"Most of the [indicators] of measuring success are now classified, or we don't collect it," the special inspector general for the Afghanistan reconstruction told a Senate committee.
Trump Brags About Killing Terrorists While Promising He's Working Toward Peace at State of the Union Address
President Donald Trump's schizophrenic approach to foreign policy was on full display during his State of the Union address tonight.
Civilian deaths are also on the rise, and it's increasingly obvious that there is no clear strategy for the U.S. to "win" its longest military conflict.
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It's hard to compete for attention with the ongoing impeachment proceedings, but the "Afghan Papers" should cause heads to roll (or explode).
Bernie Sanders knocked the former veep for supporting the Iraq War, while Pete Buttigieg promised to mostly withdraw the troops.
Despite a change in administrations, U.S. foreign policy in the 2010s stayed its wasteful, destructive course.
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Pentagon brass, who urged the president not to issue these orders, fear that the president's actions will undermine the system of military justice.
Washington's priority should be ending America's role in this fight.
The war on terror leaves more dead civilians in its wake.
Sen. Warren: "The problems in Afghanistan are not problems that can be solved by the military."
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Buttigieg calls for three-year sunset on military force authorizations.
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If the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are any indication, the move would be a disaster.
The presidential candidate wants to end wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and levy a "war tax" for every future conflict.
It's not likely to get anywhere in the Senate, but consider it progress.
A never-ending war may mean a life sentence for being classified as an enemy combatant.
The police conducted two searches in two days to track down who is leaking things leaders don’t want the public to know.
Rand Paul, on a Prospective Justin Amash Presidential Run: 'The Electoral Prospects Don't Look That Good'
The libertarian-leaning senator also discusses his long, uphill fight to get U.S. troops out of Afghanistan.
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Miles Lagoze: "They weren't really watching an 18-year-old Combat Camera kid and where he was going, what he was filming."
Beto O'Rourke: U.S. 'Has Completely Forgotten Its Constitutional Responsibility to Lawfully Declare and End These Wars'
O'Rourke has long been a critic of U.S. intervention abroad.
The AFGHAN Service Act would bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan and repeal the legal justification for much of the war on terror.
Trump is routinely accused, with good reason, of distorting the facts and failing to face reality. It's time for his critics to take a good long look in the mirror.
But Amash's reaction wasn't all positive.
Early progress in U.S.-Taliban peace talks are a reminder of how little we're fighting for in Afghanistan.
The war continues and it's costing lives.
Tragedy alone is not justification enough for drastic measures.
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The withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan reflect a welcome willingness to question endless military commitments.
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After announcing draw-down from Syria, the president may be seriously contemplating getting out of Afghanistan as well.
A soldier died in Afghanistan over the Thanksgiving holiday. Why are we still there?