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Trump Rejects Adviser’s Plan for Afghanistan

For months, President Donald Trump’s national security advisers have been working on a new strategy to end U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. But the president shut down that plan, sending them back to the drawing board. That plan was from national security adviser H. R. McMaster who, sources tell Politico, has …

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U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan ‘Is Hard, Takes Time’: Mattis

U.S. Defense Secretary, James Mattis says the Trump administration is “close” to finalizing a plan going forward in Afghanistan. Mattis emphasized that putting together an overall strategy “takes time” and added, “this is hard work so you’ve got to get it right, that’s all there is to it and we …

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Robotics Team Disappears After U.S. Competition

The U.S. police were searching on Thursday for six African teenagers who were reported missing from a global robotics competition in Washington, the New York Times reported. U.S. Police officials confirmed that two members of the robotics team from Burundi, Don Ingabire, 16, and Audrey Mwamikazi, 17, were seen entering …

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Pakistan Launches Military Operation Against Islamic State in Tribal Areas  

Pakistan’s military has launched a large scale operation against the Islamic States in its volatile tribal areas, bordering Afghanistan, Reuters reported. Pakistani Military Spokesman, Lieutenant General Asif Ghafoor claimed that Islamic State (Daesh) was growing in strength inside Afghanistan, prompting Pakistan to launch an operation in Federally Administered Tribal Areas …

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