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  2. AP Explains: How Pakistan fits into Trump's Afghan plans

    Associated Press via Yahoo FinanceAug 22 21:51 PM

    LADEN AND A BREAKDOWN Al-Qaida's top leaders, Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri, also found refuge in Pakistan after...

  3. Trump said he will give more authority to military commanders and lift restrictions that he said were hindering the ability of troops in the field to target terrorist and criminal networks throughout ...

  4. ....S. goals in Afghanistan, even at the risk of losing military or economic aid. $300 Million “There is pressure on Pakistan to change,” said Scott Worden, the director of Afghanistan and Central Asia programs at the U.S. ...2011 after U.S. special forces found and killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden near a key Pakistani military academy, where he had lived...

  5. ....S. goals in Afghanistan, even at the risk of losing military or economic aid. $300 Million “There is pressure on Pakistan to change,” said Scott Worden, the director of Afghanistan and Central Asia programs at the U.S. ...2011 after U.S. special forces found and killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden near a key Pakistani military academy, where he had lived...

  6. On Afghanistan's front lines, US commanders await more men

    Associated Press via Yahoo FinanceAug 22 3:34 AM

    Waziri said his troops were thrilled when the U.S. dropped the Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, or MOAB, on IS insurgents in Nangarhar province in April. It was the first time the largest ...

  7. Trump, who was reluctant to approve a deeper engagement in Afghanistan after 16 years of war, wanted to keep a close eye on whether progress is being made, the... government in late 2001 ...

  8. U.S. puts more pressure on Pakistan to help with Afghan war

    Reuters via Yahoo FinanceAug 22 23:29 PM

    "When he brings that to me, I will determine how many more we need to send in," Mattis told reporters in Baghdad. "It may or may not be the number that is bandied about." U.S. officials ...

  9. Pakistan sees Afghanistan as a vital strategic interest. Obama sent Navy SEALs into Pakistan to kill al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, the architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks ...

  10. Trump's Gamble On Afghanistan: What It Means

    Benzinga via Yahoo FinanceAug 22 1:49 AM

    Periods of stability existed only when the country was ruled by monarchs or dictators. It is as unstable as any place on the planet. Rugged Terrain Treacherous When...

  11. Trump Offers Open-Ended U.S. Commitment to Shore Up Afghanistan

    Bloomberg via Yahoo FinanceAug 22 1:14 AM

    Bush sent special forces to help oust the Taliban government for harboring Osama bin Laden after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, the U.S. position has deteriorated...’ While Mattis ...