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Virgil: America First or America Last? Trump Abandons Campaign Promise to Sacrifice More Americans to the Afghanistan Meat Grinder.

President Trump has flip-flopped on the war in Afghanistan, in defiance of his campaign promises and also of public opinion. Why the flip-flop? Did the Establishment make him do it? The Deep State? Or both? Meanwhile, we must ask: Does public opinion matter anymore? The answer is yes, but the people will have to work a lot ...

- Breitbart - US

PM Abbasi, Erdogan agree on revival of Pak-Afghan-Turkey Trilateral process.

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed upon the revival of the Pakistan-Afghanistan-Turkey Trilateral process for promoting lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan on Tuesday.The two leaders, who met today on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly ...

- Geo.tv - PK

The Air Force is sending more fighter jets to Afghanistan.

Thomson Reuters NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Air Force has begun shifting assets back into the Afghan theater, two generals said Tuesday at the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference. Air refueling tankers are in Afghanistan for the first time in about five years, and the theater has just welcomed more ...

- Business Insider - US

Afghan refugees help put Germany on the cricketing map.

After fleeing Afghanistan and finding sanctuary in Germany, refugees are helping to bring the game of cricket to their adopted home.

- UN - INT

Afghanistan Confesses Plan to Recruit Ex-Soldiers for Local Forces.

Following denials of media reports about it, Afghanistan on Monday formally acknowledged plans to form a new localized anti-terrorism force of former army men. Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri affirmed that plans are in place that would see former soldiers join the new battalions at the provincial level under ...

- Albawaba - UK

Abbasi, Erdogan agree on reviving trilateral process for Afghan peace.

PM Abbasi, President Erdogan discuss bilateral ties and regional peace on the sidelines of 72nd UNGA session The post Abbasi, Erdogan agree on reviving trilateral process for Afghan peace appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Afghan Air Force Receives First U.S.-Made Black Hawk Helicopters.

The Afghan Air Force has received its first U.S.-made UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters as part of a planned replacement of its aging fleet of Russian-made helicopters.

- Radio Free Europe - US

US Sending 3,000 More Troops to Afghanistan.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. is sending another 3,000 troops to Afghanistan, an increase of over 25 percent in the number of American forces there, Voice of America reported.Mattis told reporters Monday at the Pentagon that the boost in U.S. troop strength would be "over 3,000," but he declined to name a ...

- Novinite - BG

US Senate approves $700bn budget for Pentagon.

The US Senate has approved a $700 billion budget bill for the Pentagon, higher than what it had during the height of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

- BDNews24 - BD

Progress Slows in Ending Child Labor.

Expand Hazrat Hussain, 10, loads bricks onto a truck. Hazrat doesn't go to school and works alongside his two teenage brothers at a brick kiln outside Kabul.   © 2016 Bethany Matta/Human Rights Watch   Child labor rates are dropping, but far too slowly.   Between 2000 and 2012, governments made impressive strides in ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Senate easily approves bill to route a massive $700 billion to the military.

The Senate approved late Monday a 1,215-page, $700 billion defense policy bill that would give the Pentagon a larger budget than at any time since at least 2001, when the U.S. invaded Afghanistan. The bill now goes to a House-Senate conference committee to work out differences between the House and Senate versions. The ...

- The Week - US

Six civilians killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A roadside bomb in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar killed at least six civilians travelling in a car that hit the device, officials said on Monday.

- Reuters - US

Afghan Air Force receives first Black Hawk helicopters

KABUL - The Afghan Air Force took delivery of its first four U.S.-made UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters on Tuesday as part of a planned replacement of its ageing fleet of Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters, officials said.

- Reuters - US

Two Afghans Arrested for Raping 16-Year-Old on German City Street

Two Afghan asylum seekers were arrested for the brutal rape, and a third for attempted rape, of a 16-year-old girl in the Bavarian town of Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn just south of Munich.

- Breitbart - US

How I fled from a Taliban training centre to Sweden

Shaheen, a young asylum seeker who fled to Sweden from Afghanistan, tells his story to journalists Joshua Evangelista and Hanna Tuulonen, and Freshta Dost of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan.

- The Local - SE

Afghan official: Taliban kill 3 abducted government workers

An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed three government employees abducted last month in western Herat province. Gelani Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor in Herat, says the three ...

- The Hindu - IN

The US Senate Approved a Huge Budget of USD 700 Billion for the Pentagon

With an unexpected majority, the US Senate has approved a bill defining the direction of the Ministry of Defense and providing it with USD 700 billion for 2018, reports CNN. In the budget for the upcoming financial year are set up funds for armament of Ukraine, increase of the US missile defense and conducting military ...

- Novinite - BG

Afghan official: Taliban kill 3 abducted government workers

An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed three government employees abducted last month in western Herat province.

- The Daily Star - LB

Afghans receive first Black Hawk helos

The Afghan Air Force received on 18 September its first batch of Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters. The delivery, which was announced on the same day on the Facebook page of the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing , saw two UH-60s arrive at Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan

- Jane’s - US

3,000 Additional U.S. Troops En Route to Afghanistan

3,000 additional U.S. troops already en route to Afghanistan or have orders to deploy. 11,000 U.S. troops are currently in Afghanistan. The U.S. will not disclose its force posture in the country. President Trump has not committed to a date to end the war in Afghanistan. The U.S. will deploy more than 3,000 additional ...

- Albawaba - UK

Mattis Says Most 3,000 Additional U.S. Troops 'On Their Way' To Afghanistan

Most of the 3,000 additional troops the United States is deploying to Afghanistan are on their way, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on September 18.

- Radio Free Europe - US

America Could Be in Afghanistan for Another 16 Years

Dave Majumdar Security, Middle East The country may never become a fully-fledged democracy, but staying the course may be the only option. American forces could still be in Afghanistan sixteen years from now—or even generations from now—under the White House's current strategy of maintaining an open-ended commitment to ...

- The National Interest - US

Suicide blast at Pakistan-Afghanistan border kills child and injures a dozen others

Majlis-e-Abrar, a splinter group of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the attack.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Invictus Games flag passes through Trenton

Following a ceremony at the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial, the flag is now en route to Toronto for the opening ceremony on Saturday.

- Global News - CA

US Sending 3,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. is sending another 3,000 troops to Afghanistan, an increase of over 25 percent in the number of American forces there. Mattis told reporters Monday at the Pentagon that the boost in U.S. troop strength would be "over 3,000," but he declined to name a specific number. "Frankly, I ...

- Voice of America - US

U.S. to send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan: Mattis

WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday the United States would send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan and that most were either on their way or had been notified of their deployment.

- Reuters - US

US sends 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan

The deployment follows the Taliban's vow to turn the country into a "graveyard" for foreign forces.

- BBC - UK

Mattis says over 3,000 additional U.S. troops will deploy to Afghanistan

Defense secretary signed order to send troops in August, though at the time he didn't reveal a number

- CBS NEWS - US

Mattis deploying more than 3,000 new troops to Afghanistan

The Pentagon will send more than 3,000 new troops to Afghanistan as part of President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year war, but the Defense Department will not provide specific details about those upcoming deployments, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

The CIA acknowledges the legendary spy who saved Hamid Karzai's life — and honors him by name

Up until Monday, the CIA had never publicly released the full name of its legendary spy. Even former director George Tenet couldn't completely identify him for his 2007 bestselling memoir, "At the Center of the Storm," which reveals only his first name and last initial: Greg V.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military

The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping defense policy bill that would pump $700 billion into the military, putting the U.S. armed forces on track for a budget greater than at any time during the decade-plus wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Austria: Girl stabbed to death, police say by her brother

Police in Austria say a 14-year-old girl from Afghanistan has been stabbed to death and that her 18-year-old brother has confessed to the slaying.

- FOX News - US

Pakistan: Attack at Afghan border kills 1, wounds 11

A Pakistan government official says a suicide attack has killed one civilian and wounded 12 others attempting to target a paramilitary vehicle near the Chaman border crossing with Afghanistan.

- FOX News - US

Pentagon plans to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan

Pentagon plans to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan...

- MENAFN - JO

U.S. Sending 3,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. is sending another 3,000 troops to Afghanistan, an increase of over 25 percent in the number of American forces there.Mattis told reporters Monday at the Pentagon that the boost in U.S. troop strength would be "over 3,000," but he declined to name a sp...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Advisers give Trump lesson on globalism

On a sweltering Washington summer day, U.S. President Donald Trump's motorcade pulled up to the Pentagon for a meeting largely billed as a briefing on the Afghanistan conflict and the fight against Daesh .

- The Daily Star - LB

Pentagon to send 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan

The United States will send more than 3,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.

- UPI - US

CIA acknowledges legendary spy who saved Hamid Karzai's life — and honors him by name

Up until Monday, the CIA had never publicly released the full name of its legendary spy. Even former director George Tenet couldn't completely identify him for his 2007 bestselling memoir, "At the Center of the Storm," which reveals only his first name and last initial: Greg V. Within the halls...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

US to send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan: Mattis

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday the United States would send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan and that most were either on their way or had been notified of their deployment. “It is exactly over 3,000 somewhat and frankly I haven't signed the last of the orders right now...

- The Raw Story - US

U.S. to send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan: Mattis | Reuters

The post U.S. to send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan: Mattis | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Janjua meets US undersecretary of state to discuss Afghan policy

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua 'conveyed Pakistan's viewpoint' on the recent US policy announcement pertaining to Afghanistan in a meeting with the United States Undersecretary of State Tom Shannon on Monday in New York, the Foreign Office said.She 'emphasised that peace in Afghanistan is a high priority for Pakistan' and ...

- DAWN - PK

1 dead, 12 injured in blast at Pak-Afghan border in Balochistan's Chaman area

A child has died and at least 12 other people were injured after a suspected suicide attack attempted to target a paramilitary vehicle near the Chaman border crossing in Balochistan, officials told DawnNews.The injured had been taken to Civil Hospital Chaman for treatment, with three of them in critical condition, District ...

- DAWN - PK

Mattis: US to Send 3,000-Plus Troops to Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday the United States would send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan and that most were either on their way or had been notified of their deployment."It is exactly over 3,000 somewhat and frankly I haven't signed the last of the...

- Newsmax - US

After tough Trump speech, Pakistan scrambles to answer U.S. demands in Afghanistan

Pakistan, facing growing pressure internally and from the United States about the relationship between the two countries, is weighing how to respond to U.S. demands that it do more to help stop the fighting in Afghanistan. U.S. envoys have renewed calls on Pakistan to crack down on the Haqqani...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Foreign secretary meets Afghan deputy FM

Stresses Afghan-led politically negotiated settlement to the conflict The post Foreign secretary meets Afghan deputy FM appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Pakistani ISIS Militants Killed in Afghan Province of Nangarhar

A dozen Daesh militants, including Pakistanis, have been killed during operations in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Attullah Khogyani, the governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News nine ISIS fighters were killed during an air raid by foreign forces in the Mamand Dara area of Achin district on ...

- Albawaba - UK

Trump's militaristic Afghanistan policy ‘a folly', says Pakistan

The Pakistan Foreign Minister will upbraid the US for its new Afghanistan policy at the UN General Assembly next week, saying the Trump administration is following a militaristic approach that has already failed.

- Zee News - IN

Meeting with Pence: Abbasi to convey Pakistan's concerns over Afghan policy

Two sides to meet on the sidelines of 72nd UN General Assembly session The post Meeting with Pence: Abbasi to convey Pakistan's concerns over Afghan policy appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

PM denies saying Kabul attackers 'crossed over from Pakistan'

PM House dismisses Financial Times claim as 'baseless' The post PM denies saying Kabul attackers 'crossed over from Pakistan' appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

PM to convey Pakistan's concerns over Trump's policy in meeting with Pence

PM will urge that collaboration between all stakeholders is key to bringing war in Afghanistan to logical conclusion The post PM to convey Pakistan's concerns over Trump's policy in meeting with Pence appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

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