ideas the Biden administration could have “kept the peace” and prevented a Taliban takeover by maintaining a small, open-ended […]

UPDATED: Taliban Sweep Into Afghan Capital After Government Collapses

Updated August 15 at 7:00 p.m. This is a fluid situation. We’ll update with Associated Press updates as they become available. The Latest developments on Afghanistan, where a Taliban blitz has taken large swaths of territory just weeks before the final pullout of American and NATO troops: WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and other top […]

Biden Administration Says It Will Withdraw U.S. Troops From Afghanistan By Sept. 11

WASHINGTON – President Biden will withdraw all remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that prompted America’s involvement in its longest war, a senior administration official told reporters on Tuesday. Some 2,500 U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan, and as many as 1,000 more special operations forces are also reported […]